If you’re ready to try vegan baking but are nervous about losing the butter, eggs and cream, this recipe is a perfect place to start. These vegan chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy, and they’re loaded with luscious chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. It’s one of our favorite vegan recipes.
Ingredients for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Dark brown sugar
- Canola oil
- Vanilla soy milk
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips
- Finely chopped walnuts
Step 1: Combine the wet ingredients
To get started, beat together brown sugar, oil, soy milk, sugar, applesauce and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended.
Step 2: Whisk the dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
Step 3: Finish the cookie dough
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Cover and refrigerate the dough for one hour.
Editor’s Tip: It takes time, but it’s worth it. Learn why chilling your cookie dough is so important.
Step 4: Drop and bake
Take the dough out of the refrigerator, and preheat your oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, then drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto the parchment, keeping two inches between each mound.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies’ edges are lightly browned. Let the cookies cool for one minute on the baking sheets, then transfer the cookies to wire racks and let cool completely.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Tips
- Not all sugar brands are considered vegan, so check the package if you’re looking for vegan sugar.
- Similarly, many baking chips contain milk products, so look for dairy-free chocolate chips at your local grocery store.
- When you’re ready for the next vegan baking adventure, check out our guide for making vegan peanut butter cookies. Pure delish!