One Bowl Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 27, 2014


When a girlfriend spoils you with your favourite chocolate bars, you make double chocolate cookies. It’s just what you do. No questions asked.

The other day I realized that I don’t have many nut-free cookie recipes on the blog. Sure, my most popular Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are nut-free, but there really isn’t much else that I could think of. In the name of comfort food and all things right on this blog, I decided to create the perfect crispy-on-the-edge-chewy-in-the-middle gooey double chocolate chunk cookie – free of nuts!

Heck yes.

Behold. That cookie.


Some fun facts about these cookies…

~ virgin coconut oil replaces the need for butter

~ they are made with whole grain oat flour (and are gluten-free when using GF oats)

~ as I mentioned, these are nut-free!

~ recipe contains small amount of ground flax for some extra nutrition and a (cheap!) egg replacer

~ rich, gooey, crispy around the edges

~ satisfies the most intense chocolate craving

~ husband approved!

~ it’s a one bowl recipe. I even made the flax egg in the same bowl to save dishes.

I’m not messing around here. No sir-ee.


4.9 from 126 reviews

One Bowl Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free


Gooey, rich, double chocolate cookies made with whole grain oat flour. These will satisfy your every chocolate craving and then some! This recipe is adapted from my Crispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

1 dozen large cookies
Prep time
Cook time


Wet ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (do not melt)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (see note)
  • 1/3 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup natural cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups gluten-free rolled oats, processed into flour (or 1.5 cups oat flour)
  • 1-2 teaspoons non-dairy milk (only if needed to moisten batter)
  • 100 grams finely chopped dark chocolate (1 chocolate bar)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flax and water and set aside for a few minutes so it can thicken up. Whisk the flax egg again once thickened.
  2. Add the rest of the wet ingredients into the bowl with the flax egg (coconut oil, sunflower seed butter, brown sugar, cane sugar, and vanilla). With a hand-held electric mixer, beat the ingredients until combined and smooth.
  3. Now, beat in the dry ingredients, one by one, as you go down the ingredient list (baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, oat flour). If your dough is a bit dry, add a teaspoon (or two) of non-dairy milk and beat the mixture again. The dough should be moist enough to form balls without cracking, but not super sticky.
  4. Finely chop the chocolate (it should be the size of peas). Beat the chocolate into the batter or simply stir by hand.
  5. Shape balls of dough (about the size of a golf ball or 2 heaping tablespoons) and place on the baking sheet 2-3 inches apart. Gently press down on each ball with your hand to form a disc (it should be 1/2-inch thick or so).
  6. Bake for about 12-13 minutes (I baked for 13 mins) until the cookies are spread out nicely.
  7. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 7 minutes or so and then transfer to a cooling rack for another 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 of 12 large cookies | Calories 220 calories | Total Fat 12 grams
Saturated Fat 7 grams | Sodium 75 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates 26 grams
Fiber 2 grams | Sugar 15 grams | Protein 4 grams
* Nutrition data is approximate and is for informational purposes only.



Instead of sunflower seed butter, you can try peanut or almond butter (this means they will no longer be nut-free, of course)

To bring out the chocolate flavour even more, try sprinkling the cookies with a tiny amount of flaked sea salt before going into the oven.

To make this recipe soy-free, use a soy-free chocolate such as Enjoy Life brand.



The Oh She Glows Cookbook Virtual Blog Tour

I’m excited to let you know that The Oh She Glows Cookbook Virtual Blog Tour kicked off yesterday! A big thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who are participating, making recipes, and sharing the book with others. I’ll be linking to blogger reviews as they come in, so keep your eyes peeled. You can also find all the reviews on my Book page (the list will be updated frequently). Be sure to check out their posts for some cookbook recipes and sneak peak photos of the book!

Here are the reviews that have come in so far:

Kristina @ Spa Bettie (review + recipe)

Lisa @ Vegan Culinary Crusade (review + recipe)

Megan @ Detoxinista (review + recipe)

McKel @ Nutrition Stripped (review)

Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan (review, recipe, interview)

Social Media

Many of you have been sharing social media pictures of the OSG cookbook in local bookstores, as it arrives in the mail, and recipes you’ve already made (keep in mind most retailers haven’t shipped yet, but Indigo is shipping early! Most books will ship on March 4th). So much fun. Please keep sharing your photos on twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest using the hashtag #osgcookbook and also tag @ohsheglows #ohsheglows so others can see what you’re making too. Thanks again for all your excitement and support!!

