If you love sweet and salty combinations, you’ll love this recipe for vegan salted chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are tender, buttery, and loaded with chocolate chips. A sprinkle of salt on top is the finishing touch!
When the weekend hits, is there anything better than baking your favorite cookies? The smell of chocolate chip cookies wafting through the house makes for a very cozy and comforting morning.
These vegan salted chocolate chip cookies are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. The chocolate chips, the sweet, buttery cookies, and a sprinkle of sea salt make these vegan cookies so hard to resist.
If you have dairy allergies, or other food allergies, you know that it can be tricky to find delicious dessert recipes. I have a lot of nut free recipes on my site, and these cookies are one of our favorites. No one ever guesses that these cookies are allergy friendly!
Allergy friendly ingredients in this cookie recipe:
- dairy free chocolate chips
- vegan buttery spread
- non-dairy yogurt
Can I use oil instead of vegan buttery spread?
I don’t recommend that – the texture will be different if you do that. If you can’t use vegan buttery spread, you can substitute palm shortening in an equal amount.
Where to find allergy friendly chocolate:
There are a couple brands of allergy friendly chocolate that are made in allergen free facilities. Enjoy Life Foods and PASCHA Chocolate both make a variety of chocolate baking chips. You can find these brands online, at Amazon, and at Whole Foods or other health food stores.
These cookies are just right for dunking in a glass of cold milk (dairy free of course), and they’re also perfect for packing in lunches. If you aren’t a fan of the salty/sweet combination, you can just skip the sprinkle of salt on top.
Can I make these gluten free?
Yes, you can use a gluten free flour blend like Namaste Perfect Flour Blend if you need to be gluten free. If you’d rather just use all-purpose flour, that’s fine, too.
I like the dairy free mini chocolate chips for this recipe, but feel free to use a larger size chip or chunk if you prefer.
No matter how you make these, they are sure to become a new favorite! They’re hard to stop eating – so be prepared to make a double batch!
More vegan cookie recipes to try:
- Vegan Cowboy Cookies
- Frosted Molasses Cookies
- Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies
- Gluten Free Vegan Sugar Cookies
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Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Buttery, sweet, and salty, these vegan chocolate chip cookies are just the treat to make this weekend. Enjoy with a cup of tea or a glass of milk!
- ½ cup vegan buttery spread
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla non-dairy yogurt or unsweetened applesauce
- 1 ⅓ cups white spelt flour or gluten free flour blend
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅓ teaspoon sea salt plus extra sea salt for sprinkling
- ¾ cup dairy free chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place the vegan buttery spread and the sugars in a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla non-dairy yogurt and the vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
Stop the mixer and add the flour, baking soda, and ⅓ teaspoon salt. Mix on low speed until combined.
Stir in the dairy free chocolate chips.
Spoon the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet, leaving an inch and a half between each cookie. Sprinkle some sea salt on top of each cookie.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 9-11 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack or serving tray.
Nutrition facts are for one cookie.
Store leftover cookies in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for about 5 days.
You can freeze this cookie dough if you like. Spoon the dough onto the cookie sheet, then place in the freezer. Once the dough is firm, remove the balls of dough and place in a ziploc freezer bag. The dough should stay fresh for about 3 months.
This post was originally published in June 2013. It has been updated.