I thought of taking a "baking-break" for at least 2 weeks because of a couple of baking disasters. But I found out that I've sort of become a "baking addict". Moreover when surrounded by a lot of cookbooks it's really very hard to resist the temptation. Recently I bought "The Taste of Home Baking Book". It's a neat book with more than 700 recipes, 600 photos and also has a lot of baking tips. Earlier I have tried 2 recipes from "The Taste of Home" magazine and both of them were great success. So I was sure that the recipes from that magazine are tried and tested.
The German Chocolate Cookies recipe was so simple and I was also tempted by the description provided. It said that the cookies were chewy and have a wonderful bakery-shop flavor. I have baked eggless chocolate chip cookies earlier and it was the crispy one. Since I have a few successful recipes in the "silken tofu-cocoa combination", I wanted to try this recipe too using silken tofu. I'm very glad that I found this recipe, because the cookies turned out very well. The description given is 100% true. These eggless chocolate chip cookies are chewy definitely have a bakery-shop flavor. Also check out the edible cookie dough recipe here.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Makes|
|15 Mins||11 Mins + 5 Mins Cooling||45-50 Cookies|
- 1 package 18.25oz German Chocolate Cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
- 1/2 cup Silken tofu pureed (1/4 cup for each egg to be replaced)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) Melted Butter
- 1/2 Quick Cooking Oats
- 1 cup (6 ounces) Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Raisins
- Preheat oven at 350F/180C for 15 minutes.
- Melt butter in a saucepan on stove top or in the microwave oven.
- Remove the tofu from the packet and blend it in a blender until smooth. Pour it in a liquid measuring cup to measure 1/2 cup of pureed tofu.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, butter, oats; mix well.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and raisins.
- The dough is has the consistency of chapathi dough or play dough.
- Grease a tablespoon and drop the dough using it 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set.
- Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.
- Cool it completely on the wire rack before storing it.
- Raisins can be replaced with chocolate chips as well. But the combination of raisins with the chocolate chips is very good.
- Instead of dropping the dough on the baking sheet, you can also roll it in your hand to get perfectly shaped cookies.
- I baked my cookies for 11 minutes. If using a non stick baking sheet, 10 minutes is enough. The cookies look under-cooked, but they cook on the baking sheet itself once outside the oven. So don't be tempted to put them back in the oven. After 5 minutes transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack.
- The cookies actually don't have a golden brown color. It's more of a dull cocoa powder color.
- Some cake/brownie mixes have animal fat like lard. Be sure to read the ingredients list before buying.
This is my another entry to the Egg Replacement - Silken Tofu Event.
Tried these cookies this weekend. They are delicious, very chewy and almost brownie-like. Great recipe.
Thanks for trying it Trinity.
hey, is this website new,it’s the first time I’ve seen it…I was looking up cake recipes for my cousin whose allergic to eggs for her birthday and found this…It’s awsome she’s going to be so happy lol.she’ll finally be able to eat brownies and cake
Thanks Zahra. It’s almost a year now, since I started this blog.
Wow, yummy and tasty cookies 😉
Wanted to ask u that how many cookies can we get with the above mentioned measurements?
Around 45-50 cookies.
I like the cookies , well atleast the picture . My problem is dairy in the cake mix u mentioned . I wud love to make these for my son . Any replacement for the mix ? I did check few other mixes but no luck . Plz help 😥
Hi Ritu. I have a Duncan Hines brownie mix at home and just now I checked the ingredients list and I think it does not have any dairy products. I think using this brownie mix instead of the cake mix shoule be alright. Again I’m guessing here because I’ve not tried baking cookies out of a brownie mix. Did you try any organic cake mix?
Really it is a great recipe 🙂 , I will surely give it a try some time.
I also found some interesting recipes at http://hungryzone.com , may be you all can visit it.
The cookies so delicious and crunchy!!
These look really chewy and delicious, Madhuram. And nice idea to use the cake mix- must’ve been a real timesaver.
Yes Vaishali, it was so easy to prepare. The cookies were ready in no time.
I am praying for you here so that your baking experiments are successful 😀 and then you can ‘torture’ us with those beautiful goodies!
Lovely, as usual!
you are so right about being addicted to baking…. Even I dont seem to get enough of it, once I start! Your cookies look delicious…
Ramya, thank you very much. I would bake more often, if only I have people around to eat it.
Bookmarked,my entry will reach next week.Whole packet of tofu waiting to be used.
Hmm. have to try to look for silken tofu now (too lazy!) 😆 The chewy cookies are tempting me. 🙂
Hi Madhuram, you are presenting a recipe one by one using a silken tofu. 🙂 Good work yaar! But I am little skeptical about using a tofu instead of eggs. but, ur recipe inspired me to try tofu. 🙂
BTW, ur choco chip cookies look awesome.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
They look just perfect Madhu..
Oh! I love these emoticons… they look just like me…
wow very fast in posting cookies recipes. 🙂 another addition in my favourites links. superb look. delicious.
ha madhu..i know u wud do this with tofu…was waiting for it!yummy as usual…did u chk out my cookie disaster? do chk it out…its hillarious and i want to know wat u tink..
Hey Madhuram…nice one-the cookies look delectable!!
(I used to purchase Lemnos brand(Australian) of soy earlier, which had baked recipes printed on it! But stopped buying it as it contained a weed under Emulsifier called ‘Carageenan’which in its degraded form is likely to cause cancer…hence chk the ing. list and google on the E nos u find. Some products dont have this …like Alpro soy frm UK hence can be consumed without fear.)
Purnima, thank you once again for your input. I had no idea about the emulsifier. Will definitely check the next time.
u have got so many silken tofu recipes. now wen i get one from the market, i will be confused which one to make first 🙂
Looks perfect. You know Madhuram, I have never used tofu as a egg replacement. This might be a good start, but I am a little apprehensive about cake mixes, you think I could make my own from scratch?
Divya, in the past one month I have found out that silken tofu works best with cocoa and in baked goods which are moist, chewy, fudgy. The pound cake did come out well, but I’m not completely satisfied. But I’m really proud of the chocolate cake, brownies and these cookies.
I already have one recipe in the blog for crispy chocolate chip cookies, which is baked right from scratch. But I also want to figure out a recipe for the chewy ones. Will post it as soon as I find one.
I checked here in few grocery shops..Silken tofu is not available..The cookies make me tempting to make..Hats off to you.
Kamala, in my grocery store it’s available in the Natural/Organic Foods aisle, in the refrigerator. Earlier I used to see only Nasoya brand, now Mori Nu brand is also available. I also bought in Trader’s Joe. Or else you can look for it in Asian stores.
My son says Dil Maanga more 😛 Start a store , this will be a hit !
Actually I like the idea of owning a restaurant. Maybe someday!
I can vouch for these. They were yummy!!!