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This recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies is my go-to cookie recipe! My taste testers had no idea these cookies were gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free! This is one of my most popular recipes. These cookies can easily be made vegan.

25+ Vegan Cookie Recipes, plus The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These are the BEST Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies ever, and they’re so simple to make! Plus, 25+ Vegan Cookie Recipes to bake up ASAP! From mocha chocolate chip to soft-baked pumpkin cookies, there are vegan cookies for every season that everyone will love.


  • ½ cup (100grefined coconut oilsoftened, similar in texture to softened butter, use refined coconut oil if you want no coconut flavor
  • ⅔ cup (96gcoconut sugar
  • 1 flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon flax meal + 2.5 tablespoons water and let gel for 10 minutes before using
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2¼ cups (220gblanched almond flour
  • 1 cup (6 ounceschopped dark chocolatesee Notes
  • Flaky sea saltto sprinkle on top, optional


  1. Mix together the coconut oil and coconut sugar until smooth. Add the egg or flax egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  2. Add the almond flour, salt, and baking soda to the wet ingredients. Mix until well incorporated. Fold in the chopped chocolate.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour (or up to 48 hours). You don’t NEED to refrigerate the dough if you don’t have time, but it’s recommended for the best flavor and texture.
  4. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Use a cookie scoop (using this size will give you 12 cookies, using this smaller size will give you about 20) to form cookies and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet; press down slightly. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired. Bake for about 10 or until just beginning to turn golden brown around the edges.
  5. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

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