Birthdays are always celebrated in my office with gourmet cupcakes. Even though cupcakes aren’t my favorite, I always feel a little left out of the celebration. The low FODMAP diet has a way of making followers feel isolated and excluded from events and celebrations… and it’s tough.
So when my birthday rolled around this year, I brought in a treat for the whole office, so they could see how delicious a restrictive diet can be. My co-workers couldn’t believe these yummy low FODMAP chocolate chip cookies were gluten free and dairy free.
This recipe has been adapted throughout the years. As a kid, I loved to bake and always made the best chocolate chip cookies, thanks to my Mom who passed down the recipe. When I went gluten free, I had to change the recipe and then when I went low FODMAP, I had to change the recipe once again. Lots of trial and error in the process, but is there really ever a “bad” cookie?
Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:
- 1 Cup Shortening (I use Crisco)
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 3 Extra Large Eggs
- 2 1/4 Cups Gluten Free Flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour or Trader Joe’s Brand)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons Xanthan Gum (I use Bob’s Red Mill. Do not add this if it is already added into the Gluten Free Flour.)
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (or 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies… trust me, they’re amazing!)
- 2 Cups Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips (I use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream Shortening, Brown Sugar and Sugar together until well blended.
- Add Eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Gradually beat in Gluten Free Flour, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda, Salt and Vanilla Extract.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
- Cookies will not melt down and puff up in the oven like normal cookies. They keep the exact shape that you put them on the cookie sheet, so I try to keep them in a flatter circle shape as much as possible.
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