Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Cookies are a softer cookie, reminding me of the edge piece on a brownie. And goodness they are delicious!

Putting the vegan label there is immediately going to turn some people away, but here’s the thing. Vegan Chocolate Cookies are dairy-free and egg-free for those who need it. They could easily be swapped for gluten free with a 1:1 flour.

You don’t need to worry about having soft butter to beat with sugar, they use olive oil, and really, they’re just a dang good cookie!

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4.91 from 20 votes

Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Cookies are a softer cookie, reminding me of the edge piece on a brownie. And goodness they are delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Calories: 90kcal


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup non dairy milk, or coffee
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, or 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Mix together olive oil, non dairy milk or coffee, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla. Mix well with a wooden spoon or danish dough whisk.
  • Add in the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt, before you mix it into the wet, gently stir so the baking powder, baking soda and salt is mixed into the flour and cocoa. Then mix it until well combined.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Using a 2 tbsp size portion scoop, or two spoons, drop balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or silpats. Space them a couple inches apart.
  • Put water in a cup and using a fork, wet the fork and gently flatten the cookies.
  • Sprinkle a little bit of salt on top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, then cool on racks.



Inspired by the blog Cake Merchant


Calories: 90kcal


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  • Amanda

    Thank you! I’m not vegan but I have an egg allergy. I love to use vegan recipes and then just use butter and regular milk in them. I’m pregnant and craving chocolate cookies so this is perfect timing!!

  • Nicole

    These cookies are awesome! They remind me somewhat of brownies. Even if you aren’t vegan, these cookies are a must try.

  • Sarah

    These are delicious! I altered slightly for our food allergies so if you’re gluten, dairy, free nut, and egg free these are a fabulous option.

    • Kerri

      My family isn’t vegan, but we enjoyed! I baked a tad too long I think but otherwise great! You had me at, “tastes like the edge piece of a brownie”!

  • Kerri

    My family isn’t vegan l, but we still enjoyed them! I think I baked them a tad too long but they were still great. You had me at, “tastes like the edge piece of a brownie”!

  • Melissa

    These are great, a lot like a brownie. I made them with oat milk but I’m definitely intrigued by the coffee option!

  • Susanna

    So so good, and versatile!! Loved swapping in white chocolate or peanut butter chips. We are not vegan and love making theses on the regular!

  • Dayle

    I have made these cookies a few times now and they are delicious! I’m not vegan but have a gluten and dairy intolerance and they are one of the best gluten free cookies I have ever had!

  • Hope

    Love these cookies! It’s nice to have a dairy free option that still tastes good. I’ve made them multiple times, once I added mini marshmallows when I didn’t have enough chocolate and my kids loved that. I even tried it with gluten free flour once and while it made them a little crumbly it was still delicious.

  • Julie

    I made these with melted butter (instead of EVOO) and soured raw milk (instead of coffee). They were DELICIOUS. Highly recommended. Scooped with a cookie scoop and hid a dried cherry in each scoop. Yum.

  • HealthyLivingwithChristene

    I so LOVE this recipe I have a friend whose son has a lot of allergies. I am able to make these for him using the coffee and non dairy chocolate chips. The smile on his face was worth it all. Keep giving us these great recipes please.

  • RachelCornelsen

    Have made these cookies a couple times and they have been a hit! Next time I’m going to try making them Gluten free as well (and will report back :).

  • Piedad Martin

    These cookies were SO easy to make and delicious! They were delicious warm but they also seem to be getting better each day.
    Next time I will try making them with lighter olive oil (I found my extra virgin olive oil a bit overpowering) or perhaps coconut oil. THANK YOU!

  • Kaetlyn

    these are AMAZING! i used organic palm shortening because i had some leftover from holiday baking, and i don’t quite like the taste of olive oil. i bet coconut oil would work wonderfully as well! i decreased the sugar significantly, simply because i don’t like things too sweet. i also used einkorn flour because i digest that better. the best part is the coffee! it gave them the most amazing flavor. i couldn’t stop eating the dough too 🙂 next time i make these, i’m going to add craisins!

  • Emma

    These are fantastic Kate! Absolutely love them. I’m dairy free and so is one of my son’s, but my husband was the biggest fan in our family!

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