Vegan chocolate chip cookies served on a tray

Vegan chocolate chip cookies

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 12 mins Plus 1 hour chilling time


Makes 20 cookies

Try our best ever vegan chocolate chip cookies. Non-vegans will be hard pressed to notice the difference between these and their favourite choc chip biscuits

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal221
  • fat10g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.12g
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  • 125g cold coconut oil
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 150g light muscavdo sugar
  • 125ml coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

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    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • ¼ tsp bicarb
  • 200g vegan chocolate chips or vegan chocolate, chopped into small chunks


  1. Tip the coconut oil and sugars into a bowl and whisk until completely combined, then whisk in the coconut milk and vanilla. Tip the flour, baking powder, bicarb and a good pinch of flaky sea salt into the mix to make a thick batter, then fold through the chocolate chips. Chill the batter for at least 1hr. Can be made 2 days ahead. 

  2. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a couple of baking sheets with baking parchment, then scoop or roll plum-sized balls of the dough and place them on the baking sheets about 2cm apart. Flatten ever so slightly and sprinkle with a bit more flaky salt if you want. Cook on the middle shelf for 12-15 mins, turning the tray once, until the cookies have spread and are golden but still soft in the middle. Leave to cool slightly, then lift the cookies onto a cooling rack while you bake another batch. Will keep in a biscuit jar for up to 3 days. 

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20th May, 2020
The perfect recipe for Vegan Cookies!! Everyone I have made them for was amazed on how tasty they were and that they were vegan. It’s my partners dads favourite thing, and all my work colleagues were asking for the recipe. Just make sure you chill them for over an hour to get them good!
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Debbie Neville
18th Apr, 2020
I made these according to the instructions - they were one gooey mess! Really disappointed ☹️
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22nd Dec, 2019
Mine turned out great and I did not refrigerate the dough. However not much flavour
7th Aug, 2019
Followed the recipe to the letter. The end result was a flat gooey mess. Complete waste of time and money.
23rd Jul, 2019
These are really lovely - fantastic recipe but please be aware that standard baking powder is not vegan - I think there is a vegan alternative available though.
24th Aug, 2019
baking powder is always vegan, unless it has been tampered with !
11th May, 2019
This recipe gave me perfect results - once I had softened up the coconut oil a bit so that I could amalgamate it with the sugars. Mine was the sort that was solid at room temperature so it was very difficult to mix until I put the whole bowl in the microwave for a little while! I didn't find the cookies noticeably coconutty either - just sweet and delicious!
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Stephanie Anderson
16th Oct, 2018
When I made the batter, I added a little more flour to be on the safe side but, after chilling the dough for over 2 hours, what came out of the oven was a sheet of melted coconut oil. Waste not want not, I ate some of the cooked ‘cookies’ but all I could taste was coconut oil. I would not recommend this recipe.
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Rahima Atif
30th Mar, 2020
Do these cookies taste strongly of coconut because there seems to be a lot of coconut in it
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Barney Good Food
1st Apr, 2020
There is a hint of coconut but we wouldn't say they taste strongly of coconut.
16th Jan, 2020
I made them with raisins and they were banging. Best homemade cookies I’ve had. Bonus: was able to give them to a friend’s nut/dairy/egg-allergic son and he said they were delicious
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Daisy Wyatt
21st May, 2019
Use Bournville buttons for the chocolate! Perfect and sweet and accidentally vegan!
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Chris Rees
26th Oct, 2019
Depends how particular you are- Bournville is squirted out of the same nozzles as Dairy Milk (hence the warning on the back) so it makes my wife ill. That's why it's not labelled vegan.
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