Easy Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

by Shrabani Bhattacharyya
Boneless Cookies recipe

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a classic chocolate chip cookie? These chocolatey treats are soft, chewy, and packed with delicious chocolatey goodness. Have you ever tried making boneless chocolate chip cookies?

Here, you will find recipes for delicious boneless chocolate chip cookies that delight your taste buds. I’ll walk you through the ingredients you need, the step-by-step directions, and even a few tips and tricks to make your cookies perfect each time.

What Are Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Boneless chocolate chip cookies have recently become a popular trend on TikTok. Boneless chocolate chip cookies are similar to regular ones but do not include chocolate chips. Here, the term ‘boneless’ means devoid of any skeletal structure. Cookies without chocolate chips are a fun twist on chocolate chip cookies.

So, the cookie is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, without a single chocolate chip. Unlike conventional chocolate chip cookies, this version doesn’t just eliminate the chips. 

A cookie stripped down to its essential elements invites one to appreciate it in a new light. Caramelized sugar, creamy Butter, and rich vanilla combine harmoniously, allowing the sugar to take center stage.

Ingredients of Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

You’ll need all the usual ingredients except the chocolate to make these cookies. All the ingredients are pantry staples you probably already have on hand. Here is the list Of ingredients

1. Unsalted Butter: Unsalted Butter minimizes salt content in your cookies and ensures even browning. Browning the Butter will give your cookies a nutty, toasty flavor!

2. Brown sugar: Brown sugar gives these cookies a warm, caramel-like flavor. Use dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar to get a more pronounced molasses flavor. Keep it moist and fresh, and don’t let it dry out.

3. Granulated sugar: The perfect amount of sweetness is added by granulated white sugar. Alternatively, you can use caster sugar or cane sugar.

4. Large egg: It helps bind the ingredients together perfectly.

5. Egg yolk: Extra egg yolks make cookies extra soft and chewy! Make sure the egg and egg yolk are at room temperature before baking. Ensure they are out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before you start working on them.

6. Vanilla extract: This completes the flavor profile. There is no chocolate in this recipe, so you’ll need a little more flavor. 

7. Flour: These chewy cookies are made with all-purpose Flour. It produces a tender but hearty crumb. When measuring Flour, use a spoon to aerate the Flour as you measure. After adding the first cup, add the remaining 3/4 cup a little at a time.

8. Baking soda: When baking soda interacts with the acid in brown sugar, carbon dioxide is produced, which helps the dough rise and spread. Baking soda loses power over time, so make sure yours is under 6 months old. 

9. Salt: Salt is essential for baked goods. In the absence of it, they are cloyingly sweet. When added to baked goods, salt adds that perfectly nuanced salty-sweet flavor.

How to Make Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven 

Set a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2: Combine Sugar and Butter

Combine Sugar and Butter

Lightly combine softened Butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl. It is crucial to follow this step if you want to make a cookie with a perfect structure.

Step 3: Add Eggs and Vanilla Extract

After that, it’s time to incorporate the eggs. Ensure each is thoroughly blended before adding the next one to the mixture. In the next step, you will add the vanilla extract, which will give your cookies the sweetness.

Step 4: Mix All Dry Ingredients 

Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Mix the dry ingredients – all-purpose Flour, baking soda, and salt – while the wet ingredients are warming. When both bowls are ready, combine them gradually, stirring until fully incorporated. Mixing enough to incorporate everything is important, but overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Step 5: Bake The Cookies

Bake The Cookies

Once your cookie dough is ready, drop rounded dollops onto your prepared baking sheet with a tablespoon. Place them about 2 inches apart so they can spread as they bake, and then pop them in the oven!

The cookies should be baked for 10-15 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the center is set. On the outside, they’ll look crisp, but on the inside, they’ll be soft and irresistible.

My Secret Cooking Tips to Get Better Results

Boneless Cookies Recipe

It is important to chill the cookie dough if you want thick and chewy cookies. It helps cookies keep their shape if they are chilled before baking. When baking, it prevents them from spreading too much.

With parchment paper-lined baking sheets, your cookies will have a beautiful golden bottom and won’t stick to the pan.

Use a cookie dough scoop to place the chilled dough on a baking sheet. With this method, you can make thick, chewy homemade cookies. Cookies can also be made uniformly sized by using a cookie scoop.

Baking Sheets:

A baking sheet’s type makes a difference. When using dark, nonstick baking sheets or cookie sheets, lower the oven temperature by 25 degrees. If you don’t decrease the temperature, the dark pans will get hotter and burn the bottom of your cookies.

Measuring Ingredients:

A cookie’s texture and taste will vary depending on how much or little ingredients are added. When possible, measure ingredients on a kitchen scale. You can also measure Flour by whisking air into the Flour and then scooping it into a measuring cup.

Storage and Freezing Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These cookies won’t last long if you don’t store them airtight or use plastic wrap. You should enjoy cookies within 2-3 days of making them, but they can last up to a week.

You can also freeze cookies. To prevent layers from sticking together when frozen, place parchment paper or wax paper between them. It is possible to freeze cookies for up to three months.

Put frozen cookie dough in a sealed container after freezing in cookie dough scoops on parchment paper on a baking tray. Depending on the size of the scoop, bake for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Additions and Variations


To add freshness and color to the batter, fold 12 cups of frozen berries before baking. Alternatively, you can add chopped nuts, pretzels, marshmallows (like this s’mores skillet cookie), dried fruit, peanut butter, or butterscotch chips.


To give the dough balls a festive twist, sprinkle some sprinkles before baking. After baking, I like to sprinkle flaky sea salt on top.

Boneless Cookies recipe

Boneless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serves: 15 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 147 calories 7 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 4 reviews )


  1. All-Purpose Flour - 2 cups
  2. Unsalted Butter -½ cup
  3. Light Brown Sugar ½  cup
  4. Granulated Sugar ½ cup
  5. Egg - 1 large
  6. Egg Yolk -1
  7. Vanilla Extract -1 tbsp
  8. Baking Soda -½ tbsp
  9. Salt - 1 tbsp (sea salt)


  1. Set a baking sheet in the oven and preheat it to 375°F.
  2. Combine the softened Butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt separately.
  5. Add the dry item to the wet in stages, ensuring a smooth consistency.
  6. Place rounded tablespoons of cookie dough about two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. For golden brown edges and a set center, bake for 10-15 minutes.
  8. When the cookies are cool enough to handle, take them off the baking sheet and put them on a wire rack to cool completely.


Why Didn’t My Cookies Spread?

There might be too much Flour in your recipe. To measure Flour, use a food scale or a spoon. Pour Flour into a measuring cup and level it off.

Why Did My Cookies Flatten?

Either you undermeasure the Flour, or your oven is too hot. Butter melts quickly in an overheated oven before the other ingredients firm up to give the cookies structure. As a result, the cookie flattens and melts. You should purchase an oven thermometer and calibrate your oven properly.

Is It a Gluten-free Recipe?

Yes, it works well as a gluten-free recipe. When I bake and cook, I always use all-purpose gluten-free Flour.

Final Words

Boneless chocolate chip cookies are a delightful variation on the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. These cookies may not have chocolate chips, but they still deliver a deliciously sweet and chewy treat. Whether you’re looking to switch things up or don’t have any chocolate chips, boneless chocolate chip cookies are an easy and enjoyable alternative.

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