Beverly Mitchell shares a simply delicious, allergen friendly cookie recipe


An allergen friendly cookie recipe is as yummy as your grandma’s cookie recipe. Beverly Mitchell has teamed with Nestlé Toll House for the tasty recipe.

As more people understand the importance of being allergen friendly, an allergen friendly cookie recipe is a better choice for many families. Beverly Mitchell, mother and actress, wanted to be able to share baking memories with her family. Having to be conscious of food intolerances, Mitchell adapted recipes to be allergy friendly. With the help from Nestlé Toll House, her new cookie recipe is a treat that everyone can enjoy.

Baking can be a difficult task for allergy sufferers. From hidden gluten to eggs, the traditional cookie recipe isn’t an option in some households. Still, allergy sufferers shouldn’t lose the opportunity to bake and enjoy delicious treats. Fortunately, companies are creating allergen friendly alternatives.

Recently, Nestlé Toll House has created the Simply Delicious Morsels. These morsels are perfect for the allergen community. Made from “only three, purposefully-selected ingredients (cocoa butter, pure cane sugar and 100% real chocolate),” these morsels mean that allergy suffers can bake just like grandma. Since these morsels don’t contain eight of the major food allergens, more people can bake with the infamous chocolate morsels. Now, with a few recipe modifications, everyone can enjoy a delicious, baked treat.

Beverly Mitchell, photo by Ashley Burns

To launch the new Nestlé Toll House morsels, Beverly Mitchell created a special cookie recipe that her whole family can enjoy. Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Mitchell about National Allergy Awareness Month, baking with her family and her recipe using the Nestlé Simple Delicious Morsels.

During my conservation with Mitchell, we chatted about the dreaded mom guilt. As many moms understand, food allergies are a large concern for families. Whether you personally suffer from allergies or have an awareness of food allergies, traditional baking can be cumbersome task. For example, Mitchell can’t have eat certain ingredients, but she didn’t want those food intolerances to interfere with her family baking memories. No mom wants to feel bad that she can’t have those special moments in the kitchen because of an allergy issue.

Beverly Mitchell, photo by Ashley Burns

With a little recipe creativity, Mitchell was able to bake delicious treats for everyone in the family. Even though the recipe might not be the same as grandma’s recipe, these clean eating treats taste just as good. More importantly, the allergen friendly recipe gives everyone to chance to make those family baking memories. And, more importantly, the mom guilt is lessened.

As more companies, like Nestlé Toll House’s Simply Delicious Morsels, address the allergy-friendly concerns in the kitchen, families will have more options. No one wants to feel deprived or left out. Just like Mitchell, everyone can make baking memories with the right ingredients.

Mitchell encourages everyone to be educated about food allergies. Whether it is being tested for allergies or having allergy-friendly alternatives in the house, education is key. In today’s world, many schools are nut free and gluten-free alternatives are plentiful. Still, understanding that food allergies are real not a diet choice is imperative. Allergy sufferers have real health issues. If someone has these intolerances, people should respect them.

Just because someone has an allergy issue doesn’t mean that she can’t have good tasting food. Mitchell specifically created this cookie recipe to have a tasty alternative that everyone can enjoy. Occasionally, she has even given these treats to kids and friends without telling them that the cookies are allergy-friendly. The proof is in the taste. I dare anyone to try these cookies and feel deprived.

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Since it is Allergy Awareness Month, a few simple tips can make a difference. The idea isn’t to make allergy sufferers feel separated or ostracized. Instead, little changes can make them feel safe. Teal is the allergy awareness color. For example, a teal cookie jar in your home tells everyone that those treats are allergy-friendly. Or, at the school event, a treat wrapped in a teal ribbon denotes that these treats are for everyone. These little gestures can have a big impact.

OATMEAL RAISIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, recipe by Beverly Mitchel, photo by Holly Steward for Nestle Toll House

If you need a delicious, yet easy recipe for an allergy-friendly treat, Mitchell shared her Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies, using the Nestlé Toll House’s Simply Delicious Morsels. According to Mitchell, the key is to make the cookies in small sizes. Those portioned bites satisfy without being too much. Lastly, the flakey sea salt adds a big boost of flavor. Mitchell loves that pinch of salt and it does really make a big difference in taste.

Ready to make some baking memories in your kitchen? Check out Beverly Mitchell’s Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Very Best Baking below.

OATMEAL RAISIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, recipe by Beverly Mitchel, photo by Holly Steward for Nestle Toll House

"Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies(Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies)Ingredients• 6 tablespoons hot water• 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds (flax meal)• 2 2/3 cups rolled oats, divided• 1 cup butter, softened• 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract• 2/3 cup brown rice flour• 1/3 cup garbanzo bean flour• 1 teaspoon baking soda• 1 teaspoon baking powder• 1/4 teaspoon salt• 2/3 cup raisins• 1 (9-oz.) bag NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Simply Delicious Semi-Sweet or Dark Chocolate Morsels• Flakey sea saltPreparationWHISK together hot water and ground flax seeds in a small bowl until smooth. Place 2/3 cup oats in a small blender or food processor and process to a flour consistency.BEAT butter and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in flax mixture and extract. Add ground oats, brown rice flour, garbanzo bean flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until incorporated. Stir in remaining oats, then stir in raisins and Nestlé Toll House Simply Delicious Morsels. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.PREHEAT oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on baking sheets. Top each with a pinch of sea salt.BAKE for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool before removing from baking sheets. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies."

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This delicious recipe shows that allergy-friendly food can and does taste good. Even though these cookies are rich and chocolatey, there is no guilt, mom or otherwise, in each bite. With a little kitchen creativity, everyone can have a delicious morsel to satisfy their cookie craving.

A huge thank you to Beverly Mitchell and Nestlé Toll House’s Simply Delicious Morsels for sharing this recipe. Now, no one has to feel left out of the kitchen anymore.