Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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by Sil Pancho

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02.14.2024


These decadent vegan chocolate cookies are studded with crunchy pecans and rich chocolate chips! They’re easy to make and perfect for dunking in a big glass of almond milk.

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies on a wooden surface.

Chocolate desserts are the best desserts, in my humble opinion. I just can’t get enough of treats like vegan chocolate cake, vegan chocolate pie, and vegan chocolate pudding.

One thing that’s been lacking in my life is a good vegan chocolate cookie. Yes, I’ve got cookies with chocolate, like my vegan chocolate chip cookies and vegan chocolate dipped macaroons. But what I really get to craving sometimes is a cookie that’s pure chocolate. You know? One where chocolate is the star of the show and not just an accent flavor!

These vegan chocolate cookies are exactly what I’ve been seeking! The cookies themselves are made with rich cocoa and have a soft, chewy texture, kind of like brownies. But I didn’t stop there! They’re also studded with decadent chocolate chips. So chocolaty! And since nuts go so well with chocolate, I’ve included some optional pecans in the recipe.

These cookies are intensely flavor, rich, delicious, and perfect for chocolate lovers.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Water.
  • Ground flaxseeds. These will be mixed with the water to create a flax egg, which is one of my favorite vegan egg substitutes.
  • Vegan butter. Most grocery stores sell vegan butter in the refrigerated section, right near the regular butter.
  • Sugar. Use organic sugar to keep the recipe vegan. Non-organic sugar is often processed using animal bone char.
  • Brown sugar. This also needs to be organic.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Cocoa powder.
  • All-purpose flour. I’ve only tested the recipe with plain old white flour, so no promises if you substitute another variety.
  • Baking soda.
  • Cinnamon. This is optional, but adds a wonderful flavor to the cookies.
  • Salt.
  • Vegan chocolate chips. Enjoy Life brand makes a variety of vegan chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. I used their dark chocolate morsels, but any type will do!
  • Pecan pieces. Fee free to leave these out or substitute another type of nut, such as walnuts, if you prefer.

How They’re Made

The following is a detailed photo tutorial on how to make this dish. Scroll all the way down if you’d like to skip right to the recipe!

Mixture of flax egg and water in a liquid measuring cup with spoon.Mixture of flax egg and water in a liquid measuring cup with spoon.

Start by making your flax egg. Stir the water and ground flaxseeds together in a small bowl or container, then let the mixture sit for a few minutes. The seeds will suck up water and form a gel like substance.

Mixture of vegan butter, sugar and flax egg with electric mixer and spatula.Mixture of vegan butter, sugar and flax egg with electric mixer and spatula.

In a large mixing bowl, place the vegan butter (brought to room temperature, please!), both sugars, vanilla, and the flax egg. Use an electric mixer to beat the mixture until it becomes creamy, which should take about a minute.

Mixture of wet ingredients and cocoa for cookie dough in a bowl with electric mixer and spatula.Mixture of wet ingredients and cocoa for cookie dough in a bowl with electric mixer and spatula.

Begin adding cocoa powder. Use the mixer on low speed and just beat in a bit at a time, in order to avoid having it fly everywhere!

Bowl of partially mixed chocolate cookie dough with flour sprinkled on top, with spatula and electric mixer.Bowl of partially mixed chocolate cookie dough with flour sprinkled on top, with spatula and electric mixer.

Now start adding the flour, again beating in just a bit at a time and using the mixer on low speed. The dough will start to get thick.

Chocolate cookie dough in a bowl with an electric mixer.Chocolate cookie dough in a bowl with an electric mixer.

Before beating in that last bit of flour, sprinkle the remaining dry ingredients on top: baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Chocolate cookie dough in bowl with chocolate chips and pecans, with a wooden spoon.Chocolate cookie dough in bowl with chocolate chips and pecans, with a wooden spoon.

Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans by hand. Cover the bowl with plastic and chill the dough for one hour.

Tip: You can chill the dough for longer than an hour if you’d like — up to three days! But you’ll need to take it out of the fridge and let it sit for a bit, to soften up.

Chocolate dough balls arranged on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.Chocolate dough balls arranged on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Once the dough has fully chilled, scoop it into balls (about 1 ½ tablespoons each) and drop them on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Pop them in the oven to bake!

Be sure to place the cookie sheets on wire racks and let the cookies cool for a few minutes once they come out of the oven.

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies arranged on a wooden cutting board sprinkled with pecan pieces.Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies arranged on a wooden cutting board sprinkled with pecan pieces.

Your vegan chocolate cookies are ready to enjoy. Grab a glass of almond milk and get dunking!

Shelf-Life & Storage

Vegan double chocolate cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about two weeks, or in the freezer for about three months.

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Vegan chocolate cookies on a wooden surface.Vegan chocolate cookies on a wooden surface.

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

These decadent vegan chocolate cookies are studded with crunchy pecans and rich chocolate chips! They’re easy to make and perfect for dunking in a big glass of almond milk.

Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes

Ingredients


  • cup
    water
  • 2
    tablespoons
    ground flaxseeds
  • 1
    cup
    vegan butter,
    at room temperature
  • ¾
    cup
    organic granulated sugar
  • ¾
    cup
    organic brown sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons
    vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼
    cups
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ¾
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
    teaspoons
    baking soda
  • 1
    teaspoon
    ground cinnamon,
    optional
  • ½
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 9
    ounces
    vegan chocolate chips
  • 1
    cup
    pecan pieces,
    optional

Instructions

  1. Stir the water and ground flaxseeds together in a small container. Set the mixture aside and let it sit for about least five minutes, to gel.

  2. Place the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and flax mixture into a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer at high-speed to cream the ingredients, until the mixture is creamy and a bit fluffy, about 1 minute.

  3. Using the mixer at low speed, carefully beat the cocoa powder into the butter mixture, adding it in about three increments, beating each one in completely before adding the next.

  4. Still using the mixer at low speed, begin beating the flour into the butter mixture, again adding about a third at a time. After adding the last increment but before beating it in, sprinkle the baking soda, cinnamon, and salt on top. Beat the mixture until it’s uniform.

  5. Cover the bowl and chill the dough for one hour (Note 1).

  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.

  7. Drop the dough in rounded balls on the parchment paper-lined baking sheets, using about 1 ½ tablespoons of dough per cookie. Space the dough balls about 2 inches apart.

  8. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until they’ve spread out and puffed up slightly.

  9. Place the cookie sheets on cooling racks when you remove them from the oven. Let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes, until set, before removing them from the baking sheets and transferring them directly to the racks to finish cooking. The cookies will fall slightly as they cool.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can chill the dough for up to three days, but you’ll need to remove the bowl from the fridge for 10 to 30 minutes if it’s been chilling longer than an hour. The dough should be slightly firmer than it was going into the fridge, but not rock solid.

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)

Calories 136
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 3g15%

Trans Fat 0.02g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 3g

Sodium 117mg5%

Potassium 65mg2%

Carbohydrates 17g6%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 10g11%

Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 207IU4%

Vitamin C 0.03mg0%

Calcium 18mg2%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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