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, but reduce to 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheet with parchment
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk 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, 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.
  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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