Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft, decadent chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chips. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free.

You’ll faint, you’ll stare, you’ll gawk, and you’ll simply stand there starry-eyed. YES. All of these things have been known to happen when enjoying these out-of-this-world AMAZING vegan double chocolate chip cookies.

By now, you might know that I’m a chocolate cup connoisseur, but have you heard from my mama and others of high import that I am a COOKIE FANATIC? Okay, sorry for screaming at you on a Monday. But GUYS!!! You will simply love this recipe. What more can I say?

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft, decadent chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chips. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

Oh yeah, plenty. But only because I like to keep my fingers in tip-top shape for baking by, you know, typing a lot. Ahem.

Remember when I told you Erik and I were thinking about holiday recipes while jogging? Well, it turns out that thinking up dessert ideas while running isn’t just good motivation to run faster, but it’s also good for the ol’ sweet tooth!

While we were running, I told Erik to just give it to me straight-up. I asked him, “What are your favorite Christmas cookies? What do you really really love to eat during the holidays?” And even though I’ve known him for almost 8 years, I was still surprised and pleased to hear about all the holiday treats he loved growing up.

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft, decadent chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chips. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

There were: double chocolate pecan brownies, mint chocolate brownies, peanut butter cups and chocolate frosted rice crispy treats. His list went on and on, making us both hungrier and hungrier. But I won’t spoil the surprise of other treats he asked for. You’ll see shortly. 😉 The good tasty news is that I already got to crackin’ on that list and some are already posted on this here blog! Woohooo!!!

But the one thing he really, really wanted, above all else, was double chocolate chip cookies. Like, that’s no big deal, right? Wrong, so wrong… You see, I do not take cookies lightly. Cookies are a big deal in this house. We don’t want to anger the cookie gods—alright there’s only one, and he’s named The Cookie Monster.

Like, what if we angered him and he, I dunno… came and ate us???


J/k. Cookie Monster isn’t that scary. Ahem.

Just, you know, walk lightly when you’re around those crazy eyes. 😉 But the thing is, double chocolate chip cookies, heck chocolate chip cookies, are no joke! Make that vegan double chocolate chip cookies. <–An even less humorous non-joke. I have yet to release even my official vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Yes, I’m taking this as seriously as a musical artist would an official tour or ultimate album or something. It’s just that I wanted to make sure these cookies are as good as I can humanly make them.

Guess what? These are IT. On the first day of baking, they’re chewy and a tad crispy. By day two, they’re so soft and delicious. They’re bursting with so much chocolate awesomeness that you’ll seriously want to hug me, the scary Cookie Monster and everyone around you once you take a bite. Just… don’t look CM in the eye. M’kay? 😉

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft, decadent chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chips. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

15 minutes after slapping Erik’s hand away from a fresh-from-the-oven batch, I let him have a bite (or seven). His eyes grew round and big, like he was a Pixar character, he chewed, then chewed, and then paused, uncharacteristically not saying a thing. Then, he said, “OH WOW.” Grabbed another cookie, then mouthful of crumbs (à la Cookie Monster, of course) and said, “OH WOW WOWOWOWOW.”

“Want. More. COOKIES!!!!”

Yep, these cookies rendered him full-sentence-less. And, they kinda turned him into a Cookie Monster. Blue fur and everything. That, my friends, is the power of these cookies. You’ll see. 😉 Okay, you won’t see blue fur, thank goodness. But you will most likely be eating cookies like it’s your job.

Bonus, like crazy-amazing-happy-fireworks-spectacular bonus, this vegan double chocolate chip cookies recipe has only ¼ cup coconut sugar and ¼ cup maple syrup in it. That’s for roughly 23 cookies. DUDE. And you wouldn’t guess that at all when you’re enjoying one (or three).

And just in case you’re actually in more of a single chocolate (and not double chocolate) mood, you’ve got to try my friend Lindsay’s The best vegan chocolate chip cookies (Paleo) on her fabulous blog, Cotter Crunch. Just… YUM! While you’re at it, check out this Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookie Dip!! How good does it sound? I’d love to hear what kind of vegan + gluten-free substitutes you’d use to make this scrumptious recipe V+GF. 🙂 Lastly, I’m totally drooling over the looks of these Paleo Coconut Oil Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies by Perchance to Cook. Just sub the egg for a flax egg to make it vegan. 🙂

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft, decadent chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chips. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

While I’m regaling you with all of these cookies awesome points (huh?), I might as well shower you with some amazing bullet points. Ready? Okay! 😉 These Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are:

  • made in just two bowls
  • a Chocolate Lover’s dream come true
  • vegan, gluten free, dairy free
  • soft, indulgent and decadent
  • made with simple ingredients
  • bursting with chocolate
  • perfect for the holidays
  • plant-based and allergy-friendly
  • so gonna appease the crazy Cookie Monster
  • and you

So whaddya say? Want to join my family and me in making a double batch (so no one has to fight)? 😉 I hope these cookies make it to your holiday parties and, well, belly. Because that’s where they’re meant to be. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think.

