Chocolate Chip Cookies {Dairy-Free & Egg-Free}

Original Post:  3-12-11

Who doesn't love homemade chocolate chip cookies? And there's no reason why food allergies should keep you from indulging in this classic treat. We've been making them allergy-safe for years. 

And hey, this egg-free cookie dough can be consumed raw! Say what?!  

Replace the called-for egg with flax eggs and you add some healthy omegas. Bonus.

The cookies in the photo were actually made by my son when he was just nine-years-old. Not too shabby, eh? He followed the recipe below and chose to use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks instead of chips. To which I say, you can never have enough chocolate. Well done, son.

Enjoy with a glass of your favorite dairy-free milk, of course.


Oven 350

2 cup white/wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil or dairy-free shortening
1/2 cup dairy-free butter (Earth Balance)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs or 2 flax eggs
1 cup of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat oil, butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs or flax eggs, beating well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto un-greased baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.



Leahona said...

I cannot believe that you just put up this post today! I really wanted to make some cookie dough. My oldest is allergic to dairy and coconut. My secon is allergic to bananas and my third has irritable diapers when I eat eggs. This recipe is perfect for our family. Thank you so much for posting it. I might use shortening though because margarine has its buttery flavor from a dairy derivitive, but then again I might just make it with butter an eat it without telling my kids it is in the freezer!

Anonymous said...

Im confused isn't butter dairy - ie made from milk!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

There are margarines that don't contain dairy. I always try to specify that we are using Fleischmann's Unsalted Margarine Sticks because they are soy based and do not contain dairy. But there are other safe margarines out there too. It opens the door to so much more...unless there is a soy allergy you have to deal with too. Hope that helps!

Allison said...

Earth Balance is dairy free and tastes more like real butter than margarine, and they do have a soy free version"

Jamie Kaufmann said...

That's absolutely right, Allison! A lot has changed since we posted this a decade ago, yay!!!