These Dairy-Free, Egg-free, and Gluten-free Monster Cookies are so, so good, you’ll never think anything is missing!
This has been my most cookie-est (I am declaring this a word now) Christmas ever. We always have oatmeal cookie bars stocked in the fridge for those emergency chocolate cravings, but besides that, we just don’t keep individual cookies on hand. I guess I get a bit impatient with taking the time to shape those seemingly endless tablespoons and tablespoons of cookie dough. Don’t get me wrong. We do love cookies. I don’t know what it is this year, but ever since Thanksgiving, cookie inspiration keeps knocking on my door. Create cookies. Create cookies. So I must obey.
Oh, I know what it was! It started with those Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies that I couldn’t get out of my mind (healthy enough to feed my kids for breakfast without guilt, and sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth). And then I saw these Monster Cookies from the Montana Homesteader. I had to try to make them dairy-free and egg-free. And so this Holiday Season we’ve made dozens and dozens AND DOZENS of cookies. And then I went to a Christmas cookie exchange and brought home dozens more. See. I told you. This is my cookie-est Christmas.
This is my last cookie recipe I’ll share before Christmas arrives. No more cookies after this for me…well at least for a little while…or until we finish the last batch I made. The frugalist inside of me can’t waste all of these cookies, of course.
These cookies were super easy to make dairy-free and egg-free. I just subbed the butter for melted coconut oil and the eggs for “chia seed eggs”. Super easy. The subs worked fabulously. Plus, they are gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oats. You can satisfy the vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, or dairy-free with this recipe! Gotta love it! I also subbed coconut sugar for brown sugar and granulated sugar. I’ve also used evaporated cane juice for the sugar. They both work great! I like the coconut sugar best because it doesn’t make my heart race out of my chest like regular sugar or evaporated cane juice does. If you want them even healthier, lean more toward the side of using nutty mix-ins like walnuts and pecans.
My kids love this recipe. My husband loves this recipe. And they’re such a perfect mix of healthy and sweet that I love this recipe, too!
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