double chocolate cookies

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Put simply, these double chocolate cookies are AMAZING! They’re chewy, chocolatey (duh), and I honestly think baking vegan treats turn out a lot better then “regular” baked goods. Although they’re scrumptious on their own, I recommend dunking them in a tall glass of almond milk! You can use store bought if desired, but why not take a stab at your own using my recipe? Your friends will be blown away by your savvy vegan kitchen skills.

If your sweet tooth isn’t satisfied by these cookies, I’ve got you covered. Why not make a day out of it and bake some s’more cookies, cookies n’ cream cupcakes, or white chocolate cranberry cookie bars!

vegan double chocolate cookies
vegan double chocolate cookies_hot for food
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double chocolate cookies

You won’t be able to stop yourself from eating the whole batch of these vegan double chocolate cookies!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies, dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 2 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C unsweetened dutch process cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C vegan butter
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsulfured molasses
  • 1/4 C nondairy milk
  • 1 C vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl cream the vegan butter with a hand mixer until smooth and fluffy. Alternatively you can do this in a stand mixer. 

  4. Then add sugar, vanilla, and molasses and beat until fluffy for 1 to 2 minutes. 

  5. Gradually add in the nondairy milk while mixing and continue beating until well combined. Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well using a wooden spoon or spatula. Before it’s totally combined, stir in chocolate chips. If using a stand mixer, gradually add in the dry ingredient mix and chocolate chips to the bowl while beating on low and continue until well combined. 

  6. Use 2 heaping tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie and roll it into a ball, then flatten the cookie slightly with your hand onto parchment lined baking sheets. Pressing them just a tad will help them spread a bit while baking and make a better looking cookie. They need space between them for spreading while baking!

  7. Bake for 10 minutes one sheet at a time on the middle rack. 

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47 thoughts on “double chocolate cookies”

  1. Wow, I have subscribed to your YouTube and loved what I saw. I was craving cookies and 5 months ago became vegan and have just this month promised myself I would make all my sweets myself, so I needed a recipe. Found this one and was surprised I had enough of the ingredients to make them. Substituted 1/4c brown sugar for the molasses (and only 1c for sugar, not the 1 1/4c asked) and turned out wonderful! Could not ask for a fluffier, moist, perfect cookie. Thank you Hot For Food!

    1. I think it will work, although I haven’t ever subbed that, but I’m guessing it should be fine since they’re similar

  2. These are absolutely amazing!! I made them with vegan butter and missed out the molasses and added in another tbsp of milk as it wasn’t quite wet enough without the molasses. So so so good. Easily the best cookies I’ve ever made.

  3. I just made these and I can’t stop eating them. I did not have milk so I used coffee. These are the best vegan cookies I have made and I have made a lot! Thank you so much! The molasses really makes these cookies pop!

  4. Hi Lauren, I’m from France and we don’t use cup, tbsp or tsp for measurement. How do you measure 1 cup of butter? Do you fill the entire cup (pushing it downward so there’s no empty space left)?
    I did try your recipe with coconut flour but it didn’t work, it was to crumbly/sand-like so I couldn’t roll it into a ball + flatten it… I don’t know where I went wrong (probably the coconut flour) and I didn’t dare to had some butter to make it more smooth, but I will try again tomorrow (following exactly your recipe, no more testing :p) !!

    1. that is how you would measure the butter IF you have an american measuring cup. Unless you can find it in stick form which often has a measurement on it. 8 oz is one cup! Also coconut flour is the prob as there is no gluten in it and therefore no binder. I find coconut flour problematic to bake with as a 1 to 1 sub! I would use regular flour if you aren’t gluten free

  5. Wow these are so good! I just devoured like 6 at one time. Super chocolatey! I added walnuts and froze a bunch of batter to make fresh cookies later. Hot for Food is LIFE. Thanks for teaching me how to cook forreal

  6. These cookies are amazing! I love them!

    My cookies spread out a decent amount, more than I thought they would. Do you think it’s because I over-mixed them?

  7. Lauren you are truly ABOVE THE LAW girl. These cookies are killer and good enough to sell!! I have made them for friends and coworkers and they’ve been asking for them non-stop! Thank you for making vegan food fun.

  8. Just finished making these…oh my word, they’re DELICIOUS!! Must admit I was inspired by Julien Solomita’s video 🙂 Lauren I love your recipes as much as they do!!

  9. Hi! I’m not sure if it says this anywhere but I couldn’t find it in the recipe. Do you know how many calories these cookies are?

    The recipe looks delicious, and I cant wait to eat them!!

    1. you’re right. It was a mistake from migrating the blog to WP. It’s 2 heaping tablespoons for a regular/medium sized cookie, but you could use a scant 1/4 cup to make larger cookies! Bake time will vary depending on size

  10. My sister and I made these cookies last night, and they’re SO awesome, my dad didn’t even know they were vegan. Best cookies I’ve ever had! However, I was wondering if anyone has a good sugar replacement, my sister is watching her sugar intake and was considering using applesauce or maple syrup, but I just really didn’t want to mess up this perfect recipe. Thanks!

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