Amazing Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – Top 8 Free

Amazing Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know have told you before: chocolate chip cookies have a special place in our family’s heart.

I think you could call us connoisseurs, or even cookie snobs if you like.  We love our cookies (for better or worse!)

This recipe did not start out as an attempt to make chocolate chip cookies, nope!!  I was after a cookie crust for a lemon bar.  I was perusing a lovely, idea-inspiring cookbook called Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids, and stumbled upon a recipe referred to as “Brown Sugar Dough.” and figured it would work well.  I inadvertently made a whole batch instead of half, so I had extra to play with.

After tasting the first batch, I made a few tweaks, added some chocolate chips, and, VOILA!!  The best real-chocolate chip cookie tasting but completely allergen free version of any cookie I have tried (made or bought) yet!!  I had several people test them out who have no sensitivities, and they thought they were lovely…the perfect texture AND taste.  One bite of these, and you won’t believe they are allergen free, or that it took so few ingredients and was so easy to make!  Trust me on this one, you won’t be disappointed!

TIP:  This dough comes together more like a shortbread recipe than a drop cookie, fyi.

Amazing Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • Dry:
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup palm sugar or brown sugar
  • ¾ cup xylitol or cane sugar
  • Remaining Ingredients:
  • ½ cup Spectrum Palm Shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons (or more) non-dairy milk
  • 9 oz chocolate chips (I used a dairy free dark chocolate chip)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender. Alternately you could pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until mixtures resembles cornmeal.
  3. Mix in the milk and vanilla (and molasses if using). Refer to the pictures, the dough should not come together completely until you press it together. Add more milk if you need to, the dough is NOT as dry as a pie crust, if you grab a ball and squeeze, it should come together easily.
  4. Form balls roughly the size of golf balls, place on cookie sheet and flatten. There is no leavening in these, so make them look like a cooked cookie would look before they go into the oven!
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 14-15 minutes until just golden, this way they will be crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside.

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Amazing Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was shared on Chocolate-Covered Katie, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Fat Tuesdays, Hearth & Soul, Made From Scratch Monday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Kids in the Kitchen, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Whole Foods Wednesday, Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursday, Keep It Real Thursdays, Wellness Weekend, Gluten Free Fridays, Whole Foods Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Foodie Friday, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Monday Mania, Made From Scratch Monday, Melt In Your Mouth Monday, The Better Mom’s Linky, Make Your Own Monday,Tasteful Tuesdays, Fat Tuesday, Slight Indulgent Tuesdays

 

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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15 comments on “Amazing Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – Top 8 Free
  1. Oh my gosh, they look incredible! :)

  2. Tessa says:

    They are…give em a go!

  3. Hi Tessa – I see you said you shared this at CC Katie – does she have a linky party? I couldn't find it when I clicked on your link – thanks! You can email me at wholenewmom at gmail dot com

  4. Hi Tessa
    Yummy! I am going to try these – and congrats on getting on the shortlist for Allergy Free Wednesdays!
    Best wishes
    Charmaine

  5. Anonymous says:

    Your amounts for butter/shortening in the first line seem to be missing?! How much do you use?

  6. SOme sort of formattin issue, I moved the picture so it's all visible, 1/2 cup!

  7. solitaire says:

    hi tessa. today i made these cookies again and added 1 TBSP of psyllium husks and 1 TBSP chia seeds. I was supposed to grind the seeds first but accidently threw them into the processor which was next to the grinder! also added 1 tsp BP. YUMO! thanks for the inspiration!

  8. meghan says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this delicious cookie ( i love cookies) recipe with us at gluten free fridays! So glad you stopped by this week:)

  9. These look delicious! I am always looking to try new cc cookie recipes!

  10. I have pinned and tweeted this recipe as well! Thanks for linking up! ;) Cindy

  11. Got the “link back” fixed on this one! Happy to have you at Gluten Free Fridays :)
    Cindy

    PS
    Thanks for the heads up, I wasn’t checking it. We have been out all day, so I SUPER appreciate the heads up! :) Thank you :) :)

  12. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  13. Katie says:

    This was a great recipe to clean out my pantry tonight. I actually had no brown rice flour so I subbed a mixture of sorghum, millet, and sweet rice flour in its place. Still turned out yummy! One small issue for anyone out there trying to reduce sugar. I used exclusively palm sugar and only put in about a cup…combined with the teaspoon of salt, I found them to be a little too salty for perfection. Never even crossed my mind to reduce the salt with the sugar! Lesson learned. Thanks for the inspiration!

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