Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today, I have an important announcement to make. I'm thrilled to share with all of you that on the 25th of November 2014, my nephew was born.

This post was actually slated to be made on the last week of November but the welcome intrusion into our family and the duties it brought forth ensured that this had to be postponed. Needless to say, I was over the moon as I lay my eyes upon him and took care of him for the first week of his life. My prior experience with my little fellow ensured that I took to tending to a new born like a fish takes to water. It was not easy to leave my precious nephew on the day of my departure back to Mumbai, but since other duties beckoned, I had to make the slated move.

My chocolate chip cookies have been a huge hit with my friends and family and at my son’s birthday parties. These have a gorgeous cookie texture and the intermittently spaced chocolate chips give the palate the necessary chocolate delight.

You could make these crisp by baking your cookies for a few extra minutes or you could make them soft by baking them for a few minutes less depending on how you like your cookies.

My family prefers crispy cookies so I tend to bake them until crisp. If the texture of the cookies is very important to you then make sure you get your oven timing right and trust me it is not as difficult as it sounds. It involves just a little bit of trial and error and you would have arrived!

Before our little munchkin arrived on the scene, I hardly baked cookies as both Ro and me would rather prefer cake to cookies. I took to baking cookies in a big way only because of our son and his friends.

These cookies have been taste tested and approved by Hari's friends but the biggest fan of these cookies has to be his friend Dhwanie, one of the sweetest little girls I have known.

She loves these cookies a lot and is quite vocal and uninhibited in expressing the same! And she happily posed for me when I offered her favourite cookie. Seeing these children relish the cookies made by me gives me a deep sense of satisfaction and make my efforts seem worthwhile.

And I look forward to feeding my little nephew his first cookie and many cookies thereafter!

These cookies will make great home made and personalized gifts for the holiday season. I do hope you and yours enjoy these cookies as much as my family and friends do.

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

 You can halve the recipe if you want to make a smaller batch. I always tend to make a large batch of these cookies as there are always people to share these with.


200 gm (1 cup) butter, at room temperature

440 gm (3 1/2 cups) icing or confectioner's sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

560 gm (4cups) plain flour

2 tsp baking soda*

120 ml or 8 tbsp (scant ½ cup) milk

250 gm (1 1/3 cup) chocolate chips



In a large bowl, using a stand mixer or a beater cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until soft and creamy.

Mix in the baking soda into the plain flour and stir well. You could also sieve the mixture once to make it uniform.

Next, put in half the flour and half the milk and mix well. And then put in the remaining flour and milk and mix well until the cookie dough is smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Finally, fold in the chocolate chips into the cookie dough so that they are evenly distributed in the cookie dough.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

Divide the dough into round balls, depending on the shape you desire and then press them slightly like how you would press patties.

Now place them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper or on a tray with a non stick surface.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the edges are golden brown .

Cool completely, remove from the tray and store in air tight containers.

  • In subsequent recipe testing, I have figured that 1 tsp of baking soda is enough for this recipe.

Makes 48 cookies large cookies or double the quantity of smaller cookies

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53 thoughts on “Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Hi Anu, Congrats on the birth of your nephew. These cookies look absolutely smashing. I've never really had great success with baking cookies except with your lavender biscuits. I'm sure this will turn out just as great. Please do post more cookie recipes. You have the most fail safe recipes I've ever seen ! 🙂

  2. coralcrue- you are welcome! This is my munchkin's friend! She is cute, I agree! 🙂

    Radhika- Thank you so much! Will surely keep your request in mind. Happy cookie baking!

  3. Anushruti I made these cookies today and they are totally yum.
    I altered the recp with 50-50 icing sugar with castor sugar. result was perfect with crusty top and tender center. someday am gonna try these with cranberries.
    Always happy to see a new recp from u. Hapoy baking 🙂

  4. Anushruti I made these cookies today and they are totally yum.
    I altered the recp with 50-50 icing sugar with castor sugar. result was perfect with crusty top and tender center. someday am gonna try making these with cranberries.
    Always happy to see a new recp from u. Happy baking 🙂

  5. Hi Anushruti,
    First of all congrats, he is sweet like pie. 🙂
    We like our cookies extra crisp too. I have to confess I am not used to chocolate chip cookies, I grew up with european cookies, but my husband loves them! He won't mind anew recipe too without eggs, thank you for sharing!

  6. Hi Anu,Can I use regular cane sugar instead of icing sugar. Do these cookies come out as soft or crunchy? How about using Flax seed powder +3 tbsp water as egg replacer?

  7. Bhakti: Good to hear that!

    Helene- Thank you so much! Hope your husband likes these cookies if you happen to bake them.

    Anusia- yes you must!

    varsha- This is recipe is great and I wouldnt want to change a thing about it and they definitely didnt look like they needed flax. They can be soft if baked for 10 to 12 minutes or crunchy if baked for 15 to 18 minutes.

    rohitdassani- thank you.

