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Chocolate Chip Cookies without Brown Sugar

  • Author: Liz at
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 30 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These are the best chocolate chip cookies without brown sugar! This is an easy recipe for amazing cookies that are both chewy & crispy. This recipe starts with melted butter, is no-chill, no mixer and needs just 1 bowl!


  • 1 c butter, melted (unsalted or salted is fine. If you are sensitive to salt, you may want to decrease or omit the added salt below)
  • 2 c white, granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs + 1 yolk
  • 3 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 c chocolate chips for the dough, + 1/2 c reserved (dark or semi-sweet work best)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and sugars using a spoon or spatula. Mix thoroughly until all the sugar is incorporated, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the maple syrup (if using), vanilla and eggs; mix well until fully incorporated, about 1 minute.
  4. Next, add the flour into the bowl (do not mix yet). On top of the flour, stir in the baking soda and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture until all of the flour is absorbed. Do not over mix.
  5. Gently toss in the 2 cups of chocolate chips until well mixed.
  6. Scoop out cookie dough onto the lined tray using a 1-2 tablespoon size scoop. Leave plenty of room as these will spread a bit. I keep it to about 9-10 cookies per tray.
  7. Top the dough balls with some of the reserved chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for about 10-13 minutes. Since all ovens vary, do not set the timer and walk away. Begin to check the cookies at the 8/9 minute mark. Cookies are done when they are light golden brown on the edges.
  9. Allow to cool on the tray.
  10. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Cookies can also be frozen for up to 3 months.


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  • The addition of maple syrup will help to make these cookies more chewy. Honey can also be used as a substitute for the syrup. If you don't have either, this recipe will still work well without it.
  • Increase bake time for a more crispy cookie!

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