Fashionably M.French: Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last weekend, Golan and I had the pleasure of spending Memorial Day at our friends' house in Elizabeth. We had a lovely day out at their place filled with sunshine, animal lovin', and amazing food. Although I live in the suburbs and rarely venture into Denver, it is always a treat to head in the opposite direction and relax in the country.

As our friend's were providing most of the good eats, it was only right that I bring some sort of dessert. There were a few variables in play here: Our host doesn't eat eggs and we weren't sure just how many people were actually going to be there. Neither of these things are a big deal but I decided to keep things simple with a classic chocolate chip cookie. These are great because you can make as little or as many as you need (unlike a pie or cake which takes a little more work to meet a large range of attendees) and you can switch out ingredients as necessary.

These cookies were particularly exciting for me. I got my inspiration from this crispy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe on Oh! She Glows. As I am not vegan- I only needed the egg free solution- I didn't follow this recipe too closely. Instead, I created my own recipe loosely based on the inspiration. GUYS- I CREATED MY OWN RECIPE! This is a big deal. I have tried to do this in the past and let's just say that no one was asking me how I made them.

And yes- that is my measure of success in cooking and baking. If someone has a genuine interest in your recipe after they have eaten the food, you have succeeded. But seriously all modesty aside, these little guys are the best cookies I have made in a long time. They are chewy and buttery without losing their shape when you pick them up. Great on their own but with the firm (not hard) texture they would be ideal for dipping into a tall glass of milk.

Without further ado- I give you my first cookie recipe! 

Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

Yield: 22 Cookies



- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 teaspoons water)
- 1/4 cup butter (slightly softened unless you want to spend 10 minutes creaming it later)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup almond flour (I found mine in the bulk bins at Sprouts but this is pretty easy to find)
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- Splash of milk (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prep baking sheet *
2. Mix your flax egg in a small bowl and let sit for five minutes
3. Cream together butter and both sugars **
4. When butter and sugar are fully combined, add flax egg and vanilla extract.
5. Mix in all remaining dry ingredients until fully combined. It was at this point that I realized my dough was a little dry so I added a splash of milk. 
6. Mix chocolate chips into batter.
7. Roll out 1-inch thick balls of dough and place on baking sheet roughly two inches apart.
8. Bake for 12 minutes. Cookies will be puffier while in the oven but will flatten out as they begin to cool.
9. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring cookies to a cooling rack.

* I like to use parchment paper for the easy clean up but you can use a spray oil or whatever it is that you prefer.
** This is where you would use an electric mixer if you have one. I do not have one so I simply used the flat of my wooden spoon to thoroughly cream together the butter and sugars. While this does take longer and your arms might be a bit sore, it will still work just fine to do this step by hand.

 And there you have it! My very first recipe. Whip up a batch any time and be sure to send me photos on social media and comment down below if you try it out. Also, please share any of your favorite egg free recipes or baking experiences! This is my first experience with it and I would love to know more. As I am fairly new at this, any and all suggestions or comments are welcome.

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