Chocolate-Chip Cookies (Dairy, Egg, Nut free)

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Chocolate-chip cookies have always been one of my FAVES! When Emma was first diagnosed with her allergies, I didn't think chocolate-chip cookies would be something she would be able to eat. I've seen lots of cookie recipes out there, but almost all of them were using ingredients I had never even heard of much less have in my house. That's why I decided to try and make my personal favorite chocolate-chip cookie recipe into an allergy-friendly one! My whole family DEVOURED THEM.

Note: If you don't have any food allergies, just use 1 stick of regular butter instead of the dairy-free butter, and one egg in place of the applesauce. 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 stick of dairy-free butter softened (we like Earth's butter) 
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 heaping tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate-chips 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a mixer, cream together dairy-free butter, sugar and brown sugar and mix until smooth
  • Throw in applesauce followed by vanilla. (Dissolve baking soda into hot water) and pour that in. Add the salt as well.
  • Next, stir in flour and chocolate-chips at the very end.
  • Drop large spoonfuls onto the pan and cook for around 10 minutes until the edges get golden brown. Enjoy!

I also loooove freezing these bad boys! I just form the cookie dough balls, stick them on a cookie sheet on parchment paper in the freezer for around 30 minutes, take them out and put them in a freezer-safe bag! That way whenever I want cookies, I can pop out however many we want, let them de-frost while the oven is heating up, and cook them for around 12 minutes or so! Make sure you label the bag and write the temp and how long to cook the cookies for (will make it so easy for you!!)