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The BEST Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies! This is THE recipe for you - NO CREAMING involved because there's no butter in these delicious cookies. Just good-for-you ingredients, and a healthy dose of coconut oil combined with dark brown sugar, to give you the best cookie experience. Soft, delicious, easy to make, and ready for you in under 30 minutes! Free from dairy, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, sesame, and animal products. Makes app. 18-20 cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Resting time 15 minutes
Servings 18


  • 2 C flour
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 C packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 3/4 C coconut oil, refined preferred - room temp
  • 1/4 C water, room temp
  • 1 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 C dairy free chocolate chips, I use Enjoy Life Brand


  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and whisk together until fully combined.
  • In another bowl, combine together well the coconut oil, sugars, water, and vanilla. Use your hand - It makes the mixing process the easiest! Otherwise use a whisk.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mix and using a wooden spoon, stir everything well until batter comes together. Add chocolate chips and fold into cookie dough until evenly distributed.
  • Divide batter evenly and place cookie dough about 1 1/2" - 2" apart because cookies will spread. Slightly flatten/depress cookies with your hand.
  • Place cookies in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F. Then when oven is ready, remove cookies from freezer and place in preheated oven and bake anywhere from 12 - 15 minutes. See notes for more on baking times.
  • Remove from oven and leave on the baking tray for 3 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in a lidded container at room temp. 


For baking times: 12 minutes yields soft cookies. I found 15 minutes was perfect with my oven. So remove cookies at 12 minutes and see if you like them that way (once they've cooled). If not, aim for 15 minutes for the next batch or return the cookies back into the oven and bake an additional 3 to 5 minutes.