These Crispy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are JUST 6 ingredients, made in 1 BOWL, crispy, chewy and buttery thanks to using almond flour and tapioca. The perfect cookie texture. Just 6 ingredients and also gluten-free and oil-free!
CRISPY VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Ok, today I’m sharing with you what I consider to be the perfect cookie texture. Crispy exterior, with a moist and chewy center. Crispy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite kind of cookie. And making vegan cookies is fairly simple. These Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies are a huge, huge reader fave. I absolutely love these though, because I love the extra crispy factor.
These are the perfect cookie base to add in anything you like….nuts, dried fruit, obviously chocolate chips, and in today’s case, lots of candied ginger. Since it’s the holidays, here comes ginger overload. These are seriously some of the best cookies I’ve ever had in my entire life. I LOVE GINGER. But if you don’t, simply omit and use any other dried fruit or nuts. Dried cranberries and cherries would be excellent! The base recipe for these chocolate chip cookies is just 6 ingredients (+salt) and any optional add-ins.
TIPS FOR GETTING THAT PERFECT COOKIE TEXTURE
A perfect cookie to me should entail all of these qualities: Slightly crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, moist, sweet and have chocolate chips. These cookies contain all of that and more. What helps to make these crispy on the outside is the tapioca starch and it also helps to bind the cookies, acting as eggs. The almond flour gives the wonderful, moist and chewy center.
WHERE CAN I BUY VEGAN CHOCOLATE?
Many grocery stores these days sell vegan chocolate, whether intentionally or not. Some brands are naturally vegan or made without milk. Enjoy Life is a great vegan brand and even Nestle now has vegan chocolate chips. Just make sure to always read the ingredients on the package before purchasing.
I’m telling you, the chocolate chips mixed with the bites of candied ginger is a delicious combo! So, definitely try that option!
OTHER VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPES:
- Grain-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Best Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Gluten-free Snickerdoodles
- Chai Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
- Old-fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies
Crispy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups (168g) superfine blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup (30g) tapioca starch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup (160g) pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (2 tsp provides a strong vanilla flavor, use 1 if prefer a milder flavor)
- 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Optional Holiday Ginger Cookie: 1 tablespoon ground ginger and 2 heaped tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
- Always use a scale for accuracy when baking, following MY gram weights listed. You never need cups, just the scale and bowl. Make sure to
- It's crucial to use a superfine blanched almond flour because it is what makes the cake so moist and light. I do not have luck with Bob's Red Mill, but love King Arthur, Honeyville, Wellbees, Nature's Eats, Heb brand all work well.
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Dark metal pan will yield the best crispy exterior texture.
- Add the almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, ground ginger (if using) and salt to a large bowl and whisk well.
- Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the syrup and vanilla. Give the liquid portion a quick stir. Add the chocolate chips and chopped ginger (if using), on top and stir all of the ingredients together until it becomes a very thick batter. If it's not thick enough, add a little more almond flour. This will affect how they bake up.
- Using a cookie scooper, drop large mounds onto the prepared sheet and space them about an inch apart. I fit all the cookies on the pan. For the tops, I gently pressed some extra chocolate chips on top of the cookies and slightly pressed the cookies down, but not fully. If your batter is thick enough and you want perfectly round cookies, then roll them into balls and flatten them about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Please note that different brands of almond flour will greatly effect how thick or thin your batter is. If it is a looser batter, no need to press the batter down. They will bake up thinner and spread a lot. Bake for 12-13 minutes until beginning to turn golden on top. 13 minutes produced the perfect cookie for me, using a cookie scooper.
- They will firm up a lot while they cool, so don't remove them while warm. Let cool just 5 minutes on the pan, then transfer to cool completely on a rack. Store wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or sealed container.
Nutrition per cookies (12): 170.2 calories, 9.5g fat, 20 carbs, 3.3g protein, 13.1g sugar, 2g fiber, 40.5mg sodium