Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond butter and coconut oil replace dairy butter and eggs in these vegan treats, giving them the crisp but chewy texture that we all love. On its own, chocolate is a vegan ingredient but dairy products are often introduced during processing. Some chocolate chips may not be labeled vegan, but if they do not contain dairy products, such as whey, casein, milk, milk fat and milk solids, they are vegan. Check labels carefully.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
30 cookies


  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted

  • ½ cup warm water

  • cup unsalted smooth almond butter

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • cup vegan chocolate chips, preferably bittersweet


  1. Whisk white whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk sugar, coconut oil, water, almond butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Cover the bowl and let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using about 1 heaping tablespoon per cookie, drop mounds of dough, at least 1 inch apart, on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the mounds to create 2-inch-wide cookies. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 14 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.


To make ahead: The cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
13g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 14g 28%
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Vitamin A 0IU 0%
Folate 28mcg 7%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 103mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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