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My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 12 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.
















Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

This is our all-time favorite cut-out sugar cookie. The top picture is fish cookies that we made for Tayana's birthday party. The bottom picture is Christmas and animal cookies. We have also made Valentine's hearts for homeschool get togethers. We took large hearts, undecorated, then supplied safe frosting, sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc. for the kids to decorate their own cookies.




Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

2 cups dairy free margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp vinegar plus enough soy milk to make 1 cup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water
8 cups flour

Use an electric mixer to cream the margarine and sugar. Add the vinegar-soy milk mixture and beat again. Add the vanilla and the baking soda-salt-hot water mixture and beat again. Add the flour one cup at a time, beating after each addition, until a stiff dough forms. Roll out a portion of the dough to 1/4" thick. Cut with cookie cutters as desired. Place the cut-outs on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are set and the bottoms are lightly browned. Repeat with the remaining dough, re-rolling as needed.
*  You can decorate the cookies with sprinkles before they are baked. They store better and are longer lasting this way. You can also bake the cookies then frost and decorate them once cooled.
*  You can add food coloring to each portion of the dough to form different colors.
*  Other extracts can also be used such as orange and lemon.
*  The bigger the cookie cutter you use, the softer the cookies will stay.

4 comments:

  1. HI!
    My daughter is allergic ana Milk, Eggs, and all buts. In addition, she is allergic to soy and sesame. I am so excited to see all your Christmas recipes BUT how do I replace the dairy free butter? Almost all dairy free butter has soy. (I did find one with Flax and she cannot have that due to sesame allergy.)
    When I look at your sugar cookie recipe, i see that it calls for 2 c so I know previously you had told me to use shortening instead (I use Spectrum) but is that too much or will it work?

    She will be 2 this year and I always bake so much for the holidays...can you please help?
    Thanks!
    Rosalie

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  2. HI!
    My daughter is allergic ana Milk, Eggs, and all nuts. In addition, she is allergic to soy and sesame. I am so excited to see all your Christmas recipes BUT how do I replace the dairy free butter? Almost all dairy free butter has soy. (I did find one with Flax and she cannot have that due to sesame allergy.)
    When I look at your sugar cookie recipe, i see that it calls for 2 c so I know previously you had told me to use shortening instead (I use Spectrum) but is that too much or will it work?

    She will be 2 this year and I always bake so much for the holidays...can you please help?
    Thanks!
    Rosalie

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  3. Rosalie - I think 2 cups of shortening would be too much. I know a diet trick is to replace some butter with applesauce to cut calories and fat. It may work to use 1 cup shortening and 1 cup applesauce. But I haven't tried it so I don't know how it will work. I've used this method in zucchini breads and cakes, but not in cookies.

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    1. Thanks Lori ...I will try!! Hopefully , she outgrows soy like you daughter did. :)

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