Oatmeal Cookie Recipe (Without Brown Sugar)

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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe (Without Brown Sugar)

Who says you need brown sugar to whip up a batch of mouthwatering oatmeal cookies? Not us! Maybe you’ve just reached into your pantry for that trusty bag of brown sugar only to find it’s not there, or perhaps you’re looking to cut down on refined sugars. Whatever your reason, I’ve got good news for you: making oatmeal cookies without brown sugar is not only possible, but the results can be just as delicious—if not more!

How to make oatmeal cookie without brown sugar

Oatmeal cookies are a classic type of cookie made primarily with oats, along with flour, butter, sugar, eggs, and flavorings like vanilla and cinnamon. They often have a chewy texture and a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. Oatmeal cookies can be customized with additional ingredients such as raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit to add extra flavor and texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips (optional, but highly recommended!)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Get started by heating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). This allows your oven to reach the perfect temperature by the time you’re ready to bake.
  2. Mix the Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter and granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes. Crack in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Combine the Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Making sure these ingredients are well mixed ensures an even distribution in your batter, which helps with the texture of your cookies.
  4. Bring It All Together: Gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Over-mixing can lead to tough cookies, and no one wants that! Once combined, fold in the oats and, if using, your choice of raisins or chocolate chips.
  5. Shape the Cookies: Drop tablespoon-sized portions of the cookie dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. You’ll want to leave a bit of space between each, as they will spread a little while baking.
  6. Bake Your Cookies: Slide your trays into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown but the centers remain slightly soft. This is the secret to that delightful chewy texture.
  7. Cool and Enjoy: Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This patience pays off with the perfect texture.

Tips for Perfect Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Butter Temperature: Make sure your butter is softened but not melted. This helps create a smooth, well-incorporated batter that leads to soft, chewy cookies.
  • Customize Your Add-ins: Feel free to get creative with your stir-ins. From nuts and dried fruits to various types of chocolate, customize the cookies to suit your taste.
  • Storage: These cookies keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, making them great for batch baking.

What to serve with

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe no brown sugar

When it comes down to pairing something with these chewy delights, there’s a whole world of options that can elevate your oatmeal cookie experience from “Mmm” to “Wow!”

Grab a Glass

First things first: drinks. Whether it’s a cold glass of milk that takes you down memory lane or a steaming mug of coffee for those late-night snack runs, beverages can make all the difference. For the adventurous souls, have you tried pairing oatmeal cookies with a cup of chai tea? The spices in the chai complement the flavors of the oatmeal cookies in a way that’ll make you wonder why you haven’t tried this combo before.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Why not turn your oatmeal cookies into the star of an ice cream sandwich? Choose your favorite ice cream flavor (vanilla is classic, but salted caramel brings a whole new level of yum), smear a generous scoop between two cookies, and voila! You’ve got yourself a treat that doubles the fun and flavor.

Fresh Fruits

If you’re looking for a lighter side, fresh fruits can be a refreshing partner to the hearty wholesomeness of oatmeal cookies. Think apple slices or a bowl of mixed berries for a summery vibe, or maybe some pears for a fall feel. The natural sweetness of fruits pairs beautifully with the chewiness of the cookies, creating a balance that’s just right.

Cheese Plate, Because Why Not?

Okay, hear me out: a cheese plate. It might sound a bit out there, but the richness of cheese combined with the sweet, hearty flavors of oatmeal cookies is something you didn’t know you needed. Opt for milder cheeses like Brie or a sharp cheddar to really let those flavors shine.

Nut Butter for a Nutty Twist

A dollop of peanut butter or almond butter on top of an oatmeal cookie? Yes, please! This combo is not only tasty but also adds a protein punch to your snack. It’s like they were made for each other, creating a hearty, satisfying treat that ticks all the boxes.

And, of course, the Classics

Lastly, we can’t forget the classics. A simple spread of cream cheese or a drizzle of honey over your oatmeal cookie can turn it into a decadent delight. These tried and tested pairings are proof that sometimes, simple is best.

Final Thoughts

Baking these oatmeal cookies without brown sugar could be the perfect way to add some warmth to your kitchen, especially on a chilly day. Plus, who can resist the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through the air? Let me know how they turn out or if you’ve found another clever twist to add to this recipe!

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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe (Without Brown Sugar)

Oatmeal Cookie Without Brown Sugar

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 150 calories 5 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips (optional, but highly recommended!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Get started by heating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). This allows your oven to reach the perfect temperature by the time you're ready to bake.
  2. Mix the Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter and granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes. Crack in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Combine the Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Making sure these ingredients are well mixed ensures an even distribution in your batter, which helps with the texture of your cookies.
  4. Bring It All Together: Gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Over-mixing can lead to tough cookies, and no one wants that! Once combined, fold in the oats and, if using, your choice of raisins or chocolate chips.
  5. Shape the Cookies: Drop tablespoon-sized portions of the cookie dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. You'll want to leave a bit of space between each, as they will spread a little while baking.
  6. Bake Your Cookies: Slide your trays into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown but the centers remain slightly soft. This is the secret to that delightful chewy texture.
  7. Cool and Enjoy: Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This patience pays off with the perfect texture.

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