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Vegan White Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Msadams @HilaryFerrell

When I’m asked to bake something for work or church, I always struggle with what to make.  Should I make a traditional baked good that everyone will eat?  Or should I go the healthy vegan way and then no one will eat it?

But who says you can’t have both—a traditional treat made in a healthier way.  So for today’s recipe, I modified the traditional chocolate with white chocolate chip recipe to make it a smidge healthier and even vegan.  You’ll notice that I substituted a ½ cup of soymilk and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice for 2 eggs (feel free to use eggs if you are more comfortable with that).  It’s a little trick egg replacement trick I found online for cookie recipes (since eggs serve a different purpose in different kinds of baked goods).

I’m happy to report that I managed to trick my husband with these cookies.  He literally had no idea they were vegan, thanks to the power of brown sugar and vegan margarine.

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  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine (i.e. Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup soymilk plus 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (or 2 eggs)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350

Place coconut oil, vegan margarine, raw sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl.  Whisk on high until mixture is light and fluffy.

In a small bowl, combine soymilk and lemon juice and whisk together gently with a fork.

Add the soymilk and lemon juice to the sugar/margarine mix.  Whisk on high until fully incorporated.

In a medium bowl, add dry ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add 1/3 of dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk until just incorporated.  Then repeat for the second 1/3 of the dry ingredients and finally for the last third of the dry ingredients.

Fold in white chocolate chips.

Prepare a nonstick cookie sheet with nonstick spray.

Add 2 tablespoons of cookie dough batter to the cookie sheet and repeat until cookie sheet is full, making sure to place mounds about 2 inches from one another.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.

Then remove cookies from cookie sheet and place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.

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These cookies remind me of Panera’s delicious chocolate cookies but are probably half the size (and hopefully a tad less impactful on my waistline).

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It was really cool to be able to recreate a classic traditional sweet in a more modern and healthful way (and by cool I mean only for dorky baking geeks like me).

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Although I have a feeling that my great grandmother would get a kick out of hearing me recommend coconut oil for baked goods..oh how things have changed.

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