Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sweet Creations by Good Cook Cookie Exchange- Dairy and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently received an awesome package from Good Cook with items from their Sweet Creations line.  I love making "sweet creations" and this time our challenge was cookies!

In my super awesome package were cookie cutters(watch for those being featured soon), a cookie dropper(an awesome invention!), a brand new high temp spatula with wooden handle and handy conversion chart(ingenious), a handy dandy flex cookie turner(scratch free!), two aluminum cookie sheets(of the large variety), and a set of three sweet mixing bowls.  For this recipe I used the spatula, cookie scoop, cookie turner, and cookie sheets.

We love cookies in our house and the first cookies I had to make were for my husband.  He loves chocolate chip cookies but I honestly can't remember the last time I made them for him.  So I'm sharing our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe which is also gluten and dairy free.  You can make it egg free by making a chia egg to replace the eggs as well, but since we're not egg allergic we don't do this.  I have friends with an egg allergic little boy so I always test it out to make sure it works before letting you know.  This one recipe gets the A.O.K. for adding the chia egg instead of an egg.

Here's what you'll need:

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup palm shortening
1 cup firmly packed coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup organic raw cane sugar
3/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp pure vanilla(I make my own)
2 large eggs or 2 chia eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2-1/2 cup baking flour(gluten free of course) you can try this blend or this blend -they both work well
2 cups of your favorite allergy friendly chocolate chips

I use my kitchenaid to mix these up.  It makes a really good whip and it's needed to make these turn out right(trust me I've messed them up before).

First preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now you are going to mix the shortening, coconut oil, and two sugars together.

Mix, mix, mix these.  I mean really mix them.  Make sure to mix them until they are light and fluffy to make these cookies work.

While these are mixing in a separate bowl mix up the dry ingredients so that it's ready to add to the cookies.

Mix in the vanilla.

Mix in the eggs.

Now mix in the flour and dry ingredients.

Using your cookie sheets and cookie scoop dish out the cookie dough.

Bake for 8-9 minutes.

I leave mine on the cookie sheets out of the oven for 1-2 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

Once cool they're ready to enjoy.  My husband loves his with fresh cold milk.  I like mine with my coffee.

You can take 5% off your Good Cook Sweet Creations purchase using code "COOKIE"!  These are great products and I know you'll enjoy them so make sure to get yourself a little Christmas present with the code.  I personally am in love with my kit!

Here is a picture of the stock photo of what the winner of the giveaway will receive!  10 winners will each win a kit like the one pictured below.  Simply go to the Good Cook Facebook Page and vote for my cookies!

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