Friday, March 14, 2014

Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cody and I made chocolate chip cookies together! 

I was actually really emotional about this the first time we made them together. To most people chocolate chip cookies are not a big deal. When you find out your child is allergic to eggs, dairy, peanuts and wheat you wonder (after wondering what the heck you're going to feed him!) if he'll ever be able to have the treats that most kids can eat.

I'm just really happy that I can make chocolate chip cookies for my little boy to enjoy. It is a big deal for us.

It took me a while to get to these because Cody didn't like chocolate. At all. He would spit out anything with cocoa powder in it and look at me like I was crazy for giving him something so vile. I figured he'd come around and he did!


This recipe is free of the top 8 allergens (egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, fish-free and shellfish-free) and vegan.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

2 cups oat flour or flour/blend of your choice
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sweet potato purée (I use baby food)
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life makes great dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Place spoonfuls of the dough about 2-3 inches apart on a baking sheet.
Bake 12 - 15 minutes, until golden brown.

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