One of my day care families, whose son has multiple allergies, shared this recipe with me. You would never know they are free of so many allergens - they are absolutely delicious!

8 T.           Palm oil shortening or Earth Balance


1/2 c.        Sugar

1 t.            Vanilla extract - I use Spice Islands

1 1/2 c.     T.G.I.G.F! Mix

1/2 t.         Baking soda

1 t.            Aluminum-free Baking powder

1 T.           Balsamic vinegar

1 T.           Water

Mix baking powder, balsamic vinegar and water in a small dish.

1 c.           Enjoy Life brand mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the  vanilla, baking soda, T.G.I.G.F! and baking powder, balsamic vinegar and water mixture. Mix together with a fork, no mixer needed. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Using a scoop drop the batter onto a cookie sheet and bake 10-13 minutes.

egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free chocolate chip Cookies

makes approximately 2 dozen