I posted this recipe back in 2008 and people really seemed to like it. Here it is again -- Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oil aka Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Butter. I'm hoping the recipe comes in handy since butter is so expensive.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Butter
Did you know you can make chocolate chip cookies with oil instead of butter? I learned this many years ago after having a chocolate chip cookie craving and not being able to run to the store for butter. The cookies made with oil do have quite a different texture, but they are very good.
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oil Review
They came out of the oven looking quite pretty and they taste pretty good too! And while you may miss the butter flavor, there's still plenty of flavor from the chocolate, nuts and vanilla. I used a full teaspoon of vanilla, but you could even use a little more. Coconut might be a good addition as well. And if you want to make these somewhat more nutritious, you could use white whole wheat flour.
Update: Since making these for the first time in 2008, I've made them dozens of time since. They really are good. You can change up the oil if you want or use a blend of different oils. If you are looking for a good cookie with olive oil, I recommend the Olive Oil Chocolate Chunk cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies Made With Oil
- 1 ½ cups 185 grams all-purpose flour -- fluff up before scooping and sweep carefully or weigh out 6.7 oz. (185 grams)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup 50 grams granulated sugar (50 grams)
- ½ cup 100 grams packed light brown sugar (100 grams)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips more chocolate to compensate for the missing butter!
- ⅓ cup toasted walnuts nut flavor to compensate for the missing butter!
- ¾ cup Rice Krispies optional
- 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 and walnuts.
- Add Rice Krispies if desired
- Using a tablespoon measure, scoop up dough and shape into tight rounds of about ¾ to 1 inch. Space them about 2 inches apart on two ungreased cookie sheets. The mounds should be bursting with chips(note: if the dough balls seem really dry, press them down a little bit). Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
- Makes about 2 dozen