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When you’re out of eggs… and you get a cookie craving:

Posted on February 28, 2008
Filed Under Cookies and bars

I guess I never paid enough attention, but do you know how many cookie recipes take eggs?! I’d say roughly 99% percent of them! Lexi wanted to make cookies and we had no eggs, so I started going through cookbooks. There were nobake cookies in the Derstine Cookbook, but we wanted ‘bake’ cookies. Finally, we found “Mary’s Cream Cheese Cookies” in the Treasured Recipes for our Mothers cookbook by the Lebanon Valley Christian School in PA.

“Who’s Mary?” Lexi asked.
“We don’t know her. She just gave the recipe to put in the cookbook”, I said.
“Well, we should cross out her name and just call them Cream Cheese Cookies cuz we don’t know her.” was Lexi’s reasoning.
We didn’t cross anything out… Mary is still getting credit for the cream cheese cookies in our cookbook.

Mary’s Cream Cheese Cookies

1 c. butter
6 oz. cream cheese (we just threw in the whole 8 oz)
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla

cookies1.jpg Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add rest of ingredients. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour. (Ha, the dough didn’t last in the fridge for 30 min! With 2 eager helpers asking every 10 seconds if it’s ready yet, I got it out after about 5 min. Worked just fine.) Form balls and roll in crushed Wheaties.
cookies2.jpg (This is still at the beginning of rolling. Tiffany hasn’t started playing in the Cornflakes yet. What a mess it turned out to be!)
cookies3.jpg Bake 350. That’s all it said. Not how long to bake them or anything. I baked them for 10 min, then thought they didn’t seem quite done, so I let them in for 2 more min. and that seemed perfect. So, 12 minutes it is. The batch made exactly 3 dozen cookies. Also, we didn’t have Wheaties, so we used crushed Cornflakes.
cookies5.jpg On whether we liked them or not, let’s just say that those 3 dozen cookies look like they might not last a full 24 hours around here! They are nice and soft and moist, not dry like regular sugar cookies. Must be because of the cream cheese. I think I might try these sometime for frosted sugar cookies (without the Wheaties/Cornflakes), like at Christmastime. I’m sure they’d need to be refrigerated the full length of time to be rolled out though.


9 Responses to “When you’re out of eggs… and you get a cookie craving:”

  1. Freida on February 28th, 2008 8:47 am

    neat site! And the cookies do look good. I’ll have to try them sometime when I get in the “no-eggs” predicament.

  2. Aug on February 28th, 2008 10:05 am

    Hey, very cool! I still need your Xanga site though so I can be informed when you post. Now I can just go here to look for recipes instead of to “Taste of home’s” site! ???? I love the way you explain everything and take step by step pictures. So much fun, since i love to cook too. Yeah, looking forward to some healthy stuff that maybe I can try in March.

  3. Katrina on February 28th, 2008 10:56 am

    Those look really good.

  4. Shannon on February 28th, 2008 12:37 pm

    I’ve run into the “no eggs” problem already too. Gonna have to keep this recipe around, looks good.

  5. Sharon on February 28th, 2008 2:50 pm

    I have finally found an egg-free substitute that works in cookies, because my predicament, unlike yours, is that Sawyer is allergic to eggs :-(. So YAY!!! for this recipe. (By the way, the substitute is probably something you don’t have on hand–1+ T. flax meal mixed with 1+ T. water per egg).

  6. rosa on February 28th, 2008 4:39 pm

    The new site looks really nice. I’ve been enjoying your xanga site for awhile and am looking forward to getting your updates here. I’m hoping you will be posting more often now that you have a “real” site!

  7. Janice on February 29th, 2008 11:44 am

    I don’t think I’ll wait until I have no eggs on hand (as the chickens keep laying a few), but the next time the cream cheese craving strikes. I LOVE cr. ch!

  8. Marilyn Martin on March 3rd, 2008 6:46 am

    I like the look of your new site and am looking forward to many more great recipes!

  9. Shandolynne on March 12th, 2008 12:36 am

    I found your site through your comment on Nate & Tricia’s blog. I tried these cookies tonight. YUMMY!