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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Butterless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Long time no baking post already, yes? So here's one.

Oh, before that, I'm not a good baker, but I do know how to bake a little. I started baking about a year ago, since I found out I have a secret admirer and he said he admired me because I look like the perfect girl who is fast+efficient+effective in her work, knows how to cook, bake, yada yada.

Sorry, I've digressed.

So yes, I baked some chocolate chip cookies (without butter) last weekend. I have everything, except butter, and I didn't bother getting a block of butter from the nearest mini-mart, so I had to make do without the butter.

Ingredients: 1.5 cup self-raising flour (I only have self-raising flour at home), 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup cooking oil, pinch of salt and 1 egg. Supposed to add some vanilla essence but I didn't have any.

I mixed everything using my hands, yep, my hands. No spoon, no fork, no whisk. Just my hands.


Added a cup of semi-sweet (Hershey's) chocolate chips. 


Here's what I discovered. I don't like working WITHOUT butter. It makes the dough firm and sticky. Very sticky. It was very hard trying to roll them into balls using my palm. As you can see, the first row, yep, I rolled with my hands. But after that, errr, I just scooped with the spoon. Even with the spoon, it wasn't easy.


Anyway, here's the end result after about 10 minutes resting outside the oven.


I tasted a piece. It was good. Crispy, crunchy and a little chewy at the center. One word - Gooooooooooooooood!

These were made without butter but there were LOTS of chocolate chips inside the cookie, so I'm not complaining. No doubt, it would be more fragrant with butter. But without the butter, it's STILL very very good. Really.

G had a piece. He kept tailing me from the moment I made the dough until I got the cookies out from the oven. I gave him the one with the least chocolate chips. Heaty for babies.


Oh yes, G is wearing a pink romper. Mum says I treat him like a girl.


My two batches of chocolate chip cookies. Half gone on the same day. Another half, I think you'd be able to guess it. Yep, for that secret admirer :)


Ok, bye!

57 comments:

  1. butterless cookies?? call me jakun but I've only heard of people specifically mention butter cookies rather than butterless cookies, haha!! so meaning butter is a must for cookies ah?? you know what I mean right?? neh, like flourless cake like that..

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    1. Wah, kam jou ahh today? Cookies can be butterless also.. But with butter, more fragrant la..

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  2. cookies, cakes, biscuits, bread.. I love all these bakeries or any kind and flavor and pattern and fashion la, because I got sweet tooth, haha!! and I can actually wallop one whole packet of cookies or biscuits at one go leh, and the cakes and bread, one medium size loaf to me is "sap sap sui" only.. other people may the most eat 2-3 pieces only..

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    1. Eh, I can also wallop a big pack of cookies la.. I don't care if I develop rashes or sore throat the next day, I can just wallop.. "sik jor jing shuin"..

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    2. Wait, where's your new post today? No post meh? Yesterday you no post wor.. Today sure got gak, hai mai?

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    3. got la.. as usual one of the few "auspicious" time mah, hahaha!! :D

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  3. I like this type of chocolate chips cookies lah.. you know last time the Famous Amos cookies, very "hoong" one right?? I used to buy that if I feel rich lah, else just go and see see and smell the free smell also "gor yan" lor, haha!! and I actually worked with them in their Lot 10 outlet before.. more than 20 years ago la, of course they close down now.. that time just worked for 2 weeks during school holidays.. then everyday I make the cookies leh..

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    1. Wah, 20 yrs ago also you still remember ahh? Oh yes, I'm like you, sometimes in the shopping mall, I love to go nearby the stall just to smell the cookies.. No buy, coz if I buy, the boys would want it too, and I don't encourage them to eat those cookies, yit-hei la..

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  4. If i were to eat it, it will be gone very fast, hehe...

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    1. Half gone liao on the same day, not that I'm self-praising, but it was really good especially when they were still fresh from the oven..

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    2. And especially when watching TV, brunch on it, hehe...

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  5. you must think I so geng knows how to bake Famous Amos cookies!! "mmm hou soh" lah, of course they have secret recipe and the dough already premixed somewhere else.. so I just took out the box of dough, make them into the small dollops then put into the oven only.. all got SOP one.. but very tiring when need to press the dough and split them into little dollops leh.. one box dunno how many kg can make three four big trays one ga..

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    1. Ya la, I know la sayang.. They already have pre0mixed dough, you just scoop and bake only la.. Eh, can we scoop half of the bag and "curi" take home to bake? Will people find out? If me ahh, I think I will break the rules and "curi" a handful in every packet, put in my container, hide in my bag, then take home and bake myself leh..

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    2. aiyoh, why need to curi the dough?? just eat one two piece of the freshly baked ones when you are there lah!! but then hor, if you work there, then you see the cookies also jelak already, "mou wai hau" to curi also, haha!!

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  6. now rarely buy them lor, I think close to RM10 for just 100g woh, how to buy?? very expensive lah.. like you, bake at home better lah.. but sometimes if really crave for cookies, also will buy small packet lah, once in a bluemoon lor, money not enough leh~~

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    1. I don't buy already too.. I remembered years ago, 100g was about RM7.90 or something like that.. Now I think close to RM10 or more than RM10 jor leh...

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  7. Oh? Looks simple to make. Maybe I can try sometime. I'm not really a fan myself but my girl loves choc chip cookies very much.

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    1. Yep Arthur, it's very simple, no butter.. Just cooking oil.. And please, don't use olive oil or your olive margerine melted and treat is as oil.. Use regular cooking oil do.. I use Mazola corn oil..

