June 24, 2013

Craving Cookies and Ran Out of Eggs? Try Eggless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Gluten Free Eggless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



I canned a batch of cherry jam this evening. There is something about making homemade jam that always puts me in a great mood. It is comforting and reminds me of my childhood. One of the main reasons I love to cook and bake is that it makes me feel connected to my mother. Even though she has been gone for over 7 years, I am instantly reminded of her when I am in the kitchen. She loved cooking and was one of the best cooks that I have known. Never needing to measure, she made delicious meals and was always happy while doing it. So as I made jam this evening, I thought of her and smiled. She would have loved to be standing next to me, talking up a storm and enjoying every minute of it. One of the first things that my mother taught me to make growing up was cookies. To this day I haven't met very many cookies that I don't like. Last week I tried a new recipe for Eggless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

This recipe has 11 ingredients. It takes 46 minutes of total time, 10 minutes of which is active and makes 36 cookies. I did make a few changes to the original recipe. First I used brown rice flour instead of all-purpose. I was out of chocolate chips so I omitted them and increased the amount of raisins. Be sure to watch the cookies in the oven. They will go from under done to done in a short amount of time. Make sure to not move the cookies until they are cool or they will fall apart.

Once these cookies cool they come out slightly crunchy, with a nice taste. My two boys didn't notice that they were missing egg and the butter did a nice job of masking any taste differences. I am always running out of eggs halfway through the week thanks to my kids eating everything in sight and this recipe is a nice way to still be able to bake even if I have no eggs in the fridge. Plus the recipe could be modified to include white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, pecans or the add-in of your choosing.

For the recipe go to Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

26 comments:

  1. Who would have thought eggless cookies would actually taste good. If the kids didn't notice then I guess they must have been really good. Thanks for sharing another of your wonderful recipes. ♥ Madison

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    1. My kids loved them, so no complaints from them about the lack of eggs :)

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  2. I would never have thought you could make cookies without eggs. This is good to know.
    Thank you so much for sharing
    Have a great day :)

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    1. You can not use eggs in a lot of dishes. I frequently cut out eggs in baked goods, you just have to increase the amount of liquid to compensate.

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  3. My parents used to make homemade jams when I was a kid & then they just stopped. I guess it got to be too much for them. These days, I buy homemade jams at the farmers market. They are a million times better than the stuff at the grocery store.

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    1. It can be a lot of work. I do a bunch at a time so it isn't as bad. I agree that jam at the farmer's market being so much better than store bought!

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  4. Baking without eggs is truly easier than people think. It's actually pretty easy to substitute them. Since Nick is allergic to eggs (including baked ones) I haven't baked with them in over a year.

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    1. My mom didn't cook with eggs much either. I think people are just so used to putting eggs in everything, that most don't even realize that they aren't necessary for a lot of recipes :)

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  6. looks very delicious..
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  7. I never even thought you could make cookies without eggs. Really good to know. And I know what you mean about your Mom. Even though my Mom is still alive, she lives very far away, and its nice to have reminders and good memories that make you smile.

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    1. They worked really well without eggs, which was great since I was out :)

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  8. I never met a cookie I didn't like either! Cookies are definitely my downfall! I don't believe I've tried baking cookies without eggs, good to know.

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    1. They are definitely my downfall too!

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  9. me too...i always fail to check one (or two) of the ingredients and find out i'm short half way into mixing!

    glad they still worked out!

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    1. I have a horrible habit of that :) Luckily it was okay that I was out of eggs for this recipe!

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  10. Homemade cherry jam - yum! I never considered non-egg cookies. Seems like all recipes have them.

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    1. It does seem like most recipes have them, but it worked fine without them :)

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  11. I would have never thought you could make cookies without eggs. That's good to know being that we always run out of something. Can't wait to try the recipe.

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    1. I couldn't eat eggs growing up and my mom made a lot of things without eggs. Flaxseed or applesauce are good substitutes.

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  12. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to bake cookies and realized that I'm out of eggs. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. I have done it a lot too, you're not alone :)

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  13. Love this! Thanks Ann. They'll be perfect for my baby who can't have eggs yet. Also cherry jam?? Love it! I grew up in a fruit growing town (Niagara, Ontario) and the cherries are my absolute favourite. I make a mean cherry Nutella hand pie with the preserves the ladies at my church make.

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    1. I grew up in WA and my grandparents had an apple orchard so I understand about living around fruit. Cherries are one of my favorites too. You hand pies sound awesome!

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