Chocolate Chip Cookies without Eggs

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Chocolate Chip cookies with Flax Eggs

Chocolate Chip Cookies with no eggs using flax seed from Spinach Tiger

I discovered a secret about baking. You don’t have to use eggs, which is often necessary to hold everything together. Some people especially children have several egg allergies, which can range from mild to severe.

Often children outgrow an egg allergy, but the good news here is they can still have everyone’s favorite treat, the chocolate chip cookie.  when I made chocolate chip cookies without eggs I was happy that no one noticed anything different.


I know you’re curious; I was too, and I asked a friend what she thought would work and the answer was already in my pantry.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with No Eggs using flax eggs from Spinach Tiger

Make Flax Eggs for with Flax Seed

Ground flax seed,  mixed with a little water will turn into a mixture within ten minutes that will not only hold the cookies together, will add a benefit of added fiber. All good. Chocolate Chip Cookies without Eggs by Angela Roberts

So tell me have you ever used substitutes for baking?  Chocolate chip cookies without eggs can taste just as good as these.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies without Eggs

A great chocolate chip cookie made without eggs and no egg substitutes. Ground flaxseed is used to replace the eggs and you can't tell the difference.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup butter unsalted, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 plus 2 tablespoons cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups of chopped chocolate or chips
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts (optional, but I think necessary)


  • Mix ground flax seed with the water and set aside. It will congeal in about ten minutes.
  • Cream butter and sugars together. Add the ground flax seed mixture.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl together
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients.
  • Add in chocolate, nuts and thoroughly incorporate.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes up to overnight. You can freeze dough at this point.
  • Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. It doesn’t matter what size you make as long as the size is consistent.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes at 375. (Adjust baking time if cookies are larger than a teaspoon).

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  1. 5 stars
    5 stars!!! Easy to make. Taste reminded me of the softbatch cookies (the ones in the red package). Thank you! Will make anytime chocolate chip cookies are needed❤️😀

  2. 5 stars
    I use flax eggs often in baking (I’m not quite vegan!), and these cookies turned out perfectly. Something about melting the butter + chilling before baking helps to ensure everything is well mixed. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    This is an amazing egg-free cookie recipe! I plan to make again and many try play around with the add-ins… maybe even some oatmeal for a ‘Dad’s cookie’? But these are great!!!

  4. 5 stars
    These turned out beautifully. Everyone loved them. After they baked you couldn’t see the flax seed at all. It was nice to be able to let the kids lick the spoon and not worry about food poisoning.
    This was very easy to make and we’ll be making them again.

  5. Angela, your cookies look awesome!
    I have a dear friend who can’t eat eggs and I can’t eat gluten. I’m always a bit of a loss when it comes to baking something we both can eat. Have you tried making these cookies with GF flour? I’m so dependent on eggs as a binder in my baking and I’m curious to know if you’ve had any luck on that front.

  6. Shut it down!! I would not have thought of using ground flax seed. I have a family that orders cakes from me that includes a kiddo with a dairy allergy. I usually just use vinegar to activate the rising with the baking soda – so basically the depression cake. If I make it for others, no one misses the dairy unless I tell them.
    I also had to improvise on my personal cooking at home bc my son has allergies to tree nuts, peanuts and shellfish.
    I am so baking these soon… Ya know for taste testing.. Let’s call it that. Wink wink!

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