It’s the return of Allergy Superheroes Allergy-Friendly Recipes! And what tastier way to return than with a timeless classic and family favorite, Chocolate Chip Cookies!
I have to tell you guys, I have not been feeling the cooking/baking mojo for a long time. Not just 2020, but for a few years. I think it has to do with overall life stresses, and these things got pushed to the back burner of my mind–pun intended.
I have continued to cook of course. After all, the family has to eat. However, I have fallen back on familiar and easy meals for quite a long time now. And for desserts lately, we have been sticking to candy, ice cream, and other things we have on hand.
But I will also tell you that I have missed it! Despite not feeling motivated to make more complex dishes, I also felt a small sense of loss by not doing so. I enjoy creating things in the kitchen. The time commitment drives me batty sometimes, but I still enjoy it. Which is why I’m excited to announce that I have been getting back into the groove!
I have been amassing recipes for a little while now. I didn’t want to just post one recipe and then stop again for months. So I gathered a stockpile to draw from while I get back in the habit of making new things AND blogging about them.
I’m so excited for this to be the first recipe I post in my newest wave! I know it can be extremely difficult for people new to a food allergy diagnosis to re-learn how to feed their families. That’s why I love sharing my allergy-friendly favorites, and teaching people that cooking and baking doesn’t have to be intimidating. At least, not very intimidating 😉
I grew up with this chocolate chip cookie recipe, although my mom and I have made changes along the way. The most striking change was when Zax was diagnosed with his egg allergy and I had to substitute eggs.
There’s just something about a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie that feels like home. It’s the ultimate in comfort food. This was my favorite dessert as a child. Sometimes my Mom would even have them ready for an after-school snack. She would time her batches so that one tray came out of the oven right when my friends and I arrived. That way we could eat those warm, delicious cookies with the chocolate still melted.
I love making this recipe allergy-safe for us and treating my sons to the same sensation. Cookies fresh from the oven are the best!
While more mainstream chocolate chips may work or be safe for you, we like to support allergy-friendly companies. Our favorite is Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips. We also like the new(ish) Simple Truth Organic Vegan Chocolate Chips. They’re more widely available in our area.