How do you make vegan cookies from scratch?

Being vegan or going on a plant-based diet does not mean that you have to say goodbye to all the tasty treats and baked goodies like cookies! In fact, yes, vegan cookies do exist! And aside from it basically tastes the same as your usual cookies, vegan cookies actually have notable health benefits. Since cholesterol is found only in animal products, vegan food means cholesterol-free eating! Moreover, a vegan’s intake of saturated fat is generally low which avoids the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other health risks. 

And I know what you are thinking, cookies won’t be complete without chocolate chips! But are chocolate chips vegan? To answer this question, yes, chocolate itself is vegan. While milk is sometimes added, there are still (a lot) of chocolate brands out there who sell vegan chocolate chips and chocolate bars.

Now that that’s all settled, instead of going out to search for some vegan cookies, why not make your own? Nothing beats a warm homemade cookie, anyway! 

Ingredients

1 cup white or oat flour

½ tsp baking soda

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup brown or coconut sugar

¼ tsp salt

2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp vegan milk

⅓ cup chocolate chips 

¼ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and once mixed, stir in the wet ingredients to form a dough. Keep stirring until a cookie-dough texture is achieved. If needed, add 1-2 tbsp extra milk.

Once cookie-dough is achieved, form into one big ball then refrigerate for at least 2 hours or freeze until the dough is cold. 

Once chilled, preheat oven to 325 F. Mold some dough balls and place them on a greased baking tray leaving enough room between cookies. 

Bake 11 minutes on the center rack and let cool on the baking tray for about 10 minutes and wait for them to firm up. Serve.

Baked cookies can last for 2-3 days.

Vegan oatmeal cookie recipe

If you are an oatmeal fanatic, then it is good to know that you can actually make cookies out of them! And what’s more is that they are really delicious! You really only need a few ingredients and some simple steps to follow:

Ingredients

1 ½ cup rolled oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup dried coconut

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon 

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup vegan butter

1 tbsp soy milk

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Add the rolled oats, flour, coconut, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to a mixing bowl and stir together. 

Cream the vegan butter and brown sugar together then add syrup and vanilla.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the mixture turns crumbly.

Add soy milk and mix. 

Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined baking tray. 

Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges are firm and the top is lightly brown. 

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. 

Serve.

Healthy vegan cookies

Cookie lovers don’t have to fret once they go vegan or commit to a plant-based diet! Here are some delicious healthy vegan cookies you can try at home.

 

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14. Vegan Keto Pumpkin Cookies

Thanksgiving is just round the corner and making something sweet yet low-carb was on my list from a long time. Cookies and milk is my favorite combo in winter time. And hence, these vegan Keto pumpkin cookies to accompany a glass of my favorite homemade nuts and seeds milk.

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13. Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Super soft vegan peanut butter cookies recipe! This easy 1 bowl recipe makes 18 cookies, each at 150 calories, making them a guilt free dessert! Cookies are ready in 12 minutes! Gluten free option available.

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12. Chinese Almond Cookies | Vegan Almond Cookies

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11. Vegan No Bake Cookies (Aka Eskimo Cookies)

One of my favorite family cookies we made around the holidays, made vegan and gluten free: Chocolate No Bake Cookies! These are a favorite around our house and so addicting

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10.  Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Vegan)

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9. Snowball Cookies (Gluten Free, Easy, Vegan)

This Snowball Cookie recipe is a no bake cookie that’s easily made in one bowl. These coconutty, nutty cookies are the perfect addition to the holidays. Especially since there is minimal prep time involved & only 5 ingredients. Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, Easy.

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8. Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

These Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies are a perfect treat; they’re grain-free with only 5 ingredients, and can be made in 15 minutes!

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7. Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

These Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips are gluten free, vegan, and are low in added sugars.

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6. No-Bake Gingerbread Date Balls

Gingerbread Date Balls are easy little no-bake treats that take just minutes to make … and will disappear even faster! Filled with yummy, holiday gingerbread flavor, they’re indulgent enough to nibble for dessert or add to festive cookie trays, yet nutritious enough for snacking, too.

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5. Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

Only ten ingredients in these vegan pumpkin cookies – soft, chewy, and packed with spices, these Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are quick to bake, and oh-so-delicious! You are going to love this gluten-free pumpkin cookie recipe.

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4. Vegan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Soft and chewy Vegan Oatmeal breakfast Cookies are a hit with the kids! The perfect healthy snack for the lunchbox, or as an on-the-go breakfast!A healthy and easy way to get your oatmeal fix breakfast cookies with Dates and Walnuts.

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3. Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies

These vegan snickerdoodle cookies are soft, chewy, thick and packed with cinnamon flavor!

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2. Vegan Shortbread Cookies

These vegan shortbread cookies are the perfect light and chewy treat. Who doesn’t love soft, freshly baked shortbread cookies? With added of flavors of orange and cranberry to the already butter-sweet vanilla base, these cookies are as good as it gets!

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1. 3-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies (Healthy, Vegan, GF) 

These Healthy 3-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies are filled with delicious dark chocolate chips, peanut butter, and rolled oats for a very filling snack! These guilt-free cookies are also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, flourless, vegetarian, and kid-friendly!

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