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The Best Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies


I’ve been on the hunt for the the perfect Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies for awhile. And I have very high expectations with cookies. The perfect Chocolate Chunk Cookie for me is soft and thick in the middle and perfectly chewy around the edges. Not too greasy (can we all agree that greasy chocolate chunk cookies are the worst?) and not too soft either – we are eating a cookie here, not a mini cake! 


You see, Chocolate Chunk Cookies and I have quite a long history together. My great-grandma (ma Mamère as we’d call her) taught me how to make her Chocolate Chunk Cookies in the kitchen, using a traditional French Canadian recipe. She taught me how to properly measure the ingredients, to separate the baking soda from the salt, and to always make sure to add in extra chocolate chunks than the recipe calls for. I love her recipe because, in my eyes, it’s the best! And for almost a year I’ve being trying to make a Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookie that tastes just as good as her recipe.

It was not an easy task to say the least – competing with great-grandma’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies is no joke!


And last week, 6 batches of cookies later – I finally perfected the perfect Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies! After one bite, I was sold, these cookies remind me exactly of the ones I used to make with my Mamère. No, but really, these can be dangerous to have around the house 😉 We shared our batches with loved ones, neighbours and friends and still managed to eat more Chocolate Chunk Cookies than we can count. But some weeks are like that, and that’s okay. Especially, during weeks when you are trying to write all your final papers before leaving home to Canada in just a few days! Sometimes a Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookie is just what you need to get through this time of year – if you know what I mean!


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The Best Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 24 mins


These are the perfect Chocolate Chunk Cookie – soft and thick in the middle and perfectly chewy around the edges!


  • 1 1/2 flax eggs (1 1/2 tbsp ground flax seed + 4 1/2 tbsp water)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks/chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Make the flax eggs by mixing ground flax with water in a large mixing bowl. Once the flax eggs have formed the perfect “eggy” consistency, add the vanilla extract, coconut oil, cane sugar and dark brown cane sugar. Mix the ingredients with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes until a super creamy and fluffy mixture is formed.
  3. Add in the cornstarch and mix until just combined. Add in the sea salt and baking soda and mix until just combined. Add half the flour and mix until it is just combined. Add in the rest of the flour and mix until it is just combined.
  4. The dough is very thick so I recommend getting in there with clean hands to make sure the dough is perfectly combined (you can also do this with a spatula). Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  5. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the cookie dough and roll them into small cookie dough balls. Place them, an inch or so apart, on the lined cookie sheet, and press them down slightly with your palm. Bake the Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies for 9 minutes in the oven or until they just start to turn golden around the edges. Leave them to cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before leaving them to fully cool off on a plate.


Use Refined Coconut Oil to avoid the “Coconut” Flavour found in Unrefined Coconut Oil. If you do not have dark brown sugar on hand, feel free to use only cane sugar, the cookies will still be good. If you do not have cane sugar on hand, substitute cane sugar for white sugar and the dark brown cane sugar for dark brown sugar. If vegan, make sure the sugar and chocolate chunks you use are vegan. If replacing the cane sugar with regular sugar the recipe will no longer be refined sugar free. Bake the cookies for a couple minutes longer if you prefer a cookie that is “well cooked” but remember, the cookies continue to bake on the baking sheet after taking them out of the oven.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 9 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American



And if you do try these Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies, I love hearing about it! Snap a photo of your delicious creation and tag me #cearaskitchen on instagram or share your feedback in the comments below!

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  1. Do you use the coconut oil in solid form or in liquid form for these cookies? i have tried both ways using your recipe, and my cookies have turned out greasy either way. thank you for any advice.

  2. Dear Ceara,
    those became my go-to cookies! They survived every twist I wanted to gave them! Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing all those recipes 😀

  3. Oh Ceara, you have outdone yourself with these cookies! They tasted amazing! I shared them on my instagram and they were gone within a few hours. I used chia seeds in place of flax though just because I didn’t have any more flax seeds at home. Super delicious!

