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The Best Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These dairy free chocolate chip cookies are seriously the best ever. They are made with shortening instead of butter, which makes them perfectly chewy with slightly crunchy edges. No one will ever know that the butter is missing. #dairyfree #cookies


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening*
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat shortening and sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy – about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until combined. Add flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until incorporated, scrapping sides as needed.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop 2 tablespoon balls of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10 – 11 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. Repeat steps 6 – 7 to bake remaining cookies.

Notes

If you are concerned about the palm oil found in shortening, try buying a sustainably sourced brand such as Spectrum.

Keywords: dairy free, easy, chocolate, cookies

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