Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

dairy free chocolate chip cookies in a wood box lined with cheesecloth.

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Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies will be your new go-to. They're soft, chewy, and full of rich chocolate flavor. You only need 5 main ingredients and 20 minutes to bake a batch of the best dairy free cookies ever!


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  • 1/2 cup room temperature coconut oil (about 70 degrees F )
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg- room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch (substitute with flour if needed)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • Sea salt- for finishing


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the room temperature coconut oil, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract together until well mixed and creamy
  3. Next, add the flour, cornstarch (if using), baking soda, and salt into the wet ingredients and gently mix until there are no traces of flour
  4. Use a rubber spatula to fold the dairy free chocolate chips into the cookie dough
  5. Roll the cookie dough into 2 tablespoon size balls and place 2 inches apart on your prepared baking sheet
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown
  7. Carefully pull the baking sheet out of the oven, sprinkle with sea salt, and allow cookies to cool on it for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely


  • Use coconut oil that is at room temperature, but not melted
  • If you don't want to taste any coconut flavor, use refined coconut oil
  • Do not over mix the chocolate chip cookie dough or the cookies will be tough once baked
  • Before baking, top the cookie dough balls with extra chocolate for that 'bakery style' look
  • Bake 8-10 minutes only, they'll look under done but the residual heat from the baking sheet will finish them to perfection
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Or freeze cooled cookies for up to 3 months