Vegan Double Chocolate Chippers (Gluten-free)

I wish I didn’t have a million things to do because all I want to do is eat these cookies and drink a huge cup of coffee while I curl up on the couch with my two dogs and order bareMinerals from QVC. How’s that for a run-on sentence?!

I don’t even know if bM is on QVC today, but it was on yesterday. Leslie Blodgett (bareMinerals founder/CEO) posted something (on fb) about a big reveal on QVC between 3:00 and 4:00. It was 3:07 when I spotted the post.

I flipped on the tube and a few minutes later, there it was in all its glory, the new bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation. You bet I ordered it. On auto-delivery, no less. Once I get it and try it out, I’ll be sure to let you know what I think.

What does all that have to do with Double Chocolate Chippers? Not a thing. But don’t they look yummy?

Vegan Double Chocolate Chippers Gluten-free

For a vegan, wheat-free, soy-free cookie, they are pretty darn good. This is another Dreena Burton recipe, from her (very awesome) cookbook, Let Them Eat Vegan!. Once again, Dreena doesn’t disappoint. If you eat a vegan diet (or even if you don’t!) and you don’t have this cookbook yet, you GOTTA get it. Worth every penny.

It was all dark and gloomy and rainy while I was making these cookies this morning, so my step-by-step photos didn’t turn out today (I use natural light by the window, and there wasn’t any). Instead, just a few glamour shots for you (it cleared up a little just as these gems came out of the oven).

Makes 14 to 18 cookies



  • 1¼ cups light or sifted spelt flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp. unrefined sugar (I used sucanat)
  • ⅓ cup vegan chocolate chips (use combo of dark and white chips, if you like)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup neutral-flavored oil (I used vegetable oil)

I also added ⅓ cup chopped walnuts.

Vegan Double Chocolate Chippers Gluten-free


Preheat oven to 350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine dry ingredients (including the chips and nuts if you’re using them). Mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup with the vanilla, then stir in the oil until well mixed. Add the wet mixture to the dry, and stir until just incorporated. If batter is dry, add another teaspoon of maple syrup plus 1 teaspoon of oil. Batter should be thick and somewhat moist (but not too oily), so go easy with adding extra oil.

Vegan Double Chocolate Chippers Gluten-free

I rolled the batter into balls (a little smaller than a golf ball), placed them on the lined sheet and then pressed them down just a little. Or you can drop by rounded tablespoons. Bake for 11 to 12 minutes.

Remove from the oven, let cookies cool on the pan for 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Vegan Double Chocolate Chippers Gluten-free

Grab a good book, a glass of coconut milk, and try not to eat these all at once!

What’s your favorite vegan cookie recipe?

p.s. Two more of my favorite Dreena Burton recipes:  Choco-Banana Nut Ice Cream and Juicy Grilled Portobello Burgers

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12 thoughts on “Vegan Double Chocolate Chippers (Gluten-free)”

  1. In my experience, Dreena’s recipes NEVER disappoint! I recently reviewed her book as well, and made about 8 recipes from it (loved the Cocoa-Goji Granola!!). One of my all-time favorite cookbook authors! These cookies look fantastic.

  2. These cookies look amazing! I imagine they are wonderfully fudgy! I can see why all you want to do is enjoy them…I would too ;).

  3. these are SO amazing, i lost the link to this page and ive just spent all day trying to find it again, *THAT* is how good they are!! YUM! :) x

  4. I made a quick 1/2 batch of these yesterday, thinking I wanted just a little something sweet. They were sooooo good that between my husband and I they were gone in no time! So I ended up whipping up the second half of that batch the very same night! These are going to be a staple recipe for sure!

    Quick note, I didn’t have spelt flour so I used all regular all purpous flour and I added a little more sea salt than called for, because I love salt and chocolate together. They turned out perfect to me!

    Thank you for this recipe and your blog, I come here at least once a day, usually more for dinner inspiration. :)

  5. Wow! These cookies look absolutely delicious! Gonna save the recipe cause I NEED to taste these cuties ASAP! ;-)
    Hope mine turn out as good as yours!


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