Tell me, what’s your favorite holiday cookie of all time?

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤

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Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft, decadent chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chips. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.



Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups gluten free oat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water, whisked together, set for 10 minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Add-in Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • For topping: 2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside for later.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients: coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax eggs, and vanilla. Whisk until the mixture is thoroughly combined and resembles caramel.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Whisk until you get a sticky and thoroughly combined ball of soft dough. The last few stirs will be a bit tough. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Cover the bowl and let sit for 10-15 minutes at room temperature—this allows the dry mixture to absorb the wet mixture and become more cohesive.*
  6. Using a cookie scoop, scoop about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a fork, flatten cookies into a round disc of desired thickness—they won’t spread much during baking. Press chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies.
  7. Bake for 8-14 minutes. Mine took 10 minutes. Using a flat, heatproof spatula, carefully lift cookies off the baking sheet and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.


– *You can skip this step, but the dough may be too sticky to flatten with a fork. Also, the cookies are less likely to have that great texture on top.
– Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
– More cookie recipes (all V+GF): peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal, trail mix, and pumpkin chocolate chip (paleo).
– More chocolate recipes: double chocolate pecan brownies, paleo almond joy, and chocolate PB rice crispy treats.

  • Category: Cookies, Dessert, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.

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Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft, decadent chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chips. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |
Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for soft, decadent chocolate cookies packed with chocolate chips. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

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  1. hi, do you know if this would work with an equal amount of gluten-free flour subbed for the oat flour? (I have the Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all-purpose flour that does not have xanthan gum, and not sure if I really need to buy xanthan)

    1. Hi there! I haven’t tried it myself, but I’ve had other readers use GF all purpose blends with good results. Let me know how it goes! 🙂

  2. I made these and I am SO glad I did. I am guilty of randomly searching for healthy recipe alternatives whenever I get a craving for something I do not know how to make. Yes, I typed in “GF and Vegan double chocolate chip cookies”☺️. Your pictures sold me, but also the ingredients- they are clean and most importantly, they are already in my kitchen! Haha. This recipe is easy to follow and yields fantastic results-soft, chewy and flavorful guilt-free cookies. THANK YOU! I am remaking them tonight and will continue to refer to your website for healthy recipes.

    1. Hi Toni! Thank you so much for your amazing comment. ❤️ It just made my entire week! 🙂 I feel really passionate about creating seriously delicious + decadent treats with clean ingredients. Just ‘cuz you’re eating clean doesn’t mean you should be deprived, right? 😉 I’m so happy that you enjoyed these! I can’t wait to see what you try next! Big hugs. xo

  3. Happy birthday my friend! Hope you’re celebrating with the ones you love and munching on these amazing double chocolate cookies! I’d love to be your neighbor so you can hand me some of your delicious creations, this one in particular, ’cause they are my absolute favorite! Pinning! <3

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Nicoletta! 🙂 I’ve had some wonderful celebrations with my family in Boston. This weekend, Erik’s taking me shopping. Woohoo! I wish you were my neighbor too, so we could swap recipes and have great big dinner parties! Cheers to you and Loreto! <3

  4. Oh wow, these look so incredibly lovely. Seriously, not very many cookies make their way through our house. I LOOOOOVE that these include coconut sugar and I’m not substituting. Definitely will be making these-thanks for sharing! <3

    1. Thank you so much, Savannah. 🙂 I hope these cookies make it through to your home soon. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you think! 🙂

    1. They’re SO good, Karen! I love oat flour because it absorbs flavors so well, you wouldn’t even know it was there! 🙂 Hope you get to try and you absolutely love it. 🙂

  5. Ummmm, fellow cookie fanatics UNITE! 😀 I think it’s safe to say that you’re a genius when it comes to vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Specifically, cookies….and brownies…and um, everything else. 😉 If I ever come to Maine I’m coming over to eat everything you make!! 🙂

    1. I’m SO high-fiving you right now, Marina! 😉 Aw… you’re totally making me blush.. . Come on over, I have PLENTY to go around! Haha. Between testing, making extra batches for shoots, and so on, there’s more than enough! 😉

  6. I’m always up for more cookies!! I love them just as much as you do! These look SO chocolatey and delicious, I can’t believe they’re gluten free AND vegan. Gotta get my hands on one of these!

