the perfect vegan chocolate chip cookie

The Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie

Yes. That tittle up there is 101% true.

Vegan or not, these are my favorite cookies on Earth. Oh well, not only mine. My family and friends happen to love them as well. They got such rave reviews every time I make them… which happens like every week here. These are too good not to eat them all the time.

 


 

Trust me. Not lying here. These are buttery without the butter, with a melt-in-your-mouth texture and a slight crisp… and flavor wise? Best. Thing. Ever. I use real vanilla beans here, so you know these gotta be great.

 

 

Don’t judge them by their looks. You’ll likely think these are on the uglier side, but I prefer to call them “””rustic cookies””” in order not to hurt their feelings. Oh well, unlovely as they look: they’ll win you over at the first bite.

 

 

I know that my hideous pictures aren’t helpful here… I tried to take some of those lovely vintage-looking dark photos, you know, pretending I’m a decent photographer or something… And look what I got. It seems as if a 3-year-old had got my camera and took the pics himself. Terrible, I know. I’ll just have to keep on trying, right? Practice makes it perfect, they say.

*Sigh*

 

 

I really do wish these looked as good as they are, because I don’t want any of you to miss them. They’re nothing like a cookie you’ve had before, believe me. I based this recipe off a popular Spanish one, so they’re a bit different from an all-butter and sugar traditional cookie.

(((And by different, I mean better)))

 

 

They’re also a tad healthier since there’s almond flour and some whole wheat in place of the white stuff. Vanilla beans do a phenomenal work adding sweetness, so you get to cut down on the sugar. Moreover, I used oil instead of butter, meaning that these cookies are cholesterol free. How cool is that??

Let me tell you about the best part now:

NO. CHILLING. TIME.

 

 

You read that right: you could be eating a warm cookie in less than one hour straight! *highfive*. I love how chilled cookies come out, so tall and puffy, but I hate the part where I have to wait hours to put the cookies into my mouth. Usually, when I crave cookies I go into an “EAT ALL THE COOKIES” mode and I get so hangry until I get them. Which means that no one should be near me before I get the darn cookies.

 

 

But these ones? Cookie bliss in minutes. Which means that I’m happy and I don’t feel like biting someone’s head off. Which it’s cool, because if I walked around biting people’s heads off, I’d probably end up in prison… and I don’t think they have these cookies in prison.

Cookies = cool.

No cookies => prison => not so cool.

I mean, not cool at all. You’d better bake these cookies now πŸ˜‰

 

The Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
Yields 42
Melt-in-your-mouth cookies flavored with the goodness of real vanilla beans and almond. Best cookies you'll put into your mouth.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 430 grams all purpose flour
  2. 130 grams whole wheat flour
  3. 170 grams almond flour
  4. 170 grams white sugar
  5. 80 grams brown sugar
  6. 2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
  7. 300 grams neutral oil
  8. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  9. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  10. seeds from 4 vanilla beans
  11. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the dry indredients in a bowl, stir in oil and vanilla beans' seeds and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  2. Form balls and place in a silicon mat. These do not spread in the oven, so press the cookies before baking them until they have the shape you want them too. If you make balls, they'll bake as balls! So press them.
  3. Bake at 180ΒΊC (375F) for 15-18 minutes or until golden. If you see they're a bit pale after that time, turn on the broiler and bake for one minute longer.
  4. Let them cool before you eat them!
Notes
  1. Don't worry about using so many pricey vanilla beans - once you scrape out the seeds, you can use the pods to make homemade vanilla extract. Just soak them in vodka for a couple of months!
  2. You can halve the recipe if you wish... this one makes a lot! Although you'll likely want them all, since they keep very well in a metal tin.
  3. I used safflower oil here. I know it's not as healthy as olive oil, which makes lovely cookies but unfortunately kills the vanilla flavor. Please, use neutral oil: canola, safflower, etc... are nice options.
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I’d like to ask you a favor now, guys. I’ll be very very very busy next week (secret code for, you guessed it, biochem exam) and I don’t think I’ll get round to cook and shoot stuff. Would any of you like to guest post here next week? 

Know that if we read and comment on each other’s blogs, I automatically consider us bff’s so yeah, I’ll probably adore you to guest post here.

