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One-Bowl Soft Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

24 min



One-bowl / one-pot

10 ingredients or less



Sometimes, a good old classic will hit the spot. Nothing fancy, just a simple, wholesome and indulgent chocolate chip cookie.



24 min


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14 min


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  • ½ cup (109 g)
    refined coconut oil, solid, packed*
  • ⅔ cup (147 g)
    brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp (90 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • 1 tsp (5 g)
    baking powder
  • ¾ tsp
    baking soda
  • ½ tsp
  • 2 cups (266 g)
    all-purpose flour
  • 5.2 oz (150 g)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large bowl and using a fork, cream together the coconut oil and brown sugar.
  3. Then add the milk, maple syrup, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and again whisk until well combined. The mixture might look a bit clumpy, and that's okay.
  4. If the temperature is warm where you are, you may want to consider chilling this mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up, otherwise, the cookies flatten and spread too much when baking in the oven.
  5. Add the flour to the bowl and stir until just combined. Careful to not over-mix.
  6. Then gently fold in the chopped chocolate.
  7. Form little balls out of the dough and evenly distribute, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  8. To decorate, add a few bits of chopped chocolate to the top of each cookie.
  9. Bake in the centre rack of the oven for 12 - 14 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  10. Let cool for 1 minute on the cooking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


  • * The coconut oil needs to be solid for this recipe, and not melted. If the oil is soft, simply place it in the fridge until hardened. Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts. Using refined coconut oil is preferred to unrefined as the cookies retain a more neutral flavour.


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Carmen - Nov. 28, 2021, 6:30 a.m.

If I use olive oil or avocado oil, do i still put the dough to chill in the fridge?

PUL Team - Nov. 28, 2021, 11:13 p.m.

Hi Carmen, you wouldn't need to as they won't solidify much compared to coconut oil. Kindly note that the cookies will be thinner and less flakey with a vegetable-based oil though. We hope you enjoy the cookies if you give it a try 😊

Rashmi - Nov. 26, 2021, 5:28 p.m.

This was a delicious recipe! It's now my go to recipe for birthday gifts :)

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

We're so honoured the cookies are being shared on special occasions! Do let us know if you have any feedback to help us improve, Rashmi ✨

Sam - Oct. 28, 2021, 7:18 a.m.

These are so good! We’re big fans of chocolate chip cookies 🍪 and this recipe has been a big hit.
I was wondering if the dough freezes well?

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2021, 5:19 a.m.

Hi Sam, that's a lovely question! We haven't had a chance to test it out, but you could very likely freeze the batter and bake the cookies later if desired. Let us know how it goes if you give freezing the dough a try 🌻

Kim Bresseleers - Oct. 23, 2021, 8:04 a.m.

I made these cookies this week and they are so delicious and easy to make!!

Charlotte - Oct. 6, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

Ever since I first made these cookies they have been one of our favourite cookie recipes. Sometimes good old chocolate chip just hits the spot! I love how light these cookies are with a generous amount of chocolate chunks. We come back to it again and again.

PUL Team - Oct. 7, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

Oh, Charlotte, you're too kind! It means so much that the cookies are being enjoyed 😊

Juliette M - Sept. 21, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

Just made these cookies and there are just delicious. Thank you for all the recipes / videos and content you posted. I am looking forward to the next ones.

PUL Team - Sept. 22, 2021, 4:46 a.m.

Aw thanks a bunch, Juliette, happy cooking ☺️

Amani - Sept. 14, 2021, 10:25 p.m.

Simple ingredients that we already had. My daughter is obsessed with your recipes and so I must always use her name to comment. Very delicious and we had fun making it during lock down.

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 2:05 a.m.

We love to hear the experiences with your daughter, Amani, thank you for taking the time to share!

Francene - Sept. 13, 2021, 11:37 a.m.

Incredible! Thanks so much for this recipe. Everyone loved it. I added pecans and they were delicious and so easy to make, thanks!

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 1:45 a.m.

So happy to hear the cookies were enjoyed, Francene!

Leigh - Sept. 9, 2021, 10:24 a.m.

Loved them! Took 20mins for mine to cook, but they tasted amazing. Super easy and quick recipe.

Charlotte - Sept. 7, 2021, 6:09 p.m.

I have been baking chocolate chip ccookies ever since I can remember. I have tried so many reciepes and I am so happy to have tried this one! This is my now go-to-reciepe. It is easy, delicious and somehow has a very familiar taste to it.
Everybody snatches them right out of the box!
I like playing with the softness by using different types of sugar. Would definitely recommend!

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2021, 5:56 p.m.

Aw this is a huge compliment, Charlotte! Thank you for the lovely review 🍪

Arundhati - Aug. 28, 2021, 6:04 a.m.

Baked this with my niece today. And it turned out great . The recipe was easy to follow. Especially the customization of quantity. Will definitely be my go to Choco chip recipe in future. Thanks for all that you do Sadia!

Clare - Aug. 25, 2021, 10:06 a.m.