    1. Yeah!! That’s what I love to hear! 🙂 Come on over, I’ll make ya a nice, fresh batch. 🙂 Thanks Rachel!

  7. Well, of COURSE you made these the absolute best double chocolate chip cookies that are humanly possible. You’re freaking Demeter. 😉 These beauties sound amazing and big props to you for them each only having a teaspoon of sugar! Whoop whoop! Pinning of course (while keeping my eyes WIDE open for that big, blue monster…)! Bog hogs!

    1. Aw… thanks Steph! Stop it, you’re gonna make me blush! But really, go on… Haha. Keep your eyes WIDE open, and your mouth too! I can shoot a couple cookies straight into ’em! 😉 Bog hogs my friend! xo

    1. Allow me to hand you a super absorbent napkin and two dozen cookies! 😉 Thanks so much, Bobbi! 🙂

  8. You’re definitely the chocolate cup, cookie and all ’round dessert connoisseur!! No doubt about it, girl! These look SO good and double chocolate? Double the deliciousness I say 😉 Baker’s dozen please 🙂 Pinned, of course! Happy Monday, my friend!

    1. Oh yeah!!! I’m totally planning on adding more c’s to the party. Lolol. Thanks so much, D! You’re always so sweet! Baker’s dozen, comin’ right up for ya! Happy Monday, my friend! xoxo

  9. I can’t believe you are holding out on us on your OFFICIAL vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. But this double chocolate chip single will keep me happily cookie grooving for a long, long while I think! Double chocolate, single chocolate–if its a cookie imma eat it. The thought of a warm plate of these waiting at the end would make me run at lightning speed! As if the cookie monster was actually chasing me, trying to get to them all first. But naturally I would beat him, because all that blue fur is not conducive to speedy aerodynamic running. One person/monster/being I could actually beat at a race. Oh boy I am way off topic… Naturally and lightly sweetened, made with oats–it’s practically like giving friends and family the gift of health at the holiday cookie party! Because there is going to be a party right? I though so!. And it’s going to be AMAZING❤️❤️

    1. Haha. I knew you’d catch that! I have to make sure it’s as perfect as possible. You know how I get! Lol. You better run fast, CM does not joke about these things! Haha. True true… blue fur would just heat up too quickly, plus he wouldn’t even be able to wear the best running shoes due to his irregularly-shaped feet. Wait a minute, what were we talking about? 😉 There is SO gonna be a party! Thanks Nat! <3

  10. All hail the chocolate queen… but you actually baked today! lol. WAHOO indeed! 😉 But waaaaait wait wait. “By day TWO”? These chocolaty bad boys actually lasted more than .4567 seconds in your house?!? Props to self restraint! These look fabulous, Demeter!! I mean, how could they not be fab, we are talking DOUBLE chocolate chip here! Boy would go buck wild over these! His birthday is coming up, so I’m thinking a BUNCH of chocolate goodies from your blog are in order. DEFINITELY including these cookies! Pinned of course! Cheers, mah bestie! xoxoxoxoxoxo

    1. Haha. I sometimes like to bake… Lolol. Good news is that I made 4 batches already, so there were one or two left over… Bahaha. Thanks so much my dear! Happy early birthday to Boy. 🙂 Cheers back to you my bestie! <3

  11. You are definitely a chocolate cup and cookie fanatic! LOVE IT! And I would also love a gigantic pile of these cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner today. I love the double chocolate in here. Only the best way to make a cookie! Gorgeous pictures too. Pinned, of course! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    1. Haha. There could be worse things… Lolol. I’ve got to add another “c” into the mix. Maybe cake? 😉 Sending you a great big, GIGANTIC pile of cookies over for every meal of the day, G! Thanks for pinning! Wishing you an awesome week too! xo

    1. Yeah!!! We have that in common. 🙂 Baking, eating, we’ll take ’em anyway we can get ’em. 😉 Two batches, comin’ right up, Marsha. Thank you, my friend. xo

  12. Demeter I stood here (on the other side of my computer screen – darn computer screen) and starred, then gawked and then faint at the deliciousness of these beauts! I love me a healthier cookie come Christmas and cookies that are not only sinfully scrumptious but are crispy one day and soft the next are my kinda cookies! Now I “Want. More. COOKIES!!!!” And would not think twice of fighting CM for a batch of these! 🙂
    Happy Monday sweet friend – looking forward to all the Christmas treats that will come out of your kitchen this season!

    1. Haha. Darn computer screens for ALWAYS getting in the way! Lol. I’m so glad you followed the proper cookie-gawking procedure. 😉 Come on over for a nice, big batch, Shashi! Happy Monday my dear! Here’s to an awesome season FULL of delicious treats! xo