After reading through and trying hundreds of vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes I decided to give this one a whirl. I tweaked a couple of the ingredients to my liking and the results were AMAZING! I finally had homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies that taste good! My husband who is a non-vegan and doesn’t really care for sweets even loved them. This recipe is super easy because it only uses 8 ingredients and took less than 10 minutes to make. I also had most of the ingredients in my pantry beforehand. You can’t beat that!
A couple of quick notes and tips:
- I couldn’t believe how hard it was to find baking powder. I literally went to every grocery and food specialty store and kept coming up with baking soda. Three weeks later on a grocery run at Trader Joe’s I finally found baking powder. It’s also aluminum free so this was a plus! Have you ever bit into a muffin or cookie that had a bitter or “tin” like taste? If so, more than likely a baking powder that contained aluminum was used. Aluminum free baking powder will improve the taste of your baked goods substantially when used.
- If you don’t care for the taste coconut (in this case coconut oil), use extra virgin olive oil instead. The olive oil will not leave an aftertaste after baking. I made two batches of these delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies: 1 with coconut oil and 1 with olive oil. Both taste amazing. Keep in mind, the coconut oil taste does wear off the next day.
- Please be sure to flatten the cookie dough before baking. I read a couple of reviews stating that cookies did not flatten. If you don’t flatten before baking they will not flatten on their own. Just don’t make them as flat as a pancake or else you’ll end up with a cookie pie instead..lol.
- If you want your cookies to come out a bit softer than my original batch just add a smidgen more almond milk after combining all your ingredients. Just be careful not to add too much almond milk. You’ll end up a batch of these vegan cookies that will be liquidy instead of solid.
That’s it! You have officially made the best homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies ever! Just grab your favorite mug and pair these vegan goodies with a yummy glass of dairy free milk and you’re good to go 🙂 I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we did!