Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Vegan chocolate chip cookies - a homemade classic!
    20 min
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Vegans love chocolate chip cookies too - at least this vegan does! I'll take vegan cookies over cake, ice cream, or just about any other kind of sweet, any day, and of all the vegan cookie possibilities, a classic chocolate chip is just about as good as life gets, in my opinion! 

This classic recipe tastes just like the ones mom used to make, you won't even know they're vegan! These chocolate chip cookies are one of the most popular vegan recipes here on About.com - give them a try to find out why everyone loves these cookies so much! Note that I don't like nuts in my chocolate chip cookies usually, so this recipe doesn't call for them, but one recipe reviewer did leave a comment to say that she added walnuts and they turned out great, so if you're pro-nuts in your cookies, you can toss in some chopped nuts and still have an excellent cookie. 

Need more cookies? Here's more vegan cookie recipes, including 8 ways to make vegan chocolate chip cookies. 

Looking for vegan Christmas cookies? Check out the Vegan Christmas Cookie Collection!

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup margarine at room temperature (make sure it's vegan margarine - I like Earth Balance brand best)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Ener-G Egg Replacer for 2 eggs (prepared according to package instructions)
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine together the flour, baking soda and salt using a sifter if you have one. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, beat together the margarine, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and egg replacer until smooth and fluffy.

Add the dry ingredients to this and stir until combined well.

Stir in the chocolate chips just until well dispersed. 

Drop one inch spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet.

Bake your vegan chocolate chip cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are lightly golden brown, or a little bit longer if you like them crispier.

Recipe tip: Looking for vegan chocolate chips? Trader Joe's and Whole Foods' house brands are vegan, and Sunspire and Tropical Source are two more popular brands. I usually buy my vegan chocolate chips out of the bulk foods section, so be sure to check there as well if your co-op or natural foods store has bulk bins. 

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