Flourless Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Oatmeal (and eggless too!)

3 minutes
February 16, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

I’m not sure what inspired me to make these Flourless Cookies. I do love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but I already wrote a recipe for those. That recipe uses some flour though and includes caramel chips too. I did talk about trying to reduce my carb intake recently, but I’m pretty sure oatmeal still counts as a carbohydrate as much as flour does. I have a friend who is gluten intolerant, so maybe I had her in mind when I set out to make cookies with no flour. When looking for how one makes cookies without flour, I came across a recipe for Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies by Chocolate Covered Katie.

Flourless Cookies with Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips (Eggless Too!) | The Weary Chef #glutenfree

I decided to give those a try, but I needed to make some changes. For one thing, I don’t have a food processor. Also, I hate raisins. Lastly, it’s not a cookie without butter if you ask me. These cookies taste delicious, no doubt. They are quite crumbly though without egg and flour to hold all that oaty goodness together. The Pants called them something like “oatmeal patties ready to crumble into my mouth.”

Flourless Cookies with Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips (Eggless Too!) | The Weary Chef #glutenfree

They certainly hold together well enough to pick up and eat, but when my 2-year-old carried one around for a few minutes, it sort of disintegrated all over the house. That was really my bad for letting a toddler walk around with a cookie. I stored the leftover cookies in the fridge to help them firm up, and I would recommend that for you too. Also, you could stir in one egg to the creamed butter and sugar before adding the dry ingredients, which would definitely help it all stick together better. I liked them this way though and felt somehow healthy eating these tasty flourless cookies.

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Flourless Cookies with Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips (Eggless Too!) | The Weary Chef #glutenfree

Flourless Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Oatmeal

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Give these cookies with no flour or eggs a try.

  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x


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  • 1/4 c. butter softened
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. sour cream or plain yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium-low speed or by hand, cream butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Stir in oats, baking soda, and salt until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and sour cream until combined.
  4. On a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper, scoop cookie dough with a medium disher or tablespoon. Flatten dough balls into cookie shapes because they will not spread during baking. You only need to space cookies about 1″ apart.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes, or until bottoms and edges have browned. Allow to cool on pan for a few minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store cookies in the refrigerator if they aren’t all eaten within a few hours.


Adapted from Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies by Chocolate Covered Katie.

  • Author: Andi Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: International

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Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
11 years ago

I love how you only need a few ingredients to make these cookies. They look so yummy!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Hi, Tina! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. I hope you like these cookies if you give them a try!

Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats
11 years ago

Love how you “healthified” this recipe Andi. Can’t wait to try it! :)

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Krista! I think I “un-healthified” it a little since I added butter, but it’s still pretty healthy for a cookie, right? That’s what I’m telling myself anyway!

Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats
11 years ago

Ahh.. butter has a bad rap. Just like egg yolk. Its not all that bad, we need a little fat in our diet. Its okay in moderation. :) You could use melted coconut oil instead if you really want to get “healthy”. :)

11 years ago

I love the simple, accessible ingredient list Andi. I’ve never tried a flourless cookie. I’ll have to add this to my must make list!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Thanks, Tanya! These cookies didn’t last long around here. I’m sure you would like them!

11 years ago

bought some “breakfast cookies” at a bakery this morning, though want to try making something similar myself. Looks like you have me started on that–thanks :-) And oats are far healthier than flour as they’re not yet processed, so your body will work to break them down. Flour is already broken down to simple carbs, hence the quick energy and quick fall. Good call on the oats and also replacing those dastardly raisins with cchips. Perfect after-school snack!

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

I love the idea of breakfast cookies. I think cookies should be approved to eat at any time of day. We devoured all of these within a day or two, but I will make more for after school snacks soon. Maybe I’ll try dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips and call them breakfast!

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