Saturday, October 11, 2008
My Ultimate Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
After years and years of trying so many different recipes...the search is finally over! I found my holy grail chocolate chip cookie. And where, you might ask, did I find such a cookie? It was written on the back of a package of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips. It's callled Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie, and once you sink your teeth into these chewy gooey cookies, you'll be swooning for more. Oh yeah...they're THAT good.
But once I had the perfect chocolate chip cookie, I had to find a way to make it allergen-friendly for my son. I don't know what possessed me to add cream cheese in place of eggs, but it worked! And come to think of it, I actually like this version better because it stays moist and chewy for days. I keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. Just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds and it's like having freshly baked cookies everyday. YUM!
My Ultimate Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie
Yields about 4 dozen cookies
Allergy Note: contains dairy and wheat
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips*
1 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
*For allergy-friendly chocolate chips, you can try Enjoy Life brand or Chocolate Dream.
(UPDATE: For years, I never felt the need to chill the cookie dough before baking it. Main reason: I was impatient. So I just mixed all the ingredients and baked them right away. That worked for me and the cookies tasted good to me but then I tried chilling dough after I placed them onto the cookie sheet and Whoa! What a difference! The cookies ended up lightly crispy around the edges and oh so ooey gooey in the middle.)
Sift together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large mixer bowl, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla. Gradually blend dry mixture into butter/sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop heaping tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets (I like using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop) about 2 inches apart. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Bake at 375ºF for 9 to 11 minutes, turning halfway into the baking, or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
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Accidently discovered your blog.
You have such wonderful bakes and cakes.
Will surley be back more often to chek it out.
Thanks so much for this recipe! I tried it and it was AWESOME! Just like the chocolate chip cookies that I remember (and haven't been able to bake in so long with my son's egg/nut allergy). For those with nut allergies, I've found that Hershey's chocolate chips do not have the "Processed in a factory with peanuts" message. Unfortunately, Nestle and Ghiradelli chocolate chips are processed in a factory with peanuts. Thanks again for this wonderful recipe and for bringing mouth-watering chocolate chip cookies back into my life again! ;-)
Thanks for the recipe. I have a friend whose boy is allergic to a lot--I've passed this on to her, but will be trying them myself as well! I love a soft cookie.
Ccc's with cream cheese sound great!
They really are THAT good! :) I eat eggs myself and made them for some cousins who do not - we all LOVED them. I am wondering how I can incorporate cream cheese into the Oatmeal/Raisin/Pecan cookies that I make - the egg-less version of mine tends to be on the dry and crumbly side. Thanks again for another fantastic recipe!
thank you so much. My daughter is allergic to eggs and these cookies are AWESOME!! My husband and friends love them too!!
tried it today and my 3 kids (oldest - my hubby) loooove it! thanks for sharing.
AMAZING cookie recipe!!!
THANK YOU for this delicious egg-free chocolate chip cookie recipe! Our granddaughter can't have eggs and her dad casually asked if there were recipes without them....that made cookies as good as mine (no modesty here!) I looked all over and when I saw the cream cheese I knew it would be good. But we didn't expect these treats to be as good as they are. We are delighted she now can have the same cookies as everyone else... although now I wonder if anyone will ever want Nana's recipe again! Best regards...Adrienne in Minnesota
So good! Thanks! :-)
They're fantastic! All my friends loved it. One of them even grabbed a second cookie after having just one bite.
May I know how long the shelf life is for these cookies? Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe.
Thanks Vanessa! If you keep these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge, they should be good for about a week. Just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to reheat them. You can also keep them in the fridge for about a month.
Hi Ms. Rianne, just a clarification-- is it good for a week or a month in the fridge? :) Thanks.
Art of Dessert...I absolutely love these cookies! I've made them twice with rave reviews from friends and family who are nonthewiser that they are egg-free. Not to mention that my son who is allergic to eggs/peanuts can finally enjoy home-made choc. chip coookies. I can't thank you enough. Best cookies E V E R! :-)
Hi Vanessa! You can store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in a airtight container and in the freezer for 1 to 2 months :-)
Hi Jaumannet! Thank you for trying out my recipe and thank you so much for your kind words. I truly appreciate it :-)
Art of Dessert THANK YOU so much for a great egg free cookie recipe. I have bought so many egg replacers, tried so many recipes, NOTHING has worked. Baking with my 3yo daugther is one of our favourite things to do together, we had so much fun whipping these up. She was so excited to get to lick the beater, and she loved the finished product. So did I! Trying to resist the temptation. Can't wait to try out your other recipes! Thank you!!
