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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, gluten free chocolate chip cookies, gluten free cookies, paleo chocolate chip cookies, paleo cookies, vegan chocolate chip cookies, vegan cookies, vegan dessert
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 237 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1/3 cup softened coconut oil , you want it soft like butter (use refined if you don't want any coconut flavor - can also try subbing with vegan butter)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (you can also try subbing with Lakanto golden monk fruit sweetener OR brown sugar if not paleo)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (can also sub with 3 Tbsp Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 tsp GF baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups superfine almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips OR chopped chocolate , we use Lily's OR Hu's Kitchen Gems, plus more for topping. You can also swap with Unreal Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems for Easter or Mother's Day.
  • chopped nuts
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix coconut oil and coconut sugar using a fork until combined. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.

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  3. Add baking powder, almond flour, coconut flour and cinnamon until dough is combined. Fold in chocolate.

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  4. Roll into nine 1.5 Tbsp sized dough balls and place on lined baking sheet. Press down each ball to form a disk then add more chocolate chips / nuts.

    Top view of nine unbaked gluten free chocolate chip cookies on a parchment paper on a baking sheet
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12-13 minutes. Do not overbake. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool completely. Top with flaky sea salt if desired. The cookies will crisp & firm up once cool.

    Top view of nine baked gluten free chocolate chip cookies on a parchment paper on a baking sheet
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.