No butter?! What an atrocity! I can hear Julia Child tossing and turning in her grave. But, yes it’s true, I managed to bake chocolate chip cookies without using butter. Instead, I used vegetable oil! Why would I defy convention? Well, to be honest, it’s because I only had 4 oz. of butter left and the recipe I usually use needs 6 oz. That 2 oz. of butter can potentially screw up my batch. Not taking that risk. Anyways, with the handy-dandiness of the internet, I found a recipe online that makes chocolate chip cookies without butter and with a few edits here and there, voila! I made my batch of chocolate-chip cookies.
Chocolate Cookies (Sans Butter) (Makes about 21 Cookies)
Adapted from Chewy Waffles Blog
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Stir together flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
- Whisk together both types of sugar, oil, egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture to oil mixture and stir just until blended.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Using a tablespoon measure, scoop up dough and don’t make them bigger than 1.5 inches. Space them about 2 inches apart on two ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Would I try this again? Of course! Whenever I find that my usually superfluous stock of butter has run low, I shall definitely look into these batches again.
Should you try it? Well…duh. Chocolate-chip cookies are super simple to make. Very little effort if any at all is needed to make them. Hey, face it, I was watching last night’s episode of 90210 online as I baked these (connecting a laptop to a TV is always convenient).