The Best Vegan Cookies: Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

Written by Becky

I’ve been enlightened to the world of vegan baking.  Two sweet gals, Joy and Jenn, have handed me more than a few vegan sweet treats that really rocked my world. Thus, I was motivated to see if I could return the favor.  I found a brilliant cookie recipe from Steph Chows. The results:  a nutty, sweet, chewy, cookie with a melted chocolate center…a vegan miracle.  I’m still amazed by vegan baking, and consider it a kitchen miracle when I cook up something that is not bad for me and also delicious.  This cookie could quite possibly be one of my favorite cookies.

I especially loved the chocolate oozing from the center of the cookies as they were pulled out of the steamy oven.  I used my favorite almond butter from Justin’s Nut Butter.  It was actually a maple almond butter, which made the cookies even tastier.

Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies are easy to love. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 bar of your favorite chocolate broken into 20 1/2 inch pieces


  • In a small bowl mix the flax meal and water.
  • In a mixer, cream the almond butter and brown sugar.
  • Whisk the other dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Add flax mixture to almond/sugar mixture, then add in dry ingedients. Mix until incorporated. Using your hands grab off 1" size balls and stuff a hunk of dark choclate into the center of each, roll into balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

Enjoy with a glass of almond milk!

Comments (19)

  1. I hope the whole world becomes open to the idea of vegan cookies and other desserts as being delicious. Because they are. And these look like they are scrumptious.

  2. I made only once a vegan cake and as a butter and chocolate lover I can say I loved it.
    lately I've been giving a lot of thought about vegan baking and is really tempting.
    Love the first photo of the oozing chocolate, made me drool instantly.
    thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. These were great! I used peanut butter instead of almond butter, and added a couple tbsp of soymilk, and 1 tbsp oil to the batter. I also used an orange spice chocolate bar, and topped the cookies with sugar before popping them in the oven. Big hit!

  5. these look awesome and i bet that you could make them GF too by just using ground oats or ground almonds for the flour.

    I am partial to vegan AND gf baking…which basically means there's tons of trial and error to get things right. These look wonderful!

  6. Those look absolutely amazing! I may try these later this afternoon 😀 Thanks so much for the recipe!

  7. Make sure you use vegan chocolate everybody! Dark chocolate is actually quite good for you, but check the ingredient list for milk. I am also going to try making them with a tsp of almond extract to up the almond flavor. These look absolutely delicious, I cant wait to make them!

  8. Good morning Becky,

    My name is Shirley Robert and I have been following your blog. I am a Registered Nurse for the ‘Assessment of Bariatric Surgery’ study which is conducted by us researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and funded by the National Institute of Health. The goal of this research study is to better understand patient’s experiences both before and after weight loss surgery.

    I am writing to you to request permission as the copyright holder to print your recipe it would appear in a newsletter and distributed to research study participants currently enrolled in the ‘Assessment of Bariatric Surgery’ study. Full acknowledgement would be given to you as the copyright holder.

    I greatly appreciate your consideration of this request. Please respond to this message to let to me know if we may use your recipe in our newsletter.

    Best Regards,

    Shirley Robert

  9. FABULOUS cookies! Made these to send my Vegan son for his birthday! My husband loved these and was bummed that they were not staying at home for him! So I made another batch! We both love them…another recipe to use to convince my husband that Vegan " ain't so bad"!

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