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Noone will ever guess these decadent chewy chocolate chunk cookies are plant-based. Best of all, this vegan chocolate cookie recipe comes together in minutes.

Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, no one will ever guess these decadent chocolate cookies are plant-based. With loads of chocolate chunks and almond butter, these vegan cookies are rich, decadent and hard to resist. I'd even go so far as to say these are simply the best chocolate cookies regardless of your dietary preferences.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Chocolate
Diet Dairy-Free, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 192 kcal


  • 50 grams rolled oats (~1/2 cup)
  • 46 grams all-purpose flour (~1/3 cup)
  • 30 grams cocoa powder (~1/3 cup)
  • 50 grams coconut sugar (~1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 100 grams vegan chocolate (chopped into chunks)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. Put the rolled oats, flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, and salt into the bowl of a food processor and process until the oats are ground into a rough flour.
  3. Add the almond butter, rice syrup, and vanilla and process until a crumbly dough forms.
    Food processor with dough for vegan chocolate cookies in it.
  4. With the food processor running, add the water and process until the dough comes together.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chunks.

    Glass bowl with vegan chocolate cookie dough with big chunks of chocolate.
  6. Shape the dough into balls, and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten with your fingertips.
    Vegan chocolate cookie dough on parchment paper ready to bake.
  7. For 9 to 10 minutes, until the edges are crisp, but the center is still a little soft.
    Vegan chocolate cookies straight out of the oven with melted chocolate oozing out.
  8. Cool the cookies on a rack before trying to remove them from the parchment paper.
Nutrition Facts
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.