Monday, April 23, 2012

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


No I'm not giving up milk, eggs and butter to start a vegan lifestyle, nor do I have any vegan friends or relatives, but I enjoy making vegan recipes. I like knowing I'm preserving the friendly chickens that lay their eggs, or the cow that gives me milk to somewhat of an extent, and I don't really eat that much meat to begin with. I've made vegan oatmeal - raisin cookies before and they are my favorite oatmeal cookies, plus it's one of the most popular posts I've done.

On the quest for an amazing vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, so good, they even beat out their non-vegan competitors, I stumbled upon this recipe. It replaces butter with vegetable oil, milk with soy milk and eggs with... well nothing. How do they fair off? They're mindblowing! So good, I nicknamed them 'The Best' vegan chocolate chip cookies! You HAVE to give them a try! Rating: 5+ out of 5.




Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies: recipe from Erica's Sweet Tooth

Ingredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks (make sure they're vegan)
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
- ¼ cup soy or almond milk (I used rice milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350˚F degrees
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. In another bowl, combine the vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands to get the mixture well incorporated.
- Roll dough into compact balls, place on a parchment paper-lined pan, and squish them down to form saucers. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

26 comments:

Ondine said...

As a Vegan I want to congratulate you for these! I often hear stuff like
"If someone brings a disgusting cake to a party, that's because they can't bake. And if someone brings a disguting vegan cake at a party, that's because we can't make good cakes without milk and eggs of course!"

You showed me today you don't believe in that. I appreciate someone who takes the challenge. I will try these :) I often veganise your recipes and I have to say it's often great ;)

Becca said...

These look really great and puffy and chewy. I like me some puffy and chewy cookies :) I will have to make these some time :)

La Lola said...

I really applaud your reason behind this post D. I like to preserve when I can as well, and ironically enough, I am out of eggs! Boo hoo. But are you really saying these are the best best best? Well then girly, first thing tomorrow afternoon I will report back on a verdict ;) Excited!!

Paris Pastry said...

Merci everyone! I enjoyed making these :)

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Zuzana said...

as an occasional vegan, this recipe is a must-do for me! thanks:)

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

they look really good, I may give them a try :))

10xpro said...

These look yummy...

Anonymous said...

So, I DID try these and they are the best vegan chocolate chip cookies I've tried. Ever. And I've tried a lot. These are perfect in every way. Thank you for changing my life! ;)

Paris Pastry said...

Haha you're welcome!

Kristina Krause said...

I just made these with my host sister from Madrid and they were ok...kind of dry in my opinion. Good but not the greatest I've had, and I've had a lot of vegan cookies. My brother, his girlfriend, my mom and 2 sisters tried them too and my brother said they were "good for a vegan cookie, but I could pick them out of a pile of normal cookies." Hmmph :/ I wont be trying these again. I want to prove to people that vegan cookies are just as good and can be even BETTER than conventional non-vegan cookies!

Lauren said...

I have made these twice now. I brought them to a 4th of July party and fed them to vegans and omnivores to good reviews. They are crispy, so for those wanting a chewier cookie, just sub coconut oil, which will give them the texture like butter. I also used whole grain flours and flax seed to make them healthier and nuttier. Thanks for the recipe!

GingerMarie05 said...

Just baked them and they look and taste great! I used vegan mini chocolate chips and vanilla organic valley soymilk. I may substitute the oil for banana or peanut butter next time....

GingerMarie05 said...

Just made them and they look and taste great!

RanVeganess said...

So simple! I am looking forward to trying these. Thanks!

autumn said...

Any guess of how many these yield? I'm making cookies for a big party, and I want to give these a try.

Paris Pastry said...

25 to 30 I remember :)

Abby said...

Mmmmmm they're in the oven right now, and I could barely keep my hands off the dough. Can't wait to taste the actual cookies. Wohoo for Vegan!

Amanda said...

These were very tasty. I don't think I've had a better vegan chocolate chip cookie :) My dough was a bit hard to handle so I think I'll try folding the chocolate chips into the completed dough next time instead of mixing them in with the dry ingredients. Thanks!

Angelina G said...

I made these tonight and the dough turned out quite dry? Not sure why but they hardly held together :0(
I ended up adding way more oil to keep them together.

Anonymous said...

Does this dough freeze well?

Paris Pastry said...

No idea. Haven't tried, sorry.

Anonymous said...

I really love this vegan recipe. these cookies taste amazing. However instead of using brown sugar and vegetable oil, I used coconut sugar and coconut oil. I had never used these before when making cookies so i was a little scared that they would not taste as good, but thankfully i was wrong :)

Gabby said...

I have tested so many vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes, and this is by far the best ever. I have made these 5 times, and every time they have come out perfect :) Thanks so much

Anna Prewett said...

Hello!

I am a relatively new vegan, and i just wanted to say that these cookies were absolutely delicious! Very simple recipe. It is exactly what a cookie should taste like. Perfectly moist and gooey. The only minor change i made was add coconut oil instead of canola or vegetable oil. Other than that, it was perfect. Thank you!

runnergurrl said...

I just made these and they were so great. I was surprised that the recipe didn't call for a flax seed "egg" or other egg substitute, or apple cider vinegar or the like.

I am wondering if I could use 1/2 cup of canola oil and the rest peanut butter. Has anyone tried that yet?

Thanks so much for this recipe!