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Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfectly crispy, slightly chewy eggless chocolate chip cookies have a great nutty flavor from whole wheat flour and brown sugar. Not only are these delicious cookies a healthier treat, they are easy to make in just one bowl. Give them a try with my step by step photos and instructions, and I’m sure this will become your go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • ▢100 grams unsalted butter – softened
  • ▢¼ cup tightly packed brown sugar – 50 grams
  • ▢¼ cup raw sugar – 50 grams, can use castor sugar or finely granulated white sugar
  • ▢1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ▢¼ cup whole milk

Dry Ingredients

  • ▢1.25 cups whole wheat flour – 150 grams
  • ▢1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ▢⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ▢½ cup semisweet chocolate chips – 80 grams, can add milk, bittersweet, dark or white chocolate chips

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Instructions

Making Cookie Dough

  • In a mixing bowl take unsalted butter, brown sugar, raw sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Grease a baking tray or line it with a parchment paper.
  • Using a wired whisk or an electric beater begin to mix and whip the ingredients.
  • Whip till the butter becomes nicely soft and fluffy.
  • Place a sieve on top of the bowl. Add whole wheat flour, baking powder and teaspoon salt into the sieve. Make sure that the bottom of the sieve does not touch the whipped butter. You can also sift the flour separately.
  • With a spatula, gently begin to fold the sifted flour into the whipped butter.
  • Fold well. The cookie dough will be sticky.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Gently fold the chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
  • Cover and refrigerate dough for 15 to 20 minutes.

Shaping

  • Take a portion of dough and lightly roll or flatten on tray or use a cookie press or a scoop a tablespoon from the dough.
  • If rolling in your palms, then roll gently with light pressure from your hands. You can flatten the cookies if you want but even without flattening the cookie will spread while baking.
  • Keep some space around the cookies as they flatten while baking.

Baking

  • Preheat oven at 190 degrees Celsius (374 degrees Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes. For an OTG, keep both the heating elements on. Place the cookie tray in the center of the oven.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or till edges turn golden or brown. Do not bake for long as the cookies will harden.
  • Using a spatula, remove the cookies from the tray and place them on a wired rack. Let the cookies cool completely before storing or serving.
  • Serve eggless chocolate chip cookies as a sweet snack.

How to Make Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Making cookie dough

This easy recipe only needs one bowl, and warm cookies are ready to enjoy in less than an hour. Firstly, grease a baking tray or line it with parchment paper.

1. In a mixing bowl take the following listed ingredients

  • 100 grams softened unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup tightly packed brown sugar (50 grams)
  • ¼ cup raw sugar (50 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk.
sugar, butter, milk, vanilla in a mixing bowl

2. Using a wired whisk or an electric beater begin to mix and whip the ingredients.

butter, sugar, vanilla mixed together

3. Whip till the butter becomes nicely soft and fluffy.

butter whipped to a soft consistency

4. Place a sieve on top of the bowl. Add 1.25 cups whole wheat flour (150 grams), 1 teaspoon baking powder and ⅛ teaspoon salt in the sieve.

Make sure that the bottom of the sieve does not touch the whipped butter. You can also sift the flour separately and then add into the whipped butter.

sifting flour, salt, baking powder

5. With a spatula, gently begin to fold the sifted flour into the whipped butter. Fold well. The cookie dough will be sticky.

Do not knead. You just to fold and bring the whole mixture together.

eggless cookie dough ready

6. Add ½ cup chocolate chips.

chocolate chips added

7. Gently fold the chocolate chips into the cookie dough. Cover and refrigerate dough for 15 to 20 minutes. 

chocolate chip cookie dough made from scratch

8. After 15 to 20 minutes of refrigeration, you can either take a portion of dough and lightly roll or flatten on tray – or use a cookie press or a scoop a tablespoon from the dough.

If rolling in your palms, then roll gently with light pressure from your hands. You can flatten the cookies if you want but even without flattening the cookie will spread while baking.

Keep some space around the cookies as they flatten while baking.

cookie dough balls placed on a greased baking tray

Baking

9. Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 190 degrees Celsius (374 degrees Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes. For an OTG, keep both the top and bottom heating elements on. Place the cookie tray in the center rack.

cookie dough in the oven

10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or till edges turn golden or brown. Do not bake for too long as then cookies will harden up.

whole wheat baked cookies out from the oven

11. Using a spatula, remove the cookies from the tray and place them on a wired rack. Let the cookies cool completely before storing or serving.

cookies cooling on wire rack

12. Below photo shows the lovely golden crumb of the bottom of the cookies.

crispy cookies

13. Serve eggless chocolate chip cookies with milk for kids, coffee for adults or just as a delicious sweet snack.

eggless chocolate chip cookies stacked with some halved cookies on a white plate