Desserts

June 28, 2021

The Softest Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Get ready for the softest Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies you've ever had. These tasty sweets are so light and soft. Plant-based and oil-free.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh my is this a good recipe. To give you some context, I made about every excuse you can think of to make another batch of these cookies. I'm honestly not sure how many batches I made, but every time I devoured them SO quickly.

It's not everyday that you come up with the softest vegan chocolate chip cookies ever. I had to take advantage!

In all seriousness, I am so pleased with how these cookies came out, and I know you're going to love them too.

I know a lot of my cookie and cakes recipes are a little 'out there.' They often use a lot of less-common ingredients. And while they are definitely healthier for it, I know that not everyone keeps the crazy ingredients around their house.

What I love about these cookies is that they are made with pretty basic ingredients. I'll get into the specifics down below, but I just want to say that I hope that these cookies are accessible to you and your ingredient preferences.

Besides the simplicity of ingredients, these cookies are also just plain delicious. Of course, any classic choco chip cookie is going to be pretty tasty, but these are next level. Honestly, I kept thinking that I was eating one of those store-bought soft-baked cookies. They taste amazing!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Perfect easy dessert — these cookies are so simple to whip up anytime and they're definitely a crowd pleaser
  • Simple ingredients — you probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your house. Make these cookies whenever you want!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is one of the secrets of these super soft cookies. The syrup adds extra moisture for ultra soft cookies.
  • Cashew Butter: Cashew butter is a must. Cashews are naturally slightly sweet, and cashew butter has those cookie dough vibes.
  • Date Sugar: Date sugar is the one ingredient you may not have. I recommend it because it is high in fiber and won't spike your blood sugar as much as other sugars. If you can't find date sugar or don't want to eat it, you could something like coconut sugar, or even regular cane sugar (though these subs won't be near as healthy). If you do make a substitution, decrease the amount of milk you add -- date sugar is much more absorptive than other sugars
  • Ground Flaxseeds: Flax acts a binding agent. It also adds some good omega-3s.
  • Vanilla Extract: For a depth of vanilla flavor.
  • Oat Flour: Make sure to use a finely ground oat flour. Coarse oats will create a rougher texture.
  • Baking Soda: For rise.
  • Salt: To enhance all the other flavors.
  • Oat Milk: Oat milk adds a delicious, creamy sweetness. You could also add another non-dairy milk, though oat milk has a bit more fat than almond and coconut milk, so there may be slightly less flavor with alternatives.
  • Chocolate Chips: Find your favorite vegan chocolate chips!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to make the softest Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2. In a large bowl mix the maple syrup, cashew butter, date sugar, ground flaxseeds, and vanilla extract.

Step 3. Add in the oat flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

Step 4. Stir in the oat milk until a dough forms. Then fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 5. Roll the dough into two-tablespoon sized balls. Place on the baking pan and flatten.

Step 6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for delicious cookies that are easy and tasty. We're grateful for the occasions we have to make cookies. Amen.

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The Softest Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Get ready for the softest Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies you've ever had. These tasty sweets are so light and soft. Plant-based and oil-free.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

12

Prep:

10

min

cook:

10

min

total:

20

min

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Cashew or Almond Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Date Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Finely Ground Oat Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Oat Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl mix the maple syrup, cashew butter, date sugar, ground flaxseeds, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in the oat flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Stir in the oat milk until a dough forms. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Roll the dough into two-tablespoon sized balls. Place on the baking pan and flatten.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography