The Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: Only 9 Ingredients

The Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Since we found out that my son has a milk allergy, I’ve had to adjust my cooking and baking quite a bit. I’ve found a ton of great substitutes to use in recipes. One in particular I’m excited to share, is my dairy-free chocolate chip cookies recipe! These are classic, moist, and delicious chocolate chip cookies. The recipe is easy, requiring only 9 basic ingredients. Basically, all you have to do to make them dairy-free is substitute regular butter for margarine/plant butter. There are several great brands that you can use. I like the Plant Butter version by Country Crock for most baking recipes. I also swapped regular chocolate chips for a dairy-free version. Enjoy Life has amazing ones that taste no different.

The Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Recipe

This Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe is incredibly easy, with only 9 ingredients! Details on how to make these delicious cookies!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Dairy free dessert, dairy-free chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 12 cookies


  • 8 tbsp dairy-free butter I usually use Plant Butter by Country Crock
  • 1/2 cup white sugar I usually use anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips I love Enjoy Life brand, I usually grab from Target


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Microwave the butter for about 30 seconds to just barely melt it. 
  • Mix butter and sugars until smooth and creamy, using a mixer.
  • Add vanilla and the egg until just incorporated, usually about 10 seconds (do not over mix, the cookies will be stiff).
  • Add flour, baking soda, salt. Mix until crumbles form and add chocolate chips!
  • Roll the dough into 12 large balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Take them out even if they look like they’re not done yet. They will be pale and puffy.
  • Let the cookies cool for 30 minutes.



Check out my other favorite recipes:

Golden Rum Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Funfetti Cookies



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