Vegan Cranberry Ginger Cake

Serve up a slice of fresh cranberry ginger cake! Perfect for your holiday brunch or for your next festive dinner! Made vegan with olive oil and lots of fresh ginger.

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If there’s one thing I forget about during the holiday baking season, it’s cranberries! I’m all about the chocolate and even gingerbread, but usually cranberries get forgotten in the frenzy of holiday baking. Not this year! I teamed up with Zevia to create a fun vegan (more…)

Chocolate Vegan Pecan Pie

Chocolate Vegan Pecan Pie

chocolate vegan pecan pie

I couldn’t resist one last vegan dessert before Thanksgiving! While we already hosted friends over the weekend, I’m always SO excited for the day. This year, my parents are coming to visit me and we are going to make a small meal, but I mostly love handling the dessert side of things. I’ve made a version of a chocolate vegan pecan pie in the past, but it had a more oat-based crust and I wanted to make a better version, (more…)

The Best Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

The Best Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

Wondering how to make the best vegan pie crust? This is the easiest vegan coconut oil pie crust recipe that is perfect for your next party!

vegan pie crust with rolling pin

The time is here! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and out of all the desserts on the table, pies always take the cake at this particular holiday. I know that making pies and the fillings are actually pretty easy, but you know what makes a great pie even better? A perfect vegan pie crust!

I’ve spent my fair share of time making and trying out different vegan pie crusts over the last few years. (more…)

Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these vegan chocolate crinkle cookies are the perfect ultra chocolaty cookie!

vegan chocolate crinkle cookies in a stack

Back in high school, I was in the marching band (flute section!) and during those few years, we had a pretty tight-knit group. Between late practices, weekends at competitions, and sweating out band camp in the blazing August sun, we had a lot in common by the end of the year (sunburn, smelling bad, etc.).

One of the main things everyone in our group loved was, of course, food! Most gatherings or hangouts revolved around who was going where for ice cream after the football game or whose parents were making breakfast for the whole section before a competition (thanks, Dad!). I started discovering the power of bringing food to band practices early on, figuring out that my teammates loved any kind of homemade treat, especially if it involved chocolate or was a pie of some kind. I would totally take these vegan chocolate crinkle cookies to band practice with me.

These vegan crinkle cookies were one of the fast favorites that I started bringing into band practice. Since they have cocoa powder and two portions of chocolate chips, it’s a no-brainer that any chocolate lover is going to fall in love with these.

vegan chocolate crinkle cookie on baking tray

Tips for Making These Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

In high school, I wasn’t making a vegan version of these crinkle cookies. But I wanted to dig up this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe again and try to put a vegan spin on it, while still maintaining the ‘crinkle’ part of the cookie.

I think one of the key parts of this vegan cookie recipe is not chilling the dough, which sounds counter-intuitive, but when I did freeze a portion of my dough it became very dried out and hard. So, roll these vegan chocolate crinkle cookies as soon as you mix up the dough, as it forms into balls best when it’s still slightly warm.

When you are placing these onto the cookie sheet, press down on them a bit so they start to get that crinkle look to them. Also, don’t overbake these cookies! I accidentally overbaked my first batch and after they cooled off they were dry inside and hard as a rock. Always underbake is a general rule of thumb when it comes to vegan chocolate crinkle cookies.

Okay spill, who else was a band geek like me? I adored it and am still friends with some of the people I met there, which I love!

chocolate chips

Previous Vegan Cookie Recipes on Heart of a Baker:

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies 

Simple Vegan Sugar Cookies

Crispy Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Caramel-Stuffed Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these vegan chocolate crinkle cookies are the perfect ultra chocolaty cookie!

Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Abby Bayatpour
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these vegan chocolate crinkle cookies are the perfect ultra chocolaty cookie!


  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 4 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar confectioner’s sugar


  1. In a small bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons ground flax seed and 4 tablespoons water. Mix together and set aside for at least 5 minutes.
  2. While the flax seeds are sitting, place a saucepan over medium low heat and combine the 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons coconut oil. Stir regularly until the chocolate is melted, about 3-4 minutes. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn! Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of the stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat together the flax seed + water combination, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, 1/4 cup water and melted chocolate. Add the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until mixture is combined and smooth. Stir in the 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Roll the dough by the tablespoon into small balls and roll in the powdered sugar. Place the cookies on the prepared sheets and press lightly down on the tops to flatten out the cookies slightly.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until cookies are firm to the touch, but don’t overbake them! If you leave them in the oven too long they will end up dry inside, so underbake before you overbake them.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 16
  • Sodium: 45
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 23
  • Protein: 2

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Vegan Deep Dish Brownies

Vegan Deep Dish Brownies are a sweet, chocolate filled treat for a special occasion or easy enough for a weeknight treat!

If there’s going to be one thing that my husband and I agree wholeheartedly on, it’s chocolate desserts. He’s 100% a chocolate or die kind of guy, craving the kind of desserts that are chocolate on chocolate (like these sweet cookies), while I’ll gladly take any chocolate dessert, but also love a fruity dessert thrown in there occasionally too. Really, I’ve been testing these vegan deep dish brownies to celebrate (more…)