Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Eggs

Chocolate chip cookies without eggs; You’ll love the secret ingredient that makes these chocolate chip cookies without eggs so creamy and delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookies without Eggs! from You won't even miss the eggs when you use this secret ingredient! It’s funny, no matter how many cookies I make, no matter how many fun flavors I introduce my kids to, when they feel like making cookies, they always make plain old chocolate chip.

I guess you just can’t beat a classic.

I figure, if I’m going to make chocolate chip cookies again, I need a good reason.  A twist.  Something new, some reason you would choose this cookie over, say, this one, or this one, or even this one.

And, I have it.  Because these are chocolate chip cookies without eggs.  Which means two things:

1- If you have an egg allergy, you can still have crazy awesome cookies.
2- Even if you don’t have an egg allergy, you might want these anyway, because the substitute ingredient makes these so soft, so rich, and so flavorful, you literally will not miss the eggs.

Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from, You won't even miss the eggs when you use this secret ingredient!

My evidence is completely anecdotal, as usual.  I made these at midnight, while waiting for Robb to come home from a very late night at work.  He probably ate 6 of them before he went to bed.  Before I even photographed them, if you can believe it!

I probably ate 6 of them without noticing it the following morning.  Seriously, they’re all creamy and delicious.

The secret is the ingredient you use instead of the eggs.  The gorgeous, creamy, heavenly, gift-from-God ingredient.  Do we need a drumroll here?  {I think so.} It’s cream cheese.

Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from You won't even miss the eggs when you use this secret ingredient instead! Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from You won't even miss the eggs when you use this secret ingredient instead!

Once you’ve had chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese in them, you’ll never want to go back to the regular kind.  I swear.

I should thank the egg-allergy people for forcing us into such a wonderful invention as chocolate chip cookies without eggs.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Eggs

A delicious, soft, allergy-friendly cookie that is made without eggs.
Cook Time9 mins
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Cream butter, cream cheese, sugars, and vanilla. Add salt, soda, and flour, and mix until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 9-11 minutes.
  • Let cookies rest on the baking sheet 2-3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

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56 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Eggs

    1. Holly

      I made them today. Followed the recipe exactly. I’ was so embarrassed by them, I had to toss them. More like sweet biscuits than cookies… May be okay for those serving guests with egg allergies, I suppose. I wouldn’t recommend this recipe to anyone else.

  1. Stacy

    Definitely trying these next time I make chocolate chip cookies, Jen! I can taste that cream cheese now. This also means I can eat the dough without worrying, right?! (These cookies may never see the oven after all.)

  2. Ellie

    Thank you so much for this! My sister is allergic to eggs, so she’s never had a cookie/cupcake/cake/brownie in her entire life. I’ve been looking everywhere for a good recipe, so she can finally have a cookie. Can’t wait to make these for her!

  3. Carla

    You know how I feel about chocolate chip cookies <3 Bonus points that these are egg free because I go through so many eggs baking other goodies.

  4. Mary

    Thanks for saving National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day for my family, Jen! My family LOVED the cookies…I love that they were egg free and I had all the ingredients. I featured your cookies I baked today- sharing a link to your blog for the recipe. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Jen Post author

      Thanks so much Mary! I appreciate the compliment and the share! These cookies really are one of my favorites.

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  6. Casey at Kitchen PLAY

    I am so excited to find this recipe, and so glad it’s your site I’ve stumbled upon (which I know I can trust for a great cookie recipe). I’ve volunteered to bring 2 dozen cookies to our end-of-year party for the 4th grade, and one of the students has an egg allergy. He NEVER gets to eat baked goods (as he always reminds us). I’m thrilled that he’ll be able to eat these. And…cream cheese? Yes, please.


  7. Miriam

    Last night I realized that I needed to make something for my son to bring to class for his birthday before they break for holidays (his birthday is during the holidays here in Australia) We had it all planned out, then he tells me that there’s a girl with an egg allergy in his class! This recipe was a total life-saver! They are so delicious. I thought they would be flat, but they were quite puffy, I rolled them into bigish balls then flattened them slightly. Could have flattened them more, I couldn’t believe how they puffed up. Even the ones I overcooked still tasted good. 🙂 Thank you!!!

  8. Miriam

    Oh I just remembered that I didn’t measure the baking soda, I just eye-balled it, maybe that’s why mine were so much puffier than yours! Haha, baking by the seat of my pants down here!

    1. Jen Post author

      Miriam, extra baking soda will definitely make them puffier. And thanks for the compliments, I appreciate it!

  9. Ky

    I came across this recipe in the middle of the night trying to make cookies for my girlfriend. She wanted something sweet but everything I found called for eggs. Of course I didn’t have any eggs and didn’t feel like getting out and to the store in the middle of the night. Somehow through the mystic wonders of the internet I found these cookies. I have to say these cookies are really really good and very simple to make. I added extra chocolate chips of course though for my love. 😉

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    1. Jen Post author

      Bob, it totally depends on the pan. I rarely grease pans for cookies, but if you’re worried, greasing it won’t hurt. I tend to line my pans with either a silicone liner or a piece of parchment paper.

  11. creeshia

    Thank you so much for this recipe!! I have been looking everywhere for a good egg free dessert, my boyfriend is allergic to eggs…I just made these and waiting for them to cool before eating. I’m excited!

  12. kathie s

    Thank you Jen! We are having a snow day here in Ohio and we have a house full of kids from the neighborhood. Going to make these to keep the kids occupied. I ran out of eggs don’t feel like running to the store since we have several inches of snow on the ground. Thanks!

