Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are delicious—just like Mom’s. The recipe is from The Joy of Vegan Baking and doesn’t disappoint! It called for 1 cup of nuts, but I left them out since we’re kind of opposed to nuts in cookies and brownies, with the exception of macadamia nut cookies. . .anyway. . .these are yummy. The recipe calls for brown sugar and I have found that storing it in the freezer is the way to go–it only takes about 20 minutes to thaw and once it does, it’s always soft. Just remember to pull it out of the freezer to thaw before using it.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies


4-1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer

6 Tbs water

1 C Earth Balance margarine

3/4 C granulated sugar

3/4 C firmly packed light or dark brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2-1/4 C flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1-2 C nondairy semisweet chocolate chips (Ghirardelli is great)

1 C chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 375. In a food processor or blender, whip the egg replacer and water together until its thick and creamy. The recipe recommends this for better consistency that what you’d get by doing it by hand. In a large bowl, cream the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add the egg replacer mixture to this wet mixture and thoroughly combine. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the wet mixture until it begins to form a dough. When it is almost thoroughly combined, stir in the chips and nuts, if using.

Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of batter onto a nonstick baking sheet (or lined with parchment paper) and bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. The recipe says it makes 1 dozen, but they must have been BIG cookies because I got 35. Enjoy!

My-Baby-Pajamas My-Baby-Pajamas 3 years 16 weeks
My oldest son has to have a lactose free diet. Thank you for sharing that Ghirardelli is non dairy. I was using dark chocolate mostly but even then some have a little dairy in it. Thanks for sharing!
Rjs-baby-girl Rjs-baby-girl 5 years 38 weeks
Omg these look delicious! Might be the first vegan recipe I try :)
girlA girlA 5 years 39 weeks
You bet. Also, most people don't realize that dark chocolate is vegan. Some companies will add milk though, so you just have to check labels. Fortunately, there are plenty of companies that don't add milk. And don't be alarmed if you see "cocoa butter" on the ingredients list--it's non dairy. (I wasn't sure, so I looked it up)! :) Thank goodness we're not stuck with carob chips--they're not too tasty.
wren1 wren1 5 years 39 weeks
Looks delicious. Thanks for the tip on what chips are good.