These classic eggless chocolate chip cookies have a soft, melted interior with slightly crisp edges. What’s great about this recipe is that it doesn’t use any egg replacer like flax or chia seeds, just simple pantry-friendly ingredients! Use dairy-free butter to make these eggless cookies completely vegan.
These classic eggless chocolate chip cookies hit all the right notes. The highlight? Just like my fudgy vegan brownies, these cookies don’t need any egg replacers! Why you’ll fall head over heels for this eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe:
- Perfect texture: Think soft, gooey center with crispy edges, just the right amount of chew, and an overall melt-in-the-mouth experience.
- No egg replacers required: This recipe keeps it classic. You won’t find any quirky, hard-to-find ingredients here.
- Minimalist ingredients list: Only 7 ingredients are needed (including salt!), making this an incredibly simple and straightforward recipe.
- Time-friendly: No need to chill the dough. You can have these cookies baked and ready to serve in under 20 minutes.
If you’re vegan or if you have egg allergies, look no further, because this is the easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe for you.
This recipe is great if it’s your first time making eggless cookies because it doesn’t use any egg replacers like flax seed, chia seed, or banana. (I do have a vegan banana chocolate chip cookie recipe that is delicious if you’re into that!)
It’s super simple and great for small batches (because you don’t need to divide an egg in half), but can easily be doubled or tripled.
Today we’re using simple ingredients to make the best eggless chocolate chip cookies. You’ll need to gather the following to make them:
- White Granulated Sugar – It lends the perfect sweetness to these cookies, creating a beautifully balanced flavor. You can also use half white sugar and half brown sugar for more of a caramel flavor.
- Dairy-Free Butter – I prefer using Earth Balance Buttery Sticks. The butter gives the cookies a rich taste and tender crumb. Ensure it’s melted before you start mixing.
- Pure Vanilla Extract or Paste – This ingredient adds an underlying depth of flavor. A high-quality extract like Madagascar Bourbon or Neilsen-Massey guarantees the best taste.
- All Purpose Flour – Regular all-purpose flour gives the cookies a sturdy yet soft crumb. To ensure accuracy, consider using a digital kitchen scale to measure the flour.
- Baking Soda – This is our leavening agent, giving the cookies their perfect rise.
- Salt – It enhances all the other flavors in the cookies. Just a pinch is enough!
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – The star of the show! These bring a delightful chocolatey sweetness to every bite.
Substitutions & Add-ins
Just like the main ingredients, the substitutions are basic pantry items too. Here are some options:
- Brown Sugar – You can substitute half the white sugar with brown sugar to add a touch of molasses flavor. Remember not to replace all the white sugar with brown sugar, as this could cause the cookies to spread too much.
- Nuts – Feel free to mix in your favorite nuts. They’ll add a pleasing crunch and added flavor to your cookies.
- Coconut Oil – If you’re out of dairy-free butter, melted coconut oil is a fine substitute. Add about 1/8th teaspoon more salt if you use this. Note that the cookies may turn out a little paler with coconut oil.
The best vegan butter for Cookies:
I’ve tested this exact recipe with the following vegan butter brands, and they also happen to be the brands I use most often. Feel free to try out your favorite vegan butter in this recipe.
- Earth Balance Original Buttery Sticks
- Country Crock Plant Butter Sticks
⭐️ One Note: try to use buttery sticks, not butter from a tub. Butter from a tub tends to have more moisture, leading to a different cookie texture.
- Parchment paper: I like using white parchment because the cookies don’t brown as fast or spread as much (versus cooking them directly on the pan or using brown parchment paper).
- Baking Tray
- Measuring Cup or Scale: to accurately measure all of the ingredients
- Wire Rack: for cooling the cookies
- Cookie Scoop or Ice Cream Scoop: this is optional, but does help create equal-sized cookies
*Video tutorial is in the recipe card below!*
STEP 1: Preheat the oven and prep the baking sheet with parchment paper.
STEP 2: In a mixing bowl, cream the melted butter, sugar and vanilla together. The mixture should be slightly lighter in color.
STEP 3: Add the dry ingredients on top and sift them together with a fork. Then mix in with the butter mixture.
STEP 4: Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine. The dough should be fairly moist and scoop-able. If it looks very crumbly add 1-2 tsp of water or dairy-free milk to help moisten the dough.
STEP 5: Scoop the cookie dough on the baking sheet, leaving 2 inches (5cm) between each dough ball
STEP 6: Bake at 325F (160C) for 9-10 minutes. If you’d like to air fry these cookies, follow the instructions in this post.
STEP 7: Leave the baked cookies on the cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes. They’ll finish cooking while on the sheet.
STEP 8: Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- For a soft center and chewy edges: under bake don’t over bake the cookies! They’ll finish cooking while cooling on the baking sheet. I found 9-10 minutes to be the perfect time for cookie dough balls that are 2-3 tablespoons in size.
- For crispy cookies with chewy centers: increase the oven temperature to 350F and bake for 7-9 minutes. The hotter oven will caramelize the sugars and create a crispier texture.
- For a caramel flavor: Sub half the granulated white sugar for light brown sugar.
- Adjust baking time according to the size of cookie: small cookies bake faster, larger cookies will need a few more minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies as they bake.
These cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
They’ll stay soft at room temperature, but after that, I recommend transferring them to a freezer proof baggie and freezing them for 2-3 months.
To reheat the cookies: place them in the microwave for about 10 seconds on high power. This will soften the cookies and melt the chocolate again. I highly recommend this for second or third day cookies!
- The butter should be just melted and should not be hot: we don’t want to melt the sugar or the chocolate chips.
- Leave the cookie dough in the oven until just baked: 9-10 minutes for large cookies should be just enough time. The tops of the cookies should still look somewhat doughy.
- Tap the baking tray after baking: this helps deflate the cookies and creates chewier edges.
Bake these cookies at 350F (instead of 325F) for 8-9 minutes for an extra chewy cookie. This will caramelize the sugar, resulting in a chewier cookie.
To make this eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe, you only need 7 ingredients and you don’t need any egg replacers. The ratio between the wet and dry ingredients has been perfected for this recipe. The result is a soft, decadent, chocolatey and gooey cookie.
I don’t recommend using dark brown sugar. There is a higher molasses content in dark brown sugar which will make the cookies spread more than intended.
No, even though this cookie dough doesn’t have any eggs, it’s not safe to eat raw. Uncooked all-purpose flour can have harmful bacteria.
More eggless cookie recipes:
- Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
- Classic Vegan Snickerdoodles
- Vegan Caramel Delites
- Eggless Peppermint Mocha Cookies
- Stuffed Biscoff Butter Lava Cookies
- Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Irish Oats
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