Elana’s Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free, dairy free, vegan chocolate chip cookies | glugleglutenfree.com

This post is dedicated to Shirley at gfe – gluten free easily. I’m going to post it on Amy’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. And it’s about making a recipe from Elana’s Pantry. Well, it’s just a big ol’ gluten free party over here.

The other day, I wrote a post about making Elana’s (from Elana’s Pantry) chocolate chip cookies. I said I was planning on trying the vegan/dairy free version, soon. Shirley left a comment that she tried them, but it didn’t work out too well. She thought maybe it was the Sil Pat. Well Shirley, I think you’re right. I tried the vegan/dairy free version, and they were delicious. I still can’t believe these cookie could actually be good for me. I love these cookies.

So, here’s what happened. I went to Elana’s site and found the gluten-free, vegan/dairy free chocolate chip cookie recipe. While reading the post, I saw that it included a letter from one of her readers. In the letter, she mentioned that it looked like Elana packed the almond flour in the measuring cup. Good note. So, while making these cookies, I packed in as much almond flour as I could into the measuring cup. Put that, the salt and baking soda in a mixer. I had the grapeseed oil, vanilla and agave nectar mixed in another bowl, and I added it to the flour while the mixer was going. It turned out nice and dough-like.

gluten free, dairy free chocolate chip cookie batter | glugleglutenfree.com

I decided to add the chocolate chunks (dark chocolate, 72%) after I put the cookies on a sheet. (Yes, I still haven’t bought chocolate chips, so my son’s hammer is getting a workout.) I like them on top. Also easier to pick off when my son wants a cookie.

Gluten Free, dairy free Chocolate Chip Cookies before cooking | glugleglutenfree.com

I made the first batch and then read that I was supposed to push them down before baking. So, I pushed them down the second time. Also, I used parchment paper, again. It worked beautifully. Plus, I can just pull the parchment paper off the cookie sheet, onto the cooling rack. They lift off easily when they are cool.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies | glugleglutenfree.com

They turned out so perfect. I absolutely love these cookies. Did I say that already?

The other good thing about these cookies, is that when we were all sick this last week, this was one of the few things I could get my son to eat. I would eat the chocolate off of the top. (I sacrifice myself for my child.) Then, I would give him the rest, which was mostly almond flour. The half cup of grapeseed oil and agave nectar is spread out over 24 cookies. He would eat one cookie, at most.

So, Shirley, you can now make these cookies and enjoy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And, give away that Sil Pat, I guess.

Until later, here’s to… Living better, easily!™

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14 Responses to “Elana’s Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Oh, Tia, what a sweet post and I’m so delighted they worked! I do love this recipe of Elana’s. Your cookies look delicious. :-) And, having enjoyed Elana’s cookies firsthand at BlogHer Food ’09, I know just how yummy these cookies are! That gf/df ingredient combination is a winner. Too funny on making that sacrifice for your son. ;-) Glad the little guy was eating something pretty healthy though. When they are sick and have no appetite/thirst, sometimes we want them to eat/drink just about anything.

    Thanks so much, Tia! I’ll be trying mine again. I haven’t gotten rid of my Sil-pat yet, but I’m sure there’s someone out there who loves them who I can pass it along to.

    Hugsss,
    Shirley

  2. Your cookies look awesome Tia! I read about them over at GFE and had to check them out, is it possible to have a healthy chocolate chip cookie, or am I dreaming? I think this would even be great breakfast fare, LOL! :-D

    xoxo,
    Heidi

  3. Isn’t Shirley the best! I read that comment about the almond flour being packed too and it does make a huge difference!! I just finished off my latest batch of those cookies! I made the vegan version too! I love them!! I use a cheap silpat mat and it works just fine, so try again Shirley! :-) Great post Tia!! Love your chunks of chocolate…and so sweet of you to sacrifice eating the chunks for your son! haha! :-P

    • I agree with you, Carrie. Shirley is the best. So are so many other people I have come across in the gf blogging world. I am just amazed at how wonderful people can be.

      Even though I am a butter lover, I think I like the vegan ones better. I could live off of them, I swear.

      BTW, I really like your idea of the gluten free meals in under 20 minutes. I have been noting quite a few of them to try in the future. A great idea about having a month of guest posts. Also, my MIL is from North Carolina. Beautiful place. If it wasn’t so far away from all of our family, my husband and I were considering moving there.

      :P Tia

  4. Ya’ll have convinced me. With arm twisted firmly behind my back, I’m going to give these a whirl this weekend ;)

    • Oh, yeah. And, they are super easy. I kept having to go over the ingredients in my head to convince myself they were good for me. Or, at least not bad. You will be very happy this weekend.

      Tia :P

  5. Thanks so much for the sweet words, you guys! Yes, it’s not just me … I just give back the love I get. ;-) We have a fabulous gf community! Thanks to you all for being a part of it!

    Sure wish we could beam ourselves together to share these cookies. Until then, I guess I’ll have to get some grapeseed oil, etc. and attempt another batch. ;-)

    Hugs,
    Shirley

  6. These cookies look delicious. I love almond flour. Thank you- and Elana and Shirley- for the inspiration! xox Karina

  7. Your version looks mighty tasty. Thanks for sharing all of your tips and tricks to make this recipe work so well!