These eggless chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips. This recipe is a family favorite, and for good reason! With a perfect texture and flavor, you’ll never guess these treats are egg free and vegan.
There’s nothing like a thick, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk, is there?
Of all the cookies, chocolate chip is definitely the favorite in this household. If I try to make something a little different, like chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, or chocolate chip coconut cookies, the response is, “Okay, these are good, but could you please make regular chocolate chip cookies?
You just can’t beat the original, I guess!
I’ve had an easy gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe in my repertoire for a while, and although it’s really good, I wanted to see if I could improve upon it and make a thicker cookie with a ton of chocolate chips. Kind of like what you would find in a bakery.
But it’s much nicer to make these eggless chocolate chip cookies at home and be able to enjoy them as soon as they come out of the oven all warm and delicious.
Do you need egg to make cookies?
Nope! Did you know that it’s possible to make a delicious and thick chocolate chip cookie without eggs? It’s true! With just a few substitutions, you can make these eggless chocolate chip cookies, and no one will ever guess that they don’t contain dairy, eggs, or wheat. They’re that good.
What’s the best egg substitute to use for baking?
There are many egg substitutes that will work in a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Applesauce, mashed banana, mashed pear, or flax seed egg replacers all work well! I used applesauce in this recipe – it’s pretty neutral tasting and holds the cookies together really well.
For more information on egg replacers or dairy replacers, take a look at my guide to vegan and gluten free baking.
Can this cookie dough be made ahead of time?
Yes, you could make this dough the day before you’d like to bake it. Just store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake!
If you’d like to freeze it, you can scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet and freeze until firm. Then place the cookie dough balls into a freezer bag and freeze for up to three months. It may take slightly longer for these cookies to bake from frozen. Just keep an eye on them and add a couple more minutes to the bake time if needed.
What does the cornstarch do in this recipe?
The cornstarch added to the dough makes these cookies a little chewier. If you can’t have corn, try using tapioca starch.
I’ve used three types of sugar here for a richer flavor, and two types of chocolate chips so that every bite is loaded with chocolate. If you are not vegan, go ahead and use regular butter, and if you are not gluten free, all-purpose flour will work just fine in this recipe.
For variety, you could add:
- white chocolate chips
- dried cranberries
- pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
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Thick and Chewy Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies.
These chewy egg free chocolate chip cookies are filled with chocolate chips for a truly decadent treat! Everyone loves this vegan and gluten free recipe.
- ⅔ cup vegan buttery spread
- ⅜ cup light brown sugar
- ⅜ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten free flour blend Namaste, Bob's Red Mill, or Enjoy Life all work well
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- 1 cup dairy free mini chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cups dairy free dark chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
Place the vegan buttery spread and sugars in a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until fluffy. Add the applesauce and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Put the gluten free flour blend, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch in a large bowl and whisk together.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Turn mixer off and stir in the mini chocolate chips and the dark chocolate chunks or chips.
Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop the dough into balls about 2" in diameter. Place the balls on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly with your hand.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-17 minutes. They make look slightly underdone in the middle, and that's okay.
Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving to wire rack to cool completely.
*If you are not gluten free, all purpose flour or wheat flour will work well here!
Nutrition facts are for one large cookie.
This cookie dough can be frozen. Just scoop onto a cookie sheet, and freeze until firm. Then store dough balls in a freezer bag for up to three months. When you bake them from frozen, it may take slightly longer.
If you can't do applesauce, try mashed banana, or two flax seed egg replacers.
This post was originally published in August 2015. It has been updated with more tips.
Great recipe :-)
Hi Kelly. I have come across your blog and I am so thankful for all your dairy and egg free recipes! My son has a egg and dairy allergy. I have never tried the vegan buttery spread, is it dairy allergy safe? Because it contains lactic acid. I am a little scared to try it.
Earth Balance says the lactic acid is dairy free, but you can always call them to ask and make sure! I hope you find some recipes you love!
I’ve been playing more with gluten free baking lately, so these cookies are right up my alley!!
Emily | Rainbow Delicious
I’ve tried some gluten free chocolate chip cookies and they definitely did not look as good as yours do! Wow!
These look AMAZING! I think I might make some this afternoon! Yummy!!
What I wouldn’t give to have a plateful of those cookies right now :)
Mel @ avirtualvegan.com
Who could say no to chocolate chip cookies, especially if they are vegan!
These look fantastic! Love the addition of applesauce. Thanks for sharing!
Everyday Sarah Jane
These look ridiculously divine!! I’ll have to make them ASAP! XO
Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet
Oh my sweet goodness! I’m in heaven! Love love love! :D
Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven
Oh my gosh! I can’t even stand how ultra-thick, chewy and loaded with chocolate these gorgeous cookies are, Kelly! Totally wishing I could sink my teeth into a few of these right now. ;)
Those look super good–does the applesauce make them slightly more cakey?
I would say maybe just slightly!
I’m going to make these tonight.
I hope you love them!
These look wonderful! These are the ultimate chocolate chip cookies for sure :)
Nicole @ Fitful Focus
These look amazing!!! Any thoughts on what I could replace the corn starch with? I’m allergic.
I just replaced potato starch with corn starch in a similar recipe, so doing the reverse will probably work just fine. Good luck!
Ohhhhh girl…you had me at “thick and chewy!” ;)
Strength and Sunshine
Thick + Chewy is my ultimate cookie! In my mind, cookies MUST be chewy and soft! YUM!!!
Sarah | Well and Full
Oh my these look AMAZING!! I wish I could reach into my computer screen and gobble them all up ;)
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Oh these cookies look like the perfect way to start out this Monday with, Kelly! Love how thick these are!