These cookies were super delicious but just a tat too sweet for my tastes. Since I used the gramm measurements, I will try using cups next time and see if they still turn out as sweet. Other than that, great recipe!

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

Hi Clare, thanks for the honest review and feedback! Indeed the cookies are on the sweeter side. Another idea may be to ensure unsweetened plant milk is used. We're glad the cookies were enjoyed in any case 😊

Grace - Aug. 20, 2021, 2:56 p.m.

This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe! I brought a batch to my family Christmas party last year and (without knowing they were vegan and that I had baked them) my cousins were eating them, talking about how delicious they were, and telling everyone else to try one IMMEDIATELY, lol! Once I told my family that the cookies were vegan, they were mind-blown! With this recipe under my belt I think I might have my aunt's "best cookie ever" beat, hehehe...

PUL Team - Aug. 23, 2021, 9:33 p.m.

Ooo so honoured to hear, Grace! Love that the cookies were enjoyed with your family 😃

Flurina - Aug. 4, 2021, 10:11 p.m.

I made these cookies to bring those to a friend's house. Even the guy who is rather picky when it comes to cookies loved them.
They are easy to make, with ingredients I usually have on hand and they turn out soft and delicious.

Mayra - Aug. 3, 2021, 1:53 a.m.

My kids and hubby are very picky when it comes to desserts and they LOVED these cookies! They had no idea they’re vegan. This will be our go to chocolate chip cookie recipe from now on.

PUL Team - Aug. 5, 2021, 4:10 a.m.

So glad the cookies were enjoyed by your husband and little ones, Mayra!

Mabel - July 30, 2021, 5:03 p.m.

These were lovely!! I used vegan butter instead of refined coconut oil since its expensive where I like but it came out just great. I love how the recipe is so simple to follow, my non-vegan family didn't even notice.

PUL Team - Aug. 1, 2021, 8:51 a.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing, Mabel, super helpful!

Nidhi - July 25, 2021, 5:58 p.m.

Hey PUL team! I've made these cookies SO MANY TIMES and every time (even without access to all the measuring tools), they have turned out INCREDIBLE!!! This is my go-to vegan cookie recipe! I normally use coconut sugar instead of brown, and oat milk as opposed to soy. I'm drooling just thinking about them - they are heavenly! If I had to recommend one cookie recipe from the range that PUL offers - I'd say try this one first, you will not be dissapointed!

Fun story: I made a batch of 14 for our family and friends caravan trip around south-east england last summer. Initially, I thought that only the kids would finish them - but as soon as I opened the box, the parents and kids all finished them in 5 MINUTES! haha! They kept asking for more but I had to tell them that I sadly didn't have any more! It was such a hyggelig moment, as the danish would say, all of us gathered enjoying these cookies in a caravan after a lovely day out exploring is something I'll never forget :)

Eternally grateful that I stumbled across your channel whilst scrolling one day on YouTube, Sadia! I always look forward to trying out the new snacks that you create and of course, watching the youtube videos is one of my favourite moments of each week. It would be a dream to meet you one day! Sending love from London, UK! <3

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 5:28 p.m.

Dearest Nidhi, thank YOU for taking the time to share the glowing review! It means so much to hear and we're so grateful to have you in the PUL community 🥰 Sending lots of love to London 💖

Hadeel - July 25, 2021, 2:31 p.m.

I make them all the time, i like them more flat, so I get the coconut oil a little bit more runny.

A friend of mine tried them once when she visited me, and now whenever I visit her, I have to make a batch as a gift.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 2:06 a.m.

So kind of you to make them for your friend, Hadeel!

Sophie - July 24, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

This recipe has been my go to during years! They are like cake-cookie, so super soft and comforting, really delicious!

Barbora - July 24, 2021, 8:53 p.m.

These cookies are mmmmmmmm soo delicious, soft and simply awesome! I made them with classic coconut oil as I really like the chocolate - coconut combo and the result was so much better than I expected.

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 8:07 p.m.

Oh, Barbora, we're so happy to hear the cookies were enjoyed! Thank you 🙂

Valeryia the cat lady - July 24, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

This recipe became my signature among not even vegan friends. At any gathering they would ask me to make a batch of those. Super delicious! But don't overbake them! 10 min max

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 7:18 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the cookies, Valeryia, thank you for sharing!

Molly K - July 24, 2021, 2:56 p.m.

I love these cookies. If you follow the recipe solely, I’d rate it an 8/10, but it’s so easy to customise with great results. I’ve used golden syrup instead of maple, and added salted pistachios with the chocolate and it takes it through the roof of brilliance. I don’t even bother eating non vegan cookies at this point, they just don’t live up to these. I took these into school on the last day, and had so many people ask me for the recipe. Thanks Sadia!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 9:42 p.m.

Thank you, Molly, for taking the time to share your kind words with us! It means so much that the cookies have been enjoyed 🤩

Nuala - July 23, 2021, 7:30 a.m.

