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Carob Chip Cookies


We hosted a little adoption fair at the studio today for Halfway There Rescue and I felt compelled to bring some people treats to distract me from the fact that I’m not allowed to have anymore pets.

When I’m baking for a crowd (especially of yogis) I like to try to make something accessible to as many different dietary limitations as possible, which is how I ended up with this dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, peanut-free, egg-free, chocolate-free chocolate chip cookie. Whew. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

Carob Chip Cookies

These allergen-free cookies were adapted from the one, the only original Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe. Unlike the original Tollhouse cookies, these contain no eggs, no dairy and no wheat. They’re also free of peanuts, soy and chocolate. So call me crazy, but I’m pretty sure they’re not even chocolate chip cookies anymore, but everyone on the planet can eat them so let’s have a party. Heads up: If you’re baking around a peanut allergy, coconut allergy is a common but sometimes overlooked so make people aware that this cookie contains coconut flour and oil.


  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoons warm water + 1/2 teaspoon cornstach (replaces 1 egg)
  • 1 cup carob chips


  1. In a small bowl, combine chia seeds, water and cornstarch and set aside to form chia “egg”
  2. In a large bowl, whisk to combine coconut flour, baking soda and salt
  3. In a separate bowl cream together coconut oil (should be solid at room temperature), sugar vanilla extract and chia “egg”
  4. Stir in carob chips
  5. Spoon out dough in heaping 1 tablespoon portions, roll into balls and then flatten into cookies
  6. Arrange cookies on a greased or parchment line baking sheet
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes

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I brought in a plate of these cookies with some dark chocolate truffles and they were gone before you could say: TAKE ME HOME.

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I succeeded in not bringing any puppies home, but I do think I convinced Adam to get Sarge (the blind puppy above). So that’s kind of like following the rules.



  1. TaMo TaMo

    Saaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrge…………….so cute!

  2. […] attempt was an adaptation of the original Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe, which resulted in these carob chip cookies. Seeing that the end product was a denser, more shortbread-like cookie, I decided to give it a go […]

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