Which One is Which?

Here’s a fun game. Can you tell the difference between these cookies?


One is dairy and egg free. One is not. 
Okay, obviously the chocolate chips I used were not dairy free but let’s look beyond that for a moment, shall we?
Knowing this, which one would you grab off the plate, assuming it wasn’t allergy friendly?

A? (On left.)

Or B? (On right.)

What’s your guess?

If you guessed B, you were right! But be honest: you were just guessing, weren’t you?


Of course, the real test is a taste test. But it’s impractical to suggest you all come to my house to do a blind taste test. Of course, you’re invited! Still impractical though.

The winner…
well, the taste winner, in my opinion, was the cookie baked with butter. Sometimes there is just no substitute for butter.
Unfortunately, caramel popcorn is definitely one of those no-substitute rules. Don’t ask.

The good news is, the dairy/egg free cookie was good! It was actually really good. I took a bite to taste, walked off, and kept munching on the cookie without thinking. Meaning that it wasn’t such a big taste difference that I was thinking about it with every bite. I think if your family didn’t know they were eating dairy and egg free cookies you’d totally fool them. 

For Abigail, I scooped up a few cookies before adding the chocolate chips. She’s too young to know the difference. However, I’ve heard good things about carob chips (I’ve seen them at Winco in the bulk aisles). Some dark chocolate chips are also dairy free, I believe.

There are a million chocolate chip cookie recipes on the web, each proclaiming to be the best. The thing is, everyone is looking for a different thing in a chocolate chip cookie. 
I think we are most drawn to the cookie that reminds us of childhood, whether it be from a box or a store or from our kitchens.
For me, this cookie is my “perfect” cookie. I’m giving you the egg and dairy free recipe, but I’ll add the “normal” version too. 


Click on the recipe titles to view a printer friendly version.

2 sticks Nucoa margarine 
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
4 T. Water
1 T. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 3/4 c. flour
2 c. dark chocolate or carob chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together margarine and sugars. In small bowl, mix Egg Replacer and water. Add Egg Replacer and vanilla to large, mix will. Scrape bowl if necessary. Mix in baking soda and salt, mix very well. Mix in flour, but don’t overmix.
Stir in dairy free chocolate chips.
Scoop onto a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

2 sticks butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 T. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 3/4 c. flour
2 c. milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together margarine and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla to large bowl, mix will. Scrape bowl if necessary. Mix in baking soda and salt, mix very well. Mix in flour, but don’t overmix. Stir in chocolate chips.
Scoop onto a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.



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7 Responses to Which One is Which?

  1. symony says:

    I would say the one on the right but I am assuming I am wrong because you are asking! ha ha

  2. newbiemama says:

    You got it! :)

  3. Jeff and Nicol Clark says:

    Found you through SewSara's blog. Not sure if you have access to a trader Joe's but if so, their semi-sweet chocolate chips do not contain dairy. And actually I'm almost 100% sure that ghirardelli's semi-sweet chocolate chips don't either. :-)

  4. newbiemama says:

    I don't have a Trader Joe's nearby that I know about… but I'm definitely going to look into the ghiradelli's chocolate chips. And trust me, my baby thanks you forever!!

  5. […] not going to hash over how to make cookies. In fact, I already have. You can check out my favorite cookie recipe, as well as the dairy and egg free version. I will tell you that the dairy and egg free version doesn’t work quite as well in the […]

  6. Muzamil says:

    I think a true egg cream has white foam, but I also prefer to make them with choalocte foam like in this video (some New Yorker I am ). One suggestion, though, it’s more fun and tasty to drink these without the straw so you drink the foam as well XD

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