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

Directions:

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

202 comments:

  1. Butter is darn expensive, I am almost always out! ha

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    1. Im in cookie heaven, mmMMMM......

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    2. wanted some cookies, had no butter so I found this recipe and with no brown sugar and only cocoa powder and pecans these cookies still came out phenomenal.Gonna make anew batch 2moro. Thanks a bunch.. :) of cookies

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    3. What a waste of ingredients! These tasted terrible - no flavor! I smeared peanut butter on them and ate them anyway but I won't make them again.

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    4. Awesome, added 1 T. of butter.

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    5. These cookies were delicious. I'm fourteen and almost fifteen in a few months and i love to cook. These were some of the best cookies i ever made!!!

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    6. I've been making these cookies for a year now and my family loves them!! To the individual who said they were horrible, did you leave out anything? That's the only reason they'd come out nasty.

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    7. My son made these for me when we were out of butter. FANTASTIC idea and taste. I have problems with gall bladder so really gets flared up from butter. These have gotten me over my hump of having to avoid good tasting treats. Thank you for your creation.
      We loved him, I finally convinced him to share this recipe with me.

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    8. hahahehehehh

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  2. That's exactly how I felt about the recipe! I kind of missed the butter, but kind of didn't. The texture, amount of chocolate, and other flavors made up for it. Plus it was nice to save a little money by not using butter.

    Also, your cookies look great.

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    1. Right now i have no butter and i nead it.I wont just simple chocolate cookies recope.I want chocolate.

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    2. I usually don't comment but these cookies were awesome! I missed the butter a bit but I loved the texture of these cookies much more then when made with butter. As others mentioned, these are crispy on outside and chewy on inside. I added toasted walnuts. My kids loved them! Will be saving this recipe and making over and over again. Simply put, I am delightfully shocked. Thanks for a great recipe :)

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  3. I made these last night and my husband actually loved them too!! I wanted to try something new...They are so good- different tasting!!!! Thanks for your great blog!

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  4. I love these cookies! I didnt know how the cookies were going to turnout, but they were great.The texture of these cookies are like any other cookies you will buy in the store. Thank you for taking the time to come up with a gret recipe!

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  5. Felt like making cookies and I was out of butter too. Consulted the "inter-web" myself and found this recipe. I really like it and will use it again no doubt! Thanks.

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  6. Thank you. I googled "no butter cookies" and just made your recipe. You saved me in a crunch. :)
    They turned out great.

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  7. Out of butter and white sugar this time! I had just enough sugar for these...Very good...though lacking the buttery flavor, they will do when you need a chocolate fix (like I did)! One thing, I had to bake them a few more minutes as the chocolate chips just sat there and I like them melted! But for most people, 10 minutes is long enough as it has a good texture. Otherwise would make again if I am out of butter...Thanks for shsring

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  8. great recipe for butterless cookies. i was all out of butter and needed to make some cookies. thanks

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  9. These are my new favorite cookies! I added caramel bits to the top for added deliciousness!

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  10. Loved these cookies! The batter was really crumbly... are they supposed to turn out like that, or did I miss something? Doesn't matter...my family loved them and are asking for more!!!

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    1. Mine is exactly the same, just mixed them up and it is VERY dry, almost impossible to form balls with them... will have to add a bit more oil!

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    2. Mine were exactly the same, very dry and hard to form them into balls...

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    3. No, they aren't supposed to be crunchy. I just made these and they are perfectly chewy! Maybe you misread the ingredients and used too much flour? Only thing I can think of that would make cookies crumbly and dry like that.

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  11. I don't remember them being crumbly, but if it worked it worked, right?! Glad you enjoyed them.

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  12. Very good cookies, followed the recipe exactly and they turned out crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Om goodness I luv this blog post:) im a teen and jus recently started baking...I didn't have any more butter to make my cookies so I looked for some and I found this! Thanks can't wait to try it:)

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  14. Thank you! I was going to make cookies with my 6 year old, and realized I had no butter! I am so glad you had this!

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  15. ahah i am out of butter right now and here i am

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  16. Oooo thanks! Haha I'm a college student living in dorms and this is the perfect recipe for my leftover ingredients (no butter, only a little sugar).

