Friday, March 13, 2009

Allergen Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Does any of you have kids/husband who is allergic to milk/eggs/nuts?? Luckily, I do not. However, my friend, Amy, has a little girl who is allergic to just about everything it seems. Amy is constantly searching for recipes that are "Sophia Safe." Especially baked goods. Among many other things, Sophia is allergic to milk (ALL dairy), eggs, nuts and more. Amy came across this recipe and we tried it together one day at her house. I love cookies and love to bake and, I have to say, these taste like the real deal yet have NO dairy or eggs or nuts at all. It is incredible! She found the recipe on this blog. It has many other good recipes as well.

2/3 c. dairy free shortening

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 tsp. good quality vanilla extract

1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce

1 3/4 c. all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. mini dairy free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixer, combine the shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and applesauce. In a separate medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Add to shortening mixture and combine until creamy. Stir in chocolate chips and drop with a cookie scooper onto prepared baking sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool at least 5 minutes on baking sheet and then move to cooling racks. Enjoy!!!

NOTE: The chocolate chips had been ordered from Enjoy Life Foods.(the site offers many allergy friendly products). The ingredients are: evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, non-dairy cocoa butter.