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Eggless Dark Chocolate Cookies | Mommy's Home Cooking

Eggless Dark Chocolate Cookies

These Eggless Dark Chocolate Cookies are thin and crispy, and SO delicious! They’ re super easy to make and dough freezes beautifully. A must-have recipe for chocolate lovers in your life! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 135kcal


  • 4 oz (114 g) dark chocolate, finely chopped (you can also use morsels or chips)
  • 6 oz (174 g) unsalted butter (¾ cup) divided
  • 1 cup (140 g) all-purpose
  • ½ cup (50 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 oz (60 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Melt Chocolate:

  • Stove: Place dark chocolate and ¼ cup butter in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a gently simmering water in a saucepan. Stir constantly until the chocolate and butter are melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Microwave: Place chocolate and 1/4 cup butter in a microwave-safe medium bowl. Run the microwave for 20 sec. Stir. Run it again for 20 more sec. Stir. Return it to the microwave and repeat until small lumps remain, remove and continue to stir to complete melting. Don't set more than 20-seconds at a time to prevent scorching. Set aside.

Cookie dough:

  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder into a bowl. Add salt and mix to combine.
  • Beat remaining butter and sugar with a stand mixer, or electric mixer, on medium speed until light and creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Add cream cheese and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture; beat until incorporated and the dough starts to form.
  • Foil in the melted chocolate with a rubber spatula until well incorporated.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


  • Preheat oven to 350º F (180º C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Drop by spoonful onto prepared baking sheets, repeat until you have used up all the cookie mixture. Use a 1-inch ice cream scooper to make consistently round cookies. Be sure to give the dropped dough plenty of space, so the cookies won’t bump into each other as they spread.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


STORE baked cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
MAKE-AHEAD: Refrigerate unbaked cookie dough for up to 3 days. Or, freeze cookie dough for up to 3 months.
FREEZE: Prepare the dough as usual. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out cookie dough mounds onto the baking sheet. Freeze until hard. Transfer the frozen dough mounds to a freezer plastic bag or airtight container. Store in the freezer.
BAKE FROZEN DOUGH: Bake frozen cookies without thawing. Simply place the frozen, pre-scooped cookie dough onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, and bake for 3 - 5 minutes longer than the original recipe recommends.
FOR CHEWIER COOKIES try my Eggless White Chip Chocolate Cookies recipe. You can also substitute granulated sugar with brown sugar in this recipe. 
Before you get started, I recommend reading my Beginner’s Guide to Eggless Baking and my FAQs section.  
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate, and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.1mg