egg substitute in chocolate chip cookies

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By josh'smom on Tue, 12-20-05, 05:17

Has anyone ever made the tollhouse cookies and substituted the egg? What would work best for these?
Thanks, Nancy

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By Joanne on Tue, 12-20-05, 17:05

I use the toll house recipe and use the EnerG egg replacer. I actually like them better than w/ eggs. I use all butter if I am making bars, and 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening if I am making cookies as they hold their shape together better that way.

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By josh'smom on Tue, 12-20-05, 17:34

The egg replacer that I thought was EnerG had a nut warning on it. Do they? It was at Kroger last week? Maybe it was a different brand. I will check again. Thanks.

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By Joanne on Tue, 12-20-05, 21:23

The one I use is made by EnerG Foods and has no warning on it.

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By josh'smom on Wed, 12-21-05, 23:07

I just went to Kroger and the Health food store both said that EnerG was made on the same line as treenuts - right under the ingredient list. I did find Orgran egg replacement, but it did not say peanut/tree nut free. Has anyone used this?

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By mharasym on Thu, 12-22-05, 03:03

If you don't have a commercial egg replacer, you can use the following:

2 Tblsp Water
1.5 tsp Baking Powder

The above equals 1 egg. If your recipie calls for baking powder already, just increase it by this much. Just add the water when creaming the margarine/butter & sugar, then add the baking powder with the other dry ingredients.

It works fairly well.

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By BS312 on Fri, 12-23-05, 15:16

Safe Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks dairy-free margarine, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2t. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder, 2 T. vinegar, 2 T. water
2 c. Trader Joe chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.
Cream together margarine and sugars. Add vanilla. Mix dry ingredients. Combine baking powder, vinegar and water. Mix everything together with a spoon (not electric mixer). Place by large tablespoon-full on baking sheet. Bake on high shelf (about 1/3 down from top of oven) for about 12 minutes.

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By dgood on Fri, 12-23-05, 15:31

What does the vinegar do? I never heard of adding this...I'm always looking for new ideas.


DD (age 4) - allergic to peanuts, some tree nuts, egg whites, dogs, cats, environmental allergies

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By BS312 on Sat, 12-24-05, 00:02

Re. the vinegar: My kids said to tell you, "I don't know and I don't care. They're just delicious!" [img][/img]

I think the vinegar in combo with the baking soda and baking powder helps them rise a little.

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By josh'smom on Sat, 12-24-05, 02:35

What type of vinegar?

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By BS312 on Sat, 12-24-05, 15:00

Regular white vinegar. You won't be able to taste it in the cookies.

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