Last but not least, I’ve been asked for a Sketchie update. Thanks for your comments, personal stories, and thoughts about Sketchie in my last post, by the way. The surgery went well and he has been at the vet’s clinic under their supervision for a couple nights. Miss him greatly!! It’s amazing how many times during the day I go to do things “for Sketchie” only to realize he’s not home! I’m picking him up this afternoon though. Fingers crossed he is in good spirits and doesn’t hate me!

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Caitlin February 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm

these look magical! i cannot wait to make these- dayv will go crazy (thank you for making them gluten-free!). also, i made your gf graham crackers over the weekend and they were phenomenal.


Lili February 27, 2014 at 12:41 pm

I’m drooling! Just got the goods to make those blueberry banana muffins!


Louise February 27, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I got sent to your blog by my sister and it’s gorgeous, love it. These look amazing.
So many beautiful recipes.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2014 at 8:28 am

Thank you Louise, glad to hear that!


Stefanie February 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

YES! I can’t wait to make these! Your chocolate chip cookie recipe is still my fave :)


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan February 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I might not even make it to the oven with these, bowl+spoon DONE!


Brittney @ Sweets 'N' Greens February 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Yummm that batter looks amazing! Definitely adding these to my to-make list :)


Kristina February 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

these look perfect – might have to add them to my Academy Awards menu!

thanks for the Sketchie update – have been thinking of you guys XXO


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

The dish-washing hater in me is LOVING these! One bowl recipes are where it’s at if you ask me. :) I’m so excited to check out some of the other reviews and can’t wait to post mine on Monday!


Karissa @ Vegan À La Mode February 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Thank you sharing this recipe! I have been so eager to get the recipe since I saw your Instagram yesterday! I think I will head to the store right now to buy sunbutter so I can make these :)


Ellen Keating February 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm

These are mouth-watering ! I want to make these soon Xx Elle


silvia February 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Wow, this looks so delicious !


Lisa February 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm

These look amazing, Angela! You are seriously an artist with vegan foods. I never would have known until I looked at the ingredient list! Thanks for inspiring us all to eat healthier and finding creative ways to make healthy ingredients taste AMAZING! <3


Melanie Abed February 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Bless you! LOL! This recipe came at the PERFECT time for me! *happy dance*


Melanie Abed February 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

P.S. My husband and pour through your recipes together and ALWAYS look forward to you updates. We also put an order in for your new book; thrilled to support you and all your efforts, because you’ve single handedly helped us navigate the Vegan lifestyle.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

I’m so happy to hear that, thanks so much!


Lia @ Luscious Living February 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Those just are to diiieeeeee for. Perfect chocolate love fest cookie! Great for gifts, especially for women!


Danielle February 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Hi Angela!

I saw your book arrived at my local bookstore today and I just wanted to say it looks beautiful and the recipes look delicious!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

Thanks so much!!


Mo February 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Oh my goodness…how can I look at these and NOT want to make them!? YUM!


Shannon February 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

That batter looks AMAZING! I love that this is vegan and gluten-free! Wow, such delicious photos of chocolatey goodness :)


Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen February 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Oh myy…. double chocolate oat flour cookies – you are amazing!! Too funny because I was making oat flour oatmeal cookies just before reading this [love using oat flour in cookies!]! Going to have to make these very soon! Thanks :D


Lauren February 27, 2014 at 2:58 pm

These look amazing! I especially love all of the chocolate and the use of just one bowl – can’t beat that.
Thanks for sharing :) I’ll have to try these out one weekend.


Katrina @ WVS February 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

These cookies are a total keeper! They look perfect!


Kathy February 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Wow, these look awesome. I’m going to make them ASAP!
And welcome home to Sketchie…I know he will get plenty of TLC!!


Maryea {happy healthy mama} February 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Oooh I’m loving the looks of this recipe. I can’t wait to give it a try!


Christa @ Edible Balance February 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I definitely need to make these… pretty sure I would be the BEST wife ever, it’s been a long time since I’ve made cookies!


Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I wish I had a couple of these sitting in front of me right now! They’re just what I need to get through this afternoon!


Amara February 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

I literally just came to your website to browse the cookie recipes for something chocolatey to make tonight. Thank you for reading my mind – these look PERFECT!

I’ve been on an OhSheGlows bender this past year (maybe longer? I’m just addicted to your site) and absolutely cannot wait to get my cookbook next week. I’ve already planned to hole myself up for a cooking marathon next weekend! Going to go read some of those reviews to get myself even more excited! Thanks for everything, Angela!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 28, 2014 at 9:24 am

It was fate! ;) Thanks for your kind words…so glad you are enjoying the blog!


