Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Nuts

Yield : 18-24 cookies

Prep Time: 20-30 minutes

This chewy chocolate chip cookie with nuts recipe is my go-to when we're in the mood for a classic comforting treat. It's so easy to make your favorite recipes vegan these days, it's almost worth asking, "Why WOULDN'T you go plant-based?"

When testing recipes, I always make enough to share with our neighbors. I always like to spread the joy and get the calories OUT OF THE HOUSE as soon as possible. HA!

These cookies get 5-star reviews. One note: test the vegan chocolate chips as some are more bitter than others. I like how the dark chocolate balances out the other ingredients but everyone has their own preference. Just know what you're putting into your recipe is the point I'm making here. I personally believe that every encounter with a cookie should be an enjoyable one.

Last Note: you can leave the nuts out. It's up to you. The cookie is good either way.


Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Nuts


  • 1/2 cup, vegan butter

  • 1 cup, brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup, sugar

  • 1 flaxseed egg (1 TBSP flax meal + 2.5 TBSP warm water get recipe)

  • 3 tsps., vanilla extract

  • 1.5 cups, AP flour

  • 2 tsps., cornstarch

  • 1 tsp, baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp, salt

  • 1.5 cups, vegan chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup, chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.

  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix butter, sugars, and vanilla together with an electric mixer until creamy.

  4. Blend in flax egg until well incorporated.

  5. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, soda, salt, and cornstarch.

  6. Slowly blend the sifted ingredients into the batter until well incorporated.

  7. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts. (*Nuts are optional.)

  8. Use a spoon to scoop small balls, approximately 1.5"- 2" in diameter and place on parchment paper lined baking tray, about 2" apart from each other.

  9. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. *Don't over bake - the more you bake, the less chewy they will be.

  10. Cool on wrack for about 5 minutes before serving.

Jesse Brune-Horan is a professional vegan chef and founder of the fed collective. He offers wellness coaching online and vegan catering in Southern California.

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