• Gluten- and Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    August 22, 2013

    Hi, friends!

    The other day, I received an email from a reader asking me if I had any egg-free cookie recipes. I’ve created all sorts of cookie recipes over the years, but, unfortunately (for her), none of them were free of eggs.

    I know it’s impossible to please everyone, but cookies are something I know and loving baking, so I replied to her email saying I’d play around in the kitchen and come up with an egg-free recipe. So, Katie, these cookies are for you!

    Gluten-free and Egg-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Without eggs, I wasn’t sure what would hold my cookies together. I ended up using a combination of almond butter and coconut oil, which also added some moisture and wonderful flavor to my cookies, which are firm on the outside and soft on the inside—the perfect cookie texture in my opinion—with lots of chocolate chips throughout.

    I really enjoyed eating these cookies, but I couldn’t help but think some chopped walnuts would have made an especially delicious addition. If you’re a walnut fan, I definitely recommend adding some to the batter before baking them. With or without walnuts, they’re a delicious egg-free cookie. I hope you love them as much as I do!

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    • 2 cups almond flour
    • 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt

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    1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
    2. Refrigerate batter for at least 1 hour.
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    4. Use a tablespoon to portion batter into 1-inch balls and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Flatten with hand.
    5. Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes until tops start to lightly brown.
    6. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool slightly before removing them from the baking sheet.
    7. Eat and enjoy!

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    Recipe makes 2 dozen cookies

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    These cookies sound terrific! I pinned them and can’t wait to give them a try!


    Brittney August 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for years, and this made me smile :) i love the dedication to your readers!


    Ellen Renee August 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree…that was a sweet thing to do Tina.


    Jackie August 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Definitely trying these cookies soon! Thanks Tina!


    Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit August 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Oh gosh, these look so good! I’ll have to add the ‘To Make’ list!


    rebecca @ blueberry smiles August 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    They look yummy! I’ve baked using flax as a sub for eggs and it’s turned out well.


    Nikki @ grab your kicks August 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    These look yummy! I wonder if you could use a chia egg (1 T chia + 3 T water) too? I’ve been using that in breads/muffins recently with good results.


    Shel@PeachyPalate August 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Gorgeous! Some ground flaxseeds work a treat if your looking for a binder! :)


    Emily @ The Good Era August 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Yay, so excited to try some egg free cookies. And you can eat the batter ;)


    meredith August 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    These look yum…I have used chia seeds and water to sub for an egg once or twice and it seemed to work for me.


    Christine (The Raw Project) August 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    These look wonderful! I’m not much of a baker, but may need to try these!


    Christy August 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Sounds yummy! I have been using a flax egg lately and they turn out great too!


    Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties August 22, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    whoa. egg-less cookies? mind. blown.


    Tom Marlow August 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    It’s tough to find gluten free sweets, thanks for sharing this one!


    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    These do look good. You can’t beat a good cookie.


    Annette@FitnessPerks August 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    MMmm choc chips cookies! They look super yumm!


    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    YUM! These look super chewy and rich. Flax is definitely a great substitute for an egg ;)


    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve eaten a lot of egg-free cookies! I remember the first time I made some the recipe said to use flax and water to make a “flax egg.” Very interesting! My friend can’t have a lot of foods (gluten, eggs, dairy, soy and coconut) so we’re all pretty good at finding recipes without those things or adjusting!


    Karen@fabinyour40s.com August 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Tina: I follow a blog that uses “Flax Eggs” as a substitute for eggs. Here is a link how to make them. Have no idea if they are good but it’s an option for folks who can’t eat them.http://detoxinista.com/recipes/how-to-make-flax-eggs-or-chia-eggs/


    Jody - Fit at 55 August 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    YUMMERS!!!!!!!!!!! Cookies!!!!


    Diane August 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

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    Danica August 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    These look really good! Love that they’re gluten-free.

    Also, for Katie or whomever else – if there’s ever a recipe I want to make but don’t want to use eggs (or I’ve run out), I just replace it with a flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flax with 3 tbsp. water, stir, let sit for 5-10 minutes until thickened). It works great every time!


    Yesenia August 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Yay! Flax egg usually works out good. 1 tbs flax and 3 tbs warm water whisked together :)


    Nicole @ FruitnFitness August 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    These look fantastic! I love that they don’t have eggs and would be safe for those who can’t or choose not to eat eggs. And who doesn’t love a nut butter cookie!


    Candice August 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    wow that’s so nice of you to put together a recipe like that!

    I’ll have to forward this recipe to a colleague. Her daughter is allergic to eggs (along with a ton of other things). I’m sure she’ll appreciate the recipe.


    Annie @ herightfit.com August 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I’m putting these on the weekend to do list. These look great!


    Jessica August 22, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Random comment, but have you tried Blue Diamond Coconut Almonds? They are awesome!! :D


    Tina August 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    YES! Love them!


    Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet August 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve been craving cookies like crazy and I can’t have too many eggs… this is perfect!


    Molly August 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I love eggs, I love cookies- I think I will like these :). I will just eat some eggs on the side.


    betsy August 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I’ve always meant to ask you for an egg free cookie recipe but never remembered to. Thanks so much for posting, I can’t wait to try them out!


    Luv What You Do August 22, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I eat gluten and eggs but I would definitely try thse cookies!


    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen August 23, 2013 at 4:42 am

    These cooks look amazing! I always grew up making cookies with my family, so I understand feeling “comfortable” enough to REALLY play around with a recipe…cookies are a go to for me as well! AND even if they don’t turn out the crumbs usually taste pretty delicious!


    Sara K August 23, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I am vegan and can’t wait to try these!!!


    Ashley August 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Just want to say thanks for still being so dedicated and thoughtful to all your readers, even after all these years of success! I hope you know we appreciate it :)


    crystal hinojosa August 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    these are definetly worth a try!! but did you think of using chia seed?? let the chia sit in water (like a tablespoon to two tablespoons of water) and it turns into this gel form kinda like egg white…


    Corey August 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    So glad to find this recipe! I started following the ER4YT diet again to try to heal my colon before my next scope and no gluten has been the hardest part for me! Such a good combo of ingredients!

    How well do you think these would freeze?


    Corey August 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Just made a batch! Tina you rock! These cookies are awesome!!!!!


    Tina August 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Yay! Glad you liked them! :)


    Cindy August 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I just tried these but substituted sunflower seed butter for the almond butter and used half honey and half maple syrup and they were so yummy! Oh and instead of walnuts I added raisins and dried cranberries! Thanks for the recipe!


    cheap travel packages August 26, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I love chocolate chip cookies.


    body fitness August 26, 2013 at 2:48 am

    This recipe is easy to make at home.


    Hope August 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I am newly gluten free and have always been allergic to dairy & eggs and I never thought I’d be able to eat a good chocolate chip cookie again! I just made these and they are FABULOUS! The almond flour and butter base is way better tasting than the gluten free flour mixes and healthier too! Thank you!!!!


    Tina August 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    So glad you liked them! :)


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