Cookbook Giveaway! Plus, my all-time fave gluten-free, dairy-free cookie recipe!

Together, we are on an amazing gluten-free, dairy-free journey. I’m so thankful for my kids and all of you!! With the ups and downs Isaiah and I have faced along the way, there was one constant in our lives that we could always depend on—these chocolate chip cookies.

Making these gluten-free, dairy-free cookies wasn’t easy, but once I cracked the code and Isaiah took that first bite into a warm, melty cookie, his big smile said all I needed to know. I hope you and your family and friends have enjoyed them, too!

COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!!! Win a copy of my very first cookbook, Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals!!

To enter >> Leave me a comment so I know you got a taste of our all-time fave cookie! (#Giveaway ends Monday, August 4, 2014, at 5PM EDT. The winner will be chosen at random and must be a United States resident.)

Gluten-free, dairy-free cookie recipe!


1 cup plus 3 tablespoons Silvana's Kitchen Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup non-hydrogenated shortening, at room temperature

½ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, chopped


  1. Preheat the over to 375º and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking power, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large bowl and using a fork, beat together the shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually mix in the flour mixture; stir in the chopped chocolate.
  3. Using a 1½-inch scoop or a rounded tablespoon, drop the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Baking until golden at the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for about 2 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer to a brown paper bag-lined surface or a wire rack to cool.


  1. Kathy on August 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    We love theses chocolate chip cookies and all of the recipes we’ve tried from the first cookbook – we can’t wait to get the new cookbook! Thanks!

  2. Diana on August 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try these and thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Melissa Barrett on August 1, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies??? I mean really, is there someone? Not at my house. 🙂

  4. Candance Holmes on August 1, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    OMG, I’ve tried so many types of gluten free cookies and these bar far are the best! I even had some non gluten free eaters try them and the loved them, woot! I would love to win this book as my entire family is gluten free and I love to bake 🙂

  5. karen on August 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    i’m going to make these – i love making peanut butter cookies

  6. Cynthia on August 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I missed chocolate chip cookies since finding out I had to be gluten free and dairy free. These were delicious!

  7. Melissa on August 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    The BEST gf/df chocolate chip cookies. They taste just like their gluten and dairy full counterparts!

  8. pam on August 1, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    This is my go-to chocolate chip recipe now! Using her flour mix (and butter instead of shorting) I love this recipient!

  9. Donna on August 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I am going to use Earth Balance spread or sticks and df chips to make this recipe dairy free. I can’t wait to try it!

  10. jenni schneider on August 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. Kirenia on August 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Love these cookies! Yummy yummy 🙂 Great giveaway and with twin boys any frebbie helps.

  12. Shannon F on August 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    These cookies sound amazing! I will making them for my family tomorrow! Thank you for sharing!

    Shannon F

  13. Kim on August 2, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Oo Oo Oo pick me, pick me!

  14. Kristi on August 2, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Been cooking GF for many years now and always looking for new and better recipes. Celiac disease runs in my family with first member diagnosed in the 80’s.

  15. Angi on August 2, 2014 at 8:04 am

    This gf is new to us nut we can already see a difference in our daughters health. Can wait for more information and recipes.

  16. Patricia W on August 2, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Looking forward to trying these Chocolate Chip Cookies seeing your new cookbook. Thank you Silvana for all your great recipes.

  17. Frances M on August 2, 2014 at 9:06 am

    New to your site – just found it. These look delicious!! Will be trying them this week-end!!

  18. Suzie on August 2, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Mmmmm these look good, I need to try them. I love your brownie recipe!

  19. Courtney H. on August 2, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Yummy! The perfect balance of puffy and crispy!

  20. Pamela on August 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    GLAD to be able to find recipes that are gluten free – we’ve recently had to make some Very Major Dietary Changes! THANKS for recipes & encouragement! 🙂

  21. Tara Flint on August 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I love the chocolate chip cookies! They are very good!

  22. Tami Hatfield on August 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Love these cookies and love all the recipes I have tried of yours! Would love to win the cookbook!

  23. Katie on August 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    This recipie is one that even my wheat eating friends request! Yum!

  24. Heather M. on August 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Would love to win! I will be trying the cookie recipe soon.

  25. Michele Spencer on August 2, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Love the first book can’t’ wait to see the second.

  26. Kasey on August 3, 2014 at 12:55 am

    I love all your recipes.. Thank you.

  27. Vivian on August 3, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Can’t wait for the book!

  28. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on August 3, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Yes! Exciting!

  29. Alicia on August 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Yummy recipe, thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  30. Kat on August 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    These chocolate chip cookies are my favorite cookie in the whole world. (ok chocolate chip cookies were always my absolute favorite cookie and I have really missed them since I can no longer eat gluten or dairy. Thank you so much! And keeping my fingers crossed as I don’t own your first cookbook.

  31. Becky on August 4, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I’ve tried gluten free recipes in the past that tasted like you were eating cardboard and have never wanted to try another GF thing since. We spent the weekend with some friends and every meal and the goodies she had made for us were delicious! When I asked her for her recipes, she said she had been experimenting on us and that everything she had made had come out of your cookbook. I couldn’t believe it!! So thank you!!! I’ve told every GF person I know about your cookbook since. Now my daughter wants it for her birthday. I’m hoping we can win it!! : )

  32. Claire on August 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I have made your recipes before and they are the best!

    • Silvana Nardone on August 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Hi Claire, thank YOU!!! xSilvana

  33. Katrina on August 27, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Hard to believe it’s Gluten Free!!! Thank you for helping me and my two little girls enjoy food…even with our diet restrictions.

    • Silvana Nardone on August 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Hi Katrina, a big thank you for sharing a piece of your personal journey! I’m happy to be a part of it! xSilvana

  34. Kaitlin H on September 4, 2014 at 11:32 am

    LOVE these cookies!!! I make them for gluten-eaters and they love them too!

  35. Lisa L. on September 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I have recommended your “Cooking for Isaiah” book so many times to people more recently converting to the gluten-free lifestyle. I appreciate this is gfree and dairy-free, as I need to be off of both.