Allergy Friendly Vegan Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

December 01, 2019 S Malik 4 Comments

Allergy Friendly Vegan Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

The Chocolate Pretzel Cookies from Pamela at Brooklyn Farm Girl get a makeover and go wheat, dairy and egg free. They become Allergy Friendly Vegan Chocolate Pretzel Cookies. When I saw Pamela's recipe I loved the cute little pretzel shaped cookies and attempted to make them with my children's dietary restrictions in mind. The result was not exactly as I had visioned as I changed up a few things, but they were still delicious, soft and chocolate-y. I was only able to make 9 cookies not 20 as the original recipe, maybe because I made the cookies a little bigger in size. This is because I was working with a gluten free flour which sometimes is hard to work with.

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making the recipe wheat/gluten free:

For the flour in the original recipe I substituted it for equal amount of gluten free flour. You can use any gluten free flour blend that you like.

making the recipe dairy free:

The original recipe calls for 3/4 cup butter. I used same amount of extra virgin coconut oil. If you consume coconut, use a dairy free alternative of your preference, for butter.

making the recipe egg-less:

Just before baking the pretzel cookies are brushed with an egg wash but since we cannot have eggs, I brushed on dairy free milk instead of eggs. Use any dairy free alternative of your choice. You can even use an egg replacer but I dont know if it will work the same way, let me know in the comments if you have ever used an egg replacer for an egg wash.

substituting the coarse sugar:

I replaced the coarse sugar, for topping, in the recipe with Misri sugar or rock sugar as I only had that at home and also because it resembled the coarse sugar. Misri is basically an unrefined form of sugar.

I used a little extra flour than required in making the pretzel shape, that is why some of the cookies look a little more white than others. The original recipe calls for dutch processed cocoa powder but I had some chocolate chip melted in the refrigerator from a previous recipe. I used that as the base.

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  • 1 hr
  • Makes: 9 cookies
  • Easy


Adjust Servings:
1/2 cup powdered confectioners sugar
3/4 cup coconut oil or dairy free butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup dairy free semisweet chocolate chip (see cook's note)
1 1/4 cup gluten free flour
2 tablespoons dairy free milk or as required (for glaze)
coarse or rock sugar, as required (see cook's notes)

Nutritional information

Sat Fat


1 min
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Preheat oven to 350 o F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
10 mins
melted dairy free chocolate chips with coconut oilmixing gluten free flour, salt, vanilla and icing sugar togethermixing the ingredients to form a dough
Place the coconut oil and chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 40 seconds, takeout and stir. Microwave additional 15 seconds until melted. See cook's notes for substitution. Now add in flour, sugar, salt and vanilla, mix until a dough is formed.
5 mins
wheat free dough ballshaping the ball into a rope
Break an inch of the dough. Now on a floured surface roll the dough so it becomes a rope shape.
5 mins
turn the rope into a letter u shapecross over the ends to make a loopdo the previous step again
Turn the rope into a U shape. Then crossover the two ends so that they overlap each other, twice.
15 min
  • flip over the ends to make a prestzel shape
  • lift the allergy friendly cookie with a help of a spoon
  • Place the egg free cookie on a baking sheet
Take the two ends and flip them over to the bottom making a pretzel shape. Then press the ends gently. Place the cookie on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat from step 3 until all the dough is used.
5 mins
to make an eggless wash use dairy free milk to brush on top of cookies
Now pour the milk in a bowl and brush the cookies with it.
20 mins
Sprinkle coarse sugar on topfreshly baked cookies out of the oven
Sprinkle with the rock sugar (see cook's notes). Bake for 20 minutes. Take out and let them cool for a few minutes, enjoy!
2 mins
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Wipe clean the floured surface and wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds.

Cook Notes

  • Chocolate chips Substitution: original recipe uses cocoa powder instead of melted chocolate chip - you can skip the microwave part in step 2 and mix the cocoa powder with the rest of the ingredients.
  • You might end up with more than 9 cookies depending on how much dough you use in each one.
  • Coarse/Rock Sugar substitution: sprinkle with rainbow or chocolate sprinkles.
  • Leave out the topping sugar altogether and sprinkle with icing sugar once the cookies are baked and cooled.

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  1. This is a great alternative for a delicious snack!

  2. I have always wanted to try making pretzels and there are a great allergy friendly version.

  3. This is so cool! I love the idea of making pretzels and you are braze making chocolate ones!! Can't wait to try them, cheers!

  4. One of the best recipe to try this holiday season. So delicious