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  17. Made these today they came out so yummy .. thanks

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  18. These turned out great. They were exactly as you described--crispy on the outside and nicely chewy with gooey chocolate bits on the inside.
    x Vivian

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  19. I made these cookies with my sister while my parents were shopping. The sweet aroma of baked goods filled the house when they got home, and they LOVED the cookies. It's a hit in my family--I'm thinking new secret family recipe?? I'm not telling them the recipe either.

    P.S. l'm fourteen. Haha(:

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  20. Thats a good recipe. I was out of butter and wanted to make cookies. we made them. The kids liked them alot thanks. Tina :-)

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  21. I commented on these cookies back in Aug. and wanted to share again...Made these cookies again and again (especially since butter is so expensive!) and they turn out great and everybody loves them! I found couple things that helped a lot for me...I stir the chocolate chips in with the sugar/oil mixture and it helps them to stay in the dough better. Also I flatten them with my hand a little & bake them a little longer (12 -13 min.) and let them cool on the cookie sheet for 5 min.-makes them firm up nice! I also double the batch-they freeze very, very well. Nice treat out of the freezer when you want a chocolate fix!

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    1. THANK YOU!
      i could not figure out why the choc. chips were falling out of my cookies!

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  22. These are AWESOME.This is really one of my favorite cookie recipes.

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  23. I made these cookies and was surprised at how good they were........crusty outside and soft inside. My wife now prefers them to the butter version. I added a little "butter flavor" to the mix. Thanks for the recipe!

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  24. Thank you so much for this great recipe! I am recently dairy and egg free (my 8 month old who is still nursing is allergic to them) and have been CRAVING some cookies. I substituted the egg for 2 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon oil + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and the cookies come out tasting DELICIOUS!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you :D

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  25. Looks like wanting cookies when you have no butter is a common problem, lol! I Googled "cookies with no butter", and this site was the top hit. Definitely giving this recipe a try!

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  26. Glad I'm not the only one who ran out of butter and wanted cookies! :) This recipe looks great, definitely going to give it a try!

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  27. LOL, I did the same thing! So I googled and it took me here! Love the recipe but realized that my light brown sugar was hard as nails and I had less than a cup of vegetable oil...soooo...I used dark brown sugar and apple sauce instead of oil...OMG! I can honestly say I like these better than my usual cookies!!! Thank you!

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  28. i was in the same boat as many of you :) i had no butter and searched for a butter-less cookie recipe! these cookies are great! so easy and quick to make.

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  29. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Had gotten home from the grocery store, thinking I had all I needed for some chocolate chip cookies only to realize a few moments later I had forgotten the butter! Goggled "no butter chocolate chip cookies" and found your recipe. They came out of the oven about 15 minutes ago and just tried one and LOVED it! Well be making again. Thanks again!

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  30. hey, I decided to make these but I didn't have many chocolate chips, so I used some cocoa baking power instead. I then put the little bit of chips I had left, and I got some delicious chocolate cookies!! :)

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  31. Great I tried to cut oil in half did not work I did cut the brown sugar in half and added pecans

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  32. To crumbly made me very sad very very sad:,(

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  33. I just maid these but I used apple sauce in place of oil which cuts down the calories and they were amazing. so fluffy and delicious.

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  34. Thanks for the recipe! I added white choc chips and simply scooped a huge chuck on the baking tray. It turned out so pretty and delish! Everybody loved it! :)

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  35. THESE WEERE GREAT OR WONDERFUL>> YESS>>>>? ARE THEY NOT???????????????????????????????????

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  36. I have never been successful with chocolate chip cookies until now.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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  37. OMG... needed something to do with my 9 year old sis and found out there wasnt any butter... GREAT RECIPE!!!! But is the batter supposed to be crumbly, oh well, Im only 13 so if it was easy for me, anyone can do it!!!! THANKS!!!!!

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  38. I made these tonight because my husband has developed an allergy to dairy. The batter was dry and crumbly so per the direction of others I added more oil. The cookies themselves turned out ok. I highly doubt I'd make these again though. I think I'll stick to my usual recipe with a stick of butter and let just let my husband suffer.

