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Vegan Carob Chip Cookies

My favorite carob chip cookies are nutty and chewy. If you don't love carob, you can always swap the carob chips out for chocolate chips of your choice. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 162kcal


  • 1/3 cup vegan margarine softened (or oil of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup walnuts ground in a blender or food processor until there are a few bigger pieces, but mostly a crumbly meal
  • 1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder I use Rumford brand. (or 1 teaspoon baking soda, if you don't have the aluminum-free variety.)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon optional
  • 3-4 tablespoons cold soymilk or nondairy milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup vegan carob chips or chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together vegan margarine, sugar, maple syrup, cornstarch, flax, vanilla, and lemon juice until thoroughly combined.
  • Add flour, oats, ground walnuts, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Then, use a spoon to stir together until a crumbly dough forms.
  • Gently stir in carob or chocolate chips.
  • Add cold soymilk 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is soft and malleable, but not soggy wet.
  • Form 2 tablespoon sized balls with dough, and place on lined cookie sheets, using a fork (or your fingers) to mash into thick patty-like mounds.
  • Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they are just getting golden brown in the bottoms--you shouldn't see the brown climbing the sides of the cookies.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.8mg