  13. Marlena

    I “made” these for this past Christmas for Santa, and my kids who are allergic to eggs. Unfortunately, my oven did some weird thing and the cookies got burned (I swear it was the oven!). The kids insisted on eating them anyway, because apparently burnt cookies are better than no cookies, and both declared them delicious! I’m trying them again tonight, and watching my oven like a hawk! Lol

    P.S. Santa forgave me, since he couldn’t figure out how to fit an oven down my chimney!

    1. Jen Post author

      I’m so glad to hear it! I recently had my own oven disaster, which necessitated the purchase of a new one, so I feel your pain. Best of luck!

  14. Emily N

    WOW! You had me at cream cheese…my son is allergic to eggs. I usually make a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie…but was out of oats. This recipe is super easy to throw together, the dough is easy to work with when scooping out onto a pan… And the taste and outcome is divine. Thank you.

  15. Paty

    The best cookies I’ve ever made!!

    I’m very happy with them, we have agreed to make all cookies with cream cheese from now on.

    I made them with lots of chocolate sprinkles because I had no chocolate chips, still delicious, I can never get the crispy cookie, but the gooey cookie is now a favorite around here, so yeah, happy times.

    I just have one question… Can I make cookies with the cream cheese as substitute for eggs and avocado for the butter?

  16. Gale

    Since my daughter has developed an egg allergy, she is feeling quite deprived. I came upon this chocolate chip cookie recipe and was very intrigued by the substitution of cream cheese. I knew I had to try it. The cookies were amazing!! I used dark brown sugar(a comment was made regarding a tangy taste. I thought this was a way of minimizing that) and added more chocolate chips and some nuts. I took them to a party without telling anyone they were egg free. They were devoured. I passed this recipe along to my daughter for her to try. She was thrilled. I will definitely make these again, even for those without an egg allergy.

    1. Jen Post author

      Lauren, I love how you think! When you add oats, you have to replace some of the flour. I haven’t tried it, so this is a guess, but I would probably start with about 3/4 cup of flour, and around 1 1/2 cups quick oats. You might have to experiment with those measurements a little to get the consistency right, but this is a great idea! I might have to try it myself. 😉

  17. Elli

    Dear Jen,

    I just stumbled across this blog on my search for an egg free chocolate chip recipe because I was way too lazy to go to the store again. We all know that feeling, don’t we? 😉

    At first I was all like “Is is possible to make them yummy just by using cream cheese”? Then I tried the cookie dough and oh my Gosh, I could’ve eaten the bowl without even baking the cookies 😉

    So now they’re in the oven and I’m more than excited to know how they’ll turn out.

    Warm regards from Berlin, Germany,

  18. Heather

    The cookie dough from these is amazing! And no worries about bacteria! Mine were little puff balls at first–I started to flatten them after the first batch and that helped. They also tasted a bit floury/dry/powdery. I’m quite certain I added the right amount of ingredients. I might try less flour next time. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Sierra

    I looked for an eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe because I wanted to make some cookies but ran out of eggs. I found this recipe and made these. They’re sooooooo delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe! ❤️

  20. Jillk

    These are my go to egg free cookie….I wanted a snickerdoodle so I rolled balls of dough in 1/2 c sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon. They were excellent.

  21. Jen

    I just had to tell you how delicious these are! My one year old is allergic to eggs, and I’ve been making these for various parties and things. She loves them and so does everyone else. People are shocked to find out they dont have eggs. These are my go to recipe for cookies now!

  22. Nikki

    Thank you for sharing your recipe. My son has peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies. We used your recipe using Target store’s “Market Fresh milk chocolate chip morsels” (they have no traces of nuts in them). The cookies turned out great. I didn’t have any baking soda so I used baking powder instead, not sure what the difference is but it worked! Tasty for everyone, my son loves them!

  23. Georgia

    Delicious!!!! Simple and to the point instructions- no frills, easy to follow for great egg free cookies!!! Trying to choose 5 stars but it doesn’t seem to let me….I am guessing that is why you don’t have more 5tar reviews. Thank you!

  24. Nicki

    These cookies turned out great and delicious. The consistency was just a little different. I suggest adding 1 cup of brown sugar instead of half and just a half of the white sugar and put 2 tsp of vanilla instead of 1. Try it like that and it gives it a great flavor!!

  25. Amanda

    Love this recipe. They looked different but tasted delicious. I cooked about a minute less than the recipe said and they were so chewy and yummy. I have the nestle toll house recipe perfected and these were just as yummy. Highly recommend!!

  26. Denise

    5 stars
    Great recipe- I used full fat Greek yogurt in place of the cream cheese plus added some cocoa powder- soft, chewy and great!

  27. AE MICA

    Made them this AM, added the zest of an orange & a cup of chopped pecans. Delicious & wonderful were the verdicts. Thank you for this recipe.

  28. Nichole L preciado

    5 stars
    made these and added extra Brown sugar and vanilla and they were heaven and added white and chocolet chips but they were a big hit

  29. Sharrice

    5 stars
    My daughter has an egg allergy and it is very difficult to find recipes that work and taste good. These were perfect! I am truly shocked. The only thing I did differently was adding some chocolate extract too. I baked two pans together and doubled the baking time. The texture was like a regular cookie. Can you tell me what to change to make these oatmeal cookies? Thanks again for a great recipe!

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  32. Chris H

    2 stars
    They were thick like a sweet biscuit, I did not like them ended up throwing them away. I would not recommend them.

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