(((Please)))

I’ll return the favor once exam’s week is over if you want me to.

Thanks, and have a nice day!

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42 Comments

  • Reply cheri February 19, 2014 at 12:07 am

    These look so good. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Lauren February 19, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Oh my word, I will be baking these. What exactly is vanilla sugar? I have never heard of it.

    • Reply Consuelo February 21, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      It’s vanilla sugar which has had some vanilla beans sitting on it to impart the flavor. Thanks!

  • Reply tohercore February 19, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I dont know what you’re on about, I think your photography is beautiful! I laughed when I read that you didnt want to hurt the cookies feelings. Chocolate chips make everything look better anyway πŸ˜‰ Let me know if you need a guest poster too – my blog is currently in the process of undergoing a makeover (seems to be all the rage at the moment) so Im at a bit of a blogging lull at the moment. Good luck with your exam :)

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) February 19, 2014 at 1:29 am

    I think the photos look lovely! I also love that the cookies have almond flour in them. Yum! I am always on the hunt for the perfect (healthy) cookie.

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen February 19, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Your vegan chocolate chip cookies look scrumptious! I love the flour blend and the thickness of the cookies as well as how you used real vanilla bean for flavoring. Nice to sink your teeth into!

  • Reply Juliana February 19, 2014 at 1:46 am

    These cookies look great Consuelo…I like the idea of almond flour in it…I wish for one of these…maybe two…
    Have a great week πŸ˜€

  • Reply Danguole February 19, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Oh man, these photos are great! I was scrolling through them and was going to leave that very comment, and then I saw you being all modest about it. They look fabulous!

    Confession: I rarely actually chill dough. I like them to be sort of spread out and chewier! These look FAN.TAS.TIC.

  • Reply Kelly February 19, 2014 at 10:25 am

    These vegan cookies look awesome! Love how thick they are and they sound delicious with the almond flour! Healthy chocolate chip cookies would certainly make me happy too :) Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week Consuelo!

  • Reply movita beaucoup February 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    On her most recent trip to Africa, my sister brought back a massive bag of vanilla beans for me. {squeal!} Clearly, I need to start using them in my cookies. Why do I give cakes the special treatment? Long live the chocolate chip cookie!

    {Also, I love your photos. Cut it out.}

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite February 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Hahaha “rustic”. I use that all the time if something comes out not as pretty as I was hoping! That’s so funny! They look pretty darn delicious though, and can’t wait to try them out for all my vegan friends!

  • Reply Mary Frances February 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Rustic – so using that next time I ruin something! I am all about the no chilling time! And the fact that these are your favorite. I know I can trust your tastebuds, Consuelo!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven February 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    girlllll you gotta be easier on yourself with the pictures!! These are gorgeous and make me want to eat the whole batch. You are a seriously talented baker and photographer. Never discredit yourself!!

  • Reply mayihavethatrecipe February 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    They look so good!

  • Reply Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE February 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I’m not a vegan, but you sold me. Haha give yourself some more credit girl, these pics are great! Rustic yes, but far from ugly πŸ˜‰ I always love a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Definitely going to try this! Thank you!

  • Reply Carmel Moments February 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never made a vegan cookie yet? Well at least not on purpose. Now I’ll now where to turn when I do. They look fabulous! Beautiful tea cup too!

  • Reply josefinetm February 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Consuelo! I absolutely adore the new layout of your lovely blog. Wonderful.
    And these pictures aren’t bad at all. Actually even before I read the paragraph where you mention the photos and how you wanted them to be vintage-like I thought like, “wow, those pictures are good. I really like the rustic-ness of them”.
    And the cookies sound so good. I really want to babe healthier cookies. Thanks!

  • Reply ashley February 19, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I’d love to try a vegan cookie! They look and sound amazing! Great photos by the way…

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes February 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    first, your pictures look lovely you crazy chick! I love how it’s a moody tea-time feel! and uhh vegan choc chips that look THAT good? if I didn’t like you so much I’d think you’re lying :)

  • Reply Cindy February 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Yum, Consuleo! These look delicious! I’ve never made a vegan cookie before. I’m super interested in trying just to se how they turn out with out using eggs or butter.

  • Reply Marcie@flavorthemoments February 20, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Rustic is how I roll, so I love these.

