Mountain Cowgirl Cookies- Eat Dairy Free

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Mountain Cowgirl Cookies From Cookbook Eat Dairy Free. 

Mountain Cowgirl Cookies

My friend Alisa, from the dairy-free blog,  just released her new cookbook Eat Dairy Free. I was so excited when I received a copy of her dairy-free cookbook to review!

Her cookbook is beautiful with full colored pages and over 100 new dairy-free recipes that also include fully tested gluten-free and egg-free options, with many soy and nut-free dishes. (Alisa also has a family member that follows the gluten-free diet.)

I could not wait to share her recipe for Mountain Cowgirl Cookies with you. Inspired by traditional cowboy cookies, this dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan recipe from Eat Dairy Free is packed full of flavor with the addition of shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and pecans. I know that you will enjoy these easy to make and tasty cookies as much as my family and I did!

If you would like to see another one of Alisa’s recipes from Eat Dairy Free, check out the review of her Chocolate Banana Split Muffins from my friend Nicole over at the blog Allergylicious.

Mountain Cowgirl Cookies

Dairy-Free Living

A lot of those following the gluten-free lifestyle and those with Celiac disease also find themselves feeling better by eliminating dairy as well. I personally found that dairy is no longer my friend after doing the Autoimmune Protocol Elimination Diet. My husband, who suffers from migraines and auto-immune flares, and my son, who has eczema and keratosis pilaris, are also gluten-free and dairy-free.

Eat Dairy Free Cookbook

Eat Dairy Free

What I love about Eat Dairy Free is that there are no store-bought dairy substitutes needed for her recipes. This is a cookbook that anyone can use whether experienced with dairy-free living or not. You do not need to seek out dairy-free cheese, sour cream, or other specialty alternatives. There’s even a recipe for easy homemade milk beverage!

Alisa’s new cookbook includes over 100 new recipes from breakfast, snacks, savory dinners and desserts. Eat Dairy Free also has menu plans, ingredient primer, and quick reference allergen / special diet charts preceding each chapter.

Here are the chapters from Eat Dairy Free:

  1. Sips to Shakes
  2. Bakeshop Breakfasts
  3. Anyday Brunch
  4. Snackables
  5. Veggies First
  6. American Comfort Cuisine
  7. Mediterranean Meals
  8. Asian Eats
  9. Sweet Rewards
  10. Essential Extras

You can find Eat Dairy Free for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and Target online. It can also be ordered into most bookstores and may already be available at your local bookstore.

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Mountain Cowgirl Cookies From Eat Dairy Free

Servings: 18 cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Mountain Cowgirl Cookies
Inspired by traditional cowboy cookies, this dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan recipe is packed full of flavor with the addition of shredded coconut, chocolate chips and pecans.


  • 1 cup gluten-free quick oats, I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour, I used Pillsbury gluten-free
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted or softened coconut oil, can substitute your favorite baking oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plain dairy-free milk beverage
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flax seeds, finely ground (about 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free and gluten-free semisweet chocolate chips, I like Enjoy Life
  • 1/3 cup chopped raw or lightly toasted pecans, omit for nut free


  • Preheat your oven to 350.F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, coconut, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sugars, oil, milk beverage, maple syrup, ground flaxseed, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans (if using).
  • Scoop dough by the generous tablespoonful and shape into balls, pressing in any loose chocolate chips or pecans. Place them on your prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly into your desired shape; they spread only a little. If the dough is a bit too sticky to handle, you can refrigerate it for 20 minutes or lightly moisten your hands.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies just begin to turn a golden hue and no longer look wet on top.
  • Let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing the cookies to a wire rack to completely cool.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or put the cookies in a plastic freezer bag and freeze to enjoy later.
  • High-Altitude Adjustment: If baking these cookies above 3,000 feet, check them at 8 minutes. They tend to cook a little more quickly.

Unrefined Sweetener Variation

  • Substitute a total of 2/3 cup coconut sugar, finely ground in a spice grinder, for both the brown sugar and the cane sugar.


Credit for this Recipe: This recipe is reprinted with permissions from Eat Dairy Free: Your
Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets by Alisa Fleming (BenBella Books,


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 71mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 5IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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mountain cowgirl cookies from Eat Dairy Free

About Audrey Roberts

I'm Audrey Roberts, a busy mama of four and I love sharing the recipes that I make for my family. I make gluten-free family-friendly recipes that are simple and delicious that you can too! I use easy to find ingredients that won't break your budget. You will also find dairy-free options and Paleo recipes. I am also the author of The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook, which is an Amazon Best Selling Cookbook in the US and Internationally. Living gluten-free since 2010. I hope by me sharing my journey it may help you with yours.

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  1. Hello Audrey! I made these cookies 2x now, and they were great both times! The first time I followed the recipe exactly and it came out delicious! The 2nd time I actually subbed the oil for applesauce to try making oil-free cookies, and it was such a healthy, yummy cookie that had a hint of apple in it! Looking out for more oil-free recipes bc my mother struggles with high cholesterol and blood pressure, so I’m trying not to add to her health issues but don’t want to sacrifice yummy desserts! Your website has been a big help with it so far. Please, if you can, I would love to see more oil-free recipes up on here! Thanks a bunch, pls know I will be having these yummy mtn girl cookies for breakfast tomorrow!! :^)

  2. Another delicious recipe from Eat Dairy Free! I just love this cookbook and so appreciate how Alisa lists variations for each recipe like she does here with the refined sugar free option. Yum!

  3. I love that this book doesn’t use fancy ingredients. One of the harder sides of an allergy diet is navigating the recipes that call for really expensive ingredients or ones that are not easy to find.

  4. I’ve never had any form of a cowboy cookie before, but they sound absoultely delicious. I’ve loved all the recipes I’ve seen from Alisa’s new book!

  5. This cookbook has so many wonderful recipes that fit in with our special dietary needs. These cookies are just one excellent example! Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Hi Linsdey! I love that she has gluten-free modifications for her recipes. So many people who are gluten-free also need to be dairy-free as well. These cookies are so delicious!