Friday, December 24, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, my older son just came down the stairs and told me I needed to make cookies today for Santa (I totally spaced that one!), so I asked them what type.  He said, "Chocolate Chip."  We do in fact make chocolate chip cookies for Santa every year, because they are "Santa's" favorites...but, if you haven't noticed, I haven't made chocolate chip cookies yet, since our diet change.  So, I set out this afternoon to convert our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and it turned out quite well, if you take the boys each downing 3 cookies a piece in less then 10 minutes, a success. :) So, Santa, we are ready for you, I hope you like So Delicious Coconut Milk (I know at least Santa's wife does!)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (gf/df/sf)

1 cup palm oil shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups gluten free cookie flour blend or another all purpose gf flour (just make sure it has xanthan gum)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 12oz package dairy-free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream shortening and sugars in bowl, then add egg and vanilla.  Mix dry ingredients together and blend into creamed mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips and roll into 1"-1 1/2" balls and place 1/2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-13 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


  1. What is palm oil shortening? Do you think I can I use coconut oil instead?

  2. Palm Oil Shortening is a shortening (so it's a solid fat) made from palm oil. I buy the Spectrum brand, because I can find it in the organic section of my grocery store. You can use coconut oil instead, one for one.

  3. Can you use any vegetable shortening?

  4. If you don't have issues with soybean oil, you can go ahead and use vegetable shortening instead of the palm oil shortening.