Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I always have the ingredients for my Mom’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies lying around.

They’re chewy, warm, sweet cookies that can cheer anyone up, and the cookie dough is amazing too.

We like to save some of the dough uncooked in the fridge to put on ice cream or just eat with a spoon sometimes. Plus because it’s vegan, you don’t have to worry about eating raw eggs.

I decided to use this for my Great British Bakeoff signature cookies, where the brief was to bake cookies that match your personality. I make these often, and they’re about the only kind of cookie I like. Maybe I’m warm and sweet too (and a bit chewy sometimes). 🙂

Great British Bakeoff Season 1, Episode 2, Signature Bake


  • 1 cup vegan butter or margarine
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour of your choice (white, whole wheat, or gluten-free)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1-2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips


In a small bowl, cream margarine and sugar together with a fork. Gradually add the soy milk and vanilla extract and mix well.

In a larger bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together well. Add as many chocolate chips as you like. I like my cookies very chocolatey, so I use about 2 cups of chocolate chips.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix until just combined.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, or use an ice cream scoop, to make about 2 dozen cookies (feel free to save some cookie dough raw in the fridge or freezer too).

Bake at 400F for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown, then cool on a wire rack. These freeze very well, and reheat nicely with 10-15 seconds in the microwave. Sooooo good!!!

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

12 responses to “Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Instagram comment! @solmo_seamoss says: Perfection!! #support4support 100% VEGAN SUPERFOOD. #seamoss

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    Instagram comment! @alexandriathorsgard says: Looks so yummy :applause: :fire:

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    Instagram comment! @gourmetdreamshop11 says: Delicious!

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    Instagram comment! @cafeh_girls says: OMG YUM 😀 😀 ! I made pumpkin spice donuts for Halloween 🙂

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    Instagram reply! @dojo_living says: awesome!! My kids would love those!

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    Instagram reply! @cafeh_girls says: yess :prayhands:

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    Instagram comment from Amanda: These would be delicious!

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    Facebook comment from Angela: These look delicious!

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    Facebook comment from Annamarie: Glad they are still a hit! I remember the fun I had making them with all of you on Saturday mornings, once you were able to stand on a stool at the kitchen counter, so we would have enough for the week! 💖

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