These chocolate chip cookies are everything the perfect cookie should be—soft, thick, and chewy! They have basic ingredients and don’t require chilling! They’re also naturally egg free and can easily be made dairy-free and gluten-free by using the alternative ingredients listed.
Thanksgiving came and went, and then just like that, it’s cookie season! I can’t think of another cookie I’d rather kick off the season with, than one of my faves—the classic chocolate chip cookie! I realize I already have quite a few chocolate chip cookie recipes here on the blog, many of which are naturally sweetened and grain/gluten, dairy, and egg free, as well as vegan friendly, but these are more traditional. This recipe uses butter (coconut oil is a good dairy-free substitute) and a combo of brown and white sugar, like classic recipes (albeit with less sugar than those recipes call for), which gives them that traditional flavor we all know and love.
These cookies just happen to be egg free, which depending on the fat used, means they can be made vegan friendly. Believe it or not, eggs aren’t always necessary in baked goods. I’m not vegan, but I try to make recipes as simple as possible. If a recipe doesn’t need eggs, I omit them, and sometimes prefer the taste and texture even more!
These cookies are thick with a soft, chewy center. The trick is to use an ice cream scooper (or 1/4 cup) to measure out each cookie, so they’re not only uniform in size, but nice and large, like you might find at a bakery. I top my mounds of cookie dough with a few extra chocolate chips/chunks so when each cookie spreads in the oven, some chocolate pieces still show on top. I think it makes them pretty and also lets people know what kind of cookie they’re getting!
These cookies are lightly sweetened, chewy, and just perfect, in my opinion! They’re very delicious, whether you use butter or coconut oil and regardless of the fact that they don’t contain eggs. If you’re a fan of chocolate chip cookies, they’re definitely a must-try and a delicious way to begin all of your holiday baking!