Introducing the best vegan chocolate chip cookies. Best enjoyed straight out of the oven, so make sure to gobble it up fresh! This vegan cookie is crunchy on the outside and super gooey in the middle. This is a real must-try, if I may say so myself!
How To Make The Best Easy Vegan Cookies
I’m all about easy recipes. Sometimes the simplest recipes produce the best dishes. Need proof? Look no further than my 3 popular dishes:
- Chia Pudding with Raspberry Jam – this one will seriously revolutionise your morning routine!
- Lazy Gal’s Vegan Red Pepper Pasta – when I discovered this recipe, I made this 2-3 times a week for a whole month!
- Easy Double Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes – YUP, you better get ready. This will blow your mind.
Back to the matter at hand. These simple vegan chocolate chip cookies are the definition of no-fuss baking. Straightforward, easy and quick. 9-minute baking time? Sign me up.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – What You’ll Need
To be frank, you won’t need much more than a pair of hands and an oven. No fancy baking equipment that will blow your budget is needed. Although to be completely fair, a good metal whisk wouldn’t go amiss.
But what about the ingredients, you ask? Well, I promised to keep it dead easy. Plus, these vegan chocolate chip cookies are dirt cheap. They’re easy, affordable and quick. Do I hear your belly making gurgling noises?
Veganism is often perceived as a very expensive lifestyle. I’m here to put a big fat stop to that. Of course, I’m not saying I can single-handedly stop supermarkets from overcharging you for vegan chocolate. Nor can I stop cafes from bringing in that irritating 50p charge for plant-based mylks. BUT, I do sure love to keep my recipes affordable. This is exactly why I limited the ingredients for these vegan cookies to bare essentials.
ALL YOU NEED IS:
- sugar (any type of sugar will do – I used a combination of white and brown sugar)
- vegan butter or margarine
- baking soda
- chocolate chips (you should be able to find them easily here in the UK – they sell vegan ones in Aldi. If you can’t find them and want to go even cheaper, just cut up some chunks of dark chocolate)
- ground flaxseed.
Keeping It SIMPLE – Vegan Chocolate Cookies
Enter the one ingredient that (literally) brings it all together – ground flaxseed! If you’re into vegan baking, you NEED this in your cupboard. It’s a super cheap replacement for eggs!
All you need to do is mix it with a little bit of warm water and wait for it to set. This will create a rather amusing jelly-like mixture. Flaxseed eggs work super well in a variety of vegan dishes from cakes to brownies and even bread.
I’m in no way pretending that this is a happy recipes. However, it’s worth mentioning that flaxseed is also a FAB source of nutrients. It’s packed with Omega-3s and fibre. A longitudinal study found that it also helps reduce total and LDL-cholesterol in blood. I love adding flaxseed to my cereal or porridge. It doesn’t really have a particular flavour, but will make sure you get in some extra nutrients.
That Extra ‘Oomph’
Want to give these vegan chocolate chip cookies an extra boost? I love sprinkling them with some big chunks of pink Himalayan salt. Alternatively, you can pour over some melted chocolate.
Keep these simple vegan chocolate cookies in an airtight container. They’re best enjoyed fresh, but can keep for up to 4 days.
Ready to treat yourself to the best vegan chocolate chip cookies EVER? Put on your apron and let’s dive right in! You’ll be smothering your hands in gooey chocolate chips before you even know it!
- 1 and 1/4 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 100g of dark chocolate chips or cut up chunks of dark chocolate
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp warm water (vegan 'flaxseed' egg)⠀
1. Make flaxseed egg (by mixing ground flaxseed and warm water). Set aside.
2. Mix butter and sugar (no need to melt the butter, just grab a whisk and mix until completely smooth)
3. Add flaxseed egg and vanilla essence.
4. Sieve dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) together. Make sure all dry ingredients are sieved and mixed well before adding them to the mixture. This will ensure even distribution of baking soda.
5. Add all your dry ingredients to your mixture.
6. Fold in chocolate chips, mix well and form cookies (8 to 9).
7. Bake for 9 minutes at 180°C (356°F) – fan oven setting.