Hello, any recommendations, tips, advice, etc. for making this recipe into a rectangular cookie cake? Just make the recipe and spread it in a pan? what size pan do you think? how long to cook and what temp? TIA for any help.
I am allergic to eggs and looked for egg free cookies all over the net. This was my last try and I AM SO HAPPY :) finally good chocolate chip cookies. All the comments below the recpes I tried before said the cookies were awesome and good and they really were not. THESE REALLY ARE!
I ate so much dough since it was so yumm and the hot cookie with milk is just as good or even better than the normal cookies i know from before my allergy :)
i also made half the dough into the crazy delicious cookie, but added cereal and coconut chocolate and chocolate filled wafers. Also really yummie. I think you can put anything in this amazing cookie dough and it will taste good!!!
thank you again for making my day!!!
I have been recently diagnosed with a serious colon disease, but the sickness has plagued me for many years. Through this process I have found out that I have an allergy to eggs, which has made baking difficult.
This recipe has changed my life! Thank you so much! I never realized how much I missed the taste of cookies until now.
You are truly a life saver!!
Seriously yummy!! I threw in a bag of fudge pieces and mmmmmmmm! Thank you! Oh how I missed cookies... not any more!!!
Can you substitute M&M's in place of the choc chips?
Do they have to be stored in the fridge? Or can you put them in the cookie jar?
I usually keep them in an airtight container in the fridge but since the weather's cooler nowadays, they can be stored in a cookie jar for a few days as long as it has an airtight lid. If not, you can line your cookie jar with a resealable bag.
Yes, you can replace the chocolate chips with M&Ms or anything else. If you check my Crazy Delicious Cookie recipe, I actually added butterscotch morsels, dried cranberries, pretzels, potato chips and Oreos in them :-)
You have made holidays return to joyful again for us with your fabulous egg-free recipes. My 5 year old is highly allergic to eggs and holiday parties have always been stressful with all the gobs of baked goods that she wants but can't have. I struggled with many egg-free cookie recipes and they all came out hard and flat...yuck. Yours is the best I've ever had and everyone gives the cookies rave reviews! I have to make 5 dozen at a time they go so quick! Thanks again!
Love these cookies. A question though: the cookies blacken on the bottom before the top has turned golden. What would be a good solution? I'm concerned that if I put it at a lower temp and bake them for longer they'll have a bread-like texture but I'm not sure. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!
Oh no! I'm sorry that happened. You can try lowering the temp to 350 F degrees. It might take a little longer to bake but that will probably help it bake more evenly.
Just tried these and they far surpassed the ones we made with egg a few days ago. No allergies here just ran out of eggs and needed a midnight snack ;) they are SO good. I stupidly made a half batch, you'll need a lot of these trust me.
*Scrumptious*...my eldest daughter has an allergy to egg/chicken/any poultry. It's been years since she's been able to enjoy her fav...chocolate chip cookies. Thank you so much for this great recipe. I made them this morning 12/12/13, and she's already smiling from ear to ear. Beautiful soft baked texture and so flavorful. Thanks for making a mom very happy, now able to give my daughter a wonderful treat.
I have been making these cookies for my daughter for a few years now, and we never get tired of them. She has a severe egg allergy. The cream cheese makes them so moist and soft. Everyone who tried them agrees that they are the best chocolate chip cookies they've ever tasted! Plus, since they are egg-free there are no worries about eating the raw dough! Yay!
These cookies were awesome! Made them with my daughter today for a friend of hers that has a nut and an egg allergy. I didn't alter a thing, cooked them for 9 minutes and they came out chewy and delicious. Thanks!
These cookies are amazing. My son has an egg allergy and now he can enjoy cookies that are better then those with egg! We made them with M&Ms and I wish I hadn't because I can't stop eating them.
LOVED, loved, loved this recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Absolutely delicious!
Best egg free cookie recipe I have found. My son is allergic to eggs and nuts and I always have a hard time making cookies for him that actually taste good!!! These are fantastic and I'll never make another kind of chocolate chip cookie!!!! ✌️❤️🍪
Just realized Ive never sent you a thank you before! This is my absolute go to recipe. I have an egg and peanut allergy and have been plagued with terrible cookies until I found this one. My mom and I always used cream cheese as a replacer (none of that banana/ applesauce nonsense) and before your blog we never knew the right measurements. I've probably been using your recipe for 3 years now and absolutely EVERYONE loves them. Crispy on the edges, chewy in the center and PERFECT. No one even knows there arent eggs. Cant thank you enough for sharing the joy of chocolate chip cookies with me!
Thank you Lindsey! I'm so happy you love these cookies just as much as I do! They're definitely one of my favorites. - Rianne :-)
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