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  39. Me and my mom wanted to make these cookies. Butt... no butter. So we came on here and these cookies are really good! I never thought cookies without butter would be so good.(:

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  40. so stoked about this blog! I'm seconds away from trying this recipe out for the first time. I'll keep everyone posted as to how they turn out :]

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  41. These were amazing. Made them for my mom and she said they were the best chocolate chip cookies she ever had.

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  42. um 8-10 min?? I'd make everyone sick with raw cookie dough if I only left them in for 10 minutes...and yes, the oven is set at 350degrees.

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  43. I ran out of butter so I'm using this recipe.

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  44. Oh BOY!!! Can't believe how amazing these turned out!! Best texture of cookies ever....thick, slightly crisoy on the outside and gooey in the middle. I highly recommend adding a heaping spoonful of peanut butter in it. It made up for the lack of butter. I used natural peanut butter. Cookies had no flavor of peanut butter either because I used the right amount. They were perfect. I also chopped up a half bar of 90% dark chocolate and chopped up 2 oz of milk chocolate instead of chips. WOW! Bakery quality cookies!

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  45. The dough seems to separate from the oil after it's been out for a while, but the cookies do turn out nicely!

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  46. These cookies are all kinds of amazing especially because there's no butter!
    But..
    SO MUCH CHOCOLATE OMG.
    And not in a good way.
    The chocolate chips were pooling at the bottom of the bowl because they kept falling off, which is okay, but there was not enough dough. I'd up the batter excluding the choco. chips, or cut down the chips to one cup (maybe one cup and a fourth).
    I'd also flatten out the cookies. They don't melt down. They're easy to shape into little perfect circles, but if you like em crispy, flatten them down.
    I'm glad about this though. I'll definitely be making them again and again and again and again. (2PM is proud of me).

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  47. Making the cookies and I have to say- the dough is darn good!!! Hope the cookies are too!!!!

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  48. These cookies are amazing, I added a little golden syrup to get the dough to stick together, and crushed tea biscuit to add crunch:)

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  49. ya great cookies i added a little greenery in there for some added late night enjoyment. great cookies, great time. thanks

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  50. These tasted really good and looked very appetizing. I put them out at a party and they all dissappeared!

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  51. So glad I found this site! Had no butter, but had a huge craving for choc chip cookies! Your recipe saved the day. I subbed veg oil for olive oil and I accidentally used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup of brown but they still worked out perfectly! I think the trick with these cookies is to take them out after 10 and let them sit on the tray to cool. This gives a delicous crunchy outer and soft centre. Can't wait to make them again.

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  52. Stephanie, thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm back to make them for the 2nd time, prefer them to the usual butter recipe. Yes, the dough looks oily when you mix it, but they bake up beautifully and taste even better! Glad I found the recipe here. A new favorite.

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  53. Amazing! Just made them as a 4 am snack!
    Delish.

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  54. Just made these and they came out AMAZING!!! I sifted the dry ingredients and slowly added them into the egg mixture stirring thoroughly. Had no problem with the batter coming out crumbly at all, I actually thought I might have added too much oil since they stuck together so well!! Looked great coming out (crispy golden brown on the outside and cakey slightly chewy on the inside) And tasted GREAT! A great fix to the no butter problem. Lacks the butter taste but still great!

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  55. Great recipe!! Thanks for sharing....excited to share with my daughters for a yummy after-school snack. :)

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  56. Thanks for sharing...these are great and I can't wait to share with my daughers' when then get home from school for a special treat! :)

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  57. Went to.the store to buy brown sugar to make cookies. U return and realize I forgot the butter!!!! Ahh. So here I am. Hopefully.they turn out great!

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  58. :) I made these today!! I followed your steps and then decided to add a few of my own!! :) I chopped up part of a milky way to get that delicious caramel taste in it! then in the second batch, just for fun, i am going to try putting oats in it!! :) Hope it turns out okay!.

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  59. Ran out of snacks (and butter) and this came out great! I subbed coconut oil for veg since our warm days melted it down for me lol. Chopped up a dove bunny from easter (plus a bunny bottom) which came to about 1 1/4 cups of choc ”chips”. Epic.

