Crispy GF/DF Chocolate Chip Cookies


As the Moose gets older, he is becoming more aware that his food isn’t always the same as ours.  This isn’t always a bad thing; he enjoys having “his” foods that he doesn’t have to share.

I, on the other hand, am trying to figure out how to make our family favorites to be “Moose-safe” so that I’m not always making two sets of everything, or having to tell him that he just can’t have whatever appetizing-smelling thing just came out of the oven.

I took my trusty chocolate chip cookie recipe from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, and simply substituted some gluten free/dairy free ingredients that I already had on hand for baking.


I made sure to cream everything together very thoroughly before adding the dry ingredients.


After adding the dry ingredients, it sure looked like cookie dough.  I use chocolate chips from Trader Joe’s, which are dairy-free.


It was a little soft, compared to regular butter and wheat flour doughs.  It made spooning it onto the cookie sheet slightly more challenging, but not much.  I really do need a cookie scoop.


Bake at 350° until just barely golden:


The Moose was quite pleased with his cookies, although he was somewhat put out that he had to share.

GF/DF Chocolate Chip Cookies

⅓ c. butter substitute or shortening
⅓ c. coconut oil
½ c. sugar
½ c. brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1½ c. gluten-free all purpose flour
½ t. soda
½ t. salt
1 – 6 oz. pkg. chocolate chips (1 c.)

  1. Cream shortening, sugars, egg & vanilla thoroughly.
  2. Stir dry ingredients together, blend in.
  3. Mix in chocolate pieces.
  4. Drop rounded spoon-fuls of dough about 2″  apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake in 375° oven  8 – 10 min. or until barely golden.  Cookies should still be soft.
  6. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.
  7. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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