Delicious Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

recipe for dairy free chocolate chip cookies

Finding out that one of you children is cow’s milk intolerant is very daunting in the beginning. Dairy products make up a big chunk of our families daily diet, so we have had to do a lot of research into the alternatives on offer. Finding alternatives for milk, butter and cheese hasn’t been too hard, but treats have proved more troublesome.

He is only 5 years old and we don’t want him to feel left out when his siblings are eating things like cake, ice cream and chocolate. So after a bit of research online and a good chat with the helpful ladies in our local health food shop, we discovered that there is a whole new
world of dairy free treats for us to try.

Chocolate and cakes and big favourites in our house, so when we heard about dairy free Moo Free Choccies we were excited to try them out. I emailed the company direct to ask them about their products and they very kindly sent Freddie a few bars to try out. He gobbled up the “Bunny Comb Bar” and said it was just as yummy as “real” chocolate.

 

I do a lot of baking at home, so we decided to use the large bar in one of his favourite cookie recipes. I adapted the recipe to make it 100% dairy free for him to enjoy along with the rest of us.

How to make dairy free chocolate chip cookies

To bake approx 9 large cookies you will need:
100g dairy free sunflower spread
125g muscovado sugar
1 egg yolk
125g plain white flour
25g good quality cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g Moo Free Original Organic bar of Chocolate
Cream together the sunflower spread and sugar.
Add in the egg yolk and give it a thorough mix together.
Sieve over the flour, cocoa powder and bicarb of soda.
Break up the bar of Moo Free Chocolate into small pieces and
add these into the bowl (being careful not to lose too many of them to the
toddler helping you!)
Combine all of the ingredients together.

 

Place into the fridge for around 1 hour (don’t be tempted to skip this step, as it’s very important)
Lick the spoon!
Pre heat the oven to 190c.
Once chilled weigh the dough into 50g pieces and roll into a
ball (don’t be tempted to flatten it down).
Then place onto a lined tray 5 cm apart.

Place into the oven for 10-12 mins.
Take out of the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 5
mins (take them off too soon and they will crumble).

Trust me they won’t be around for long!

Going dairy free no longer means that you have to compromise on taste or the variety of foods you can eat.

Dining out could prove to be more tricky for us, but the places we have been so far have been fairly accomodating.

I’d love to hear about your own experiences of a dairy free diet and what your favourite recipes.

 

 


 

 

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