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Vegan Tollhouse Cookies Recipe also Gluten Free

Vegan Tollhouse Cookies are just as delicious as the original! They’re a little soft, a little crisp, a little chewy, and totally sweet and chocolatey. These are also just as easy to make as is the original. I used Nestle brand semi-sweet allergen-free chocolate chips for an authentic chocolate flavor and texture that’s also dairy-free. 

Vegan Tollhouse Cookies: As Delicious as the Original!

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Ingredients List for Vegan Tollhouse Cookies  

This recipe starts with plant-based and gluten-free versions of most of everything in the original ingredient list. It’s amazing how readily available alternatives are today and there are easy swaps for everything.  

Plant-Based Butter

Plant-based butters aren’t exactly alike. Some are more watery, others more oily. The one I use most often and seem to get the best results with is Earth Balance Original. Miyoko’s has a good butter as well. But, always, use what you have or what your local stores carry.  

Vegan Eggs

Just Egg has been a total gamechanger for me when it comes to baking. I love it. It works pretty much like eggs in baked goods. In this recipe, I substitute 3 tablespoons of Just Egg liquid for each of the original eggs. It works great. Of course, if you can’t find Just Egg close by, use your favorite egg replacer … such as a 1/4 cup applesauce and 2 teaspoons ground chia seed for every egg instead. My favorite place to get things like protein powders and seeds and other things is WildernessPoets.com. I love their products and they carry really lovely chia seeds

Gluten-Free Flour

To make these gluten-free, just use your favorite all-purpose GF flour … or make your own using THIS recipe. If you like online shopping, this Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour – 5 pound bag from Nuts. com is a great flour to use in gluten-free baking and can be easily exchanged with any all-purpose regular flour. I also use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking mix often and really like it. Or, if you’re not avoiding gluten, simply use your favorite all-purpose wheat flour. 

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Allergen-Free Chocolate Chips

The chocolate chips are what really make these cookies delicious. Nestle has a fairly new product out which is their dairy-free and overall allergen-free semi-sweet chocolate chips. They’re awesome. 

Start by whisking together all the dry ingredients. This ensures everything is blended together well and even;y distributed and will work the way it should (like the baking powder!). In a separate, larger bowl, cream together the butter, the white and brown sugar, vanilla, and Just Egg. I used a hand mixer but you can use a wooden spoon if you prefer. 

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Then add the blended dry ingredients to the wet gradually (if you do it too fast, you’ll blow flour all over the kitchen!). Once mixed, use a tablespoon or a scoop to portion out the dough and place it on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

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I used parchment because the only real difference between these and the original is that these seem to be just slightly more prone to sticking to the cookie sheet. Letting them cool completely on the parchment also helps this. Next time, I’ll probably use a silicone mat, aka a “silpat” to make sure nothing sticks.

Vegan Gluten Free Tollhouse Cookies Easy Recipe Planted365

Just as good as the ones I remember! 

You could fool just about anyone with these! 

Vegan Gluten Free Tollhouse Cookies Easy Recipe Planted365

These are great for any holiday. I like them especially well at Christmas. They’re also good on any other day of the year! Being so simple to make, these make fantastic everyday cookies. 

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Freezing Homemade Cookie Dough 

It’s easy to freeze homemade cookie dough. Just place the scooped dough on the cookie sheet and place in the freezer. When the dough balls/mounds are frozen remove them and store them in the freezer in an airtight container. When you’re ready to use them, just place them on a parchment-covered cookie sheet and place them in a preheated oven. Add a minute or two to the baking time since the dough is frozen. Frozen cookie dough will retain its goodness for about 3 months. It’s a good idea to label them in the freezer with the date frozen or their use by date.  

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Already baked cookies can be easily stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a few days. 

Yield: 5 dozen cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Tollhouse Cookies Recipe

Vegan Gluten Free Tollhouse Cookies Easy Recipe Planted365

Vegan Tollhouse Cookies are just as delicious as the original! They're a little soft, a little crisp, a little chewy, and totally sweet and chocolatey. These are also just as easy to make as is the original.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegan butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons Just Egg
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts Optional. If omitting, add an additional 1 to 2 Tbsp. of gluten-free, all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. n a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer or wooden spoon, cream together the vegan butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and Just Egg. Mix together until creamy and smooth.
  4. Stir in the flour mix a bit at a time until well incorporated.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips in gently just until evenly distributed. Don't over mix here.
  6. Using a tablespoon-sized scoop or spoon, scoop the dough out onto a parchment-lined cooking sheet.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees F for 9-11 minutes, until just starting to turn brown.
  8. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes, Use a thin spatula to move the cookies to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5 dozen cookies

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125
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Nancy
Nancy
3 months ago

I made this recipe yesterday and couldn’t believe how close they were to the originals! I’d say 98%, since there just something about real butter that’s hard to replace. I used Earth Balance (I did have a little trouble figuring out how to get “two sticks” out of a cube-shaped box), and two flax eggs. Regular flour, since gluten-free isn’t an issue. I baked them for 15 minutes, then let them cool, and sure enough, they flattened and got crisp — just like the original Tollhouse that I grew up with. Grownups agreed that they couldn’t tell the difference and the kids loved them. Thank you for creating this recipe!

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