August 9, 2010

Eggless Chocolate chip Walnut cookies - Happy Birthday Amma

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I am guilty of not being the first person to wish Amma today. I wish I had. I know she does not expect anything from anyone, and she probably does not even care for such days.
And she is not going to be too thrilled for announcing this day on my blog :)
I know, and yet it makes me smile.
This cookie I baked today is just for her. She only has one criteria when it comes to eating what I make... it has to be completely vegetarian. No eggs, no fancy ingredients, just keeping it plain and simple. Just finished baking these, and let out a sigh of relief when she said she liked it.
Thank you for letting me make these for you today. You deserve much more than just cookies.
Happy Birthday Amma.

Chocolate chip cookies are one of the most comforting cookies that you could ever find. Making it eggless was a little challenging for I was afraid how it was going to affect the texture of the cookies. I have used flax as a substitute for egg in my breads and they have turned out nicely. So took that hint and ran with it this time. I avoided using any hearty flour like whole wheat or oat flour since I was already experimenting sans eggs.
I could not have hoped for a better tasting cookie. Loved the texture (which is crisp) and the no-fuss recipe... goes down in my book as a success.

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Eggless Chocolate chip Walnut cookies

Ingredients:

All purpose flour - 1 3/4 cup
Unsalted Butter - 1 stick
Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup (I added a little less, probably close to 1/3 cup)
White Sugar - 1/2 cup (Again I added a little closer to 1/3 cup)
Pure vanilla extract - 1 tbsp
Baking soda -1/2 tsp
Flax meal - 2 tsp (mixed with enough warm water to form a paste)
Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup
Walnuts - 1/2 cup

Method:

Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy using a hand mixer.
Add the flax meal paste, vanilla and baking soda and beat well.
Add the flour in three parts, mixing well after each addition.
After all the ingredients are well combined, add the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix with a wooden spoon.

The dough will be pretty thick, roll it into balls and flatten them out evenly. They spread slightly, so leave 2" between them before baking.

Bake at 350F for about 12-15 min or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy with a tall glass of milk.

Yields: 20-24 medium size cookies

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42 comments:

  1. Looks crispy and cute! Like the Flax seeds (powder)in the cookies.

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  2. yummy! looks perfect to celebrate Amma's b-day!

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  3. Cookies look sinful....looks perfect without eggs

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  4. Always good to find an eggless cookie recipe. These seem to have turned out quite nice. Best wishes to your Mum!

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  5. Fantastic cookies. They look divine :) Wish your mom a very happy birthday too :)

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  6. WOw those cookies look really sinful...convey my wishes to ur mom.....

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  7. Birthday wishes to your mom... Cookies have come out well. Looks my kind of cookies- crisp and eggless.

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  8. Perfect .. no one would ever say its eggless by seeing it .. it looks so crisp ... my wishes to my mom

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  9. what a lovely array of cookies!
    Wish a very Happy Birthday to Amma:)

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  10. Excellent cookies Divz.I am also dumbstruck by the beauty of the potato bread and the beet cake.I can never come up with such recipes.
    I hope you are not disappointed by the flapjacks recipe I had posted.Here we get NatureValley granola bar and mine (almost)matched the texture of these bars and not the odwalla bars avaialble there.If you are here then do try the naturevalley bars

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  11. hi anudivya...
    yumm...y.. and wow.. eggless cookies..
    i can understand how elders like eggless stuff...
    i did bake a few for my india visit keeping in mind my grandparents , parents and inlaws :)

    first time here... and I m glad to reach here..
    Do sneak a peek at my space when time permits.

    Cheers
    Sandhya
    (http://www.sandhyas-kitchen.blogspot.com)

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  12. These look like they turned out really well for not using eggs--good job!

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  13. Happy bday Amma, lovely cookies

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  14. wish u happy birthday Amma and cookies looks yummy

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  15. These cookies are incredible!!! I followed the recipe exactly but halved it and used 1/4 cup wholewheat flour. Truly delicious.

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  16. Love those cookies, looks soo prefect and delicious.

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  17. Cooked with loved ... the best ingredient in the cookies. Happy Birthday to Amma.

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  18. happy birthday to your mom! these cookies are just perfect!

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  19. its very cute that you made this for your mom's b'day.. many happy returns to her.. cookies look perfect!
    btw, thanx for visiting me n the lovely words..
    do keep in touch n take care
    aipi
    http://usmasala.blogspot.com/

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  20. Eggless cookies with flax seeds look delicious and healthy.

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  21. WOW! It was fabulous cookies! I just love it. Thanks for the share!

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  22. Nice cookies and thanks for the egg less version as I am also a pure vegetarian.I prepare eggs only for my kids

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  24. hi, advance thanks fo visiting and supporting my blog

    Pls do add my blog link in your blog lists...In favour let me add yours

    And if you have any views about Love pls dont forgot to drop some comments in your views in my article LOVE IN INDIA..

    ah and pls dont forgot to follow my blog

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  25. thats so sweet of u anu..Happy Birthday to ur amma.. Very delicious coockies.. its have some specialities becuase u made it with full of affection..

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  26. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and these look perfect!

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  27. Hey Divya let me know how many eggs do I use for this in case I make this with eggs.Also,since am using eggs can I use ww.pastry flour?Can I use almonds instead of walnuts?

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  28. @CL - Nope, haven't tried it yet, but will definitely let you know how it goes.
    @Sarah - Awesome! I am happy to hear that you liked it. Happy baking.
    @Lakshmi - Substitute with one egg. With egg and w.w.pastry flour, you will end up with a softer cookie, more like a cakey texture. You could definitely try it (maybe part a.p flour and part w.w. flour)
    Yes for almonds instead of walnuts.

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  29. Those look absolutely delicious! I think I'll make some for my mom, since she's allergic to eggs and hardly ever get to have baked goods. Do you know anything that can be used as an egg substitute in everything?

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  30. @Roni - Flax meal mixed with warm water, silken tofu, yogurt (depending on what you are making), or Ener-G (which is a egg replacement powder.)

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  31. happy birthday to your mom! What lovely cookies you made for her. I'm sure you put lots of smiles on her face :D

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  32. c'est une belle recette cela me semble délicieux j'en prends note
    joyeux anniversaire à ta maman tous mes meilleurs vœux
    à bientôt

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  33. Happy birthday to your mother. The cookies look fantastic...

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  34. Cookies look divine and the best part is these are egg less. Belated birthday wishes to your Mom. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving lovely comment. Sorry for coming late here...But will catch up now onwards...Following you..
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  35. Very soft and delicious! I've made these a few times as the kids keep requesting them. They even know there's yogurt in them and they still love em!!

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  36. Delicious. I baked in two 9.5" round pans & it was done in less than 30 minutes. Moist & rich.

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  37. Cookies have come out well. Looks my kind of cookies- crisp and eggless.

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  39. This recipe looks amazing.Though i eat eggs but i just cant stand the smell of it in baked goods,so i am really planning to bake these as they look so yummy.Can i use synthetic vanilla extract as pure one isn't available here?

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