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The best crinkly, and oh so gluten free, Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies that will fool just about everyone. Made with special secret ingredients, real maple syrup, vanilla, gluten free flour, and double the chocolate chips and/or chunks. These cookies are rich in flavor and soon to become everyone’s favorite. They’re perfect for any and all occasions from school lunches to upcoming game days. Every bite is soft and chewy in the center…with just the right amount of melty chocolate. So DELICIOUS!

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After countless request and many attempts, I’m finally sharing my favorite gluten free and vegan chocolate chip cookies! So many of you have asked for these, so here they are!

And while they’re not my mom’s chocolate chip cookies that I grew up eating, they are so delicious in their own special way. Everything you’d ever want out of a really good chocolate chip cookie.

Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies | halfbakedharvest.com

The Inspiration

First and foremost, it was you guys. I’ve had so many requests for really good gluten free and vegan chocolate chip cookies. For a while I feared making these. But then I found myself very, very curious about creating a cookie using aquafaba, the liquid from a can of chickpeas.

I was a little weirded out at first, but more curious than anything. So I started experimenting a bit and discovered the magic of aquafaba.

When used in baking, it can replace eggs. And while it’s not a direct substitute, it works so well! And you guys, I promise you, just like you don’t taste the eggs in your cookies, you will not taste the aquafaba either.

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The Details

These are really easy and the only key thing you have to do is whip the aquafaba until it turns white. Just like whipped eggs whites. It only takes a minute though, so it’s not a big deal!

When the aquafaba is whipped, add in all of the wet ingredients. I used maple and brown sugar to sweeten these, and then added lots of vanilla for really good flavor. Plus a splash of nut milk that will help to keep them from drying out.

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On to the dry ingredients. Since I’ve gotten a lot of requests for gluten free cookies, I also made these gluten free. I like to use Bob’s Red Mill Gulten Free 1 to1 Baking Flour, it works so well!

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Then just some baking soda and salt…that’s it!

Stir in the chocolate chips and/or chocolate chunks. Now let the dough hang out for a few minutes to stiffen up. Then roll the dough into nice big cookie dough balls. I found that making these cookies on the bigger side gave better results, so giant cookies it is!

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Bake them up and just minutes later you’ll have the sweetest, soft, and chewy vegan cookies.  Simple as that.

Basically, they’re everything you could want out of a cookie, just vegan and gluten free…so everyone can enjoy them! Perfect for back to school!

Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other vegan dessert recipes? Here are a few ideas:

Homemade Vegan Snickers

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Fudge Pops

Homemade Vegan Twix Bars

Lastly, if you make these Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 270 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whisk the aquafaba until it turns white (like whipped eggs whites), about 1-2 minutes. Add the coconut oil, maple, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla and mix to combine. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
    3. Chill the dough 10-15 minutes, then roll the dough into 2-3 tablespoon size balls (I made giant cookies). Place 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball down into a disk using the palm of your hand.
    4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 7 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and tap the baking sheet on the counter 2 times to flatten them down. Return to the oven and bake another 4-5 minutes or until the cookies begin to set on the edges, but still doughy in the center. Remove from the oven and tap the baking sheet on the counter 1-2 times to flatten them down again. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. They will continue to cook slightly as they sit on the baking sheet.
    5. Eat warm (highly recommend) or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 
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  1. 4 stars
    These were great! My son recently dropped eggs and white sugar from his mostly vegetarian diet. He was sad to lose most baked goods, so we set out to find some recipes. This was our first attempt and a total winner. (I did use coconut brown sugar – in place of regular).

    1. Hey there,
      Amazing!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  2. I recently went gluten free and have been craving cookies. I have everything in this ingredient list except Aquafaba. I don’t need it vegan so I’m wondering how much egg I can use in it?

    1. Hi Mae,
      So sorry, I have no idea if adding oats would work. If you want to test it out, I would use 1 3/4 cups flour and 3/4 cups oats mix in with the flour. I hope this helps! Let me know if you give the recipe a try! xx

  3. 5 stars
    I have made these delish cookies twice now using King Arthur 1-1 gluten free flour. They’re remarkable to vegans and non-vegans alike! I add a sprinkle of Maldon salt on mine during the mid-bake pan-banging. Today I didn’t have nut milk and they still came out stellar.

    1. Hey Bridget,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Have the best weekend! xxT

  4. Hi Tieghan, I made your cookies again (I’m obsessed with them). However, this time I purchased the coconut oil (I used vegetable oil last time) However my cookies still turned out “cakey”…. Counter banging and all….although very delicious. I think the problem is the chickpea liquid. I used the required amount (1/4 Cup) but it doesn’t whip up like your picture. What am I doing wrong??? Still don’t look like your cookies. I’m a bit heartbroken.

    1. Hey Adriana,
      So sorry to hear this! I am wondering if you need to whip the aquafaba longer? Is there anything else you are adjusting? Let me know! xTieghan

      1. Hi Tieghan, Thanks for your reply. I tried that as well by using the whisk attachment on my kitchen aid. Should I use more chickpea water? I am going to try this recipe one last time! I’m obsessed with it.

  5. 5 stars
    These were delicious! My kid is allergic to egg and sunflower (sunflower is a common ingredient in vegan butter) so I often look for egg-free, but not necessarily vegan cookies. Although we do make vegan cookies a lot! I don’t love the coconut oil that we have on-hand, so I made these with melted butter (same amount, 1/2 c.) and it worked great! The batter was much thinner than I’m used to–maybe because of the melted butter, but I wanted to keep the consistency as close to your recipe as possible–so I chilled them for a little longer, maybe 30 minutes. They were still pretty goopy and I was worried they would completely flatten out, but they were great! A little more cake-y than usual but really delicious.

    1. We have a sunflower allergy here too!!!! Impossible to navigate in a world that doesn’t specify using it!! Any tips you have would be welcomed!

  6. I just made these cookies not because I am vegan but because they look delicious and I wanted to see how they’d turn out with acquafaba which I have never used. They turned out tasty but sadly they don’t look like yours! The only thing I didn’t have on hand was coconut oil, so I used vegetable oil instead. Could that have changed the texture of my cookies which are “cakier”???? Also, how do you roll them out into a balls when the batter is super sticky? I may have not refrigerated them enough, so I used an ice cream scoop instead.

    1. Hi Adriana,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try. Seems like you needed to chill them a little longer to roll into balls. For a flatter cookie try banging them on the counter next time. xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        Hi! Making these tonight 🙂 so excited! Does the Aquafaba have to be at room temp? I placed my liquid in the fridge the other day and not sure if they will whip up cold.

        1. Hey Juli,
          I would bring it back to room temp for best results. Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Sharon,
      Sorry, did you give the recipe a try? All of the ingredients here are vegan. Please let me know if you have any other questions. xTieghan