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely February 20, 2014 at 2:16 am

    My mom is vegan, and she is going to be so excited to try these cookies! And I thought your pictures were gorgeous!

  • Reply Monica February 20, 2014 at 2:22 am

    These are lovely thick cookies…the texture you described sounds great. And I adore rustic. Can’t believe these are vegan. (Good luck with your exams…)

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor February 20, 2014 at 2:57 am

    I don’t think you ever make a bad cookie, Consuelo! These pictures are gorgeous too!

  • Reply Rossi @ A Baking Girl February 20, 2014 at 3:52 am

    These cookies look fabulous and sound so amazing!
    Also, I’d by happy to write a guest post for you anytime!

  • Reply blahnikbaker February 20, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Smack!!! That’s what I need to do to you. I love these pictures…they are my favorite of yours!! And then I saw what you said of them? Smack! So stunning. I pinned to my photography inspiration board. OK cookies..they look so delicious :)

  • Reply anecdotesandapples February 20, 2014 at 5:58 am

    DROOL. These look so good. I am all about cookies…especially after a long day with Lu. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Johlene February 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Hi :-) I would liove to try these, IΒ΄m very keen to learn more about vegan and gluten free baking.. They do look delicious!! Xx

  • Reply Joanne February 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    These photos are amazing!! I don’t know what you’re talking about.

    And now I totally am mad at myself for just having run out of almond flour. Because WANT.

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl February 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I honest to goodness just want to live in your pictures. Let me move into this tea cup, please.

  • Reply Ashley February 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    These cookies sounds fantastic – I love that you used vanilla beans! They make everything better : ) Cookies in my belly faster = one very happy lady. Although now you have me wanting to go make some right now… and I really should do some work instead! lol

  • Reply Shikha la mode February 21, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Your pictures are definitely not hideous – I love the frayed little cloths, I wish I had some of my own!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen February 21, 2014 at 2:29 am

    You are too hard on yourself! Your pictures are gorgeous. I’ve never had a vegan cookie, but these look super wonderful :)

  • Reply Katherines Corner February 21, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Oh my goodness these are divine!!!! I hope you will share this yumminess at my blog hop. Hugs

  • Reply Julia | JuliasAlbum.com February 21, 2014 at 7:06 am

    These cookies look so delicious! I wish I had one now as I am watching the Olympics! Love the flour blend and the thickness of these cookies – YUM!

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness February 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    LOVE these girl! I have never had a vegan cookie but I love trying new stuff. I totally lol’d at “rustic cookies!”
    P.s I ADORE the new look…i have no idea when it happened as I have been a little MIA lately (needed a break) but it rocks!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens February 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    You are so stinkin’ cute … and hilarious! Cookies in prison?!?!? No – probably not! These look phenomenal, though! And I like the pics – homey and rustic and inviting and YUM!!!! ‘Nuff said, my friend! Happy weekend! πŸ˜€

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com February 21, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Oooh – wow – I wish I could dip these cookies into my cup of coffee right now! They look amazing! You have been on a cookie roll – cannot wait to see whats next!
    Gorgeous photos, Consuelo!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner February 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I’m not vegan but I will happily eat these yummy looking chocolate chip cookies!

  • Reply Gloria Phillips February 22, 2014 at 2:58 am

    I’m with Tina, too. I’d definitely eat a few (and more!) of these right away!
    I am totally in love with your pictures. But, I know exactly what you mean. I just wish it’d the pics would come out straight from the image in our brain…. then they’d be beyond perfect! So, I have to continue to tell myself, as well, practice makes perfect. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession February 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    You need to give yourself A LOT MORE CREDIT!!!!! Your photographs are some of the most drool worthy ones!!!!!! And I loveeeeeee the backdrop of woody things and colors! Like the wood and the burlap and of course the tea and the tea cup! ^_^ It just —like you said! Makes it look sooooo rustic!!!! If you need any help with your blog work, I’ll just be an email away! :* All the best with your exams!!!

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl February 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Mmmm I really like the texture of these cookies, they look sort of crumbly yet crisp. And once again, you don’t realise how great your photography is! I appreciate that you want to improve though, I’m the same. Still, your photos *always* look gorgeous so don’t put them down :-)

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