This is the big treat for the 3 dads we have at our house today:  my husband, his dad, and my dad.  We love you guys!  Thanks for all you do!  We are a pretty lucky family!

The Recipe: Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 3/4 cup organic palm oil shortening
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar or sucanate
  • 2 eggs, or 2 T ground golden flax mixed with 6 T HOT water
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free vanilla extract or flavoring
  • 2 1/4 cups <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href=""> bean flour blend</a>, 3/4 cup corn or potato starch, 3/4 cup tapioca flour, 1/2 cup garbfava flour, and 1/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum or guar gum
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup gluten free dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Mix bean flour blend, xanthan or guar gum, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk well.
  • Cream together palm oil and brown sugar in another bowl. Add eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Add vanilla; beat until smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on pan for a couple of minutes before removing cookies from cookie sheet to a wire rack to cool.
  • ***If you would like to make giant cookies like in the photo, put dough in a 1/4 cup measure. Level dough. Put on pan and slightly flatten. I put 4 on a baking sheet and bake for 15 min on convection.