  8. Hi Anushruti!
    I baked these cookies for christmas and they were an absolute hit!
    My dad usually stays away from anything sweet and yet these managed to lure him to the kitchen and eat 3 in a go!
    I had one question, after they cooled, some of my cookies have become quite hard, its tough to break them in two. I had replaced chocochips with a bar of dairy milk broken down as i like my cookies to have chunky bits and baked them for 15-18 mins.
    They still taste perfect, but were they perhaps overdone? or is there another reason they became hard on cooling?

  9. Heyyy ,
    I tried baking them , but the cookies burnt from the below at around 10 minutes. Where do you think I went wrong ? I. Used butter paper and then had put the cookies

  10. Heyyy.
    I am glad to find a sattvik site finally after so long. Tried your red velvet and it turned out amazinggggg. You definitely have the most safe fail recipes.
    But this time I tried these cookies. They got burnt from the bottom only after 10 minutes of baking. Where do u think I went wrong ?

  11. Priyal- you need to put the cookies in the centre of the oven where they will get heat from all sidesof the oven. Also check the oven temperature. Nice to know that your cakes turned out well.

  12. Dear anushruthi,
    I am glad I came across your blog which has many baking recipes without eggs and I was elated to see so many eggless bakes as we don't eat eggs and I was searching good baking recipes.My search ends here and I am happy to say that thank you so much for these lovely cookies recipe I tried these chocochip cookies and it came out perfectly well.And all my family members liked it a lot.And I just wanted to share this with you that I just made slight variations and tried peanut butter instead of only butter and I used half brown and white sugar and decorated the cookies with chocochip it turned out even more better and the texture was perfect. And I thank you for these lovely recipes. And I am planning to try all your baking recipes in the future.And I forgot mention I tried the Christmas fruit cake last December it was a great hit. Thank you

  13. Hi Anushruti
    I love your recipes especially since I love baking and I'm always hunting for eggless recipes!
    Thanks a ton! 🙂
    The chocolate chip cookies were flawless :-)Thanks!

  14. hie. Drool worthy pics and a great recipe as ever. one question- Can I use broken chocolate chunks instead of chips as I cant seem to get them around here?

  15. Hi,the pics. look v. inviting. Just wanted to make sure the brand of butter u hv used. Also is it ok to use half cookie margarine & half amul butter. Also if I replace the icing sugar with brown sugar & granulated sugar, will it alter d outcome? Thanks in advance.

  16. Thank you for posting this drool worthy recipe.
    As my oven is small, Is it ok to leave the remaining dough in room temperature.

  17. Hi, one more query. As per your conversion page, 1 cup(250ml) icing sugar equals 125gms. The receipe here mentions 2cups=440gm. How much sugar is to be used?

  18. Harshi: Butter gives a good flavour to these cookies. Changing the sugar will alter the texture of cookies. Granulated sugar will give grainier cookies.

  19. Thank you Anushruti for your recipes. These chocolate chip cookies and the eggless blueberry muffins are firm family favourites. Absolutely delicious! Guests often are amazed to learn that ours is an egg free home.

  20. I tried them and they were the most perfect cookies I ever made!
    Instead of adding choco chips, I pressed M&Ms in top of them and they looked cute.
    Tried your whole wheat and oats cookies too and they turned out excellent.
    Love your blog – your recipes, your philosophy of cooking with Ayurvedic principles, simplicity & finesse of your recipes, and your writing.
    Looking forward to more recipes!
    Best wishes for your continued success with the blog and shows.

  21. do your children have the same diet as you? Lactovegan with no onion and garlic? do they get all the nutritients?

  22. emma- Thanks for your question. We had the same diet too, when we were kids and yes my son follows the same diet too. Infact, this diet can be traced to thousands of years in history and was followed in the vedic era as well.

  23. Hello!,

    Can I substitute part of the APF with WWF?
    If any inputs' regarding the same, Please, let me know.

    Thanks and regards,

  24. Hello
    Love ur all baking recipes ! Simple fab I am in awe of them thank u so much..
    Wanted to know if we could replace maida with Atta as I wanted to give it a shot for my one year old
    Many thanks

  25. Hi Anushruti, I made these cookies yesterday and they had a fab taste.Looked gorgeous.Although I didn't overbake them , they still were hard. It was hard to break them. What could be done to avoid that?

  26. Hi Anushruti…

    First of I I'd like to congratulate you as you are doing a wonderful job….beautifully. I'd love to try your recipes for sure. But I need to mention that I simply love watching them. Each and everything around you is so beautiful, meticulous and wonderful. Obviously including you :).

    Looking forward to more and more recipes here.

  27. Hi Anu,

    Thanks for recipe it turned out to be perfect.

    I substituted maids with plain flour and half demmera sugar. they have turned out heavenly.

    Also made exact 24 cookies, showing that numbers in recipe deliver exact result.

  28. Hi Anu these cookies look tempting.
    With the holiday season looming ahead have been looking out for some cookie recipes for my son – these look perfect!
    Wanted to check with you if we can freeze half the batch in case i am not able to bake all at one go?


  29. Hey Anushruti.. Thank you so much for this lovely recipe. Your cookies look so tempting. Loved the colour😍. I am going to make them pretty soon for sure. Can you please tell me how you manage to keep your chocochips in their shape? When I use them in cookies, they melt while baking and lose their structure completely.

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