Hello! If I wanted to make these gluten free - what flour would you recommend?

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

Hey Nuala, I'm not too sure without trying it out as gluten-free flours arent' often a one-for-one substitute, but we'll keep trying to make gluten-free cookies. In the meantime, this might offer some options:…

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 7:26 p.m.

Hey Nuala, I can't say for certain as we haven't tried it before, although a mix of gluten-free flours usually works better than using just one GF flour on its own. Here's a flour blend recipe from Minimalist Baker that might help:… - good luck with the baking!

Ana Rita - July 17, 2021, 4:06 p.m.

I was feeling like baking cookies for a long time (I ended up buying for laziness), but I am so glad I've made these today! Super easy, simple ingredients and delicious, they end any sweet craving 😍
I love Pick Up Limes so much and some of my go-to recipes are from here! Thank you for all the inspiration and for proving us that veganism can be incredibly simple and wholesome - and to not ruin our relationship with food, I feel so glad you don't mind using sugar, while promoting a balanced eating, for example, that's why I kept following you all along 🥰

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 3:17 a.m.

Aw you're too sweet, Ana, thank you so much for the very kind words and review! We're so grateful to have you in our PUL family 🥰

Lucia - July 13, 2021, 12:55 p.m.

Absolutely delicious!

These are my ultimate favourite, thank you so much for this recipe ❤️

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 9:50 p.m.

I tried making this with unrefined coconut oil, but the coconut taste comes out too much. Listen to Sadia and use refined.

Karen - July 8, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

Amazing!! 😋
I made these cookies a few times already to enjoy at a rainy day or to bring to friends and family and it's always a success!

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 9:11 p.m.

So glad the cookies have been enjoyed with some of your loved ones, Karen! 🥳

Laura - July 7, 2021, 12:29 p.m.

When I took the first bite out of these soft angels sent from heaven, my kitchen was lit by sunlight and so were my taste buds. I wanted to cry. Shedding tears for every single chocolate chip in them. And oh they are moist, as if 150 g of tears (homemade) ARE in them (luckily the salt went into the ocean of admiration for this recipe - Thank you! ).

Laura - currently in cookie heaven

PS: I only had coconut sugar on hand, worked heavenly :)

PUL Team - July 8, 2021, 7:15 a.m.

Thank you for the glowing review, Laura! It means so much that you took the time to share your captivating words with us! We hope we can join you in cookie heaven soon 😃🍪

Sragdhara Ghosh - June 13, 2021, 2:47 p.m.

made them finally!! very easy but tasty and worth it!! substituted maple syrup with honey and coconut oil with olive oil and rest were same!! Thank you soo much PUL for your lovely recipes!! much love from India

PUL Team - June 13, 2021, 5:54 p.m.

So delighted you enjoyed the cookies, Sragdhara - thank you for the review! Lots of love to India 🤗

Nirja - May 23, 2021, 9:02 a.m.

Hi Sadia and PUL team
I love watching your videos and the effort that goes into the presentation and the information you provide is really commendable.
I am from India and this is going to be my first time to attempt such wonderful recipes. Hence, I would love to get few clarifications.
I would like to know if I can substitute coconut oil with any neutral tasting cooking oil, say groundnut oil. Also, can we substitute maple syrup with honey.
Looking forward to your response and keep up the good work!

PUL Team - May 24, 2021, 7:19 a.m.

Hey there, Nirja! You're too kind 🥰 For a coconut oil substitute, we would recommend a neutral vegetable oil, such as refined olive oil that doesn't impart the olive oil taste. You can totally substitute maple syrup with honey as well. Happy cooking 🤩

Nirja - May 24, 2021, 7:34 a.m.

Hi, thank you for such a prompt response. Just a follow-up to your response - the quantity of olive oil can be the same as what you have specified for the coconut oil in your recipe?

PUL Team - May 24, 2021, 7:58 a.m.

Yup that's exactly right, Nirja!

Nirja - May 24, 2021, 8:02 a.m.

Thank you! Will let u know how they turned out! :)

Kamryn Scott - April 12, 2021, 5:54 a.m.

I will preach Sadia's recipes until the day I'm gone. I'm fully serious when I say that 90% of my vegan recipes come from her, and it makes me SO excited to eat vegan. I spent the day meal prepping with 4/5 recipes being from Sadia's, each ending with a jaw drop after tasting from my mom. These cookies give the exact comforting warmth you'd expect from a Grandma's kitchen, and as I tasted it, I promised myself that the day I become a Grandma, these will be the legendary cookies I deliver! I could go on and on about Sadia, but if you have any hesitation about veganism, her recipes are the way to go. My dad isn't crazy about veganism in general, but he couldn't even NOTICE a difference in these cookies. LOVE THEM!

PUL Team - April 12, 2021, 7:04 a.m.

Aww your support means so much, Kamryn! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to share your kind words and review 🥰 We're so grateful you're part of the PUL family and are enjoying the PUL content 💖