Lenten Chocolate Chip Cookies {version 2.0}

We baked up a giant batch of Lenten chocolate chip cookies over the weekend. I was in the mood for a thicker type of cookie and decided to make them in our tart pan like we did these cookies. They turned out super yummy and I was glad we took the time to make them when I enjoyed a few with my tea this morning.

lenten chocolate chip cookie recipe

This recipe works well with almond or coconut milk or orange juice but we went with coconut milk this time. I realized this afternoon that it’s been several years since I’ve posted this recipe, so I thought I’d share an updated version of it for those of you who may have missed it way back when. It’s a popular recipe in our home all year round but especially during fasting periods. Hope you enjoy it!

Lenten Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins


  •  1 1/2cups margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (can also use almond milk or orange juice)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (Ghirardelli semi-sweet are lenten)


1.  Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2.  Cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Slowly add orange juice, cream well, then add vanilla.
3.  Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
4.  Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, then fold in the chocolate chips.
5.  Drop by teaspoons on cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets.
6.  Serve with ice cold glasses of almond milk and enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Lenten Chocolate Chip Cookies {version 2.0}

  1. This is a great find! I shared it with my Orthodox girlfriends. Never in a million years did we think there were Lenten chocolate chips. I love your website and I have already made note of many of your recipes. I am going to start with the Split Pea Soup. Thank you and May your Lenten journey bring you peace!

    1. Linda, Yay! Lenten chocolate chips are definitely worth cheering for! 😉 I hope you guys enjoy them and I am so glad that you found something helpful to your fast! A blessed and fruitful lenten journey to you as well! With love in Christ…

  2. Hello,
    Your recipe was posted in Orthodox Lenten site and this question came up:

    “If baked in a tart pan still at 350 degrees? How many minutes?”
    Would you please reply here on the Orthodox Lenten Group site

    Thank you very much
    God bless and Blessed Lent

    1. Yes, I will answer this question today! Thanks for letting me know! I’ll also make a note on this recipe. 🙂

  3. I love this recipe. I make it in my tassie pan so I can about 4 dozen. They are always a hit!

  4. How do you convert your regular recipes to gluten free? How much gf flour would you use in your Lenten Chocolate Chip cookies? Alas Hashimoto’s is my problem as well but have been able to recreate most things.

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