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  60. About to try these. Please be good!

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  61. Great recipe! I loved them! I will be making these again. We ran out of butter and wanted a cookie recipe to make chocolate chip cookies. I stumbled upon this recipe and decided to give it a whirl. I'm glad I did.

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  62. My eldest daughter is lactose intolerant, so I have been looking for good stuff to make her, while keeping the lactose down. These fit the bill! I doubled the recipe, added some shaved coconut, coconut extract, used 1/2c applesauce and 1/2c oil...and voila. She loves them! You could use carob chips in place of the chocolate, should you want to - but she said she'd rather take a lactaid pill than eat that stuff...haha! They are a little cakey, and we liked them that way. Great recipe, Stephanie!

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  63. Measure the chocolate chips...my kids just dumped the whole bag in and there are way too many for teh amount of dough it makes.

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  64. awesome!!! just made and delicious!! measure actually and mixture won;t be crumbly but perfect!!

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  65. Omg! These are AMAZING!! I can never make cookies right, and on top of that i was out of butter! But these turned out great! I'm surprised, great recipe!

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  66. I love these cookies! The second time I baked them I added a 1/3 cup of ground almonds; the fat in the almonds made them thick and fluffy!

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  67. I don't have any brown sugar. Can I just remove it from the recipe or is there anything that can replace it?

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    1. You can use white sugar but it won't have the same taste. I've read about a mix of white sugar and molasses to replace it but I've never done that- you can google it if interested. You can replace it with white but def don't just leave it out. :)

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  68. Fantastic!! I follwed the recipe exactly. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Perfection. My family now prefers this recipe over the traditional recipe with butter. Thanks!!!

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  69. Lush recipe. I was just in the mood for cookin but knew we had no butter. I added some ginger and honey and some chocolate icecream sauce coz I was just adding random stuff. I had no choc chips. These are quick and easy to make. I just mixed it up with my hands. Felt v oily when I was putting them into balls but they turned out great :-) thanks!

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  70. I am pregnant and wanted chocolate chip cookies but had no butter or oil. I used margarine. I only had 1/4 cup melted. So used 1/4 cup of melted marg and 1/4 cup of milk. OOOO YES!! myself and baby are very impressed :) thanks so much. have added to my recipe book.

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  71. Best cookies I ever made. I added the two tsp of butter I had. Soooo good!

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  72. Great! We don't have any butter I'm happy I found these cookes!

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  73. I always use plain full fat yogurt in place of butter...always :) try it , kristyn from the oregonsoapshoppe.com

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  74. well i am only a kid and i made these cookies i have made cookies b4 and this recipe turned out really crumbly and never flattened down they r not super delicious more like ok pleez tell me if think i did something wrong

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    1. I'm not sure Elyse... if you make them again and they're too crumbly add a bit more oil. They might have been too dry.

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  75. I just made these cookies and they turned out very good, I was out of butter and chocolate chips so I improvised and used sprinkles. They were just as good although I was missing my chocolate fix! LOL Great recipe and super easy for my kids to help make! DELICIOUS!!!!

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  76. Definitely a different texture dough, but still yummy dough! My cookies are still baking, I'm sure they will be good! Thank-you for sharing this recipe.

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  77. Thank you for sharing this recipe. My cookies are still baking in the oven, the dough was a different texture but still delicious! I'm sure when they come out they will be perfect!

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  78. Just googled for no-butter choc chip cookies and thanks to the world wide web, found your blog post! They are in the oven now! I added oats...we'll see how it turns out!

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  79. My husband and I were also craving an after dinner dessert of choc chip cookies and we were also out of butter. Thanks to the world wide web, I found your post. I added oats to mine...we'll see how they turn out! Cooling now...

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  80. Just made these... YUUUUM! I almost never have butter and these worked perfectly. Will definitely make again!

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  81. i was bored so i made these cookies plus i was out of butter! im 13 and i love making cookies and these recipe was fun and easy to make.....i also dlike it because it didnt call for too much of 1 thing....like this other cookie recipe called for 4 cups of flour and at the end when they came out they tased like flour! so i like this becuse thery were yummy and easy!

