Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Without Brown Sugar

Making chocolate chip oatmeal cookies without brown sugar doesn’t hurt their flavor, color, or texture.

However, it changes the recipe a little. If you want to make homemade, fresh, golden brown chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with a crispy bottom, read on.

Following the recipe will let you enjoy cookies with gooey chocolate chips and an oaty crunch.

Can You Make Oatmeal Cookies Without Brown Sugar?

Oatmeal cookies are a great sweet treat that offers plenty of nutrition. But will it hurt if you don’t add brown sugar to the cookies?

Not at all. You can proceed and make chocolate chip oatmeal cookies without brown sugar.

How to Make Oatmeal Cookies without Brown Sugar

Following easy-to-follow delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that don’t need brown sugar:
Prepare time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


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  • 1/2 cup softened salted butter
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat Oven

Firstly preheat the oven to 175°C and line baking sheets with baking paper. Then set them aside.

Cream Sugar and Butter

Take a large bowl and mix granulated sugar and butter with an electric mixer for 1 to 2 minutes or until the blend becomes creamy. Then put vanilla and eggs and mix until combined properly.

Add Dry Ingredients

Stir baking soda and flour using a rubber spatula until the lumps of flour disappear. Then add chocolate chips and fold in until distribute equally throughout the dough.

Make Dough Balls

Start making cookie balls out of the dough using a cookie scoop and line them on the baking sheet.


Bake your chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for around 14 minutes or until the sides of the cookies become brown. Don’t worry if the center looks pale and soft.


Take the cookies out of the oven and leave for 5 minutes so they become cool. Then transfer the cookie to a wire rack and then serve.

Alternates for Brown Sugar in Chocolate Chip Cookies

Following are some of the substitutes for brown sugar that you can add to chocolate chip oatmeal cookies:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Golden sugar
  • Demerara sugar
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Powdered sugar

Final Words

As you can see, making chocolate chip oatmeal cookies without brown sugar is possible and fairly simple.

If you want to store your chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for a longer time, keep them in an airtight container and freeze them.

This way you can enjoy your brown sugar-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies after 3 months.

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