Chocolate Chip-less Cookies. Years ago I got a request for a chocolate chip cookie without chocolate chips. You may think, isn’t that just a sugar cookie? Not to mention I thought it was completely insane as a chocolate lover. It turns out there are tons of you crazy people out there: who love the cookie of a chocolate chip cookie, but think they can be too chocolatey. These go down in history as the recipe I took the longest to develop, because I really wanted it to taste exactly like everything you love about a chocolate chip cookie. Y’all have turned me into a believer: these are brown sugary, with the most perfect texture. Crisp on the bottom with a soft, pillowy almost chewy texture in the middle. And I still add chocolate chips for my own bites- I can’t resist. SO if you have someone in your family that always wishes there WEREN’T chocolate chips. I am happy to help.
A Chocolate Chip Cookie, without Chocolate Chips
This is an important distinction. I did not want this to taste like a sugar cookie, or a brown sugar cookie. I wanted you to have the full flavor of a chocolate chip cookie, just not chocolatey! But I still wanted the cookies to be crisp on the outside, golden on the bottom, and chewy on the inside. My original attempts went from too sugar cookie-like, to too cakey, to too crispy. But I finally found the perfect combination of ingredients. And I cannot wait for you to make them.
Of course, you can add chocolate chips! I suggest adding about one cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. For a more sugar cookie taste, but buttery amazing flavor, roll the balls in white sugar right before baking.
Christmas Cookie Season
Christmas cookie season is a gigantic part of my memories, the reason for this blog, and my holidays. For all of my life, I helped my Grandmom while she made tons and tons of cookies for family and friends. And now, it’s my turn. I would LOVE to have her try some of my recipes now after baking hers for so long. I am always sharing tips, especially through the fall baking season. So please come check out my stories on Instagram.
Are you a chocolate lover?? These Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars require no chill time and are so delicious. Please follow me on Instagram @quartersoulcrisis & comment or share with me what you make! It’s my favorite part about what I do.
Chocolate Chipless Cookies
- 1 cookie sheet
- Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, add all purpose flour, kosher salt & baking soda. Whisk together & set aside.
- Mix Wet Ingredients: In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment or large bowl with hand mixer, add room temperature butter & beat on high until lighter in color & a little fluffy. Add brown sugar & white sugar. Beat until combined. Add whole egg, egg yolk & vanilla extract. Beat on low until just mixed in. Make sure to scrape size & bottoms.
- Combine wet & dry ingredients: Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl & beat on low until combined. Scrape sides and bottom again to incorporate. The dough will be very soft.
- Chill Dough & Preheat oven to 350°: Cover cookie dough & chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hr.* Preheat oven. Scoop 2 tbs sized balls onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake: Bake cookies 10-12 minutes until lightly golden on the bottom & centers are puffed up. They will collapse as they cool. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool.