Did you know that Costco has milk free chocolate chips? Well, they do! And they’re fantastic for making dairy free chocolate chip cookies! If you need a milk free, refined sugar free cookie recipe, check this one out.
Why Make Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies?
As amazing as cookies are, unfortunately, some members of my family do not do well when they eat milk. I love milk. It’s one of my all time favorite foods, so that’s rather sad for them. The good news is that it can be really easy to swap out the milk based ingredients and still make a decent cookie.
If you try to purchase dairy free chocolate chips, be prepared to fork out way too much money. For our large family that’s just not going to happen. Thankfully, Costco carries their own brand of chocolate chips, AND they don’t have milk in them!
You will need to read the label, as they have two Kirkland variety chocolate chips. One has milk and the other does not. The milk based chocolate chip works great for my peanut butter honey fudge, and other melty applications. The milk free version does okay, but it isn’t quite as smooth once it re-solidifies. That’s not a problem for cookies though!
Why Make Cookies With Honey?
The other aspect of this recipe that I love is that it does not require refined sugar. While milk is totally my friend, table sugar and I don’t always play well together. For some reason my hands tend to ache when I eat it. Plus, I’m trying to eat less of it in general, so I don’t always have it around the house when the kids ask to make cookies together.
I almost always have honey in the cupboard though, so that works out great! Now, because you aren’t using traditional sugar, these cookies will be less soft and gooey, and more cake-like. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s good to know ahead of time what you’re going to end up with!
How To Make Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies With Honey
And now it’s time for the recipe! Most cookies also require butter, so to make this dairy free you will need to swap that out for coconut oil. If it’s hot where you live, you might want to keep yours in the fridge or other cool spot so that it’s a little solid when you start. Also, this recipe works great as a one bowl recipe. I’m a fan of fewer dishes to wash, so that’s another plus for me!
1 cup honey
2 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs (4 eggs if you have bantams like me!)
4 1/2 cups flour (spelt works great!)
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
Beat together the coconut oil and honey, then add the vanilla and eggs and mix.
Add the flour to the wet ingredients and sprinkle the baking soda and salt across the top, then mix together well.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Form into balls and flatten on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Have fun making cookies!
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