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Feasting With FARE: Christmas Cookies - 4 Food Allergy Friendly Ways

Make the most holiday season with these classic cut-out Sugar Cookies. Below you will find the original recipe for sugar cookies, along with 4 separate options for ingredients and instructions to make your cookies fit your food allergy needs. Enjoy these four takes on classic Christmas sugar cookies!

Sugar Cookie Ingredients

Original:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Gluten Free:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup gluten free flour (containing xantham gum)
  • 1 tsp Gluten free baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Egg Free:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar white sugar
  • 1 Flax Egg or Egg replacement of choice
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Milk Free:

  • 1/2 cup butter replacement (you can use vegan butter, Apple sauce, Vegetable oil, Avocado, Pumpkin puree, Coconut oil, or Prune puree)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Top 9 Free: This recipe is free from wheat, peanut, tree nut, milk, sesame, soy, shellfish, finned fish, and egg!

  • 1/2 cup butter replacement
  • 2/3 cup sugar white sugar
  • 1 Flax Egg or Egg replacement of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup gluten free flour (containing xantham gum)
  • 1 tsp Gluten free baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
  4. Decorate!

 

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