Chocolate Chip Cookies without Brown Sugar Recipe

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker

Run out of brown sugar? Don't worry - you can still make cookies, using these yummy recipes for cookies without brown sugar.

There is nothing more enticing than a freshly baked cookie! Whether a simple sugar cookie or loaded with chocolate chips, cookies are the perfect treat.

One of the most frustrating things is when you really want to whip us a batch of delicious cookies but find out you have no brown sugar, which is commonly used in cookie recipes.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Photo

Although brown sugar helps to give cookies a caramlized flavor, it's still possible to make fantastic cookies without it!

Here are some recipes to try.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Would you believe this recipe calls for only THREE ingredients? Simple yet delicious, these peanut butter cookies are winners for us!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Pic

Gluten Free Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Fresh and lemony, these cookies are a spin on a classic Christmas cookie. Using lemon zest really helps to emphasize the lemon flavor. 

Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Recipe

These cookies are loaded with chocolate, making them irresistible! The addition of espresso beans adds a depth of flavor that makes these chocolate cookies one of a kind!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies Photo

Coconut Cookies

Gluten free and packed full of coconut, these cookies are perfect for a snack when you are craving something sweet!

Raspberry Butter Cookies

If you are looking for a cookie recipe for a dinner party, or simply want something a little more fancy, these butter cookies have an elegant swirl and a dainty drop of jam right in the center. Best of all, they are light, flaky and melt in your mouth.

Raspberry Butter Cookies Image

Chocolate Chip Cookies without Brown Sugar

It can be frustrating to find that almost all traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes call for brown sugar when you don't have any to hand!

So why not try this tasty recipe for chocolate chip cookies that uses white sugar instead?

Just be aware that using white sugar in your cookies will allow them to rise more, whereas when you use brown they are just slightly more moist. Either way, these cookies are deliciously crunchy. 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange Pic

Chocolate Chip Cookies without Brown Sugar Recipe

    48 Servings


  • 2 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Softened Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 12 ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another large bowl, combine the sugar and butter until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla and mix well. One at a time, mix in the eggs, ensuring everything is well combined.
  5. Pour in the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well, forming a dough.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Using either a cookie scoop or a large tablespoon, drop balls of dough onto your cookie sheet, leaving adequate space around each.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. If you are using two cookie sheets, alternate shelves halfway through baking.
  9. Cool on a rack, then enjoy! 


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Author: Amber Bracegirdle
Recipe Yields: 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 48
Calories 117

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 55mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 10g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".

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