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 15 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.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Daddy's Favorite Cinnamon Cookies

My husband is not a big dessert eater, but he loves these cookies. My youngest daughter just turned 4 and she picked these as her special birthday treat. These are a wonderfully crunchy cinnamon flavored cookie.

Daddy's Favorite Cinnamon Cookies

2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dairy-free margarine, slightly softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsp water, 1 1/2 tbsp oil and 1 tsp baking powder - mixed together

Combine the flour, cinnamon and salt. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the water-oil-baking powder mixture then cream again. Add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture and mix again until throughly combined. The dough will be crumbly so I press all of the dough into a large ball. Take a pinch of the dough, form it into a ball then place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Continue placing even-sized balls, 2" apart, until the baking sheet is full. Bake at 350 for 11-16 minutes depending on the size of cookie you are making. The cookies should be set and the bottoms should be slightly browned.
*  If desired, you can roll the cookie tops into some cinnamon sugar before baking (I recommend this step).
*  You can press a fork into the cookies to form a criss-cross pattern.
*  In our family, their favorite cookies were the ones that were rolled in the cinnamon sugar but not pressed down.


  1. loving all the recipes and pictures! great blog!

  2. Thank you, we are having fun!

  3. Love the Cinnamon Cookies! We made them this afternoon. We really love your recipes as my son shares the same allergies. I have also referenced your snack list on TKWFA. Thanks so much for sharing!