Friday, July 15, 2011

Gluten free, Dairy free Chocolate chip cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are gluten, soy, dairy and corn free. "Corn free?" you say, "But I don't put corn in my chocolate chip cookies!" Guess what? Do you know where corn might be hiding in your chocolate chip cookies? Baking powder, vanilla extract, and the chocolate chips. Yup! It's true! Also, xanthan gum, a common ingredient in gluten-free baking, is derived from corn. It can sneak up on you in ingredients you'd never expect!

Just a reminder to always double check your ingredients, and don't hesitate to contact the manufacturer if you aren't sure.

Gluten free, Dairy free Chocolate chip cookies
Makes approximately 24 cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat
  • In a small bowl, or food processor, whisk GF flour mix, guar gum, baking powder, and sea salt
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites, oil, sugar, and vanilla bean
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in batches, and beat with mixer just until mixed.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and pecan pieces, if using
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of batter on cookie sheets. I'm not sure why, but these cookies didn't spread. Maybe because there's no shortening? So you'll want to flatten them out a little once you put them on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 12 minutes, or until edges are starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheets for about 10 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.

Enjoy with a cool glass of non-dairy milk!

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of contacting the manufacturer, I am going to have to contact Enjoy Life about their chocolate chips... from the ingredients list on the package, they appear to be safe, but every time I eat them, I get symptoms... I'm wondering if they contain a corn derivative. They do not claim to be corn free, so it is possible. If anyone knows, please post here.