Dairy Free Soy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (MSPI)

You would never guess these Dairy Free Soy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies have no dairy or soy protein! They are compliant with the MSPI Milk Soy Protein Intolerance diet. My family actually preferred these to the traditional butter version!

Here is another recipe from my days of following the MSPI (Milk Soy Protein Intolerance) diet while nursing my second baby. Normally I am not a fan of cooking with Crisco, but when you absolutely cannot have butter, these types of priorities often take a back seat. One nice thing about working with Crisco is that it’s stored at room temperature. You don’t have to wait for it to soften like butter!

My mom and sister really loved these cookies and actually preferred them to the typical all butter chocolate chip cookie.

During my MSPI days, I relied on dairy free / soy free chocolate chips. “Enjoy Life!” Brand is my favorite and thankfully my local grocery store carries them in the health/organic food aisle. These chocolate chips were so good – you would never know they were dairy free!

This recipe is actually adapted from the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe, so you know it won’t disappoint!

DISCLAIMER: Crisco contains soybean oil. Many people with MSPI can consume soybean oil without problem because it does not contain the soy protein, just the oil (similarly to how I can have very pure peanut oil, but I’m allergic to peanuts). If you have a sensitivity to soybean oil, please substitute the Crisco with a butter flavored coconut oil or a dairy free soy free buttery spread. I have not tried this myself, so the amount may need to be adjusted if using a Crisco alternative.

Gluten Free Option for Dairy Free Soy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Use a gluten free flour in place of all purpose, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour.

Dairy Free Soy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies MSPI Pin

Looking for more MSPI Recipes?

Check out these other recipes that contain no dairy and no soy protein:

MSPI Brownies
Daniel Tiger’s Banana Swirl {dairy free banana ice cream, MSPI}
Raspberry Sorbet
Zucchini Bread (Chocolate option too)
Pineapple Carrot Bread
Double Chocolate Banana Bread (use Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips)
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread (use Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips)
Watermelon Jello Slices
Easy Dalgona Whipped Coffee (made with coconut milk)

MSPI Chicken Fried Rice
MSPI Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs
Tomates Provencales {French Provencial Baked Tomatoes}
Turkey Tacos
Red Curry Rice Noodles with Chicken
Coconut Curry Chicken
Simplified Chicken Tortilla Soup (no cheese on top)
Turkey Chili (follow keto recipe that uses cocoa powder)
Chilli Coconut Chicken Soup
Chicken Street Tacos – Costco Copycat (made without crema)
Garlic Braised Chicken Thighs with Roasted Carrots (MSPI)
Red Chili Chicken and Rice

I also highly recommend the blog MSPI Mama. She has a Quick Start guide with recipes for those moms suddenly finding themselves having to avoid milk and soy and not knowing where to begin! The site has not been updated in a long time, but all of the original recipes are there. It’s a great resource that got me through those stressful first few weeks of having to revamp the way I cooked. 

dairy free soy free chocolate chip cookies

Dairy-Free Soy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (MSPI Friendly)

A tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe modified to avoid dairy and soy protein but with all the flavor of a good bakery cookie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 dozen or more


  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Crisco (traditional or butter-flavored)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups dairy free soy free chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat Crisco, sugars, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 – 9 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden.  Cool for one minute on the cookie sheet and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Source: Adapted from One Ordinary Day
You’re Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chips, cookies, dessert

8 thoughts on “Dairy Free Soy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (MSPI)”

    • Thank you so much for pointing this out! I should have made a note in the recipe and will do that now. For MSPI, many can tolerate soybean oil because it does not contain the soy protein. Some may not, so I should explain that. I have never worked with vegan butter before, but that may work. Or perhaps butter flavored coconut oil? Maybe even a combo would be good. Please let me know if you try it out! Meghan

      • Thank you for replying. My daughter (who is observing a dairy/soy free diet) explained to me about the soy protein. I did use a vegan butter for my cookies, and they were very thin, but she said they were delicious., so I will count it as a win. And her son (my grandson) is thriving! So the dairy/soy free diet she’s observing seems to be agreeing with him!

        I’m not certain why the cookies were so thin, maybe I over chocolate-chipped them, but if she liked them, I’m going to stick with the ingredients I used. Thank you for the recipe and the information!

        • Hi Mary, I’m so glad she liked your cookies! I haven’t worked with vegan butter before, but if the taste was good that’s all that matters! If she likes brownies, check out my MSPI Brownies (linked above). They are made with canola oil, like many boxed brownie mixes, so the taste is spot on!

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