BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Who doesn’t love a really good chocolate chip walnut cookie? Biting into a warm soft cookie–the chocolate chips melting in your mouth, rich walnuts offering a nutty contrast in flavor and texture, and soft caramelized cookie texture bringing it altogether. The best dessert ever, hands down. And you can have all of that in this BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies recipe. With just a slightly healthier profile–half whole grain, lower added sugars and fats, optional salt–you won’t believe how delicious these soft, chocolatey cookies really are. And, yes, these are dairy free chocolate chip cookies. And yes, these are also eggless chocolate chip cookies. So, they can fit into so many dietary preferences. You can even make these as gluten free chocolate chip walnut cookies by swapping out the wheat flour for gluten-free flour.

The secret ingredient is aquafaba, which is whipped bean liquid that creates a soft, cohesive texture for your cookie batter. With only 8 ingredients (not including standard pantry staples), you can bite into these cookies in 30 minutes. So easy! And so good! You can freeze these cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Step-By-Step Guide:

Here’s all you need to make this recipe: all purpose flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, vegan butter, aquafaba, white whole wheat flour, vegan chocolate chips, and walnuts.
Mix together the aquafaba with sugars until peaks form. Then gently fold in vanilla and butter until blended, then flours and baking powder to make smooth dough. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts with a spatula or spoon.
Place round spoons full of dough on baking sheet and gently press down. Bake at 375 until golden and tender.
Enjoy them with a glass of plant-based milk!



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BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

  • Author:
    The Plant-Powered Dietitian

  • Total Time:
    29 minutes

  • Yield:
    24 cookies 1x

  • Diet:


If you’re looking for richly flavored, soft vegan chocolate chip cookies, you must try these BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, which are a bit lighter in refined ingredients than most cookie recipes, yet just as delicious.


  1. Place aquafaba (the liquid left in canned beans, such as chickpeas) into a large mixing bowl. Add brown sugar and white sugar. Use an electric mixer to whip the aquafaba mixture until peaks form. A standing electric mixer works well for this recipe, too. 
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  3. Add vanilla and cubed vegan butter sticks to the mixing bowl and gently blend on low-medium speed for 2 minutes, until folded in. 
  4. Add white whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix on low-medium speed just for 1-2 minutes, until mixture is combined. Do not overmix to avoid toughening the batter. 
  5. Add chocolate chips and walnuts and gently fold into the cookie dough with a spatula or wooden spoon. 
  6. Using a spoon or a cookie dough scoop, portion up about 2 tablespoons cookie dough into a ball and place on baking sheets that have been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten slightly with your hand to create a high cookie (about 1 to 1 ½ inches high). 
  7. Place sheets in oven and bake for 10-14 minutes, until lightly golden and firm without being dry. 
  8. Remove from oven. Makes 24 cookies (1 cookie per serving). Serve immediately, or cool, place in an airtight container and store in freezer for up to three months. 


Make this recipe gluten-free by swapping the white whole wheat and all purpose flour for gluten-free flour blend.

The dish that the cookies are served on is called Flow Blue, which refers to antique china in which the cobalt blue color has “flowed” into the white of the porcelain over time. I have several pieces of this in my collection.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 191
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 62 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Keywords: small batch chocolate chip cookies, eggless chocolate chip cookies, dairy free chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip walnut cookies, walnut chocolate chip cookies

For more plant-based cookies, check out some of my favorites:

Vegan Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Vegan Cowboy Cookies
Vegan Soft Peanut Butter Cookies
Vegan German Chocolate Cookies
White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Cookies
Tollhouse Pan Cookies
Soft Molasses Cookies

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