Super soft chocolate chunk cookies

I’ve only ever followed one vegan chocolate chip recipe and my cookies came out hard so this time around I specifically looked for a soft recipe. I found this recipe from the Post Punk Kitchen and let me tell you… they were good! The first time I made them (Saturday right before Earth Hour) they were gone within an hour and yesterday (when I made these) they didn’t last much longer than that either. They’re so soft that they practically melted apart when I took them out of the pan too soon and, as you can see in the photo, they sort of flopped down right on top of one another. They solidify a bit more after a few minutes, but for the most part they stay very soft. If you love super soft cookies, you’ll love these. It looks as though I’ve found my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe!

I only made a few small changes to the recipe due to having different ingredients on hand and what I found to make better cookies (with my ingredients, my oven, my preferences, etc.). If you’d like to follow the original recipe, you can click here. I’ve posted my changes and the way I made the cookies from start to finish below.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup raw cane sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup rice milk (unsweetened)
1 tablespoon tapioca starch
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1.5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Chocolate chips and/or chunks

You can follow my mixing chart to see exactly how things should look after every mix.

Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C. Place your sugars, oil, rice milk, and tapioca starch into a big bowl and mix. Make sure you mix this very well because, as the original recipes states, there’s a chemical reaction when sugar and oil collide. You can see the difference between 2 & 3 on my mixing number chart. Mix vigorously for about two minutes until it begins to look like “smooth caramel”. Add in the vanilla extract.

Mix in just one cup of flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until there are no clumps. Now mix in the rest of the flour. Add in the chocolate chips. (I used chunks from a broken up chocolate bar because vegan chocolate chips have never been easy to come by where I’ve lived so I’m holding onto a package a friend of mine sent me for an extra special occasion). If the mixture becomes too difficult to mix, you can use your hands.

Make small balls and place them on a pan spaced about a cookie’s length away from one another. You may need to use two pans. My cookies grew a ton and practically formed one huge cookie, but they were still easy to take apart. Bake for 9 minutes, turn off your oven, let them sit for about 5 minutes in your closed oven, take them out and let them cool in the pan. After about another five minutes, you can begin placing them on a plate and they’re ready to eat! I suggest eating them fairly soon after they’ve cooled as they are still extremely soft.

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    Oh, YUM, Eva! These look wonderful. The San Diego Chocolate Festival is in early May and I’m so excited because last year I had the BEST chocolate chip cookie IN THE WORLD there. Coolest part? It was vegan.

  • Misty :)

    Yummmmm!! You’re making me want chocolate chip cookies now!! I think I’m going to copy your recipe and save to the “To-Make” Recipes I have saved on my computer now!! This just looks delicious!!! About how long did it take you to make? Since it is from scratch and all….last time I made brownies, it took me about an hour and half with preparation and cooking time.

  • viv @ the eclectic life

    EVA! I need those cookies in my mouth RIGHT NOW! They look chewy, delicious and perfect. Great job! If I get a chance to make them, I will DEFINITELY let you know how it turns out (or how much weight I gain from it). You are seriously a jack of all trades. I’m so impressed.

  • Eva

    Brandi – That seriously is the best part! Just goes to prove vegan desserts can be just as delicious! I’m really wanting to try this cookie now…

    Misty – I have a recipes to check out folder, too, haha!
    An hour and a half?! Smokes! These cookies.. let me check the time on my pictures so I can give you an exact number. It took just over a half hour and that was with stopping at every single point to take a photo of each ingredient and each mixing stage. Then the baking is 9 minutes + about 10 to cool… so your cookies should be done in about an hour, tops!

    Viv – Aw, shucks! Thank you. : ) Please do let me know if you make these! You know… I almost cut these into circle shapes so that they’d look better, but I wanted to show them as they were… big and weird, ha! They’re vegan and I actually cut down the oil and sugar from the original recipe (they came out too sweet and too oily the first time I made them) so they shouldn’t be that fattening. I’ve had them twice already and I’m still the same size I was before eating them. ; )

  • girl in oslo

    What an amazing post…I love the compesition:)

    Have a great day.

  • Justine @ Urban Scarlet

    your title does NOT lie! those look sooooo soft and yummy. drooling now.

  • Gloria

    i love when cookies aren’t in perfect round circles – it gives it a homey feel :-) i may need to get a cookie with my lunch now!

  • Jojo

    Mmmmm I’ve made those cookies before & they are indeed delicious!

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  • Eva

    Girl in Oslo – Thank you!

    Justine – I love that my cookies made such a strong reaction on you, hah! I was worried that maybe they didn’t look all that soft after all so I’m so glad you said exactly what you said!

    Gloria – Aw, thanks… I’ll keep that in mind. : )

    Jojo – So cool that you’ve actually tried these and they were great for you, too!