pretty vegan chocolate chip cookies

Amazing Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Nicole Dawson
  • Prep Time: 7 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 19 min
  • Yield: 24-36 cookies 1x


Tried-and-true, best vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe that everyone will love. Easy to make, Simple ingredients, and Great for sharing with friends because they are vegan, allergy-friendly and gluten-free. 



  • 2 cups flour (Bob’s Red Mill 11 or AP flour)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup vegan shortening (can also sub with coconut oil or butter if needed)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract (affilate link)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips (affilate link)


  1. Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheet with parchment. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk (affilate link) together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. In a larger bowl, use an electric mixer (or stand up mixer) and beat the shortening, water, vanilla extract (affilate link), brown sugar and cane sugar until blended well. Don’t worry if it looks a little chunky, that will disappear soon. 
  4. Stir in the flour, a little at a time until incorporated and then mix in the chocolate chips (affilate link).
  5. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2″ between each dough ball.  Bake approximately 12-15 minutes, until the edges begin to brown the the center is a pretty golden color.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before final cooling on a cookie rack. 


*If making smaller cookies, use a mini ice cream scoop and bake 10-12 min to start. 

**If you want your cookies a little flatter, simple tap pan on a solid surface after removing from the oven (don’t forget to keep your oven mits on).

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free, Top 8 Free

Keywords: chocolate chip, vegan cookies, gluten free cookies, allergy free cookies, chocolate, chocolate chip cookies

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