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Soft + Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Vegan and Gluten-Free chocolate chip cookies are not only super easy to make in one bowl, they’re also all the things you love about a soft, chewy in the center chocolate chip cookie. We used gluten free flours, unrefined sugar, coconut oil, nut milk and dairy-free chocolate chips. You’re going to love this healthier treat!

What ingredients do you need for healthy, Vegan chocolate chip cookies?

If you eat Vegan and Gluten Free, you’ll likely have all of these ingredients on hand. There are just 9 ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Blanched almond flour – we love Bob’s Red Mill.
  • Tapioca flour – we love Bob’s Red Mill.
  • Paleo baking powder – we use this recipe, you can also use aluminum free baking powder if you’re not worried about the corn starch in it.
  • Sea salt
  • Maple sugar or coconut sugar
  • Coconut oil – now if you’re not Vegan or need to avoid coconut products, ghee works as well.
  • Non-dairy milk – we’ve tried almond, cashew, coconut and oat milk (not Paleo).
  • Vanilla extract
  • Dairy free chocolate chips – we love Enjoy Life or Pascha.
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How do you make Vegan, Gluten Free Cookies

I’m a one bowl kind of gal, so these cookies can be made simply in one bowl. Here’s what you’ll do.

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl.
  2. “Cut” the room temperature coconut oil into the dry ingredients. I just use a fork to mix it in until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until a dough forms. It’s a thick dough.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips. I like to actually just use my hands to mix them in.
  5. Roll the dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake.

Cooking tips for the best Vegan cookies

You want to make sure you cook these gluten free, vegan chocolate chip cookies until the edges and tops start to get golden brown! They still taste great slightly undercooked, but to get that chewy texture with the gooey chocolate chips inside, you have to get the edges browned. This should take about 12-14 minutes, but keep an eye out.

Some other Gluten Free, Vegan cookies + desserts to try

Your turn to try these soft + chewy Vegan chocolate chip cookies

It’s a great week to whip up these easy gluten free and vegan cookies! You’re going to love them. Leave a comment and rating below to let us know how it goes. And make sure to take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood so we can check it out. We love to see what you’re making!

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Soft + Chewy, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.81 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 cookies
Make these Vegan + Gluten-Free chocolate chip cookies in one bowl with unrefined sugar, coconut oil, nut milk and dairy-free chocolate chips!
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  • Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, salt and maple sugar.
  • Using a fork, cut the solid coconut oil (or ghee) into the the mixture until crumbly. Stir in the non-dairy milk and vanilla until a dough forms.
  • Fold in chocolate chips. I just use my hands to mix them in because it's a pretty thick dough.
  • Roll dough into 12 balls, about the size of an oversized golf ball, and place on lined baking sheet.
  • Transfer to oven and bake for about 12-14 minutes. The edges will start to turn golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet. Store in an airtight container on the counter.
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19 thoughts on “Soft + Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Amazing!!! I made these for the teachers at school. My 9-yr tried one and was VERY impressed with how good they were. They are super yummy!! Made with granulated sugar instead of maple/coconut sugar, otherwise no other changes.

  • I made these cookies and enjoyed eating them. I haven’t had chocolate chip cookies in years. Thank you for a great recipe. EM

  • Loved this recipe! I’ve been gluten free for 10 years and this was the first gluten free (plus more) cookie that my husband approved! Crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside.

    I used coconut milk and coconut sugar in my version 🥰

  • I loveeee the texture of these cookies. Paleo desserts for me are usually a miss, but this is decidedly not one. I even made them twice just to make sure they were indeed that good. I do wonder though, these taste a bit too much like almond cookies for my liking — anyway around that?

    • So glad you enjoyed them as much as we do!! We love hearing they are a hit for you! Thanks so much for giving them a try and for coming back to leave a review. We’re so grateful. As for the could try adding more vanilla extract. 🙂

  • Just made a batch of these and my husband said, “These are GOOD!” He is never a fan of Paleo baked goods (let alone vegan!), so that’s a true testament to how delicious these are!

  • “E” – these are AMAZING! I made these for my neighbors as a little holiday gift and they LOVED them! XO Kels

    • Aaaw yay! So glad to hear they were hit! Thanks so much for giving them a try. So fun to see a comment come through from you! Thanks for coming back to leave a rating/review, too! 🙂

  • Delicious, easy, and egg-free! These are so very yummy! They mix up quickly for a nice weeknight sweet treat. I will definitely make these again!

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