For all those times I've searched for a dairy/soy/corn free chocolate chip recipe on the internet and came up empty handed, I'm posting my new favorite chocolate chip recipe for all of you wonderful people.
Thank you, Better Homes and Garden's Cookies and Candies, copyright 1966. You. Are. Fabulous!
Besides I bet there has to be someone else doing the same hair pulling searches. Surely I can't be the only person with a child so difficult to bake for, right? Right?? Anyone???
Oh, well. Anyhow.
1/2 cup butter or margarine (or coconut oil)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup plus 2 Tbl sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 6oz package (1 cup) semisweet chocolate pieces (or hunt down a Kosher Jew and ask her for a cup of chocolate chips if you need them dairy, soy and corn free)(or stock up on then during the season of Passover)(I think Lydia was Jewish in a past life, there is LOTS of Jewish food she can eat.)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I was plum out this time, maybe next bake.)
Stir in kosher chocolate pieces
The cookies are soft. fluffy. chewy. and SO FUCKING DIVINE you'll make a second batch because you just might eat the first before the kids wake up from their naps.
Not that that's what happened or anything....
The awesome thing is, Granma let me swipe this cookbook during my recent visit to her house. There are SO. MANY. recipes I can alter ever so slightly (one ingredient here, maybe two there) and there's a slew of new cookies and candies Lydia has never had before. And probably would never have, if I didn't spend so much time scouring for old cookbooks.
The internet is good for a lot of things, though it seems I make most of my best breakthroughs the old fashioned way... opening a good book.