Emma February 27, 2014 at 4:11 pm

These look ridiculous! I always said I wasn’t keen on chocolate cookies but I’m 100% certain that this recipe will change that!
Cannot wait to get my hands on the cookbook and start cooking! :D


Urban Wife February 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

I’m so glad you posted these! When I saw your teaser pic on Instagram the other day, I made a pact with myself to bake them this weekend if you posted the recipe. Can’t wait to try these!

So glad Sketchie is coming back home today! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 28, 2014 at 9:25 am

baking pacts are always a good idea ;)


Jenni February 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

This recipe seriously has everything going for it…one bowl, approved by a man (always an accomplishment), and crispy-on-the-edge-chewy-in-the-middle. Oh, and vegan, of course. Perfection! They look amazing.


Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) February 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm

These look fantastic! Can’t wait to make them! I am hosting a girls night of dessert & port and these look like the perfect cookie to take along. Thank you! :)


Mash February 27, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Hi Angela!

The cookies look beautiful!
I’m new to your blog. I just pre-ordered your book and received the free recipe bundle. This morning I made the -Eggnog Spiced Cashew Milk- and WOW is that good. Never had vegan eggnog before. I’m super excited to incorporate more vegan dishes/ meals into my diet. I’m going to make your – Luxe Chocolate Pudding- this weekend after I shop for raw cocoa.
So glad Sketchie is ok. Cats are incredible creatures!
Best of luck! I’m thrilled to find your blog!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 1, 2014 at 8:26 am

Aw thank you! So glad you are enjoying it so far :)


Alexandra Aimee February 27, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I LOVE that the only grain in here is rolled oats. I can’t wait to make these!

— Alex at


Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} February 27, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Thanks for the update on Sketchie, glad to hear his surgery went well. Hopefully you will have some answers soon.

These cookies look amazing! I’ve been craving chocolate so these are perfect.

I can’t wait to get your book and start making recipes! I’ve always loved everything I’ve made from the blog. I am definitely checking out the virtual book tour, so fun!


Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa February 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

These look deeeelish! (as always) I’m ordering your cookbook tonight and can’t wait! :) Question, do you think I could sub coconut sugar for the sugars in the recipe?


Andrea March 3, 2014 at 9:31 am

I used coconut sugar and they turned out great.


Averie @ Averie Cooks February 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Totally gorgeous! Look at ALL That chocolate! Love that they’re one bowl, easy, and well, STUFFED with chocolate! pinned


Diane February 27, 2014 at 8:20 pm

I can’t wait to make these as I crave chocolate DAILY!! I was wondering if you can substitute chia seed for flax in the egg replacement? I sometimes find the flax seed has a strong taste that I don’t really care for. Thanks and counting down the days for the OSG cookbook:)


Alyssa February 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

Oh my gosh, I literally moaned out loud looking at these pictures! You continue to amaze and inspire me, missy. I’ve been looking for the perfect chocolatey cookie recipe for awhile and THIS ONE LOOKS PERFECT. Nothing else has made it past my picky cookie standards. I can’t wait to whip up a batch of these and surprise my girlfriend with them!


Sarah @ The New Loaf February 27, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Oh yum! Looks like a terrific, and quick, treat.


Tina Muir February 27, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Ahhh these look so amazing! I love all the nutritious ingredients in there, but it still has lots of tasty goodness in there too! I am in a big cookie craving phase right now, luckily I am running a lot of miles right now so can burn them off! As long as I dont make them again during my 6 weeks before my peak half marathon this spring! These will be dangerous! Thanks so much for the recipe!


Bethany :0) February 27, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Yum, yum, YUMMY!! Can’t wait to try these! I’ve been so excited counting down the days until my new favorite cookbook arrives! Congratulations, Angela!! It’s been so wonderful following you for so many years and to see your evolution and cookbook creation! What a neat journey!


Neha February 27, 2014 at 11:01 pm

I started gathering the ingredients even before I finished reading the recipe, and the cookies are just out of the oven!

I ate one, hot and right out of the pan. It’s delicious!!! Love the ingredients, texture, taste and look!!

(I used almond butter and dropped spoonfuls of batter instead of forming discs since my dough got a little sticky (just eyeballed milk))

So yummy!!!!


AbiKale August 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

I am a cookie-addict and these are delicious!! I made them with peanut butter and my husband nearly finished the whole batch in one evening!! Well done!! I will be making these again for sure!


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