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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Easy and Delicious Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gooey, Crunchy, Soft and So Easy to Make Epic Vegan Cookies! 

Cookies have always been one of my favourite things to bake in the world – everyone loves cookies. Whether it’s shop bought digestives (which I would call a biscuit, but whatever) or the complete opposite with my NYC Chocolate Chip Cookies, cookies are epic. 

I love a shop biscuit/cookie/anything whether it’s just funking it into my cup of tea, or using it for a biscuit base to a cheesecake, and I think everyone will agree that we as a world adore them. They are easy to eat, sweet and delicious little treats! 

On the other hand, I LOVE making them. I have so many delicious cookies recipes on my blog, but so far… none were naturally vegan. I have had so many requests for a vegan cookie recipe, that I thought it was about time! This recipe is as close to my other recipes as it can be, but veganised! 

I based this recipe on the NYC Cookies, and switched as little as possible so that they were as similar as possible. There are so many ways of making something vegan if you are switching ingredients that this was quite easy!

I started by switching the butter to vegan butter.. I prefer using block type butter, even when vegan baking, so I used stork block (not the tub kind). I find it better than the spreadable kinds which can be very soft – but both work really well! 

For the egg, there are a few methods. You basically need something that will switch out the liquid part of the egg, to help bind the cookie dough. As it’s only one egg in the cookie it is quite easy. You can use an overripe mashed banana, apple sauce, or anything similar – but fitting to my vegan cake recipes, I used vegan milk! 

The other ingredient that you need to think about changing is the chocolate. Some chocolates that you buy in the shops are naturally vegan, but they are nearly always dark (unless you look specifically for dairy free/vegan chocolate) – so if you like dark chocolate then you are fine. However, I used the galaxy vegan chocolate orange because we all know I loved chocolate orange

The other ingredients in the cookies should (but please make sure to double check if you have allergies!) be vegan. Flour, baking powder, bicarbonate, salt, sugars and vanilla is all the other bits you need! I have not tried these vegan cookies gluten free yet as well, but I would say it’s an easy switch to gluten free flours, with a bit of xantham gum!

When it comes to mixing this cookie dough, I use my stand mixer with the beater attachment – you can use an electric hand whisk, or even just a bowl and a spatula so it suits all equipment levels! You combine the vegan butter and sugars like normal, till they are combined. Add in the dry ingredients, and mix again! 

It will be quite a crumbly dough, but then gradually pour in the milk, whilst mixing, and make it into a lovely cookie dough! Add in the chopped up chocolate, and then portion. I made 12 cookies out of this batch (at 80g each) but you can make them smaller (less baking time) or larger (longer baking time). 

To get a crunchy cookie, you need to bake for slightly longer, but the inside will always be soft and delicious in this type of cookie! I love it that way, it’s 100% my favourite cookie. I hope you love this recipe – and if you try and of the other vegan substitutions then let me know in the comments!! x

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy and Delicious Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gooey, Crunchy, Soft and So Easy to Make Epic Vegan Cookies! 
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Category: Vegan
Type: Cookies
Keyword: chocolate chip
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Author: Jane's Patisserie

Ingredients

  • 125 g Vegan Butter
  • 175 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 300 g Plain Flour
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 300 g Vegan Chocolate (chips/chopped)
  • 75 ml Vegan milk (I used almond)

Instructions

  • Add the vegan butter, sugar and vanilla to a bowl and beat until creamy - I use my stand mixer with the beater attachment!
  • Add in the plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and salt and beat until combined.
  • Gradually add in the vegan milk until the cookie dough is formed.
  • Add in the vegan chocolate and mix until distributed well!
  • Portion the cookies - I do 80g per cookie for 12 cookies and lightly rolly into balls of dough. Put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, or in the fridge for an hour or so!
  • Whilst the cookie dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 180C Fan, or 200C regular! If your oven runs hot, go for 160C-170c.
  • Take the cookies out of the freezer/fridge and put onto two large lined trays - I do 6 per tray.
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 10-11 minutes. Once baked, leave them to cool on the tray for at least 30 minutes, as they will continue to bake whilst cooling!
  • ENJOY!

Notes

  • Instead of Milk you can use
    • 1/2 medium banana, mashed
    • 1tbsp flaxseed with 3tbsp water
    • 4tbsp applesauce
    • And there's so many more...! 
  • These are best eaten on the day of baking, but can be revived by microwaving for 15-30 seconds, or putting into a hot oven for 2-3 minutes!
  • You can freeze the raw cookie dough easily, and bake from frozen if you don't want to bake the entire batch - they will take 12-13 minutes from frozen.
  • Once baked, these will last for 4-5+ days!
  • If you want a lovely texture - you can add in 1 level tbsp of cornflour, and take out 25g of the flour!
  • White granulated is a good substitute for the light brown soft sugar, or dark brown soft if you want a more caramel flavoured cookie!
  • If you want to make smaller cookies (60g) - they take about 9 minutes to bake! 
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 398IU8%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.

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8 Comments

  • Rachel
    November 7, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    5 stars
    These are FILTH! Absolutely stunning <3

    Reply
  • Hannah
    November 4, 2020 at 6:49 am

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!!! Thanks so much for such a great recipe, I know these are going to be made on repeat 🙂

    Reply
  • Zara
    November 3, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    5 stars
    So good!!!! Taste even better than normal cookies! Super easy to make! I accidentally put too much baking soda and bicarbonate and they still turned out great, they just look like rounder rather than the way yours looked

    Reply
  • Liz
    October 29, 2020 at 11:03 am

    5 stars
    I’ve made these twice now and both times they’ve turned out amazing! Thank you for such an amazing recipe 🙂

    Reply
  • Jessica
    October 29, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Hey Jane

    Could I make these oatmeal raisin and put in oats and raisins instead of chocolate? If so what amounts would you recommend?

    Thanks so much!

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 29, 2020 at 9:47 am

      I would follow my oatmeal raisin recipe, but swap the butter/eggs to the vegan butter and milk in this one xx

  • Kom
    October 27, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Could I make these just eggless and switch milk and butter to normal?

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 27, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Yes, but I would use whole milk to make sure it bakes better xx

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