Cookies without eggs?
June 14, 2008 7:03 PM   Subscribe

Do you know any easy-to-make cookie (or just dessert) recipes that have no eggs? Bonus points if there are no ingredients that would require a trip to the grocery store (no buttermilk, no special chocolate, no fancy egg-substitute, etc.).
posted by flibbertigibbet to Food & Drink (19 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by Science! at 7:11 PM on June 14, 2008

Shortbread. All sorts of recipes here. Try the ones with raspberry jam.
posted by Eringatang at 7:12 PM on June 14, 2008

I'm just now finishing some kick-ass homemade shortcakes with strawberries and whipped cream.

In a food processor:
Mix 2c flour, 1T baking powder, 3T sugar, 1/2t salt.
Cut up 6T COLD unsalted butter (3/4 stick) into chunks. The key here is COLD. Add to the bowl and pulse a few times- don't overdo it. After a few pulses, it'll look sandy. Add 1 1/4c (1 small carton = 1 cup) heavy cream, mix with a fork until it just comes together. Again, don't overwork it.

On a lined baking sheet, put 1/3c balls of the dough and flatten them. You'll comfortably get 4 on a sheet, the recipe will give you 6-7. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 425, until golden brown. While they're baking, whip the rest of your cream with some sugar and vanilla.

Let the shortcakes cool, then cut in half lengthwise. Fill with berries and whipped cream.
posted by mkultra at 7:18 PM on June 14, 2008 [4 favorites]

Boiled Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies

2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter (any kind, I've use plain and crunchy)
1/2 to 1 cup nut meats, if desired

1. Bring to a boil sugar, cocoa, milk and butter. Cook 1 minute.
2. Remove from heat and quickly add oats, peanut butter, vanilla and nuts.
3. Drop by teaspoonful on waxed paper. Let stand 1/2 hour until cool (if you can).

My mom used to make these for the school fair. This is not her exact recipe, but very similar, her's had a pinch of salt.
posted by JujuB at 7:20 PM on June 14, 2008 [3 favorites]

Try vegan recipe sites/books. I went to and quickly found this recipe for peanut butter cookies.
posted by angiep at 7:23 PM on June 14, 2008

I was just about to post a variation of JujuB's recipe!!! My mother called them "Mudballs" Our recipe used 1/2 cup cocoa and no milk. Obviously it is a very forgiving recipe.
posted by metahawk at 7:24 PM on June 14, 2008

link to my own site, but Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're really good.
posted by Lucinda at 7:28 PM on June 14, 2008

Melting Moments, nom nom nom.
posted by brain cloud at 7:52 PM on June 14, 2008

Scones. OR:

The cupcake recipes in "Vegan cupcakes take over the world". If you don't have soy milk, I guess you could use regular milk. Most unusual ingredient: vinegar for curdling the milk (to make "buttermilk"-like stuff).
posted by amtho at 7:54 PM on June 14, 2008

There's always rice krispies squares -- if marshmallows are the sort of thing you have around.
posted by tomboko at 7:58 PM on June 14, 2008

I've had good luck with the following egg substitute in baking - dissolve 1T cornstarch in 3T warm water, mix in 1T vegetable/canola/corn oil to replace one egg. I've used this in cookies and coffeecakes. Doesn't work in those cakes which ask for divided eggs, as you might expect. (I use this a lot, as I bake often for a group with a couple of egg-sensitive people.)

A substitute for 1 cup of buttermilk is 1 T vinegar or lemon juice in the bottom of a measuring cup, add milk to the 1 C line. Or you can use plain yogurt or sour cream cut with a little milk to the proper consistency.

Most shortbread recipes and many of those for scones don't call for eggs.
posted by jlkr at 8:08 PM on June 14, 2008

Oatmeal Carmelitas. (bar cookies. I recommend them withOUT nuts)
posted by peep at 9:22 PM on June 14, 2008

I point you towards the Tool song Die Eier Von Satan. It's very definite about there being no eggs. And you can probably leave out the knifetip of Turkish hash if you don't have any to hand. If you want to be more conventional, it's basically the same as Mexican Wedding Cookies.
posted by xchmp at 10:37 PM on June 14, 2008

I make a lot of fruit pie. It's naturally egg free, made from whatever you have around the house, and it's really easy to make it vegan. ALSO non-kitchen-people tend to be really impressed by it even though it's ridiculously simple.

[Damn you, you vegans, why do I always end up dating you!]
posted by rhinny at 11:12 PM on June 14, 2008

Butterscotch Pudding.
I knew it had no *something* in it...?
But I don't know how likely you are to have Golden Syrup?? I do, and this is why :)

SR Flour, Castor Sugar, Salt, Butter, Milk, Water, Golden Syrup.
(Don't be afraid to make a double batch...)
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har at 2:22 AM on June 15, 2008

Try these recipes from an upcoming vegan cookies cookbook, Dreena's cookies or these double chocolate chip cookies.
posted by davar at 2:36 AM on June 15, 2008

JujuB's recipe is nearly identical to a recipe my Mom makes.

For the variation I know, double the cocoa powder and butter, half the milk, increase the peanut butter to 3/4 cup and omit the nuts.

I've been thinking about tossing raisins into them mix.
posted by onhazier at 5:23 AM on June 15, 2008

Wacky cake!
posted by belladonna at 6:10 AM on June 15, 2008

A delicious cross between wacky cake and chocolate pudding, I make this in one bowl anytime I need a quick dessert (or chocolate fix) and am too lazy to go to the store: Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
posted by MissSquare at 10:52 AM on June 15, 2008

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