    1. I am SO happy you and your family enjoyed these cookies, Vanessa!!! They are my go-to choc chunk cookie (along with your 5 ingredient choc. chip cookies I love!). Thank you so much for sharing them on Insta!!!

  4. Greasy cookies are the worst! But really chocolately cookies are the best and these really do look like the best! I love all those chocolate chunks! I wish I had some right now!

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Dannii!! 😀 Brown sugar does add that extra “oomph” to cookies! Dark brown sugar is my new obsession in the kitchen!! Wishing you a great weekend!

  5. These look amazing, Ceara! Thank you so much for perfecting them to share with us. Love that they started off as your grandma’s recipe too 🙂 Such a wonderful memory and I can’t wait to give these a try! Pinning 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and the pin, Kelly!! I have a few more of my great-grandma’s recipes I can’t wait to make vegan (and a bit healthier!). Have a great weekend!

  6. Oh, these look so rich and indulgent Ceara! I can only imagine how insanely delicious these are!!! The look fluffy and soft and still sturdy and of course, I LOVE dark chocolate…you’ll see my post from today and know that, lol!
    These are just stunning cookies and I kind of wish a few were in front of me right now!! Great job at veganizing the recipe. I always love taking old recipes and doing that, it is honestly a blast for me!

    1. Thanks so much, Brandi!! Wish I could send you a couple to nibble on – these cookies are too good to be true 🙂 And I am dying to try the truffles in your latest post – happy to hear you’re a fan of dark chocolate!! Wishing you a great weekend!

  7. These Choc chunk cookies are gorgeous! But that’s speaking too plainly. I’d say more accurately they make me feel like ripping the fabric of the internet in order to grab some for myself. Recipe looks spot on too, extremely refined. Plus the layouts of your photos are progressing so nicely! Awesome job!!! No BS!

    1. HAHA! Thanks for the honest and the awesome comment, Levan!! Wish I could send some to you and Amrita – they honestly did not last very long around here 😀 Have a great weekend!

  8. These cookies are gorgeous Ceara! And more important-they are healthy! Have to try them with flax egg and coconut oil. Although sometimes I use half coconut oil and half butter in cookies, I’m very excited to try with coconut oil only! Have a great weekend! Pinned!

  9. Ceara, reading the post and looking at the recipe made me drool! Incase I use eggs instead of flax seeds and water. How many eggs do I have to use? I will definitely make it for the holidays! I agree with your grandma, love a generous taste of chocolate chips in cookies, every bite has a surprise Inside! A beautiful post! Pinned!

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words and the pin, Hadia 😀 I have never tried making them with real eggs but I think that using an egg + 1 egg yolk would work just fine (that’s what I tried to mimic with the flax egg!). Let me know how they turn out! I am sure you’ll love them! Have a great weekend!

  10. Well done Ceara! There is something about grandmas that make everything they bake taste so much better. I hope my grandkids think the same about my cookies some day…….way off in the future. 🙂

  11. I love that you took your Grandma’s chocolate chunk cookies and made them into a vegan version, Ceara! That sounds like such a special memory for you. And I’m so glad you finally perfected it after six batches, hooray! And i totally agree with you on how chocolate chunk cookies should be…warm and gooey in the middle, chewy, and extra chocolate chunks are a necessity! Now I’m craving these for breakfast! 🙂 And your step-by-step photos are so helpful. I’m definitely trying these out, pinned! And happy Thursday!

  12. Hi Ceara, it’s hard to believe that chocolate chunk cookies can be vegan. Wonderful! Yours look so good (and I mean, they are still pretty healthy for cookies) Besides, Santa told my daughter that his favorite cookie is chocolate chip so i guess that’s what we’re making =) I’m going to have to get myself some dark brown cane sugar.

    1. Yay for baking cookies for Santa!! I loved doing that as kids! Let me know if you end up trying these, Laura 🙂 And the dark brown cane sugar does make all the difference! Have a great weekend!

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