Maybe Possibly the Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan chocolate chip cookies on a plate


I think I may be on a lifelong search for the most delicious chocolate chip cookies. Any bakery I step into, I examine the chocolate chip cookie. Often I will buy it, and sadly more often than not I am disappointed. But not in a jerky way! But… maybe it’s too puffy, too flour-y, too sugary sweet, not enough chocolate… man I have a lot of beefs with chocolate chip cookies.

My ideal choco chip cookies are crisp, with really good melty high quality chocolate, not too sweet with a touch of salt. I think these guys make the cut, and they are so easy to make, you’ll be chomping down on a few before you can say “Whut? Vegan? No butter? Cahmannn”… vegan or no vegan, these cookies can be filed under crazy delicious. They spread into crisp, flat-ish “buttery” discs… best served fresh out-tha-oven with a tall glass of ice cold unsweetened almond milk, or whatever milk you fancy!

vegan chocolate chip cookies on a plate

Maybe possibly the best? I’m not bragging because this isn’t my original recipe – we have the ladies behind the first How It All Vegan book to thank! I used spelt flour in this recipe too! But you can easily use all purpose flour. I just like to spelt it up whenever I can. Okay! Done talking! Go!

Maybe Possibly The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • ½ cup margarine (I used Earth Balance brand)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (i used canola)
  • ¾ cup golden brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 ¼ cup spelt flour
  • ½ cup sea salt
  • 2 cups chopped Lindt dark chocolate (a dairy free variety)

Make it!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You will need two baking sheets and parchment paper (optional).

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the margarine, oil, sugar, vanilla and water until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the spelt flour and the salt.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
  4. Add chopped chocolate into the mix!
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop, dole out 2 inch balls onto two parchment paper covered baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-13 minutes, turning pans halfway, until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom.
  7. Leave to cool on baking pans.

xo Lyndsay

Recipe adapted from How It All Vegan. Originally published on Poppytalk.

vegan chocolate chip cookie on table with a bite taken

One Response to “Maybe Possibly the Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me

    Hey L! I’m taking it way back this morning w/ this recipe. Question, I can’t imagine that’s actually supposed to be 1/2 cup salt, right? 1/2 tsp? 1/2 tbsp? Tx lady!


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