Chewy Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

When it comes to cookies, the more chocolate, the better, right? And if they’re made with wholesome, nutritious ingredients, you can feel good about eating them.

Recently, I posted a recipe for Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, which are so moist and fudgy, it got me asking myself why I haven’t posted a double chocolate cookie recipe yet. Especially since I am wayyyy more of a cookie person than I am a muffin fiend.

Chewy Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

These double chocolate cookies are made with a mix of gluten free flours – two flours, one starch to be exact. I greatly prefer to combine a couple of flours, rather than using an all purpose mix, not only for cost purposes, but it’s also nice to use minimal ingredients and not overload the body with an assortment of grains.

All purpose flours generally have 6-8 different flours and starches, along with guar or xanthan gum. Maybe I have too much of a primal mindset sometimes, but doesn’t fewer ingredients at once seem like it would be easier to digest? Our digestive systems have definitely evolved over the centuries, but it’s still got to be confused when you throw 5 different grains, ground into a powder at it.

Chewy Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’ve eaten gluten free baked goods in the past and have been disappointed with the crumbly texture and lack of taste, don’t let that discourage you. If there’s one thing in life I know how to do, it’s make desirable gluten free and vegan food. That’s about all I know. I know how to tie my shoes too, but they come untied a lot, so maybe I actually don’t know how to do that after all. But gluten free food, trust me on this one.

Chewy Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

These cookies hold together perfectly from the almond butter and flax egg and have just the right amount of sugars and salt to drive your taste buds wild. They’re a soft cookie, with a certain chewiness to them that you’d normally find in a cookie with butter and refined sugars. The recipe makes 13 cookies about 3″ in diameter. They’re a small, yet satisfying cookie.

Chewy Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
23 mins
  • ½ cup 60g Sorghum Flour
  • ¼ cup 30g White Rice Flour
  • ¼ cup 30g Arrowroot Powder
  • ¼ cup 35g Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ cup 25g Cocoa Powder
  • cup 60g Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp 4g Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp 2.5g Sea Salt
  • cup 80ml Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup 60g Almond Butter
  • ¼ cup 60ml Sunflower Oil
  • 2 tsp 10ml Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp 7g Ground Flax + 2 Tbsp (30ml) Water
  1. Heat your oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Combine flax and water in a small dish and set aside.
  3. Whisk all your dry ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed, then add all the wet ingredients. Add the flax egg and mix until combined.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop one by one on the sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the sheet.
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Gabrielle @ eyecandypopper

Those look tasty! I agree with you about over-complicating things and making it harder for our digestive system. I was actually just thinking about that the other day! I used to love mixing a whole bunch of flours but now I’ve been simplifying to 2 or 3 tops. I also prefer to make my own GF mix so I don’t use xanthan gum.

Shauna Oberg

Oh, man, these are calling my name. Love chocolate cookies and enjoy trying different variations. Off to check out those chocolate zucchini muffins too!


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One can never have too many delicious cookie recipes! These look yummy. 😊


I’ve never bought a gluten free flour mix. When I want to bake gluten free I rely on my favorite g.f. flours and I usually mix 2, max 3 for perfect texture. I’ve read the ingredients here, and I like them a lot. And the cookies look sooo good!!


These look great! I love to use arrowroot (or tapioca) in my grain-free baking and I always make my own blend. I find the paleo or GF flours are just not *quite* right.

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You always have the tastiest vegan treats!! These look amazing. I was actually just saying to my boyfriend that I was craving some homemade cookies. Thanks for the beautiful recipe!


Well I’m always a fan of DIY, so mixing my own flours and grains sounds like fun to me. That being said, I have experienced plenty of underwhelming gluten-free baked goods in the past (as you mention), so it’s not something I go out of my way. But I have to say, I trust you with this one. These cookies look AWESOME! So I’ll stick with your recipe… and I’ll continue to tie my own shoes. Cheers 🙂


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