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  8. Oi! I'm your not so secret admirer! Bake for me again next time! I would love to try Princess Ribbon flavored chocolate chips cookies :D

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    1. Haha, you are so funny la, I'm laughing loudly now.. Princess ribbon flavoured cookies.. Ok, sure no problem, hehehehehe

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    2. Again? Meaning this is for RG?

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    3. You mean these cookies? No no... The secret admirer is not RG, haha..

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  9. Hi Louiz! Oh, can make cookies without butter? hee..hee.. I didn't know that. If they can still be crunchy and good to eat, why not? Chocolate chip cookies are still my favourite. G looks so cute in pink. I think in these photos he looks a bit like K.

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    1. Both Kz and G look alike, single eye lids.. They look like their father, not me, coz I have double lids, hehe.. Yep, butterless chocolate chip cookies.. I think you can be able to find many cookies recipes in the internet without butter..

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    2. Boys should look like father loh.

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  10. Butterless ? Tasted good meh without butter ? Anyway , I think still fat leh but seems your kids love it.

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    1. Of course with butter, they will be more fragrant.. But without the butter, still good leh, really !

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  11. You cookies look like Famous Amos!! You can name it Famous Ribbon's Cookies! I have tasted butterless cookies which is a recipe for health freaks. I noticed that without butter, your cookies shape looked better and not flat like being melted down by butter. Good try!

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    1. I still put some baking soda into my dough, though I didn't mention.. Oh yes, not bragging, but it really tasted like FA cookies when I took it out from the oven.. But I have to admit, after 3 days, they turn soft.. So my advise is, make small batches and finish it on the same day if possible..

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  12. aiks...i wanna become ur secret admirer now...then i can get free cookies? lol

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    1. Haha, the secret admirer must be nearby here wor, or working at the same office.. Then more convenient lor.. kekekeke

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  13. G is cute in pink romper. I also used to dress my Jay in girl's blouse. Pass down from the sister. Lol.

    I wish I have a secret admirer then it motivate me to bake! Kekeke. My hubby will kill me!

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    1. Oh yes I love pink and purple and other pastel coloured rompers.. Can't control myself and bought a lot of it lastime.. Secret admirer only, no need tell hubby la *shhhhh*

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  14. You make it sound so easy to make! im actually just scared to start baking. lol. but this is good!

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    1. Cookies easier to make than cakes.. My opinion la.. Coz no need to use the mixer.. Everything just by hand..

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  15. I also want to be your secret admirer and get your tasty cookies. No butter also can. Soft already also I like. Your G looks like he likes the cookies very much. Mustbe really delicious!

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    1. Haha, yeah, now macam-macam also can follow from the internet.. Butterless cookies or eggless cake.. I've seen sugarless eggless flourless cake timm!

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  16. I like to eat cookies but my mother don't really know how to make~

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    1. You can make yourself, all you need are the ingredients and an oven.. Can make in small batches to try first..

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  17. Nice recipe! :)

    I LOVE butter though so I always put lots of butter into anything. I can even eat butter by itself. Haha!

    Coz last time our homestay didn't have a lot of condiments so there's this Kiwi guy who ate lots and lots of butter with the roasted chicken. This is salted butter and he'll buy his own and eat like 1/2 during dinner!

    I tried it once and it really mad everything better - not just the salt but the taste of the butter.

    Interesting! I would have thought the dough would be more oily and pliable without butter. Cheers for sharing!

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    1. Yeah I remember reading it in one of your post - about that guy eating roast chicken with butter.. I love butter too but there was none in my fridge that day, so I just made do without it.. Yep like you, I can even eat butter on its own!

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  18. half gone? I would think straight out from oven already habis lo. looks sedap

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    1. Wah, if straight out from oven habis jor I would be very happy.. But yeah, only half gone, hubby doesn't have a sweet tooth, but he still "supported" and walloped it, so I'm happy enuff la :)

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  19. Wah! Got secret admirer? Hubby not jealous ah? :D

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    1. Hubby doesn't know, shhh, hehe.. But I hinted to him before, he's not jealous, he somemore said "good la, at least you know you're still hot", kakakaka..

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  20. Butterless cookie? I like!! Less calories haha! But then again, with butter it's easier to make right? And also more fragrant like you said.

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    1. Yup, you are so right, with butter, it's easier to make.. Without butter, it feels so dry and difficult, but still delicious..

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  21. I can finish all at one go! But I must control myself. I try to limit my intake of anything that is baked, including cakes and bread :)

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    1. To be honest, I can also finish all the 25-28 pieces at one go (baked in 2 batches), but must control la, hehe.. Although no butter, it's not really fattening though, but very heaty, so, yeah, everything in moderation :)

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  22. Wei, looks so delicious to me ya, you so geng lo!!

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    1. Where got geng.. Just stir everything together only. You can do it too..

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  23. Hi Louiz,

    Can you please admire me? ... because your cookies look so delicious :p

    Zoe

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    1. Elo sweetie, I saw you got new post on chocolate chip cookies.. Will read it when I reach the office. Now getting ready the kids..

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  24. This recipe is indeed good, it is suitable to bake as Christmas cookies. So nice that your boy like them.

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  25. Looks yummy and easy to bake hor? I'll try one day when I am absolute free till nothing to do haha! And i am LOL at your boy wearing pink!!

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  26. Princess, I always love the way you make baking sound so simple. I probably have to start using my oven with your simple recipes. Thanks for sharing. Lucky secret admirer of yours. haha..

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