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Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have, and will no doubt continue to search for the perfect vegan cookie recipe.

A tray of cookies

One that isn’t too sweet, not too soft, and has just the right amount of fillings. I will also continue to write about my love affair with chocolate on here, and I wait, patiently, for the perfect vegan milk chocolate to appear, magically, in our stores.

I have linked below to several of my favorite vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, each of them are different, and I love them all equally. I hope that you will try to them all and let me know which ones you like best!

What are Vegan Brown Butter Cookies?

A tray of cookies

This recipe is different in that it uses brown butter instead of regular butter. What is brown (sometimes called browned butter) butter? Here is my easy primer on brown butter. Simply put, it is your favorite brand of vegan butter melted over medium heat until it fizzles and starts to separate and turn a rich nut color. This elixir has an almost indefinable flavor that is unique, and so good in baked goods. Brown Butter works well in all cookies, oatmeal, plain, brownies and so much more.

How do you make Vegan Chocolate Cookies?

Cookies are so easy to make! You make the dough in one mixing bowl, and then, using a scoop or spoon, portion out cookies to whatever size you want. I like the size that you can buy in the supermarket, fresh from the bakeries. Yes, the ones the size of saucers!


  • Make sure to prepare your brown butter in advance, you want it to cool to room temperature. Don’t worry, unlike real butter, vegan butter does not return to it’s solid state!
  • Once cooled, add this nutty brown butter to a medium bowl with the sugars (a mixture of granulated sugar and dark brown sugar), and beat until light and creamy. I like to use an electric mixer, as the mixture gets quite stiff, Of course, you can use a wooden spoon!
  • Then beat in the vanilla and egg replacer. I like to use Orgran Egg Replacer normally, but I’ve been experimenting with Bob’s Red Mill.
  • Next, the dry ingredients: mix in the flour, salt, and baking soda. You will now have a stiff dough.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts (if using), using a rubber spatula.
  • Using a scoop, portion out your cookies on a lined cookie sheet, sprinkle with a little flaky sea salt, and bake cookies for 10 minutes.
  • These balls of dough need to be spread quite far apart, about 2″ because they will spread out a lot.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes on the tray before removing to cooling wire racks.
  • The baked cookies will not last long, however, store in an airtight container, and they will last 7 days
  • The good thing about this recipe, is that you can make them any size you want. If you choose to make smaller ones, you can make a lot of cookies!


A large cookie on a tray
  • If you’d rather not use brown butter, simply use 1 cup of butter, softened instead
  • Replace the dark chocolate chips with raisins or dried cherries/cranberries
  • Make a nutty cookie, with a selection of your favorite nuts instead of chocolate chips
  • You can omit the flaky salt, but I think it adds a delicious further element to the sweetness of these chewy cookies

Try my other delicious vegan chocolate cookies and treats

Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

A tray of chocolate chip cookies
Delicious, crisp and rich chocolate chip cookies, enriched with brown butter
5 from 66 votes
Prep 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
cooling the brown butter 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  • 1 cup Butter - vegan
  • 3 tbsp Egg Replacer - whisked up with 6 tbsp water
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • cups White Flour
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips - vegan
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt - for sprinkling, optional
  • 1 cup Walnuts - chopped, optional


  • Make the brown butter, leave to cool to warm
  • Preheat oven to 190c.
  • Add the cooled brown butter to a large bowl with the sugars. Beat, using an electric hand whisk, for a couple of minutes until smooth
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, then thoroughly mix
  • The mixture will be quite stiff now. Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and nuts (if using).
  • Roll the dough into golf ball size portions and place onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Gently flatten the cookie balls a little.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Remove from oven and leave to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, before removing to a cooling rack. Do not remove beforehand as they are very delicate!

Please note that where the recipe asks for milk, butter or yogurt, this refers to any plant-based version that you prefer.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Oh! I and my husband totally loves cookies. I gotta try to make this recipe this coming weekend. We would love this for sure.

  2. Yes! Yes! Yes! I am so loving these cookies. You cannot imagine the good you have done for me, sharing your recipe here.

  3. wow! loved the recipe brown butter chocalate chip cookies are always best, can’t wait to make them myself. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. This sounds like an amazing chocolate chip recipe. I don’t think I have ever made vegan cookies before and it is nice to have a good recipe on hand for when we have guests who are vegan.

  5. 5 stars
    Brown butter is amazing and really enhances the flavor of the chocolate! These would go so well with my afternoon coffee 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Great cookies for my family members who are chocolate addicts, lol. Simple to make and delicious, thanks!

  7. These cookies made a great addition to our vegan brunch buffet this weekend. Everyone loved that they had so much rich caramel buttery flavour.

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe ~ it makes the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I especially love the little sprinkle of sugar on top.

  9. 5 stars
    Whoa! My kind of cookie amped up with the brown butter! These look so thick and satisfying!

  10. 5 stars
    Who knew you could brown vegan butter! These look incredible, I love chocolate chip cookies but have never made vegan ones at home, I can’t wait to try them over the weekend!

  11. 5 stars
    I love your idea of adding nuts to this recipe, but honestly, it’s pretty perfect how it is! LOVE!

  12. 5 stars
    Wowza! This was my first time preparing and cooking with brown butter. I’m really glad I gave it a shot because it really took these chocolate chip cookies to the next level. So delicious and comforting.

  13. 5 stars
    I love how these turned out. The brown butter really made these. My family polished them off in 2 days!

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