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This is a stack of vegan chocolate chip cookies next to a large jar of ice cold oat milk. Perfect for an afternoon (or anytime) snack!
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Big, Gooey, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These vegan chocolate chip cookies are anything but simple. They are slightly crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and bursting with melted chocolate. Walnuts add a nice crunch, but you can omit them if there are allergy concerns.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, vegan, vegan dessert
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Mel


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons aquafaba chilled in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips*
  • 1/2-3/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Remove aquafaba from the refrigerator and whisk until slightly frothy.
  • With an electric mixer, cream butter and both kinds of sugar together on high speed until the mixture lightens in color and sugar is fully incorporated.
  • Reduce speed to medium-low and add the aquafaba and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed with a rubber spatula.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
  • Chill the cookie dough for fifteen minutes in the freezer, or for at least thirty minutes in the refrigerator.
  • While the dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • After the dough has chilled, use a 1/3 cup** measure to portion large balls of dough on the tray, slightly flattening the top of each one with your hands.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly browned around the edges.


*Vegan chocolate chips are easy to come by. Check the ingredients of the chocolate chips at your local grocery store. Many of them do not contain milk, including the store brand chocolate chips at Trader Joes (However, TJ’s chocolate chunks are not vegan. Always check the ingredients list!). Here are some more examples of vegan chocolate chips that are available in stores.
**1/3 makes an even dozen cookies. Smaller cookies and a higher yield, use a 1/4 measure or smaller. You will need to adjust the baking time accordingly.