When every commercial cookie has at least one ingredient you can’t eat, what’s a family to do? Make our own, of course! With each of us having different allergies and food intolerances, it almost seemed impossible to find a cookie recipe that we all enjoy and can eat. Amazingly, my mother found it.
Months ago, she came across a cookie recipe that was allergen-friendly on the website, Allergy Awesomeness. The base is made with Gluten Free Oat Flour, soy free butter, and unsweetened applesauce instead of eggs. We were able to find chocolate chips that are dairy, nut, and soy free to put in the cookies for the kids. Since I have a chocolate intolerance, we make a second batch with raisins instead of chocolate chips.
The kids and I go crazy for these cookies. Every time the kids stay at the ranch they come home with a bag of cookies that they helped make! They even get to lick the blender whisk without fear of getting sick (which is one of the highlights of baking, right?). These cookies are made literally from scratch with my mom grinding the gluten free Oats into home-made oat flour. The original recipe calls for coconut oil, but because we’ve had some concerns with the kids and coconut, we use the soy free butter. We also cut out the white sugar and use all dark brown sugar.
I’m so glad I don’t have to say no to sharing these cookies with the kids. I’m pretty sure cookie-making is only bested by riding horses in the list of things they do at the ranch. Living an allergen friendly life doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the deliciousness of sweets and cookies! Thank you, Megan at Allergy Awesomeness for helping us allergen-free families out! Happy Eating!