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  82. I loved this recipe! I added some chopped walnuts because I didnt have enough chocolate chips. Made them last night. Im 38 weeks pregnant and was badly craving sweets. Had nothing and was out of butter. I searched google for cookie recipes that dont need butter and this one popped up. Didnt think it would be good but ended up loving them and everyone else in the family loved them too! Definately will be making these again soon.

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  83. I missed the butter for sure!

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  84. I am getting ready to make these for a second time. I added in a box of instant vanilla pudding to mix when I tried them and all 3 of my super picky boys loved the cookies (I also thought they were great!).

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  85. These were delicious! Thanks so much!

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  86. The cookies were great me and my kids ate them up I don't use better so it was nice to find that I could make my favorite cookies with out better these cookies saved me a god send

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  87. Seriously tasty. I did add a little cinnamon to the recipe as I feel like it goes with the chocolate.

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  88. AMAZING! This was just bliss.

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  89. I absolutely loved these cookies and blogged about them here:
    http://createyourworld.me/2012/10/06/cleaner-eating-and-cookie-cravings-weekend-cooking/

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  90. Butter lover here and I didn't miss it at all. So delicious! If anyone is curious our cookies came out to about 154 calories a piece! We only had about 1/2 the amount of brown sugar and substituted the rest with white sugar. Very Impressed! My husand and I both think we like them more than traditonal cookies!!

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  91. Just made these and they turned out wonderfully! I added some cocoa powder to the mix, left out half of the brown sugar called for and added 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup heath bits. Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  92. Really great! Just made these and only added a cup of chocolate chips instead of 1 3/4. Awesome, simple recipe. Will be making these again.

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  93. awesome recipe! LOVED the taste and texture.

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  94. I am shocked at how much I loved these! Tis is now my go to cc cookie recipe!

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  95. wow these were great... i ran out of butter and chocolate chips.... but they were amazing!!!!!!!!!

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  96. Have to make 3 dozen cookies for church supper tonight and was out of butter so I googled and found you! They just came out of the oven and smell and look great. Can't wait to try- did try some of the dough and it was yummy!

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  97. I was craving for chocolate chip cookies and I realized that I was out of butter too! I thought I would just end my day dreaming about chocolate chip cookies! Your recipe has been very helpful, and my craving was delightfully satisfied by your no butter chocolate chip cookie recipe!!! I love how my cookies became soft and very chewy! --Faye from the Philippines

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  98. i found it was a fun recipe to do but i did miss the creamyness of the butter and i would pyt a bit less chocolate chips

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  99. These were great! I just changed it to 1 1/4 cup white flour and 1/4 cup Almond Flour. It added in the buttery flavor! YUM!

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  100. Maybe I did something wrong? Mine were way too WET! They were like blobs. I had to add a little more flour but even still, they did not get crunchy on the outside. They taste good. I guess I should have left them in for more than ten minutes.

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  101. Out of butter and need cookies. -Thanks from Peace Corps Zambia

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  102. These didn't work for me. The dough wasn't sticking and there was way too many chocolate chips for the recipe. I doubled the recipe and it only made me 2.5 dozen cookies and a lot of wasted chocolate chips.

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  103. I've made these multiple times and they are always great. I add cranberries and white chocolate as well as chocolate chips. Yummy.

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  104. Is it going to stay if I shape them with the cookie cutters

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  105. Definitely going to try this out! I'm using the oven to make muffins, and since I was only making a dozen, I thought it would be a good idea to make cookies at the same time. It just so happened that the muffin recipe used up all the butter! Going to try this out now. Not sure if I have chocolate chips though, what are some recommended replacements?

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    1. If you have cocoa, mix 3 tablespoons of cocoa to one tablespoon oil. then mix to batter for a chocolate cookie. just a suggestion.

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  106. Had an extreme craving for chocolate cookies, searched for recipes and found this one since I didn't have any butter, this came out PERFECT! But instead of 1/4 of sugar I used 3/4 cause I didn't have brown sugar either :/. Great recipe, I definitely recommend it.

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  107. Excellent work! I was out of butter - They are truly delicious!

