Tuesday, August 6, 2013

No Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan friendly)

While baking for a family party recently I found myself needing a recipe that was vegan friendly.  This means avoiding the use of all animal related products including milk and eggs. These cookies have neither and are a good choice for those who are
 lactose intolerant as well.
Besides all of that - it is just a very good chocolate chip cookie which I've made often before even being aware of dietary restrictions.

  • 1 cup soft vegetable shortening  such as Crisco (you can use butter or margarine if you are not sensitive to dairy products)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Cream butter and sugars, add vanilla and beat until fluffy.
  2. Add the flour and salt and mix well.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and blend into mixture.
  4. Stir in oatmeal, nuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 350┬║ F oven for 10-12 minutes.


  1. What kind of vegan butter did you use?

  2. I use "earth balance" vegan cooking & baking sticks & find they work wonderfully as a substitute for butter or margarine. I purchase mine at the local health food store.

  3. Delicious vegan food is one reason why the number of vegans has doubled in less than 3 years. Here are two uplifting videos that will help people understand just some of the implications of this lifestyle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org

  4. Thank you so much for posting this. I will definitely be making these. I started eating vegan months ago and have discovered how rich and wonderful food can taste without dairy. Amazing!

  5. This was the Chocolate Chip recipe I grew up! How exciting to have it posted on your wonderful blog!

  6. This is a great recipe Bev - THANKS!

  7. The chocolate chips should also be Enjoy Life brand or something similar to ensure that they're dairy-free/vegan. Looks great! Can't wait to try it.