Saturday, March 24, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hubby and I were to meet with a few of his North Indian colleagues over the weekend. We meet at the Lakeside park. It was a wonderful evening, and the place was so beautiful. We had so much fun and games! 

All of has decided on a pot-luck style dinner, so each family got to bring something. I made some veg. noodles as main course, and decided to bake some cookies for dessert or as a snack. But most of our friends were pure vegetarians and don’t eat eggs. So this was a challenge for me. Because, I have never tried out an eggless cookie or a cake recipe before.


I have been asked a lot of times before, about eggless recipes. So this seemed like a good time for me to do some research on eggless baking. I decided to make Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies. And I started collecting recipes. I had 4-5 recipes that I was going to try out. The first recipe was a simple cookie recipe, without egg. I thought this was so simple, and tried out my first batch. It wasn’t nice at all, too oily and too hard. 

So I went to me second recipe on my list. This time it included flax seeds as a replacement for eggs. I was sceptical at first. But still gave it a try, and the cookies were so good! They were crunchy and chocolaty! Perfectly cooked! I was so relieved that they came out good! And the flax seeds are high in fibre, and also contain omega 3 fatty acids, so double ok for the Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies 

·         1 1/4 Cup - All Purpose Flour
·         1/4 tea sp  - Baking soda
·         1 pinch  - salt
·         1/2 Cup -  Brown Sugar
·         1/4 Cup  - White Sugar
·         1/2 Cup - Butter
·         2 table sp - Ground Flax Seed  ( got mine at NTUC )
·         3 table sp - Warm Water
·         1 tea sp - Vanilla Essence  
·         1 Cup - Chocolate Chips ( I used Hershey’s )


·         Preheat your oven to 160°C for 10 minutes.
·         Mix the ground flax seed with the warm water. Allow it to sit for 2 minutes.
·         Sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda and the salt.
·         In a separate bowl, combine together the brown & white sugar, butter and flax seed mixture.  Mix thoroughly. 
·         Add the sifted flour to the sugar and butter mixture.  Mix until combined.
·         You should have a nice stiff dough.
·         Mix in your chocolate chips.
·         Cover your baking tray with butter paper.
·         Form small balls of dough with wet hands.
·         Place on the baking tray with 2 inch space between them, and slightly press them flat.
·         Bake for 20 minutes at 160°C, until golden brown.

This one is for all you vegan out there! enjoy! And for non-vegan, Please add two eggs in place of the flax seed and warm water. Thanks.

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