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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been known to explain to people that I have suddenly become a vegan who eats meat.
It’s easier than explaining that Miles has food allergies, and because he is still drinking breast milk (Shaken, not straight from the tap) I have to eliminate some of his allergens from my diet. I have been dairy free in March. Egg, Soy, Peanut and Dairy free since August.

Eliminating these foods DOES NOT mean I have given up on some of my favorite foods. It just means adapting the recipes I have and finding new recipes.

I can’t even being to tell you how much my life changed when I realized, “Hey, I’m just a vegan who eats meat.” There are so many recipes for vegans, not many for people looking to remove dairy and eggs because of allergies.

No, seriously. I don’t think I will EVER make any other recipe for chocolate chip cookies. These are THAT GOOD. Consistently.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – (or Dairy Free/Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies)

2/3 c melted “safe” butter (Fleishmann’s Light/Nucoa/or any other) *

3/4 c white sugar

1/4 c maple syrup

2 tbsp applesauce

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 c flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Beat together melted butter*, sugar, syrup, applesauce and vanilla in a bowl.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add into mixture. Mix in chocolate chips. (If the dough appears too dry add a small amount of water, just a tsp or two until it comes together more like cookie dough)

Drop by spoon fulls (or cookie scoop) onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

*you can also use a safe oil like Canola oil in place of butter. They don’t turn out quite as good but still pretty darn good.

I wish I could convey the awesomeness of these cookies. I will never ever go back to a “normal” chocolate chip cookie recipe again. These are everything that makes a chocolate chip cookie perfect! :)


When I get into the store of Miles allergies and the foods I eliminate for him, I get a lot of mix reactions. Most of them however, are of the “That must be so hard, I could never do that.” OR “Wouldn’t it be easier to just put him on formula?”

1) his formula would cost OVER $400 a month! and that is if he’d even drink it. He won’t touch it with a 10 foot pole
2) YES, it would be *easier* to put him on formula. I don’t particularly love pumping and how much time it takes up. I hate it.. but I didn’t become a mom to take the easy route.
I will ALWAYS do what it best for my family. When it comes down to it, you’d do it too. (or at least I hope)
Sure, its hard sometimes. There are days I’d kill for a grilled cheese sandwich or a little mayo on my sandwich, but it’s not worth it to me. I am his mom. It is my duty to protect him in every way possible. I will do that always.
So me living without eggs, dairy, soy and peanuts for the next year is the least I can do for him.
How could I not?


  1. And really, it will be over before you know it. And you get to find fantastic recipes like this one, which I want to try even though I don't have any restrictions!

  2. you're a good mama!! it is amazing what we just do because we do….it's our KIDS!

  3. I am going to try those cookies. I have been known to be failure at baking chocolate chip cookies! Sad, but true!

  4. You are amazing!

    I'm definitely going to have to try these cookies.

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