Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

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Way back in the day, I was one of those Midwest kids who was in 4-H year after year. If you grew up in the Midwest, you probably knew it as the club that all the farm kids were in, the ones who raised chickens and cows and couldn’t hang out because they had animals to tend to and whatnot. But for me, it was more about being part of a club where I was able to do a lot of different things, like build model rockets (my dad loved that one!) and experiment with a microwave muffin recipe (don’t ask for it, trust me you don’t want it). I think a lot of my love for baking started when I joined 4-H, since I almost always chose to enter into at least a few baking projects and loved the heck outta selecting recipes and finding out which ones were winners, but the oatmeal cookies that came out of one project still stick with me to this day.  They were always crisp, chewy and consistently came out just right, without any chilling or waiting necessary (i.e. perfect for an impatient baker like myself). It got to the point where they were my signature cookie and I got requests to bake them for just about everyone we knew.

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

When I set out to make these vegan oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, I wanted to recreate those famous 4-H cookies, but with a healthy dose of chocolate and none of the eggs and dairy that usually come along with them. Honestly, I am not an oatmeal raisin cookie fan at all and would much rather eat no cookies than a cookie with raisins in it, so oatmeal chocolate chip cookies seemed like the perfect cure! These vegan oatmeal cookies turned out just like the version I used to make and enter into the county fair, with crispy edges, a chewy center and melty chocolate chips that are just warm enough to make them a little bit addictive. 

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

For this batch of vegan oatmeal cookies, I used One Degree Organic’s Sprouted Rolled Oats. They were perfect for the cookies, making them dense and hearty, without weighing them down or making the dough super thick (which can sometimes happen with oatmeal cookies). I can attest that this vegan oatmeal cookie recipe is the one that can’t be beaten since I tested it 3 times in one day and then took the results to a whiskey tasting party later in the day, only to have them disappear instantly.  I also love that these are a little more substantial than your regular cookie, since the oats have a little more staying power and the chocolate just makes everything better.

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

I know I usually talk about cookies and weather and how to make the best desserts around here, but I can’t go without acknowledging the horrific events that took place on Sunday.  My heart breaks for each and every family who now has lost a mother, daughter, sister, son or friend in the senseless tragedy that took place. While it feels helpless and disheartening that these kinds of events keep happening, I urge you to reach out to your lawmakers and push for change and talk more around the bigger conversation. In the meantime, consider donating blood or reaching out to those who might need help in this time. In the end, we are all human and deserve kindness and love at all times of tragedy.  So much love and graditiude to each and everyone one of you.

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required. These easy vegan oatmeal cookies can't be beat! 
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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

Course Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 180 kcal
Author Heart of a Baker

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup One Degree Organics Sprouted Rolled Oats
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup + 2 tbs. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips. Mix on low to medium with a hand mixer, until dough starts to come together.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and mix on low until just combined. Scoop dough onto the prepared baking sheets by the tablespoon.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

  • The cookies are going to seem puffy when you remove them from the oven. That's perfect! As they cool, they deflate a bit and end up getting chewy, perfect edges. 
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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