Need cookies, and you find out you have no butter? No problem! Make these No Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and you’ll get your dairy-free cookie fix!
No Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
We’ve all been there. A strong craving for chocolate chip cookies hits and there are none in the pantry. Ignoring your sweet tooth isn’t an option, is it?
You really want those cookies, so you decide to whip up a batch! You begin gathering all the ingredients together only to find you’re out of BUTTER. How does this even happen by the way?
Oh my goodness you cannot make chocolate chip cookies without butter!! With your sweet tooth now insisting you make chocolate chip cookies you need a backup plan and FAST!
No Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies to the rescue! This recipe is originally from a previous contributor and is based on her experience. I gave her recipe a try and updated this post with new pictures in February 2019.
Out of desperation when this situation occurred I quickly hopped on my computer. I began searching for a recipe for chocolate chip cookies without butter and I luckily one was found.
This recipe, in particular, uses vegetable oil instead of butter. I will wholeheartedly admit, I was skeptical at first.
The cookies turned out great, they were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. I did definitely miss the butter flavor but they totally satisfied my craving in a pinch!
If you have anyone that’s dairy free this is an awesome recipe to make for them! I love having a set of recipes that I can make for anyone no matter what their allergy!
What do you need to make No Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies?
- Baking Soda
- Brown Sugar
- Granulated Sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Vegetable Oil
- Chocolate chips
Some tips for making No Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Use a cookie scoop. My scoop of choice is a 2 teaspoon scoop which yields cookies which are approximately 2″ in diameter.
- Bake on parchment paper or silicone baking sheets, makes cleanup a snap.
- I used mini chocolate chips.
- The texture of the dough is slightly different than traditional chocolate chip cookie dough. Add a tad more oil if the mixture isn’t coming together.
- Do not overbake. Mine were done in 8 minutes.
- Read the reviews below. These cookies aren’t for everyone, but if you love them you REALLY love them!
Love chocolate chip cookies? Here are some other great recipes for you to try!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Liv for Cake
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | Savory Nothings
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies | I am a Honey Bee
- 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
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking pans with parchment paper or silcone baking sheets.
In bowl, stir together flour, baking 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 cookie scoop place dough on prepared baking sheets. Space them about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
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