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chocolate chip cookies without brown sugar and one cut in half oozing chocolate

Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Brown Sugar

These chocolate chip cookies without brown sugar are the best homemade chocolate chip cookies you will ever eat! Out of brown sugar and still craving soft, delicious and easy chocolate chip cookies? Just don’t like brown sugar? I’ve got you covered! Get ready for soft, chewy and amazing cookies!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 214kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $6


  • Baking sheet, cooling rack, hand beater


  • 8 tablespoons salted butter 
  • ½ cup white sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons honey, maple syrup or agave (note: if you like brown sugar flavor, you can substitute molasses) 63g
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 egg yolk
  • cups all purpose white flour* * See notes for measuring flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (only if using unsalted butter)
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks


  •  Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Melt butter (about 30 seconds in microwave).
  • Combine wet ingredients (butter, sugar, honey (or syrup choice), vanilla and egg yolk.
  • Beat until thoroughly combined. Add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt).
  • Mix with beater initially and then switch to mixing by hand.
  • Dough will form crumbles and you can press them into a full ball of dough.
  • Mix in chocolate chips by hand.
  • Roll dough into smaller balls (9 large cookies or 12 small cookies).
  • Small cookies: cook 9-11 minutes at 350°.
  • Large cookies: cook 11-13 minutes at 350°.
  • Note: Do note over bake. They will look fluffy and barely golden. Once they cool, they will be soft and delicious!
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for at least 20-30 minutes. This will allow for carryover cooking. Store in airtight container. They also freeze well.


Tip to Measure Flour: When you measure your flour, do not scoop it out directly as that can lead to using more flour than is needed. To correctly measure your flour, give the flour a stir with a fork or a whisk to loosen it. Spoon the flour into cup until it is heaping, then level with the flat side of a knife.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg