My wife has a nut allergy. Would removing the nuts from the recipe require any other adjustments or changes? Thanks so much.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe question for: Chocolate Chip Cookies


Abby @. January 6, 2014
I omitted the nuts as well--because I'm picky! I do think the nuts would tone down the sweetness of the cookies. But they cooked perfectly without the nuts so no problems there!
Phyllis G. January 9, 2014
good point about the sweetness. i think the nuts bring about a nice balance. as an alternative, i love the idea above of adding coconut. or maybe oatmeal. or instant coffee. must try that.
LE B. January 5, 2014
monita is correct. you also cpuld substitute alot of things- just use the same quantity as the nuts (ex: coconut, roasted soybeans, candied orange peel, dried cranberries or apricots (chopped)- but most of these are somewhat sweet, and nuts are not, so if you choose to use one of them, you might want to remove a little sugar or add 1-2 Tablespoons of instant coffee powder to the recipe. If you choose to remove and not replace nuts, your recipe will be fine; just keep in mind that you won't yield as many cookies as the recipe says because you have less volume of cookie batter.

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Monita January 5, 2014
You can just remove the nuts and proceed with the rest of the recipe as is - nut removal won't impact it
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