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  108. I haven't made these yet but plan to. I wonder if to give them that "buttery flavor", if you can substitute maybe half the vanilla for butter flavoring (which I have) or maybe even almond flavoring for something a little different. Just a thought.

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  109. My grandma and i where looking for a perfct recipe we looked for like an hour! Then i asked her do we have butter she said let me check. She only found 5 or 6 tablespoons of butter. So i looked on the inter web and looked up how to make cookies without butter and found this! Just wondering whenever you made this recipe did the chocolate chips fall out? But i love them anywat even though my grandma didn't like the chocolate chips falling out or how it makes a little bit dough. BUT I LOVE IT!

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    1. No my chips don't fall out once baked, but when the dough is raw they do need to be pushed in sometimes!

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  110. I was in the craving for some chocolate chip cookies but was guilty on the butter part and that is how I landed here! The cookies look delicious :) I am going to try the same recipe with a egg substitute and will let you know. First time in your blog and you have a nice space here.

    Www.hariniscorner.blogspot.com

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  111. have any of you tried emulsifying the oil and yolk to change texture or flavor? Did it work? or not?

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  112. Added 1 tsp peppermint extract... YUMMY!!!!!

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  113. Uhmmmmmm made these on Wednesday and now I am back to make some more. BIG thumbs up from my boys.

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  114. thats so funny i was looking for a recipe when i noticed i was out of butter and boom! i saw this one :)

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  115. SO good i made a second batch...Oops, now out of oil too! I used half oil, half peanut butter on the second round and they were great and very rich.

    A little crumbly, yes, but easy to form into balls. I also thought it called for too many chips so I eased off the second time too. Thanks!

    I love improvising...
    http://www.nicolevulcan. blogspot.com #raisingarevolutionary

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  116. I couldn't stop eating the batter! They were delicious and not too sweet. That's one of my beefs with cookies - doesn't matter what kind of cookie it is, I end up eating too many, and the huge amounts of sugar in them gives me a stomachache!

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  117. I looked up a butter free recipe because I didn't have butter.... Found this and then came to realize I didn't have eggs either!!!
    Solution; eggs in cakes, can be subbed for banana. 1 egg =1 banana. I used 1 banana instead of the egg and it worked out so well!! Chocolate banana cookies!!

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  118. I was looking for a butter free recipe and found this only to realize I didn't have eggs either.
    I learned that eggs can be substituted for a banana. 1 egg = 1 banana.
    I used the banana instead of the egg and the cookies came out great!! Chocolate banana cookies!! Yum.

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  119. Told my 3 boys we'd make cookies and realized I didn't have any butter! Found this recipe and we LOVE it! Realized I didn't have any chocolate chips either so we used mini m&m's and white chocolate chips. SOOOO GOOD!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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  120. This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever tried!!!!! Even better than Martha Stewart's! So easy and super yummy! Thanks a million!!!!

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  121. I read the comments as the cookies were baking and from all the rave reviews I thought I had made a mistake with mine. I could barely form the balls because there seemed to be more chocolate chips than batter. I had to squeeze ballfuls of batter in my hand and just place on the cookie sheet - couldn't roll them at all. I was expecting a huge mess of melted chocolate when I opened the oven. But wow! They really are sooo good! There is enough batter to make big fluffy cookies with lots of chocolate chips. Great flavour! I suspect this will become a go to recipe in our house. No one else has tasted them yet - I haven't told them they're ready!

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  122. Yummy! I added the chocolate chips in with the liquids and they were easy to form and not what I would call crumbly at all. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

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  123. I made these last night. Found this recipe after searching Google for a no butter cookies recipe as I was out of butter. These cookies were AMAZING!!! I will now use this as my choc chip cookies recipe and not the butter kind. SO much flavor I love it! I also added two ingredients to my cookies. 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract and 1 table spoon cinnamon.

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  124. These were super yummy! I actually substituted white chocolate chips for the traditional milk chocolate chips (that's all I had, in addition to having no butter). Also, I didn't want to use all my oil, so I used 1/4 c. applesauce and 1/4 oil (instead of 1/2 c. oil). The batter was a little sticky, but they still came out delicious and with less fat!

