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We can't have eggs or dairy. There is no dairy free margarine for sale here. I used coconut oil and egg replacer for the brownies. They came out really well.

Tonight we tried the chocolate chip cookies. They didn't come out well at all! Because we used egg replacer they seemed super dry. So I added more water. Perhaps too much! They came out really runny and ran all over the pan, forming a thin sheet. I tried to cut them apart but they mainly crumbled.

Now they do taste good. Really good.

Do you think I could bake these as bars? If so, what size pan should I use? They obviously won't come out thin like this.

Thanks!

ETA: Boy is my face red! ;)

I called my mom to see if she ever made bar cookies. She didn't and I never did either. Then I realized what I did! Used a cup of coconut oil for one package of mix. Should have used half a cup! Luckily I had two more packages so I am trying one now as it is supposed to be. This one held together, although it was crumbly. I shall report back.

ETA: Well, my face is ever redder now! This time I used the right amount of coconut oil and failed to add the vanilla. They taste fine to me, but daughter says she doesn't like them. I think if I hadn't told her about it, she wouldn't have known.

I did this as little cookies. They did not hold together at all well after baking. Back to the old drawing board! Either that or I'll just keep buying the Enjoy Life ones.

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The only dairy-free margarine we have ever used that worked well for baking was Nucoa but we don't use it any more after learning it contained corn. I only use Spectrum shortening or coconut oil now. What are you using for egg replacer? I have had good luck with flax gel, although I am not currently subbing for eggs. We haven't made the BC cookies either because they contain corn and soy, but we did have the chocolate cake and it was great. But again, we weren't subbing eggs.

The packages of ground flax meal should have instructions for making flax gel on them. It is a very common egg replacer, but the amounts of flax meal and water vary with the different kinds of meal. I buy my ground flax meal at Costco and I know it has instructions on there.

I don't know why the cookie mix wouldn't work as a bar cookie. Have you looked on the Betty Crocker website at the recipes? Here is one for gluten-free cookie bars that uses both the gluten-free brownie mix and the gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes.aspx/g...ie-brownie-bars

Good luck!

Michelle

Western Washington State

We are:

Gluten-free (daughter & me)

Corn-free (daughter)

Dairy-free (daughter & me)

Soy-free (me)

Beef-free (me)

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The only dairy-free margarine we have ever used that worked well for baking was Nucoa but we don't use it any more after learning it contained corn. I only use Spectrum shortening or coconut oil now. What are you using for egg replacer? I have had good luck with flax gel, although I am not currently subbing for eggs. We haven't made the BC cookies either because they contain corn and soy, but we did have the chocolate cake and it was great. But again, we weren't subbing eggs.

The packages of ground flax meal should have instructions for making flax gel on them. It is a very common egg replacer, but the amounts of flax meal and water vary with the different kinds of meal. I buy my ground flax meal at Costco and I know it has instructions on there.

I don't know why the cookie mix wouldn't work as a bar cookie. Have you looked on the Betty Crocker website at the recipes? Here is one for gluten-free cookie bars that uses both the gluten-free brownie mix and the gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes.aspx/g...ie-brownie-bars

Good luck!

Michelle

Western Washington State

We are:

Gluten-free (daughter & me)

Corn-free (daughter)

Dairy-free (daughter & me)

Soy-free (me)

Beef-free (me)

I haven't seen Nucoa here. Have seen it in stores, just not here. They really don't seem to sell a lot of margarine here. Mainly butter.

I used Ener-G egg replacer. Have used the flax before and that's what I usually do use.

Will look at the website. Thanks!

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I made the cookie mix as bar cookies because I was too lazy to form the cookies. :P I just pressed the mix into a 9x13 pan and baked at the same temp. for about 25 minutes. They turned out good.

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I made the cookie mix as bar cookies because I was too lazy to form the cookies. :P I just pressed the mix into a 9x13 pan and baked at the same temp. for about 25 minutes. They turned out good.

Thanks! I will try that then.

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I did find the Nucoa today and bought it. Now I have to find more cookie mix.

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I just wanted to say that your crumbly cookies sound perfect for a pie crust! BC, I used to make a chocolate chip cookie cheesecake. You used cookie dough for the crust then the cheesecake then little dollops of the dough here and there across the top. Man, that was killer good! Haven't made that in a long time.

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I just wanted to say that your crumbly cookies sound perfect for a pie crust! BC, I used to make a chocolate chip cookie cheesecake. You used cookie dough for the crust then the cheesecake then little dollops of the dough here and there across the top. Man, that was killer good! Haven't made that in a long time.

I was thinking the same thing. Too bad we can't have dairy!

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