May 14, 2013

The BEST Vegan Carob Chip Cookies

I have a friend who is allergic to chocolate (poor guy), and so I googled "best vegan chocolate chip cookies," intending on making him a carob version.  Low and behold... this recipe popped up with that exact title, with the word "BEST" capitalized for emphasis.  Who could resist that?  

I am usually dubious of such a bold proclamation made on the internet, but always eager to actually make THE BEST anything, especially if it's as easy as following a simple recipe found in 3 seconds online!
Well, I must say- these did not disappoint.  They had a nice balance of crunchy and chewy, and that blissfully addictive sensation that only THE BEST Carob (or Chocolate) Chip Cookies could invoke.  The second time I made them, I made the mistake of halving the coconut oil, but they turned out even better.  So, I altered the recipe here- let me know if you get a different result...  And good luck keeping these in the house!

Makes @ 15-18 good sized cookies (I usually double this recipe)

1/4 C. coconut oil
1 C. loosely packed brown sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1/4 C. soy milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 C. all purpose flour (I used all purpose spelt flour)
1 C. carob chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Whisk together the coconut oil and brown sugar. Mix in vanilla extract.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: salt, baking powder & soda, and flour.  Add in about 1 cup of the dry ingredients to incorporate into the sugar oil mixture.  Add in the soy milk.  Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix in the chocolate chips.
The dough will be very stiff.  Roll into golf ball sized balls with your hands, pressing the dough together.  Important:  Only flatten these slightly (the dough will spread out quite a bit in the oven).  Space each cookie @ 2" apart.  Bake for @ 10 minutes.  


  1. I am such a sucker for cookies...I copied the looks too yummy...Millie

  2. Sounds great. I love the challenge of making food for people with allergies.

  3. These cookies are the best vegan cookies! I made them for my family which aren't even vegetarians and they loved them. Im happy i keep proving them wrong about vegan cooking & that you don't always have to put eggs & milk in cookies for them to taste good. Thanks!

  4. These were great! Several comments on how they are better than actual chocolate chip cookies!! The only thing was mine didn't spread, at all. Still tasted great and cooked through in 10 minutes though!


  5. I'm always up for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Isn't great that a mistake turns out so great!

  6. Amazing!!!!!!!!! Omg, like completely delicious!!!

  7. I too was skeptical before testing out this recipe.. but OH MY... these are amazing! Hands down best homemade cookies I've made yet, let alone VEGAN! Thanks for the sharing!

  8. I am trying it with gluten free flour, so far it looks good. Had to add a little more soy milk though - this type of flour is too dry.

  9. I made these...THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!!!!

  10. THESE ARE DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!!!

  11. Thanks so much for linking to my post :) Happy blogging!

  12. Best cookie I have ever made!! My husband and kids absolutely loved them!!

  13. did you use unsweetened or sweetened carob?

  14. What a treat...these came out perfect!! The dry dough made me a bit nervous but they turned out just right complete with a moist, chewy inside. My family loved them...thanks for sharing!

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