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  125. Extremely crumbly and didn't bake down into cookies. Haven't tasted them yet but won't make them again. Really bummed and disappointed. I was so excited to make them after so many good reviews!!!!

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  126. Here I am with a massive sugar crave so I decided to make some cookies. Open the fridge and no butter!!!! What?! am never without butter so I googled cookies without butter and voila!!! Absolutely fantastic

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  127. i am gonna do this without chcolate chip! and i hope it works! gonna post results

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    1. I've tried it without chocolate chips, its worked great! I've also put almonds instead and it worked great. I've thrown cocoa powder in, and they all turn out great!

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    2. Heyy Kelsey Gonzalez.. I made 'em the same way too! Yess!! It turned out great :).

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  128. I added a HEAPING spoonful of Nutella to my batch. Mmmmm! It was sooooo good!

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  129. I don't know what u all are talking about having the cookies too crumbly they are yummy and you all should appreciate what Stephanie took the time to do.

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  130. I've actually been making these cookies for a while now. They're fluffy instead of flat like normal chocolate chip cookies, but my family and I love them! It's our cookie recipe we always use! We have always used 1/2 cup apple sauce instead of 1/2 cup of oil, so I'm not sure if these turn out EXACTLY the same as everyone else's, but without butter OR oil, these might be considered healthy! :)

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  131. Hi! I was a bit nervous about making this recipe, since I never made a recipe for cookies without butter, but as I didn't have any in the house, I decided to make these...No regrets! I love them so much, even more than ones with butter! I did 1/4 cup of oil and 1/4 cup of applesauce and it turned out amazing!!! I will continue to make these for years and years:)

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  132. These are amazing!!! I definitely think you're very talented Stephanie! I was nervous but I LOVE them!!!Couldn't have asked for a better recipe!(the dough was good as well!) :)

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  133. There yummy even though I didn't have any vanilla

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  134. wow really good!! I had butter but I prefer these! :)

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  135. I only had 1/4 of oil, so I used half of a soft banana to substitute for the missing 1/4 cup of oil. Perfection! Super moist. :) A little softer on the outside but I loved em. I used almond extract instead of vanilla, and sprinkled in some cinnamon too. <3

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  136. oops forgot the oil

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  137. i bet they'll taste delisioso mmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

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  138. Awesome! Cookies turned out great! Thanks for sharing

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  139. Delicious cookies! I used GF flour and egg replacer instead of egg to make these cookies the perfect cookies for my son who is allergic to almost everything! Next time, I will make a double batch and freeze some dough for sure!! Thanks so much!

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  140. Just made these. Used pb chips. That seemed to help add some richness. Wonder how these would taste w melted pb instead of veg oil?

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  141. I just made these cookies and they turned out great; soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. Thanks!

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  142. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe! I tried it today and everyone in my family loved it :)

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  143. Being a college student who has no time for shopping and ran out of butter, this recipe is PERFECT! My only problem is the cookies don't really flatten so I had to press them down on the cookie sheet instead of rolling them into balls. But, my roommates and I are obsessed! (And so is my boyfriend) THANK YOU :D

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  144. I was very skeptical of making chocolate chip cookies without butter, but these were surprisingly delicious. Great texture, yummy dough - love them.

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  145. I was skeptical of making chocolate ship cookies without butter but these were surprisingly delicious! Dough was delicious and texture of the cookies was perfect. Loved them!

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  146. i just made these and i didnt have any butter..... they turned out absolutely amazing! best cookies i ever had! will definitely try these again!so crispy ont the outside and so tasty on the inside!

    P.S. I AM ONLY 9! OMG SO EASY TO MAKE!

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  147. I've made these twice now for my boyfriend, who can't have butter. And both times, they were great! The second time I added a little extra salt (like, an 1/8th of a tsp) and around 1/2 tsp extra vanilla extract (for a more flavorful dough), and they came out wonderfully. They've got the perfect density, and are extremely chewy and soft. Forming the dough around the chocolate chips to keep them from falling out is a little tricky, but it's not a big deal. My new go-to recipe!

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  148. The dough was a little hard to handle but nothing I couldn't work with. I am glad I only used half a bag of chocolate chips though because any more would have overloaded the dough. They were quite delicious though and loved that I didn't have to use butter!!

