Since my family realized the gravity of my young daughter's food allergy diagnosis, I have learned to cook and bake recipes and adapt them to my child's needs. It has been a huge challenge learning to make things that are egg, dairy, and nut free. There are SO many hidden ingredients in regular every day foods. I have spent the better part of the last few years trying out different substitutes and allergy friendly recipes. Most of them have been a fail, but when I find a good one, I'll make sure to share it. This page of my blog will be dedicated to the recipe wins, when I find a great substitute or recipe! I'll probably do a blog post about it, but I'll also try to include it here as well. Please see below as I start to compile my allergy friendly recipes.
*Please note that these are things that have been safe for our daughter and her particular allergies and level of sensitive. You may want to adjust recipes according to your needs, depending on your child's allergies and your comfort level with cleaning/manufacturing practices of particular food companies.
Awesome Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Egg, Nut, Dairy Free Recipe Staples
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
14 tablespoons unsalted Fleischmann's margarine (double check to make sure it is dairy free)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of salt
1 pinch of sea salt
3 teaspoons of egg replacer packed
3 tablespoons of warm water
Half bag of Divvies chocolate chips (or any egg, dairy, nut free brand)
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Melt margarine in microwave, to almost completely melted. Cream together with sugars and vanilla. In separate bowl, mix egg replacer and water. Add to the mix and use mixer to thoroughly blend. Add salt and blend. In separate bowl, sift together flour and baking soda. Add in small increments to wet mixture, blending with mixture until well mixed. Fold in chocolate chips, and finish with a sprinkle of sea salt. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
On greased cookie sheet, form 1 inch balls of cookie dough two inches apart. Bake 1 dozen at a time, 11-13 minutes- until golden brown and slightly firm. Let cool. Makes 20-24 cookies.