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Showing posts with label Cookies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cookies. Show all posts

Mar 11, 2018

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies (dairy + gluten free)

I've always been a fan of peanut butter cookies and oatmeal cookies. These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies are the best of both worlds combined! I started making this recipe for my kids over five years ago. Though it has always been a recipe of very few ingredients, I've adapted it over the years to use certified gluten-free oats and coconut sugar so they still enjoy the cookies and I feel a bit better about what I'm feeding them.


Dec 18, 2016

Salted Caramel Devil's Food Cake Cookies {dairy free}

We had a Christmas Treat Contest at work this past week and I had been thinking of making this recipe for awhile. It was the perfect reason to make them, although now I need to make another batch for us to enjoy here at home too! For the treat contest, I did not make these gluten free, however they were dairy free. Making a gluten free version is next up on my list. I'll let you know if they turn out as well as the original.

Nov 8, 2016

Hazelnut Cookie Bars with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache {dairy +gluten free}

I'm taking a break from all things pumpkin for the time being. The time to prepare for Thanksgiving meals is quickly approaching, but I was in the mood for something different. This recipe is exactly that!

Oct 14, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies {gluten free + vegan}

I love to make my roll-out sugar cookies for the holidays. Halloween and Christmas are the two holidays that stick out in my mind as ones that my mom would make her sugar cookies and we would get to help frost them. I loved the pumpkins and black cats the most. 



Jun 26, 2016

Chocolate Chip Cookies (top 8 + gluten free)

These chocolate chip cookies are ones that I've been making for a few years now. I took a favorites recipe of my mom has had since I was a child and modified it slightly to be gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free. As an added bonus, they're free of the top 8 allergens (they do have coconut). They are a definite family favorite! 

They're slightly crunchy on the edges and soft in the middle. I like to make a double batch and freeze half so I can bake up a few whenever we want a sweet treat. Bonus, if you have this dough in your freezer, you can bake up just enough to use the cookies in my Chocolate Chip Cookie Mousse Cups, or even some awesome Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Feb 1, 2016

Double Chocolate Cookie Cups {dairy + gluten free}

What is it about the month of February and Valentine's Day that always seems to sneak up on me? Maybe it's the too short break after all of the holidays before that gives me just enough time to pause and take a breath, then suddenly Valentine's Day is here. We don't make a very big deal about V-day around here. I always pick up a stuffed animal and maybe some (safe) chocolate for the boys, but besides the celebrating at school it flies by fairly quickly. 

Because of the chaos that is our life in February, I always like to come up with creative treat ideas. Due to our food restrictions, we cannot just head to the store and pick out festive sugar cookies or other fun, pre-made treats. Coming up with something I can easily throw together is part of the fun! That is where these Double Chocolate Cookie Cups came from.  

Double Chocolate Cookie Cups {dairy + gluten free} from Making it Milk-free

Dec 6, 2015

Cranberry Bliss Oatmeal Cookies {dairy + gluten free}

Now that I've discovered an awesome dairy-free white chocolate, it is my goal to create as many amazing holiday treats using it as possible each year. For some reason white chocolate makes me think of the holidays. Also, oatmeal cookies are one of my absolute favorites, so it's a win-win!

Cranberry Bliss Oatmeal Cookies {dairy + gluten free} from Making it Milk-free






This time of year is always conflicting. On one hand, I want to try and eat healthfully in spite of all the delicious goodies around, but on the other hand I want to bake and create new festive holiday recipes. I figure that as long as I can find someone to share the treats with, they won't be in my house tempting me to eat them. This is where cookie exchanges come in handy.

With food allergies and intolerances, exchanging foods with others can be tricky. Most often the things we receive from others are not dairy and gluten free. The one upside to cookie exchanges is that I don't have any desire to eat most of them, knowing how miserable I would be afterwards, so it helps me to not be tempted by everything.

As much as I love sharing recipes with you, especially around the holidays, I decided to make it even more fun this year by giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to lucky reader (see details below)! 

Update: Thanks to my generous friends at Premium Chocolatiers, the winner will also receive their Signature Truffle Collection (15 pieces of vegan, nut-free, gluten-free deliciousness worth $29.50)!



For a fun twist on a holiday cookie exchange, I'm participating in a Virtual Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange with 17 other fabulous bloggers. Not only are we sharing an array of delicious gluten-free cookie recipes, we're also each giving away some fantastic prizes! After you've entered to win below, head on over to the others and find some recipes to satisfy any sweet tooth this holiday season and check out the other giveaways too!

Cranberry Bliss Oatmeal Cookies {dairy + gluten free} from Making it Milk-free

Cranberry Bliss Oatmeal Cookies {dairy + gluten free}

  • 1 cup dairy-free butter substitute 
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 bar dairy-free white chocolate, chopped into small pieces (I used Milkless Polar Dream from Premium Chocolatiers)

In a large bowl, cream together dairy free butter and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients gradually while mixing on low speed, just until combined. 

Fold in the gluten-free oats, dried cranberries, and dairy-free white chocolate pieces until evenly dispersed throughout the batter. Cover mixing bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour. 

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop batter onto parchment paper in balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Press the center of each ball down slightly to flatten the cookies a bit. Bake for 12 minutes.



