Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and More

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Thanks to the high price of eggs right now, I’ve been going through my files looking for eggless and egg-free recipes. Luckily, there are a bunch! One I’d forgotten about is Shirley Corriher’s Thin Chocolate Chip Cookies. The recipe is an old one from Cookwise, where Shirley gives four different examples of chocolate chip cookie recipes including this egg-free recipe, which represents thin and chewy. These are good, and they’re easy to make vegan too since you don’t need eggs.

Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

After making a small batch of the eggless chocolate chip cookies this morning, I put together a list of other egg-free recipes. And by that I mean free of eggs in the ingredients list. If a recipe calls for cookie crumbs of some variety, the crumbs might have eggs. Just throwing that out there in case you have an egg allergy.

There are tons more in the Vegan category, but here are some more I can think of which are good, but which aren’t all vegan. I may add to this list in the coming days.

A List of Eggless Recipes

Cherry Cobbler — This egg-free cherry cobbler from The Food Allergy Baking Book is very tasty, and a fun thing to make on cold January days.

Pat’s Chocolate Pudding Cake — Old school! A winner from my stepmom. I feel like Pudding Cakes are going to be a thing in the next two years.

Honey Pecan Bars — A classic! You definitely won’t miss the eggs in these rich, candy-like pecan bars.

Blueberry Oat Bars — Yet another one of my older recipes that needs a new photo. I miss the days when I could bake for Todd’s co-workers or my friends at The Chicago Help Initiative. These days I have to scale everything down quite a bit. This recipe makes an 8 inch pan.

Greek Yogurt Brownies — Who needs eggs when you have Greek yogurt? Greek Yogurt Brownies are actually very good. The yogurt gives them a bit of tartness. The texture is similar to regular egg brownies, but fudgy and less chewy. I linked to the small batch recipe because that’s the one I make.

Evaporated Milk Chocolate Cream Pie — It’s hard to believe you can make a rich and creamy chocolate pie without eggs, but in this recipe cornstarch does the job. The evaporated milk gives it a smooth and satiny texture, and the chocolate flavor comes from a whole lot of cocoa powder.

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Key Lime Pie Without Eggs — One of my favorite, if not my very favorite, Key lime pie recipes is the one where sour cream stands in for the eggs. This one is similar, but instead of sour cream the usual condensed milk and lime are blended with softened butter and cream cheese for a smooth, tart, rich filling. I haven’t made this one in a while, but plan to. I definitely need a new photo. Also, while the recipe does not call for eggs it does call for condensed milk, which is usually made with eggs.

Almond Milk Chocolate Pudding — Not that you’d expect eggs to be in pudding, but I wanted to mention this one because it is so good.

Maple Sandwich Cookies — Another recipe where maple syrup does double-duty by adding flavor and helping bind the dough. No eggs need apply!

Peanut Butter Cookies Without Eggs — These eggless peanut butter cookies are sweet and chewy and filled with a second round of peanut butter.

Bran Banana Bread — Great if you happen to have some unprocessed bran around. I usually have to order it these days, but forget to. Plus I’m supposed to be eating less gluten. If you do have some wheat bran, this is a good banana bread sans eggs.

No-Egg Biscotti — If you’re not all biscotti-d out from the holidays, here’s a biscotti recipe where flax stands in for the eggs. Click around a little bit and you’ll find Vegan Gingerbread Biscotti. Oh heck, here’s a link. I am trying not to pull from the Vegan category. Again, there are lots more egg-free recipes in that category.

That’s the list for now! Hopefully eggs will come back down to a reasonable price soon.

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