Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dairy and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

I am visiting my parents for the holidays and as many of you know cooking and baking dairy and gluten free when not in your own home can be difficult.  Shockingly it is more difficult to find the flours and other items that I typically use here in metropolitan Florida than in the wilds of Wyoming.  I don't know what I am going to do about the "cheesecake" for Christmas since I can not find silken tofu anywhere down here.  This has caused me to search for new recipes using the items that I can find here.
I thought it might be best so begin simply.  I specifically wanted to make some sort of a chocolate chip bar cookie.  I found a wonderful looking recipe for Almost Sausalito Cookie Bars by The Gluten-Free Goddess.  I used Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Mix for the flour as that is what I could find.  I also switched the macadamia nuts for pecans simply because my Dad loves pecans.  I used dairy free chocolate chips of course.
These cookies turned out great.  Just the right texture and a fantastic mix of flavors. 

8 comments:

  1. MMMMMMMMMMMM,..these bars must taste wonderfully!!

    Great food!

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  2. Hi Stephanie,

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy New Year!

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  3. I have been spending a lot of time on your Facebook likes and your Web site. My daughter was recently put on a no-wheat, no-cows milk diet. I am having real trouble with it. I have discovered that everything has wheat and cows milk in it.

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  4. I will have to try these. I have the baking mix and the dairy-free chocolate chips. Do I need to use nuts? My wheat free, milk-free child doesn't like them.

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  5. No need to use nuts :) Especially if she doesn't like them. There are some really great resources on the internet for dairy & gluten free cooking. Take a look my foodie favorites here on the site too :)

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  6. I love making cookie bars since they are so much faster than cookies. These look delicious!

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