This chocolate chip cookies without brown sugar is a new twist on an amazing classic. It's the perfect way to enjoy freshly baked cookies when you don't have brown sugar on hand!
I love chocolate chip cookies, but sometimes, I simply don't have brown sugar on hand. Rather than make a trip to the store, I just make them without the brown sugar!
I wasn't sure if it would work but my doubt didn't last long! They turned out so good we decided to share them with you. They're rich, buttery, and absolutely delicious!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Quick and easy to make with only a few ingredients.
- Perfect for any occasion including parties, gifts, or a treat for yourself!
- The perfect balance of sweetness and richness because of butter-based dough.
- Soft, chewy texture that melts in your mouth.
- Easy to customize with other ingredients such as nuts or dried fruit for an extra special treat.
Cookies made from scratch are the best things ever! My family loves this easy, chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe without brown sugar I'm sure you will love them too.
The main ingredients you need are listed here but you'll find the full list and exact quantities of each in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Unsalted Butter: Unsalted butter is best when baking so you can control the salt. Make sure it's fully softened before you start making your cookies.
- Granulated Sugar: Gives your cookies the perfect amount of sweetness.
- Eggs: Necessary for holding the cookies together.
- Vanilla: For the best flavor make sure you are using pure vanilla extract.
- All-purpose flour: Creates the ideal cookie texture.
- Milk chocolate chips: My favorite but you can use other types of chocolate chips.
Substitutions and Variations
- Go Nuts: Add your favorite chopped nuts like peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, or shredded coconut to give your cookies added crunch.
- Vanilla extract: Swap it for something a little different. You can try out almond, coconut, peppermint, lemon, banana, maple, orange, or rum extract instead.
- Milk Chocolate Chips: Use dark chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, caramel chips, peanut butter chips, chocolate chunks, M&M's, or Reese's pieces. Use up to two cups of the ingredient you choose.
- Add Fruit: Add raisins, chopped dates, or dried cranberries.
- Make Chocolate Cookies: Add a half cup of cocoa powder and only two and a half cups of flour to make chocolate cookies with chocolate chips.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies No Brown Sugar
This is a simple recipe that only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. The highlights are here, but you'll find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Cream the butter and sugar using a handheld or standing mixer.
- Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until combined.
- Add the chocolate chips and gently fold them in.
- Use a small cookie scoop to measure the cookie dough.
- Place them onto a baking tray leaving space between the cookies.
- Bake until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.
⭐️ Hint: For easy cleanup, line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
Store leftover cookies for up to 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.
Can I freeze the cookie dough?
Yes, of course! Store the cookie dough wrapped in parchment in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to bake, remove them from the freezer to thaw, and then continue scooping and baking the cookies.
You can also scoop out the cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking tray and flash freeze. Once frozen, you can store them in a container or bag. This way you can take out exactly the number of cookies you want to make at a time.
How to Serve
These cookies are absolutely delicious with a big glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea.
They're also excellent for dipping into your favorite dessert dip! Try them with this easy funfetti dip!
These cookies are perfect for potlucks, summer BBQs, and family picnics!
Serve them up for all your favorite holidays such as the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and more!
- Use a cookie scoop to ensure all your cookies are the same size and will bake evenly.
- Make sure not to crowd the cookies on the pan because these cookies will spread.
- Allow chocolate chip cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes. Then transfer them to cooling racks to finish cooling.
- You control the texture! For chewy cookies bake your cookies for about 6 minutes in total but for crunchier edges and a softer center, bake for 8-9 minutes total.
These cookies are very buttery, so it's important to let them cool. This keeps them from falling apart.
You can use a tablespoon measure if you don't have a cookie scoop. You can also form the dough into balls using your hands.
The cookies are done when the edges are golden brown. After that, let them cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet to allow the carry-over baking to cook them to perfection.
Yes! My easy cookie recipe is made with basic ingredients that you probably have inside your pantry.
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Ready to get cooking? Remember that you can print this recipe if you would like.
Chocolate Chip Cookies No Brown Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla. Beat again.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat again until dough is uniform.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Using a tablespoon cookie dough scoop, place balls of dough on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges turn golden brown. After 5 minutes allow cookies to cool on wire rack.