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Bake: The Simplest Chocolate-Chip Cookies Without Butter

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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.

  1. Stir together flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together both types of sugar, oil, egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture to oil mixture and stir just until blended. 
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Yum yum! It reached a high of almost 70 degrees today in Seattle. Gorgeous sunshine, gorgeous smiles on the street. Nothing like a beautiful batch of chocolate-chip cookies to top it all off.

In Conclusion:

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).


About Natalie C.

A college graduate in molecular biology eagerly awaiting the commencement of my quest for the luxurious yet completely impractical hood that one receives at a Doctorate graduation ceremony.

5 responses »

  1. No way, no butter? that looks yummy. Can I have one please? lol.I’m going to copy the ingredients and try this out. This is tasteful and less fattening at the same time.

  2. These turned out delish

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  4. boooooooooooo

  5. I love this recipe it’s just what I needed! No soft butter AND I have butter flavored vegetable oil so this worked out perfect and still gave off a butter flavor! Added some walnuts!!!! I’m good!


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