The Way To My Heart? Allergy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


The Allergy Free Wife’s Top 5 Favorite Allergy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Allergy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Photo Credit: Yammie's Gluten Freedom

It seems like there’s a national food holiday for everything, and while most of them are pretty silly, I felt that I had to observe National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. I must confess that my one weakness in life is a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Since going gluten-free, I’ve taste tested every safe chocolate chip cookie I can get my hands on. Some are amazing, some are awful, but I do it all for the love of the cookie. To celebrate this delicious day I’m sharing five of my favorite allergy-free chocolate chip cookies that can be purchased in stores. These cookies are 100% gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and many are also top-8 free. As a bonus I’m including the best allergy-free chocolate chip cookie recipe if you want to get fancy and bake your own.

Enjoy Life Allergy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enjoy Life: Chocolate chip cookies from Enjoy Life are available in crunchy or soft baked, and are 100% free of the top-8 allergens (wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg soy, fish, and shellfish). These treats also don’t disappoint in the taste category! I prefer the soft baked over crunchy, but both are amazing when dunked in a glass of coconut milk!
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Lucy's Nut-Free, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lucy’s: I love Lucy’s cookies so much that during our wedding weekend we had a fire pit with s’mores, and used Lucy’s chocolate chip cookies in place of graham crackers. Dreamy! All of Lucy’s products are free of gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, and eggs. Their cookies are pretty (read: really) crunchy, but perfect for dunking, s’mors-ing, or snacking!
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Home Free Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Allergen-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Home Free: I first tried Home Free cookies late last year, and fell in love! Free of the top-8 allergens, each cookie also has 8 grams of whole grains. Most of Home Free cookie flavors are mini-sized, however they do offer a full-sized version in chocolate chip. Yes please!
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Andean Dream Quinoa Cookies, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free

Andean Dream: A quinoa chocolate chip cookie? My interest is piqued! All quinoa in Andean Dream products is grown in the Bolivian Andes at an altitude of 13,000 feet and is processed in a dedicated allergen-free facility. Their cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, corn-free, nut-free, and vegan.
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Mary’s Gone Crackers: I’ve been a fan of Mary’s Crackers for quite some time, and love that they’re made in a dedicated gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, vegan facility to ensure there’s no cross-contamination. In the past year Mary’s has been expanding their product line beyond just crackers, and the chocolate chip cookies have found a permanent spot in my pantry! Just a note that the cookies do contain coconut if you have an allergy/intolerance.
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Allergy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Photo Credit: Yammie's Gluten Freedom

I’ve searched far and wide, and I can now say that the best recipe I’ve found for allergy-free chocolate chip cookies is from the site Yammie’s Gluten Freedom.

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, butter, or earth balance
1/3 cup coconut, rice, or dairy milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup white rice flour (I love this allergen-free one)
1/3 cup coconut flour (I love this allergen-free one)
2 tablespoons potato starch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chip (I love these allergen-free ones)

Mix together the sugars and oil. Add the milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Mix together the dry ingredients and add the the sugar mixture. Add the chocolate chips. If desired, add in a dash of cinnamon
Allow the dough to rest for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Bake cookies on a well greased cookie sheet for about 10 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.

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