After cutting out a good 99% of dairy from my diet, I managed to make myself lactose intolerant.

These delicious cookies are not just free from dairy, they’re free from all animal ingredients 🙂

You’ll need…

  • 225 grams of dairy-free margarine at room temperature (1 cup)
  • 280 grams sugar (1.25 cups)
    • Fair-Trade if you can 🙂
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
    • Molasses is sometimes hard to find in supermarkets. Try somewhere like Holland and Barrett or your local health food store.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 280 grams all-purpose flour (2.5 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of teaspoon salt (I don’t use any at all)
  • 100 grams of Dark chocolate chips (1.5 cups)

I have tried to quote products available in the UK, but you can find most of these ingredients in your local supermarket or health food store.

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (350 F)
  2. Cream together margarine and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add molasses and vanilla
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt – Mix well.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips
  6. Put on an ungreased baking tray, in teaspoon fulls, 5cm apart. (2 inches)
  7. Bake for 8-10 mins – until slightly browned. Don’t leave them longer – they might not look ready after 10 minutes, but they are, trust me!
  8. Leave to stand for a minute and slide them off onto a cooling rack before running your next batch.
  9. Have a sneaky one while you’re waiting for the rest to cook, then share and enjoy! 😀