This easy recipe for No Egg Cookies means you can have your favorite treat if you have an egg allergy, or you've simply run out of eggs!
Whether you or your loved ones have an egg allergy, or simply because you wish to lick the spatula when you are done, this No Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is just what you need! It produces cookies that are perfectly crisp on the edges but beautifully soft and chewy in the centers - and cookies don't get much better than that, right?
The substitution for the egg in these deliciously chewy, chocolate chip cookies is cream cheese! That’s right, a nice heaped tablespoon of regular cream cheese, leaving you with a luscious cookie dough that you can eat right out of the bowl.
Tips for making perfect cookies every time
First of all, be sure to allow for adequate chill time.
It can be tempting to get straight to baking the cookies (and that much closer to eating them!), but chilling the dough properly will guarantee that your cookies are not flat.
This recipe calls for softened butter - but don't be tempted to soften it in the microwave, because it warms it too much.
Bring your butter to room temperature by leaving it uncovered on your kitchen counter for about 20 minutes. You should be able to press your finger into the butter, leaving an indentation, but without your finger going all the way through.
Butter that is softened just the right way also helps ensure perfectly spread cookies.
We also highly recommend using a silicone baking mat as opposed to a cookie sheet when baking these cookies. Cookies baked on baking sheets tend to spread much more than they need to!
Our final secret weapon in creating the most delicious chocolate chip cookies you have ever had is adding a dash of instant espresso.
You need not worry about the cookies tasting of espresso, because you won’t be able to notice the flavor in them. What you WILL notice is how much tastier they are! This is because espresso intensifies the flavor of the chocolate chips.
Now, it’s almost time to get baking! If you do have any of these left over (which is unlikely!) store them in an airtight container with a slice of bread to prevent them from hardening up.