In most chocolate chip cookie recipes, we could find brown sugar as one of the main ingredients. It is believed that it adds moisture and chewiness to the cookies.
Deep and caramel flavor of brown sugar is reached by adding the molasses. Since the molasses is acidic it comes into reaction with baking powder and makes the dough puffier.
Is there any chance to obtain tasty chocolate chip cookies without adding brown sugar? And the answer is “yes”!
Follow our chocolate chip cookie recipe without brown sugar and you’ll have a delicious snack to keep for days.
To start with, beat softened butter with sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy, add in egg and beat until smooth. Then stir in flour and baking powder and add chocolate chips.
When the dough becomes smooth, chill it in the fridge for 1 hour before baking. This trick increases the sugar content and helps to preserve the cookies’ chewiness.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Brown Sugar
- 5 oz butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups sifted flour
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- In a bowl beat softened butter with sugar and vanilla sugar until creamy.
- Add in egg and beat until homogeneous.
- Add flour, baking powder and pinch of salt and mix well.
- Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Continue to mix cookie dough with your hands. When the dough becomes smooth, form a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 170C/340F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Make 8-10 small balls from the obtained dough.
- Take one ball, flatten it with your hands and form a cookie. Continue with the remaining dough.
- Arrange cookies on the baking tray and bake for 13 minutes.
- After baking, let them sit 2-3 minutes on the baking tray, then transfer to the cooling rack. Enjoy!