Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 206 votes

Hands down, the best and easiest cookies you’ll ever make. These Eggless chocolate chip cookies have NO eggs and NO milk, but are perfectly soft, chewy, and with crisp edges! 

eggless chocolate chip cookies

Eggless chocolate chip cookies

It’s no secret that I love a good chocolate chip cookie. I’ve made keto chocolate chip cookies and vegan chocolate chip cookies, and now this version without eggs. 

Here’s why these eggless cookies will be your new favorite-

  • No eggs (or substitutes!). As the name suggests, there are NO eggs needed for this recipe. There are also no egg replacements or substitutes needed either, so no flax or chia eggs whatsoever. 
  • One bowl. No fancy mixers or kitchen gadgets are needed just one mixing bowl.
  • Pantry staple ingredients. Take a look at the ingredients- They are all easy to find and probably in your pantry right now! 
  • Loaded with chocolate chips. Chocolat chips are mixed into the dough AND reserved for the top of them so every single bite will be filled with mouthfuls of chocolate!

What happens to cookies without eggs? 

There is a false assumption that cookies NEED to have eggs. That is far from the truth, as evidenced by my popular vegan chocolate chip cookies. Eggs are something that isn’t necessary to produce incredible cookies, BUT you need to have the right combination of other ingredients to create something pretty special! 

The texture of these cookies is crisp around the edges, and soft and chewy throughout. They are buttery and sweet and bursting with chocolate chips! I made these cookies for a bake sale and everyone begged me for the recipe!

How do you make eggless cookies?

The Ingredients

  • All purpose flour– Also known as plain flour. Be sure to sift the flour very well, to ensure that no clumps remain throughout. 
  • Baking soda– Leavening agent to hold the cookies together. Using baking soda also helps the cookies from overspreading. 
  • Salt– Balances out the sweet ingredients and brings out the overall sweetness of the cookies. 
  • Butter– Unsalted and softened butter. You can use margarine or vegan butter if preferred. 
  • White and brown sugar– A combination of the two sugars yields the perfect cookie texture. The white sugar keeps the edges crispy and the brown sugar keeps them soft and chewy.
  • Cream cheese– The secret ingredient! This gives the cookies an even more soft and almost gooey middle, without needing any eggs! Like the butter, dairy free cream cheese works. 
  • Vanilla extract– A must for any good cookie recipe! 
  • Chocolate chips– Not optional! 

The Instructions

Start by adding the flour, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl and set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, add the softened butter, sugars, cream cheese, and vanilla extract and cream everything together until glossy. Gently through the dry ingredients until just combined. Add in the chocolate chips at the end. 

Now, using a 2-inch cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop out portions of the cookie dough and place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover the baking tray with plastic wrap (saran wrap) and refrigerate for at least two hours. 

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes, or until the edges just begin to go golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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Eggless Cookie variations

Here are some tried and tested variations of these cookies to suit various dietary requirements or flavor options!

  • Make them vegan. Use a good quality dairy free butter and dairy free cream cheese. 
  • Make them gluten free. Replace the all purpose flour with a gluten free flour blend that has added xanthan gum. I’ve used Bob’s Red Mill before successfully, so I can’t vouch for other brands. 
  • Switch up the mix-ins. Replace the chocolate chips with raisins, nuts, seeds, or even chopped up candy!

Tips to make the best cookies without eggs

I’ve made these cookies countless times and these are my three main takeaways for fail-proof cookies every single time- 

  • Use butter and cream cheese from a block. For the best desserts, always use butter and cream cheese from a block, not from a tub or spread. The ones that come in tubs/spreads often have added fillers and water in them to make them easier to spread which is counterproductive for the best eggless cookies. 
  • Do not overmix. Overmixing cookie dough will result in a flatter and slightly crisp cookies, which, while delicious, don’t have the soft and chewy centers. Fold everything together until just combined and no flour pockets remain. 
  • Chill the dough. The most important step! Chilling the dough yields perfectly thick and chewy cookies and with a light and tender exterior. You can bake them straight from the bowl but the results will not be the same! 

Storing and freezing no egg cookies

  • To store: If you plan on enjoying the cookies within five days, keep them stored at room temperature, in a sealed container. If you’d like to keep the cookies longer, store them in the refrigerator and they’ll keep well for up to 2 weeks. 
  • To freeze: Place leftover cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • To thaw: Let the cookies sit at room temperature. 

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eggless chocolate chip cookies

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

These eggless chocolate chip cookies have crisp edges and are soft and chewy throughout! Made in just one bowl, these cookies take less than 12 minutes to bake!
5 from 206 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened * See notes
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese 4 oz, softened ** See notes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt, and set aside. In a separate bowl, add the softened butter, sugars, cream cheese, and vanilla extract, and cream together until smooth and glossy. Gently add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips at the end.
  • Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Scoop out 12 portions of cookie dough and place them on the tray. Cover it and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 185C/375F. Once hot, remove the baking tray from the refrigerator and place it in the oven. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges just begin to firm up.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the tray for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

* Vegan butter or margarine can also be used. 
** Or dairy free cream cheese.
TO STORE: If you plan on enjoying the cookies within five days, keep them stored at room temperature, in a sealed container. If you'd like to keep the cookies longer, store them in the refrigerator and they'll keep well for up to 2 weeks. 
TO FREEZE: Place leftover cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 24g
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    7 thoughts on “Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

    1. Hi, I’m just came upon this recipe as I’ve been trying to find a legitimate eggless cookies recipe, and this recipe seems great.
      And I’m just about to make them.

      But I do have a question;
      Can I refrigerate those cookie dough as it is (in the mixing bowl) instead of making then in 12 ball doughs..
      Due to space constraints ..should I be making them in bulk ..which comes to my next question, where can I just double or triple up the recipe at one go ?

      Looking forward to your reply 🙂…and also the outcome of these cookies in a bit.

    2. 5 stars
      Great recipe! Friends didn’t even know they were eggless. I was short cream cheese by about 2 tbsp and used some creme fraiche to make up the difference. Added a little bit of quick oats and walnuts, in addition to dark and milk chocolate chips. Left the dough in the fridge for about three days and found my favourite batch was the last batch – super moist! Baked for 10 min. Thank you!

    3. 5 stars
      I made these for my niece, who is allergic to eggs. I loved the taste however these are a bit tricky to work with. The dough is very sticky, even after being chilled overnight. I found they baked best when the dough was at room temp, making small cookies (about 1 tbsp each), for 9-10 min. They will be slightly browned on the top, however this made for the most sturdy cookie. When I tried making larger cookies they did not hold up. I also like slightly fewer chips, I used about 1 and 3/4 cups for 24 servings.

      Great eggless cookie, thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    4. 5 stars
      EXACTLY the same as any recipe containing egg. We cannot tell the difference! We had a taste test with the Tollhouse recipe. Could not tell which was which!

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