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  149. This is a great cookie recipe without using butter.:-)

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  150. Mine ended up blending into one big baking tray sized cookie. But a delicious one nonetheless!

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  151. same as other posters, ran out of butter. found your very popular and useful post. i used gluten-free all purpose instead of wheat-based flour and added 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum.

    i used 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 chocolate powder instead of 1/2 cup brown sugar, for extra chocolatiness.

    and i used only 1/3 cup oil and filled the rest of the 1/2-cup with a tablespoon of butter and some milk, but it would have been fine without any dairy, i am sure (as reviews attest).

    i also sprinkled about a tablespoon of shredded coconut in there for texture and deliciousness.

    i think the person who thought these were miserable should be aware that the oil creates a lot of the flavor. for instance, i would not use a strong olive oil but something nicer with sweet things, perhaps coconut oil if that were available. i am not fond of plain vegetable oil's flavor.

    it wasn't coming together with a tool so i just washed my hands and smashed that wad of crumbles into a ball and it eventually conformed and then i realized this was a great dough! -- real fluffy and light and malleable and strong.

    so tempted to add an extra egg, but decided not to because the texture was so right.

    the cookies didn't melt at all - stayed almost exactly in the shape i put them on the tray. next time, i'll tweak it again since it's easy to play with and still turns out great with little or no experience. thank you for the post, this was fantastic! hurrah for no butter!

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  152. delicious butter free recipe exactly what I was looking for! I substituted vege oil for the light olive oil and grated cooking chocolate for a healthier alternative.

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  153. Very yummy. Whole family likes it-wait a sec-they love it! Am an 11 year old kid that likes to make treats.

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  154. I didn't Have butter, but urs work bettaa!!! #cookies

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  155. I replace the baking soda by baking powder added 1 tbsp of oatmeal and a little bit of caramel toppings in the batter with 1 tbsp of milk. Turns out delicious !

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  156. I didn't have any butter or margarine or chocolate or baking soda !
    But had oil baking powder caramel sundae syrup and baking powder to replace with and it turned out very well, I added a Tbsp of milk for the batter not to be so thick. Thanks for the recipe !

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  157. WELL
    I read through the comments to see if there was any guff about the recipe and I noticed that some people complained about the oil taste, and some people complained about the chips crumbling out.
    to FIX these issues

    I added a 1/2cup peanut butter to my wet mix
    & waited until I was forming the cookies on the sheet to add the chips!

    the cookies look fantastic, smell great, and no chips fell out!
    cant taste oil at all~

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  158. These are awesome, especially for a last minute recipe when you find out you are out of butter! I also had a problem with the chips falling out, but if you wet your hands you can form the cookies like meatballs, then they stay put. You have to rinse your hands every third doughball or so, but it works great!

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  159. Mine didnt turn out the way I expected but still was great, I didnt have vanilla extract so I put a pinch of ground allspice and another pinch of mixed spices and it tasted great and would be perff for the winter as it warms your insides mmmmmmm

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  160. These cookies were perfect, although I stuck with 3/4 cup of granulated sugar. Thank you!

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  161. It was so DRY the flavoring was there,but it was to DRY.

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  162. Want to keep them soft.... use 2 eggs instead of one

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  163. I am making them with my sister as a surprise for my mum, I just realized we were out of butter and ran to the computer!! LOL

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  164. Very nice. I used a bit less sugar. Thanks!!!

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  165. Hi, I was low on butter and found your recipe. Just made a batch. They're excellent. Thank you (from Australia).

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  166. I have no butter in the house because I don't want to eat it, but I had a jones for some cookies. The dough tasted fairly good. I added some coconut and rolled oats for flavor and texture.

    Once cooked I wasn't feeling it. The texture was all wrong and the taste just wasn't there. Butter adds something to chocolate chip cookies that I just want.

    They were a tad harder to shape because of the lack of stickiness that was present without the butter. The chips kept falling out, it was rather funny. Also, the cookies will hold their shape more with the oil, so make sure if you want kind of flatter cookies not to just put them in balls on the baking sheet.

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