Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I realized that although I have TONS of vegan cookie recipes on this site, I have never posted a recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies.

I have a “chocolate chunk cookies” recipe that is the same (except it uses chocolate chunks) but I wanted to upload this one so it is easy to find. These are the cookies that I make all the time and the recipe never fails me.

I finally got around to taking some photos before Pawel ate all the cookies so today I am sharing my super popular classic chocolate chip cookies recipe.

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (makes ~15 cookies) :


1/2 cup vegan butter, margarine or coconut oil (see note below)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup plant-based milk (I always use almond)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt (optional)
1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add the almond milk and vanilla and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add half the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir to combine. Then add the second half and stir to form a dough. Add the the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Use 1-2 tbsp of dough per cookie and roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes. Let sit on the pan for 5 minutes before removing. Enjoy!

Note:  I use soft tub margarine for my cookies (Becel brand- the vegan one). If you are using vegan butter or coconut oil I suggest adding an extra tbsp or two of the plant-based milk because they will have less moisture than a soft tub margarine. I notice that my cookies always flatten out nicely, but some of you have had trouble with the cooking not spreading and I think it is just due to your fat having less moisture! I hope this helps. 🙂




  1. Carly
    January 5, 2018 / 6:02 am

    How packed should the brown sugar be when measuring? I find whenever I make cookies this can change the result quite a bit so I was wondering what you recommended! Love you, xx

    • oliviabiermann
      January 6, 2018 / 4:00 pm

      I lightly pack it yes! Good point!

  2. Rocio
    February 3, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    I’ve been on the hunt for some really good vegan chocolate chip cookies so I made these today for me and my roommate and they were soo delicious! We turned them into ice cream sandwiches and they definitely hit the spot. I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free baking flour and had to add a little bit extra and chill the dough for a few minutes but then they came out so fluffy and yum! Thanks Liv! Will be making again for sure!

  3. Stephanie Toro
    February 9, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Made these last night and they are the best vegan cookies I’ve made! Thanks for the recipe, Olivia!

  4. Hilary Droke
    July 15, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    These were amazing! I loved that all the ingredients were items I already had on hand. My non-vegan fam even finished off the plate 😏

  5. Laura
    August 12, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    can I freeze the dough??

    • oliviabiermann
      December 5, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      yes ♡

  6. Tiffany
    September 1, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    I made these and they didn’t flatten and tasted like straight flour and fell apart when I tried to get them off the tray. I can’t figure out why they didn’t turn out.

    • oliviabiermann
      December 5, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      What type of vegan butter did you use? ♡

  7. Novalie
    October 7, 2018 / 2:15 am

    I’ve made these 3 times now and they always turn out really soft and cake-like and they don’t spread much. They taste great though! But I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong ☹️

  8. Theresa Benson
    October 11, 2018 / 6:23 am

    Do you have a yummy chocolate cake recipe? I just made one and the cake was super dense and not moist..not sure what I did wrong. The frosting is good.

    • oliviabiermann
      October 27, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Just posted one on the blog a couple days ago 🙂

  9. Sarah
    November 20, 2018 / 3:51 am

    Amazing! First recent batch of cookies I took my time to make and they are exactly what I wanted. All the other recipes were a little to dry to get this type of cookie <3

  10. Kye
    November 23, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I make these ALL THE TIME! I always make the recipe exactly and they turn out amazing every time (except once when I didn’t have enough butter…) Thanks Liv!

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