No Egg Cookies

Cyd Converse

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? 

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Photo

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.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Pic

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.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Image

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. 

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Picture

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.


No Egg Cookies

      8 Servings


  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Cream Cheese
  • 2 ounces Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour, plus 3 tbsp
  • 1/2 teaspoon Instant Espresso Powder, optional
  • 1 pinch of Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips


  1. Start by pre-heating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have a silicone baking mat, place it on top of a baking sheet; alternatively, grease your baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, with either a spoon or mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add in the sugar and continue to beat well until combined. It should lighten in color and fluff up again. Add the vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and espresso.
  4. Fold in the flour mixture until well combined and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Chill dough, uncovered, in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or overnight; if storing overnight, bring it to room temperature for 30 minutes prior to baking.
  6. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the dough and form 8 balls and place them on the baking sheet, ensuring there is enough space between each one.
  7. Bake your cookies for 8-10 minutes, making sure you take them out when the edges begin to turn golden brown. The residual heat will continue to bake the cookies a little once removed from the heat source.
  8. Rest cookies for 1 minute before transferring them to a wire cooling rack. 
  9. Enjoy! 
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Author: Cyd Converse
Source: Dessert for Two
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 55
Calories 140

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 49mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 11g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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