These are 9 of the best ever dairy-free cookie recipes you’ll find with no butter or milk chocolate in them. It can be a real challenge to find desserts that are dairy-free; most cookie recipes call for milk or butter.
Do you realize that milk chocolate chips are made with exactly that, MILK? I’ll show you brands of chocolate chips that don’t have milk in them. I’ll also show you where to buy them. Even with these challenges, there are some good recipes that are dairy-free. Dairy-free cookies are easy peasy with these recipes.
My whole family has been tested for all sorts of allergies and have conditions where dairy is not the best for our diets. My mom and I are allergic to Casein and there is casein in milk. No wonder my stomach bloated up every time I ate something with milk in it.
We go to a lot of parties and my daughter likes to make cookies. So I was on a search for some recipes that taste good and people wouldn’t even notice they weren’t “normal” or not because they didn’t have dairy in them.
I would feel comfortable sharing any of these recipes with family friends and they’ll never know the difference.
I’ve found that there are NOT a lot of recipes promoted as dairy-free and if you do find some they are also gluten-free and maybe even Paleo. Which doesn’t make me happy because I don’t want to eat all those weird different kinds of gluten-free flours. So I’ve found it useful to look for Vegan recipes. That’s why you’ll find some of these recipes promoted as Vegan. It’s really a good way to go since Vegan is always dairy-free without all the weird other ingredients.
If any of these recipes call for chocolate chips make sure you buy Enjoy Life chocolate chips. They are absolutely dairy-free and the easiest place to buy them is on Amazon. Of course, you can buy them wherever you want but this just gives you an idea of what I am talking about when I say that chocolate chips have milk in them, these don’t.
Learn to read the ingredient labels and if it says milk chocolate, don’t buy it. Dark chocolate doesn’t have milk in it. Neither does cacao which is the equivalent of dark chocolate but in a powder form.
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Dairy-Free Cookie Recipes
1. Flourless Chocolate Chip Marshmallow White Bean Cookies – My Natural Family
Great Northern Beans – Marshmallows – Chocolate Chips – Almond Butter – Maple Syrup – Cornstarch – Marshmallows – Dark Chocolate Chips – Vanilla – Real Salt – Baking Powder
Yes, these are made with navy beans! Think about it, how could a gluten-free cookie get any better? They couldn’t. The beans make it so you don’t need flour plus they make them really moist and give them a lot of protein. Better yet they look like “normal” chocolate chip cookies. That is really important especially for children because they won’t eat anything that doesn’t look like they think it should.
2. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Joy Food Sunshine
Peanut Butter – Honey – Real Salt – Coconut Oil – Vanilla – Cocoa Powder – Oats – Shredded Coconut
These are a favorite in my home my kidsd can make these without any help if they want and my siblings and I would always make these growing up as well so these cookies always bring back fond memories.
3. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies – Truffles and Trends
Coconut Oil – Brown Sugar – Sugar – Egg – Vanilla – Flour – Cornstarch – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Dark Chocolate Chips
I think coconut oil is a really good alternative to butter, that’s why I like this recipe. A word to wise if you know what I mean. Always use dark chocolate chips because semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips have milk in them. Why do you think they’re called milk chocolate. Dark chocolate chips have no other ingredients except chocolate. You can also buy Enjoy Life chocolate chips, they are always guaranteed to be dairy-free.
4. Chewy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies – Ambitious Kitchen
Flour – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Cinnamon – Nutmeg – Coconut Oil – Brown Sugar – Egg – Vanilla – Carrots – Oats – Coconut – Nuts – Raisins – Powdered Sugar – Powdered Sugar – Almond Milk – Cinnamon
I have included a carrot cake cookie recipe because I love carrot cake so much and who doesn’t want it in cookie form. My sister always has a carrot cake on her birthday and she says her favorite part is having the leftover dessert for the next mornings’ breakfast. These cookies could pass as breakfast if you wanted because of the nutrient-packed ingredients.
5. The Best Peanut Butter Cookies – Foodal
Flour – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Nutmeg – Vegan Butter – Sugar – Brown Sugar – Flax Meal – Vanilla – Peanut Butter
So this next one is a vegan version of a classic peanut butter cookie, they call for vegan butter and flax meal in place of eggs. These cookies would be good for everyone regardless if you are living a vegan lifestyle that way two different versions don’t have to be made because we all know how complicated that can get and why stress about something you don’t need to.
6. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Sweet Like Cocoa
Oats – Flour – Cornstarch – Baking Soda – Cinnamon – Nutmeg – Raisins – Egg – Coconut Oil – Brown Sugar – Sugar – Dairy-Free Milk
I know that this recipe is promoted as Vegan. From my experience, I have found that if you want a good dairy-free recipe you need to search for the Vegan recipes. Since Vegans don’t eat any dairy it makes a lot of sense. Just so you know when it says dairy-free milk it means almond milk, cashew milk or soy milk. Also be aware that you don’t need to use a flax egg like the recipe states, although you can if you want to, they are easy to make and very healthy. They are a good substitute in a lot of recipes. But for this recipe, you can just add an egg if you want to in its place as I put in the ingredient list above.
7. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Flour – Oats – Cinnamon – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Vegan Butter – Sugar – Brown Sugar – Vanilla – Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
I think this recipe speaks for itself. It is a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses vegan butter and dairy-free chocolate chips. If that is what you are looking for this would be a good recipe for you to give a try!
8. Soft-Baked Sugar Cookies – The Mostly Vegan
Flour – Baking Powder – Baking Soda – Sea Salt – Sprinkles – Sugar – Vegetable Oil – Apple Cider Vinegar – Vanilla
These next cookies are soft and fluffy sugar cookies. They have sprinkles in them to make them fun and exciting. If you prefer you can substitute the sprinkles for your favorite nut like almonds and give it a try. These could also work well as a snickerdoodle recipe by rolling them in cinnamon sugar before baking them.
9. Pumpkin Pecan Cookies with Orange Glaze – Little Broken
Pecans – Oats – Whole Wheat Flour – Cinnamon – Cloves – Pumpkin Puree – Orange Zest – Orange Juice – Vanilla – Dates – Powdered Sugar
These last batch of cookies uses rolled oats, pumpkin, dates, and pecans for a base. These have a delicious fall flavor with cinnamon and orange along with the pumpkin flavor. I might have to make these cookies on a Sunday evening treat.