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Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve learnt the hard way (by trialling a million other recipes) that these are the simplest, easiest and most delicious vegan cookies you’ll make. They were the first baked good I made when I went vegan, they are a regular in our household and a favourite of many of my friends and family. 

They’re everything you want in a cookie. Crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle, plenty of chocolate and terribly hard to stop at one!

Fun fact: everyone else seems to make these better than I do. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve had nothing to do with the making of them, the washing up or the buying of ingredients but whenever I’ve tasted one that someone else has made, they’re better.

Easy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 15-20 cookies depending on size preference

Ingredients

2 cup self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
big pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup neutral tasting oil (I used rice bran)
100g chopped dark chocolate/chocolate chips (dairy free)

Method

1   Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper, set aside.
2   Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) together in a big bowl.
3   Add the maple syrup, oil and vanilla essence and mix well to combine.
4   Add the chopped chocolate and mix well.
5   Using a tablespoon, spoon mixture onto the prepared baking trays, leaving at least 2-3 cm in between each cookie.
6   Bake for 12-15 minute or until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the trays before transferring to a baking rack or containers.
7   Enjoy!

Notes:

You don’t have to buy expensive vegan chocolate. Lindtt range that is 70% cocoa and above is all dairy free. Whittakers too, 50% and above I believe. I’ve made this recipe with both and they are equally as delicious. Coles* also have a super cheap dark chocolate, it comes in a red foil pack and its only $2.50. (*Edit: not sure if this one is still vegan).

The mixture is quite sweet so the addition of the super dark chocolate is a nice balance. You can use milk or white chocolate too, if preferred. Or even all 3, ha!

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