Monday, November 30, 2009

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies - Dairy Free!

This is a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe that I've experimented with. The only magic is in the taste!
Many dairy free recipes call for shortening and I just can't bring myself to use that stuff. No offense if you do; I just have issues with it. (I have a lot of issues in life, and I'm ok with that.) Earth Balance is definitely my favorite dairy free butter substitute. Second is extra virgin coconut oil.

Aislinn's Dairy Free, Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup Earth Balance brand butter substitute*, melted
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 2/3 cups organic whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (scant 1/2 tsp, not rounded)
10 oz package of Enjoy Life chocolate chips (or other dairy free brand of chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, gradually stir into the sugar mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. 
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. 
This should made 2 - 3 dozen cookies depending on how big you like them. If you like your cookies a bit more crisp, bake for the full 11 minutes (maybe even 12) or until golden. If you like a softer cookie pull them out of the oven just before they turn golden brown and let them finish baking on the cookie sheet for that 5 minutes.


  1. yumm, now i am hungry for cookies! those really sound delicious. you are such a cool mama finding and creating all these alternative recipes for your children!

  2. Thank you! I have found it so difficult to find recipes that actually work and are dairy free and have no refined ingredients. You're a gem