Friday, September 10, 2010
No Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
So a few nights ago John and I were relaxing at home when the strong need for chocolate chip cookies hit. Unfortunately we didn't have any so I was stuck between a rock and a hard spot. Go to the store, or get in the kitchen... hmmm. I decided to get in the kitchen. I planned to make a recipe I had made previously but I was OUT OF BUTTER! ::Head hits counter::
I am never out of butter. Never. I buy that stuff at Costco. I fear the thought of being out of butter. And yet, it happened. So I turned to the trusty inter-webs (as my husband likes to call it lol!) and googled a recipe for chocolate chip cookies without butter. Low and behold, there were plenty of choices.
This recipe was awesome! I am in love with the texture of these cookies. They are like cake! Soft and pillowy. The taste is good, but I did miss the buttery taste. However, since they were loaded with chocolate chips I didn't miss the butter TOO much. Overall a great success and a recipe I would definitely make again since it's so easy.
Source: Slightly adapted from Cookie Madness
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 3/4 cups chocolate chips
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.
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. 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