Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a confession to make.

These past ten days have been some of the craziest days the Brown's have seen in awhile.

I've been under a lot of stress and when I'm stressed I tend to eat more than I should.  Yes, I'm that typical stress eater.  I've also had a hard time controlling myself and my frustrations.  Poor girls.  Their Mami just has not been herself lately.  

I was seriously craving some type of sweet, comfort food yesterday.

Chocolate Chip Cookies!



I ran out of eggs on Sunday and I really did not feel like leaving the house. So, of course, I went to Pinterest and ran a search for Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies.  To my surprise there were quite a few recipes.  Some of them were actually dips and not for baking, but dough is not what I wanted.  I was craving something warm and gooey out of the oven.   

I judged a "book by it's cover" {remind me to buy a new camera for taking better pics PRONTO} and these were what caught my attention: 

Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Busty Baker


The cookies were just as The Busty Baker had described: dense, moist & chewy!  The only difference from the Recipe/Instructions is that they took me almost twice as long to cook.  Just keep an eye on them.  They are so worth it!

EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Recipe by The Busty Baker 


INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. 
  4. Add melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar and beat until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and beat until combined. 
  5. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, beating until just incorporated. 
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon, roll dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with your hands or the bottom of a glass. 
  8.  Chill in refrigerator for about 20 minutes, up to overnight. (If chilling overnight, cover with plastic wrap.)
  9. Preheat oven to 325F. Remove dough from fridge and bake, rotating pans halfway through, until cookies are golden and start to brown around the edges, about 12 to 14 minutes. 
  10. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

This is how mine turned out:






I am so grateful to have such a wonderful neighbor that she was "willing" to take some for herself so that I would not eat them all!  Thanks Mel!

Zoe {my littlest one} loved them too!  She kept asking for more.

Let me know how they come out if you make them.  Do you have any yummy eggless recipes you love to make?  I'd love for you to share them with me!

Have a wonderful day!


See where I party Tuesday's HERE.



 
P.S. Thank you for the candy dish Mel!  I'm so happy I found it before you sold it off to some stranger at our last yard sale.  Doesn't it make the perfect dish to put these cookies into?

22 comments:

  1. This is a must-try and they look really soft, too, despite the eggs!

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    1. They are just the perfect pairing of crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside! The cream cheese in the recipe substitutes the egg. I think that's what keeps in chewy! Let me know how yours come out!

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  2. Yummy! Then you can eat the dough too. I like that more than the baked cookies! I have an eggless chocolate cake recipe that everyone raves about. It's super easy!

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    1. Oooh, you'll have to share it with me! Wait, have you already put that one on your blog?

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  3. These cookies look sooooooooooo good, just what I need right now!
    Never tried to make chocolate-hip cookies with cream cheese and I like the idea

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    1. Thanks Winnie! I never tried anything like these before but they are OH SO YUMMY! Perfectly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside! Thanks for passing by!

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  4. Melissa,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I was so excited when I saw this recipe. My best friends daughter is highly allergic to eggs and I'm always trying to find recipes for desserts without eggs and now I can make these :) Thanks for sharing.

    Can't wait to see what you link up next week.

    Have a great week,
    Michelle

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    1. I'm so glad that I helped you find a recipe to make for your best friends daughter! A girl cannot go without chocolate chip cookies! They are so yummy, I'm sure she'll love 'em. Let me know how they go. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Thank you so much for this post- my daughter has an egg allergy and I have yet to try to make her chocolate chip cookies...she will be thrilled! Shannon

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    1. Yay Shannon! I am so happy your little one will be able to have some chocolate chip cookies! They are so yummy, my 2 & 3 year old little girls kept asking for more! How old is your little one? Let me know how they come out...ENJOY!

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    2. I made these a couple weeks ago for my son's 1st birthday party and they were awesome...everyone loved them. This is now my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe- my kids are 1 and 2 years old...so we will be enjoying these for years to come! I am going to be linking this recipe in my post about the party- feel free to check it out, should be up this Sunday: www.2ndstorysewing.blogspot.com

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    3. I am so happy that they were a hit Shannon! Looking forward to checking your post out on Sunday!

      Happy 1st Birthday to your son!

      Have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend!

      {Hugs}

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  6. I ran out of eggs this morning and didn't feel like going to the store; but I'm 21 weeks pregnant and was craving something sweet and searched for eggless recipes. I found this recipe and decided to try it. I added a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter to the recipe but changed nothing otherwise. I was concerned at first that the dough was too sticky and sort of greasy looking, but after refrigerating them for 30 minutes the stickiness went away. These are delicious! One of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes, with egg or otherwise, I have ever come across. So yummy! Thanks :]

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    1. Yay Emily! Thanks for letting me know you liked the recipe. They seem to be a hit with others as well. Sorry it took me so long to respond. We moved July and are now BACK to Florida and I'm back to blogging again. Hope you come back sometime!

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  7. Made these yesterday for my family (including egg-allergic sister) and they were universally proclaimed the best chocolate chip cookies ever!! I don't think I'll go back to "normal" recipes even when I'm just baking for myself!!

    The only thing I wanted to note is that it is hard to tell when they are done because they don't really brown and they feel very soft out of the oven. After they cool a little though they will firm up!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Mariko! Glad you and your family liked them as well. Sorry it took me so long to respond. We moved July and are now BACK to Florida and I'm back to blogging again. Hope you come back sometime!

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  8. These are the best! One of my lil ones have an severe egg allergy. Most egg free baked goods taste yucky. I just made these, and mmmmm!
    Thank you!

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    1. Hooray Theresa! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed them. Sorry it took me so long to respond. We moved July and are now BACK to Florida and I'm back to blogging again. Hope you come back sometime!

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  9. Wow! These were awesome cookies!! Finally, my sixth try on making my son cookies without eggs & these didn't turn out to be hard as a rock. Or taste like banana or applesauce! Thanks soooo much!!! Even after being out if oven and cool they were still soft.! Do u have anymore tried and true to work recipes???!!!

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    1. Thanks Candace! Sorry it took me so long to respond. We moved July and are now BACK to Florida and I'm back to blogging again. If I have any new recipes that I think would appeal to you, I'll try to keep you in mind. Hope you come back sometime!

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  10. Love these cookies and I am a chocolate chip cookie snob! Today I was craving cookies and remembered I had no eggs. Came across these and to my delight they are my new faves.Wasn't sure how they would turn out in high altitude but they were PERFECT! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Bethany! Glad you liked them. Where do you live that you say you're at a high altitude? Sorry it took me so long to respond. We moved July and are now BACK to Florida and I'm back to blogging again. Hope you come back sometime!

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