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
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix butter, sugars, and vanilla together with an electric mixer until creamy.
Blend in flax egg until well incorporated.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, soda, salt, and cornstarch.
Slowly blend the sifted ingredients into the batter until well incorporated.
Mix in chocolate chips and nuts. (*Nuts are optional.)
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.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes. *Don't over bake - the more you bake, the less chewy they will be.
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.