Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, GF, & Nut Free!)

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These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are Vegan, Gluten Free, and Nut Free, so everyone can enjoy them, whether it be an afternoon snack or evening dessert.
This post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods.

I can’t believe this is my first cookie recipe for the blog! We’ve had Donuts, Brownies, and Banana Breads, but not a single cookie.

The good news is, this Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is absolutely delicious. The bad news is, it’s going to be a hard one to top.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Vegan Gluten Free From My Bowl

To me, the perfect cookie is fudgy, slightly fluffy, and perfectly sweet.ย These chocolatey rounds hit all of those marks! Plus, they’re actually made with good ingredients too. No animal products or hydrogenated oils to see here ๐Ÿ˜‰

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Vegan Gluten Free From My Bowl

I used the Enjoy Life Foods Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips to make this recipe, because (1) everything is better when it’s fun-sized, and (2) all Enjoy Life products are allergen-friendly! Enjoy Life specializes in products that are not only free from the top 8 allergens, but also free from Coconut, Sesame, Potato, Casein, and Sulfites. For products that are free from so many things, they sure do pack a lot of flavor!

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So, not only are these ย Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Vegan, but they are also Gluten Free and Nut Free too! A lot of Vegan recipes tend to have nuts in them, so when I went about recipe testing this nut-free cookie, I was a little intimidated at first. Luckily Sunflower Seed Butter is a great substitute for the creaminess of a normal nut butter. I found mine at Trader Joe’s, but I’ve seen it in a lot of other different stores as well.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Vegan Gluten Free From My Bowl

Do you have an allergy? I am very grateful that I do not have any food intolerances, but I have several close friends who do. I’ve seen how hard it can be to find allergen-friendly recipes that are easy AND delicious, which is why I am so happy to share these with you. If you’re looking for more allergen-friendly recipes on my blog, be sure to check out my Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese.ย It’s one of my favorites!

But for now, let’s get on to baking those cookies. If you do recreate this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @frommybowl + #frommybowl, so I can see your yummy recreations ๐Ÿ™‚


Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

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These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are Vegan, Gluten Free, and Nut Free, so everyone can enjoy them, whether it be an afternoon snack or evening dessert.

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 20 Cookies 1x


  • 2 tbsp Ground Flax Seed + 6 tbsp Water
  • 3/4 cup Enjoy Life Foods Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt, see notes
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life Foods Mini Chocolate Chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup Plant Based Milk (Hemp, Oat, Soy, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Preaheat your oven to 350F. In a small bowl, combine the Ground Flax with 6 tbsp of Water and stir well. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, combine the Flour, Cacao Powder, Baking Powder, and Salt together in a large bowl. Stir well.
  3. Using a double boiler, melt 1/2 cup of the Mini Chocolate Chips. Add this to a medium bowl, then mix in the Sunflower Butter until evenly incorporated.
  4. Next, add in the Plant Milk, Flax Egg, and Vanilla Extract to the bowl. Stir well. (Note: it is important to mix the melted chocolate with room temperature ingredients first, so it does not solidify)
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir gently until just combined. Fold the remaining 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips into the batter.
  6. Using a 1 tbsp measure, scoop out portions of the cookie dough, and form into round shapes – these cookies will not expand much in the oven. Place on a lined baking tray, then bake for 12-14 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container at room temperature, where they will last for 5 – 7 days.


Flax Seed may be substituted with Ground Chia Seeds.

I have not tested this recipe with any other flours other than this one by Enjoy Life Foods, but I imagine any other GF flour blend would do. I would not recommend using solely Oat Flour for this recipe.

* The Sunflower Butter I purchased already had Salt in it, hence why I reduced the Salt in this recipe to only 1/4 tsp. If yours is unsalted, I would recommend using 1/2 tsp Salt instead!

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Hey there, Iโ€™m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. My daughter visited and made her favorite chocolate cookie but they are a real cheat for us – refined flour & sugar and oil. I found this recipe while I was looking for a healthier version. Success! I used ww spelt flour, almond butter and added chopped almonds. These are really good and the junk isn’t missed. As I was putting them in the pan, I realized that the chocolate was a touch too bitter. I added a tablespoon of sugar but will adjust the almond milk and use a bit of maple syrup next time instead.

  2. Hi! I really loved the recipe, I would like to know, which flours can I use instead, as in the recipe you state that just oat flour won’t work. Can I use oat flour + chickpea flour or any other kind of GF flours? Which ratio or quantity do you recommend? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Luisa! I would recommend using a GF Flour blend – when you use a single GF flour (like Oats or Chickpea alone), things usually don’t turn out as well. I’ve only tested this recipe using the blend that I recommended, but let me know if something else works for you!

  3. Really great and tasty recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I took peanut butter (salted), 1 ripe banana and 1/2 cup of 80% dark chocolate instead and it was DELISH!
    Maybe now it’d need more sweetness, but I think its just right ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Do you think it would be possible to swap sunflower butter with coconut butter or is it too different? I am kinda clueless

  5. Caitlin this recipe is top notch. It really satisfied my sweet tooth craving. Substituted tahini for the sunflower seed butter and it worked out great. Thanks so much! I have been eating vegan for almost a month now and your videos have really helped me

  6. 3/4 cup of flour seems pretty low…it was completely liquid. Just want to make sure this is correct. I doubled that and it came out great.

  7. Hi Caitlin! Thanks for this recipe. I prefer my cookies a tad sweeter, usually I make a point of seeing how much sugar the recipe calls for. I forgot to do this and then I realized that the sugar you are using is coming from the chocolate chips so I gave it a go. Also, I notice donโ€™t the comment above about these being too salty so I omitted the salt. After tasting the batter on the cookie sheet, I ended up sprinkling some cane sugar on each cookie before baking. They are just about sweet enough now and definitely very fudgy.
    Do you think I could add 1/4 of sugar to the recipe and it would still turn out?
    Thanks again!

  8. Hi! The ingredient list says baking powder but the instructions say soda – can you clarify which is needed? Thanks:)

  9. 5 stars
    Ohmygoodness yes. These are SO good! I used 2/3 oat flour and melted dark chocolate instead of the chips as well as using dark chocolate cocoa powder and they turned out FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much, Caitlin! These will definitely become a new staple in my diet! **wink wink** (I wish I could give this like twelve stars)

  10. 5 stars
    Hi Caitlin! I’ve just baked the cookies and I love them! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Oh, and I made them using water instead of plant based milk, ’cause all the shops were already closed- anyway they’re the best!

    1. I have not tested this recipe with normal flour, but if you do try it out and it works well let me know ?

  11. 5 stars
    Hi Caitlin!

    Do you think I could get away with substituting oat flour for all purpose flour?

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Amazing omg, definitely sharing this with my friends with heaps of allergies! Can I use normal flour cos I’m not gf and don’t have any gf flour or would that effect results cos of some certain properties of gf flour?

    1. Hi Sammy, I have not tested this recipe with normal flour, but if you do try it out and it works well let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Hi caitlin! This cookies looks really good but I don’t have any sunflower butter.. do you think the recipe could work with peanut butter?
    By the way I love what you do you’re amazing ?

    1. Hi Alice, I typically prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate, so that may not be why they are not as sweet as you would like. Did you use sweetened chocolate chips as well? You could always add 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup to this recipe if you would prefer them to be sweeter.