These whole wheat chocolate chip cookies are simple to make. Some claim they are the most wonderful vegan chocolate chip cookies ever! They bake thick and chewy on the inside, while being golden and crisp on the edges. This recipe is lower in sugar than most cookies, and the whole wheat flour adds more fiber and protein to this delicious vegan cookie recipe.
To start making these cookies, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and get your sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Grab your bowl, measuring spoons and cups, ingredients, and your wooden spoon or stiff spatula.
By taking the steps to get all the ingredients and equipment in one place, you will be set up for a smoother cooking flow. In the restaurant biz, we would call this “mise en place”, a French term for “everything in its place”. We like to use this practice even cooking at home. Not only does this set yourself up for an easier recipe to make. It makes cleaning easier when you have all the ingredients in one spot. Once you’re finished measuring each ingredient, put them away as you finish.
Begin the recipe by creaming together the coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. Make sure the sugar is well incorporated.
Next, add the flax eggs and the coconut milk, continue to still until fully incorporated.
After the wet ingredients are mixed together smoothly, add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until the dough forms together. The dough will be super thick!
Finally, fold in the chocolate chips to the dough. Mix until the chocolate is evenly distributed throughout the dough. The vegan cookie dough recipe is now ready for baking. Or eating if you desire, hehe.
How to Bake
Start by scooping 2-3 Tbsp sized scoops onto the cookie trays. Allow an inch or 2 between the cookies for even baking. Once all the cookie dough is scooped, press the mounds gently with the hands so that the cookies are a bit more flat.
These cookies are thick and do not flatten, so make sure not to skip this step, as you will end up with something more like dough balls instead of a traditional cookie. Place the cookies directly on the center rack in the oven.
Please note that these cookies can become very hard if you over bake them! It is always better to have a super soft cookie instead of a hard cookie if you ask us! We bake these cookies for 9 minutes and that seems to be the perfect time for us!
After cooling for 5+ minutes on the sheet tray, transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for an additional 10 minutes. The cookies come out slightly soft, and stay that way for a couple days.
How to Store
When storing the leftover whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, it is important to store them in an airtight container. This is assuming that you have any leftovers! These cookies will stay fresh for about two days. After that the cookies begin to lose their moisture and become more firm. Which is still nice, but you will want them with a glass of milk.
You can make any modifications to these you like. Use walnuts, pecans, or almonds. Substitute white chocolate for dark, add macadamia nuts and you have an awesome vegan white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie. The possibilities are endless!