For the Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year I actually made two kinds of cookies. I made the Double Chocolate Slice and Bake Cookies that you saw on Wednesday and these vegan chocolate chip cookies.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Why two different cookie recipes? Well, I had a vegan match and really wanted to give her these (since they are my favorite vegan cookie EVER) and didn’t feel like they were festive enough for the “official” cookie swap.

Chocolate chip cookies are not holiday cookies but they are delicious.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Also, baking two kinds of cookies is never a problem; it leaves more for me! I was able to post about a delicious chocolate slice and bake cookie and then make a big batch of these beauties all in one day. Cookie heaven, really.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

The reason why I love these so much is because they have a delightful crisp-edge with a soft and chewy middle, are studded with chocolate AND have a salted top. Everything that makes a drop cookie glorious, in my opinion.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

The dough needs to be refrigerated for a long time, so I find it best to just make it the night before you want fresh baked cookies and then scoop and bake the next day. Actually, what I’ve been doing lately is freezing the dough and then plopping the frozen dough balls onto a baking sheet whenever I want a fresh baked cookie. They’re so good!

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have a great weekend everyone! Now tell me, WHO’S GOING TO SEE STAR WARS?!

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 18 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips (vegan)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp water
  • Fleur de Sel, for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the chocolate chips to the flour mixture and toss to coat.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk together both sugars, canola oil and water until smooth and incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, and then stir with a rubber spatula until just combined and no flour is visible. Do not overmix. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for at least 12 hours (or overnight). Do not skip this step.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two rimmed sheet pans with parchment paper.
  5. Remove dough from the refrigerator and use an ice cream scoop or a spoon to portion dough into 2-inch mounds. Freeze the balls of dough for 10 minutes*.
  6. Remove balls of dough from the freezer, sprinkle with fleur de sel and bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until the edges are just golden.
  7. Let cool completely before serving.


Recipe adapted from Ovenly by Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin

If you don't want to bake all the cookies at once, extra dough balls can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just add an extra minute to the baking time and bake them straight from the freezer.

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15 Responses to The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. I’ve made cookies with oil and they’re just DELICIOUS. It gives them that soft-batch texture I just love.

  2. I posted vegan chocolate chip cookies today too! Although mine are more on the crispy side 🙂 We are twinning! Pinned!

  3. Yum – and hooray for it being vegan! I want to see Star Wars, but I prefer to wait a little bit and allow the crowds to calm down a bit first.

  4. Nanny says:

    I’ve taken your idea of freezing cookie dough into individual balls and cooking them frozen when fresh ones are wanted . Great idea.

  5. Connie says:

    These sound delicious! I personally think they can be a holiday cookie because I always include them in my holiday cookie gifts. I can’t think of a time in which chocolate chip cookies weren’t welcome!

    My husband and I went to see Star Wars last night–he is a lifelong SW fan and he loved it! Which is great, because I don’t think I can handle a 20-mile drive home with him nitpicking all the flaws. (We met with friends.)

  6. Adri says:

    These sound wonderful – a perfect addition to any holiday cookie platter. Everyone always enjoys Chocolate Chip Cookies. Merry Christmas to you!

  7. Ashley says:

    These cookies look just perfect! I kinda want some now for lunch lol Happy holidays!!

  8. That cookie dough look so good! It’s amazing how seeing a batch of cookie dough just makes my tummy start to gurgle. I’m even more happier that they are vegan! Happy holidays!

  9. I love that these are vegan without using any wacky substitute ingredients, they look perfect! I mean…water…who knew?

  10. I’m not a big fan of vegan food as a whole but these look so amazing and delicious. Definitely making them 🙂 You may change my perception of vegan food, who knows. Happy holidays.

  11. Travis Ward says:

    These look great! The salt on top is an interesting twist for me — I’ve never put salt on chocolate chip cookies. As for Star Wars, I saw it and loved it. Thank goodness there’s a real female heroine, at last!

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