Check out all 18 recipes in our virtual gluten-free cookie exchange, listed in the order they appear in the photo, left to right, row by row:


Nov 7, 2015

Iced Animal Crackers {gluten + dairy free}

When I was a kid, animal crackers were one of my favorite snacks. My favorites were the ones in the pink bag: shortbread cookies, lightly frosted with a hardened glaze. My second favorite were the iced ones, coated in pink and white icing and topped with sprinkles. While I have been able to find one brand of the lightly frosted animal crackers that are dairy-free and safe for my little guy, I haven't found any that are free of both dairy and gluten, and also have icing.

The plain animal crackers are okay, but I'll usually only eat a couple and then be done with them. Which is probably better than eating an entire package, but where's the fun in that? Ha!

#glutenfree #dairyfree #animal_crackers #snacks

Sep 1, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches {gluten free + vegan}


Ice cream sandwiches are a classic summer treat. I used to enjoy them as a child and I would love nothing more than for my little one to enjoy them too. Unfortunately, your typical ice cream sandwiches are made with real vanilla ice cream, ruling them out for us. I have found a few dairy-free options at the grocery store, usually made with coconut milk ice cream. This is fine, but sometimes you just crave that "real" vanilla ice cream flavor. The other issue for us is that most of those also contain gluten. Not that I have to be able to enjoy them with the kids necessarily, but I don't mind the occasional treat as well! 

We recently had the opportunity to try the new Cashew Milk Frozen Desserts from our wonderful friends at So Delicious Dairy Free. The Creamy Cashew flavor is SO close to that of a homemade vanilla ice cream and super scrumptious. I just knew I wanted to make our own ice cream sandwiches from the moment I first tasted it. 

gluten-free, vegan, so delicious dairy free

Dec 23, 2014

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies {dairy, egg, soy + gluten free}

I have seen photos of Chocolate Crinkle Cookies floating around the internet the past few weeks and I love how beautiful they look. I assumed there had to be some elaborate trick to making them look so pretty, but once I began reading about them, they are actually super simple! The powdered sugar coating adds a hint of sweetness which transforms the flavor of your ordinary chocolate cookies.

You can really use just about any chocolate cookie recipe. I love making my Chocolate Brownie Cookies. In a pinch, I have also used Immaculate Baking Company's Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough, which I typically keep in my freezer for last minute cookie cravings (mostly for safe school treats quickly, actually). This dough contains eggs and soy. They have a warning on the label regarding the company's manufacturing processes due to being made in a facility that processes other allergens as well. We typically avoid foods/products made in a facility where milk is used, but there are a few companies who label well and are forthcoming with their processes that I do feel comfortable with them.

#glutenfree #dairyfree #Christmas #cookies

Dec 1, 2014

Ginger Molasses Cookies {gluten free + vegan}

#glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #cookies #Christmas

Last Christmas, these Ginger Molasses Cookies were my absolute favorite. The rich molasses and ginger flavors meld together perfectly. I love that these cookies are not overly sweet. I adapted my recipe this year to be egg-free, as well as being free of the other top allergens!


Sep 21, 2014

Dark Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies {gluten free + vegan}

#glutenfree #vegan #darkchocolate #tartcherry #oatmeal #cookies

When it comes to cookies, oatmeal have always been my favorite. Not the kind with raisins, chocolate chips, or any other additions mixed in. Soft and chewy, warm and filled with spicy cinnamon...yep, those are the best kind.

However, as much as I love to mix different flavors and textures together, it is fun to experiment with an old favorite on occasion. This recipe stemmed from my new-found love of dark chocolate and tart dried cherries. Add that to my love of oatmeal cookies and this recipe has quickly become one of my all-time favorites!

Jul 5, 2014

Roll-out Sugar Cookies {top 8 + gluten free}

Growing up, my mom's sugar cookies were one of my favorite treats. I remember making them at Easter, Halloween and Christmas with all of the cute holiday cookie cutter shapes we could find. They were this perfect, almost buttery consistency. Not too soft and not too crunchy, topped with a sweet and simple glaze of icing.

I haven't been able to enjoy those delicious cookies for awhile now, so I decided to use her recipe to create a version our whole family could partake in. With a few substitutions to make it dairy-, gluten-, and egg-free, all I had to do was use safe and trusted brands that are soy- and nut-free as well. Making this roll-out dough gluten-free proved to be a little tricky, but after adjusting the flour measurements, they were the perfect consistency.

#glutenfree #top8free #dairyfree #eggfree #nutfree #sugarcookies

May 19, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies {gluten free + vegan}

More recipes to use up excess cooked quinoa! The original recipe can be found here at 366 Days of Pinterest. Only I adapted it for our needs:

Feb 16, 2013

Chocolate Brownie Cookies {Dairy, Egg, Soy & Gluten Free}

This is a recipe I've been wanting to share for awhile. Boy, am I glad I did.  I'm not much of a chocolate lover, but these are really good anyway.

Here is a fun idea: bake these cookies to serve to your friends. After they've enjoyed the cookies, ask them if they can guess the secret ingredient. Chances are they'll have no idea!

#glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #cookies

Chocolate Brownie Cookies {Dairy, Egg, Soy & Gluten Free}

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed really well (no salt added if you can find them)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp almond milk (or other dairy-free milk)
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp almond butter (or other nut butter)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 Tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/3 cup Enjoy Life Foods mini chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

In a high-powered blender or food processor, combine black beans, oil, almond milk and almond butter. Blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients (except for chocolate chips) and blend until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips last. 

Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into 1 1/2 inch round balls. (If desired, roll dough balls in powdered sugar for a crinkle coating.) Bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for two minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.  

#glutenfree #eggfree #dairyfree #cookies




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