Monday, September 12, 2011

Dairy and Egg Free Chocolate chip Cookies! (recipe)

You may have guessed by some of my previous posts that I cannot eat dairy. (dairy free coconut pineapple cupcakes). I used to be able to eat dairy, although I've always been sensitive to it, and then I got pregnant and about 2months in everything dairy started making me VERY sick! Sadly, it took me a month or two of getting sick when I ate to put two and two together. I thought when I had the babes I would be able to eat dairy again - no go, then I thought when I stop breastfeeding I'll be able to eat dairy again - again a no go. So I am now living a completely dairy free lifestyle! This means trying to find and make foods that still are tasty but also dairy free. It also means A LOT of label reading - you'd be surprised at how many things have dairy or 'hidden' dairy in them. I've also started experimenting  with egg free since I'm pretty sure I have a sensitivity to them as well.



And so here is a dairy and egg free chocolate chip cookie recipe that I think tastes amazing - and like "real" chocolate chip cookies!

2 1/2cups flour
1tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2cups brown sugar (loosely pack)
1/2 cup white sugar
1tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup or so of dairy free chocolate chips (I used enjoy life chocolate chunk chips - and they are a bit expensive so I used 1/2cup but you could certainly use more)

Mix the above together (lightly)

Then to get a egg free dough you will have to replace that with:
2Tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. baking soda Mix in a separate bowl/cup and mix and let fizz. When done fizzing add to the dough along with about 2Tbsp. of water.

Roll into 1"- 1.5" balls - do not flatten at all. and place on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet

Bake at 350 for about 9 minutes.



I got 2dozen cookies out of this recipe and then 10 cookie balls (that I put in the freezer to cook up when I want a fresh cookie treat!) Nothing is more comforting in the fall time than a warm cookie fresh out of the oven :)

YUM ! I LOVE that I have finally started to discover dairy free cooking and the potential it has! Although eating out is still impossible I find... Anyone else out there dairy free? How do you eat out? Do you have any favorite dairy free foods, sites, ideas for me? I'm just getting started in this journey and would love to hear from you!

11 comments:

Katherine said...

Hi Jen!

Your cookies sound delicious. Mmmmm... I can almost smell them from here ;o)

During my second pregnancy dairy made me sick, too. So weird, because when I was pregnant with my first son, I found milkshakes were great for my nausea... the next time around, they MADE me nauseous! I'm not completely dairy free these days, but I hardly have any dairy products at all (at the most maybe dairy 2x in a week - but most weeks I skip it altogether because I feel better without it). Isn't it crazy how much dairy is in products without us realizing it? Wonderful to know that you don't need it to enjoy great tasting food.

Vicky said...

Wow, they are dairy and egg free and taste like regular chocolate chip cookies? That is amazing and I can't wait to try them.

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Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Cool! I'll have to try these! My son has a kid in his class allergic to dairy. These would be great to bring as a class treat! Thanks for sharing! :) xo, Reannah

Joni Nickrent said...

yummy will have to share with my niece this is perfect for her little boy! Thanks for sharing POP ART MINIS

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

There is nothing like a fresh chocolate chip cookie! Your recipe sounds great!!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Yum those look so good!~ your story abotu dairy sounds very similar to mine!

Kristen said...

Oh, they look yummy! I'm allergic to eggs, and avoid dairy by choice, so these are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing - glad you lined over at Funky Junk!

Kristen said...

I made them tonight, and they are yummy! They remind me of those soft batch kind I loved when I was a kid. :)

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

These look delicious and I love the idea of freezing extra balls for later! Great idea! Thank you for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

I love chocolate chip cookies but have never seen dairy & egg free ones! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack last week and I hope to see you again tomorrow!

Haley McAdams said...

This really looks delicious. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my ISO 22000 Training.