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World’s Best Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I have THE BEST recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies. Seriously. THE ABSOLUTE BEST. Give these cookies a try and you won’t be able to help but agree wholeheartedly.

I love good food. This means that I have exactly 1 million favorite foods. My favorites include tacos, roasted beets, and anything with blueberry banana. But at the very top of my list? Chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Love

I love chocolate chip cookies. They’re my absolute favorite thing. Two years ago on my birthday, a friend made me a chocolate chip cookie mix in a jar. She gets me and knows just how much I love them. And then my husband made that mix with the kids one Sunday afternoon after church. And then ate them. Since it was a birthday present I would have felt totally justified in eating the whole batch of cookies all by myself. No shame. No shame.

While chocolate chip cookies are my favorite food, it doesn’t mean I like just any kind of chocolate chip cookie. I want the chewy, gooey, melts-in-your-mouth kind of chocolate chip cookie. You know the kind I’m talking about. Because that’s the kind you want to. Often times it can be hard to find a recipe like that that is both vegan and gluten-free (and these ones are)! Well not to worry. I’ve got the perfect recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies for you.

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The Best Gluten-Free Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Many gluten-free and vegan chocolate chip cookies are not the chewy, gooey, melt-in-your mouth kind. They can be hard. They can be gritty. Some are dry. Most are truthfully. But not these ones! This gluten-free recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies is the PERFECT recipe. They’re not hard. They don’t have a gritty texture, and are anything but dry. They melt in your mouth – a quality I just adore in cookies. Thy are everything you’ve ever wanted in a chocolate chip cookie.

I take chocolate chip cookies very seriously. So you can trust me.

Allergy-Friendly Cookies

If you have been to my blog before then you know creating allergy-friendly recipes that everyone can eat is important to me. It’s what my whole blog is about!

The same is true for these cookies. They’re gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. They’re vegan chocolate chip cookies. But overall they are allergy-friendly chocolate chip cookies. Allergy-friendly to the core.

These chocolate chip cookies are made without the typical wheat, eggs, and dairy. Additionally they are made without nuts or nut flours. They’re top 8 allergen free – but they’re so good that no one would ever guess!

Recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies | Allergy a la Mode

INgredients Needed for This Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

So what’s in this recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies if there’s not any wheat, eggs, dairy, or nuts? Only ingredients that make them safe for just about anyone to eat! Here’s what you’ll need for these allergy-friendly chocolate chip cookies:

  • Palm oil shortening – you can also use an equivalent shortening if you prefer
  • Vegan (plant) butter
  • Water
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Gluten-free all purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips

That’s really it! There’s nothing in these cookies that would prevent almost anyone from eating them! Perfectly chewy and gooey. Perfectly safe and allergy-friendly.

Recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies | Allergy a la Mode

How To Make This Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’ll make these chocolate chip cookies the same way you would make classic cookies. First, mix together the palm oil shortening, vegan butter, and water. You’ll want to mix until the water is fully incorporated into the butter and shortening. It might look a little odd at first, but the water will mix in just fine. It only takes a couple of minutes.

Second, add in the sugars and vanilla extract, mix gently. Then, you’ll mix together all your dry ingredients. After you have mixed the gluten-free flour with the salt, baking powder, and soda, you will add it to the sugar mixture. Then add in your dairy free chocolate chips.

Lastly, you will form the cookies. Because these cookies are made without eggs they will not spread in the oven like the typical cookie. In order to get a nice looking cookie you will need to flatten it before cooking. To do this, simply roll the dough into balls, put them on the cookie sheet, and then gently press down on the tops of the cookie. This will flatten it down so that the end result will be that of a typical cookie.

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INgredient Substitutions

If you don’t need your cookies to be free from ALL top 8 food allergens then you can easily replace ingredients in this recipe. Are you able to eat butter? Then feel free to use butter instead of the shortening and vegan butter! If you choose to use real butter for this recipe then you will need to increase the amount of flour you use. This is because butter has a higher water content then shortening. Increase the amount of flour you use to 2 1/2 cups.

If you only need your cookies to be vegan and not gluten-free, then feel free to use a different flour. You can substitute the gluten-free flour for all purpose flour without changing the amount used.

I really love this recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies. I really, really do. I hope you give them a try and that you love them just as much as I do. I would love to hear what you think! Please let me know in the comment section below!

Now go make these cookies! Stat. No excuse is ever needed to make chocolate chip cookies. Not ever. Enjoy!

Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the PERFECT chocolate chip cookies. Perfectly soft, chewy, and chocolaty. They're free from all top 8 food allergens.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 18 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 130 kcal


  • ½ cup palm oil shortening , or equivalent shortening
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups gluten-free all purpose flour
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips , dairy free


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, vegan butter, and water. Mix until water is fully incorporated. Add in white sugar, brown, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix gently.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together gluten-free all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to sugar mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Mix in chocolate chips. Form into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Gently press down on cookies to flatten. Bake for 12 minutes.
Keyword Chocolate chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cookies

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  1. 5 stars
    Craving chocolate cookies right now 😍 love that they are vegan! would have to try them, thanks for the recipe x

  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe. I will try it tomorrow

  3. 5 stars
    These look amazing!

  4. If they taste as good as they look, I am sure they are fantastic cookies. Yum

  5. 5 stars
    Love me some chocolate chip cookies 😋😋

  6. Jimmy Clare

    I would like some cookies please

  7. 5 stars
    these look incredible! can’t wait to try it!

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