Friday, November 4, 2011

Vegan Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have two new favourite vegan cookie recipes. I know there are a million chocolate chip cookie recipes but these are too good not to post about. Not to mention ridiculously easy to put together. They don't spread too much, don't puff too much. They have nice crisp edges, and soft but not cakey middles. I've tried them with all purpose flour and with spelt (all purpose was better with crispy edges, spelt resulted in a cookie that spread more and was softer - light spelt might work well though). I've tried them with chocolate chips and with M&Ms (not vegan, I know). It's a great base cookie recipe to add in whatever you like.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Chocolate Dipped Cherry Shortbread
Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies
Chocolate Marble Chunk Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Vive le Vegan!

Makes 8-10 large cookies

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup unrefined sugar (I use sucanat)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup oil (I usually use olive oil but safflower or canola would be good too)
1/3-1/2 cup non dairy chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a bowl, sift in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the sugar and salt, and stir until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, vanilla and oil. Add the wet mixture to the dry, along with the chocolate chips, and stir through until just well combined (do not overmix).

Place large spoonfuls of the batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat, and flatten a little. Bake for 11 minutes, until just golden (if you bake longer, they'll dry out). Let cool on the sheet for no more than 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.


Hannah said...

Yes indeed, such a classic! It's so funny, I did just recently bake a batch of these again, too. I used mine to make ice cream sandwiches, though... :)

Ricki said...

Dreena's are definitely my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookies! Mmmmmmm. :)

L'Acadienne Végé, BSc. Nutrition said...

I love chocolate chips cookiessss!!!!

Johanna GGG said...

This looks interesting - having tried my first vegan choc chip cookies recently (well first in recent times) I am keen to try a few more recipes and so will bookmark these - the ones I tried were lovely but so soft

Joanne said...

A good vegan cookie recipe is hard to find! These look like they have the perfect texture.

kimberleyblue said...

I am fascinated by vegan baking, but rarely attempt it because it just sounds like too many ingredients to hunt for and buy. These cookies not only sound awesome, they sound accessible and look beautiful. I'll have to try these!

Sarah S. said...

I haven't found the perfect vegan chocolate chip cookie for me yet, happy to have this endorsement!

kickpleat said...

I'm always searching for a new good chocolate chip cookie recipe. This looks good and I like the sound of ww flour in this.

Neomi said...

I just made these and I'm so THRILLED with how good they came out! I am hoarding (not sure why...) the last 2 eggs I have left in the fridge and wanted to try a vegan cookie, but was skeptical about a recipe without flax seeds or something instead of the eggs... but these so SO good and so easy to make! thank you for posting this!

eatme_delicious said...

Neomi: Yaey so glad you enjoyed them. :) I love them and in fact was thinking about making a batch today mmm.

Anonymous said...

I just made these tonight and they were fantastic! thanks for sharing the recipe!(^。^)

eatme_delicious said...

Anonymous: Glad you enjoyed them!

Alex said...

I've searched for and tried many different vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes but none can compare to this one. I've only been vegan for about 1 month and I still remember what regular chocolate chip cookies taste like very well, and these taste even better!!! ^_^