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Vegan Chocolate Orange Cookies (Cookie Bars)

Easy, soft and chewy chocolate cookies flavoured with fresh orange zest.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword vegan chocolate orange cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours
Servings 12 bars
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon Ground flax seeds
  • 200 g Vegan margarine (¾ cup)
  • 150 g Caster sugar (¾ cup)
  • 100 g Soft brown sugar (½ cup)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract (optional)
  • 290 g Self-raising flour (2 cups + 2 tablespoons)
  • 40 g Cocoa powder (5 tablespoons)
  • 80 g Dairy-free chocolate chips (½ cup)
  • 3 Tablespoons Orange zest

Optional topping:

  • Dairy-free chocolate, melted (just enough to drizzle on top)
  • Extra orange zest


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F (or 160°C/325°F for fan or convection ovens).

  2. Line an 8x10-inch tin with baking paper.

  3. Mix the ground flax seeds with 1 tablespoon cold water and set aside for 5 minutes to let it thicken.

  4. In a large bowl, mix together the margarine, caster sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Stir in the flax seed mixture.

  5. Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix until it starts to stick together. Then use your hands to press it together into a ball of dough.

  6. Add the chocolate chips and orange zest and gently knead it into the dough.

  7. Press the dough into your lined tin, making sure it goes all the way to the edges. Try to get it as even as possible.

  8. Bake for 25 minutes. Leave in the tin to cool for around 30 minutes then transfer to the fridge for 2 hours to set.

  9. After the 2 hours, remove the cookie slab from the tin. Drizzle over the melted chocolate and sprinkle over the extra orange zest if using.

  10. Once the chocolate drizzle has set, cut the slab into 12 square slices and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Orange Cookies (Cookie Bars)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie bar)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Sodium 96mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.