Allergy-Friendly Sugar Cookies

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Hello!  It’s the perfect time of year for a soft, sweet, and allergy-friendly sugar cookie!  If you’re like me, though, anytime is the perfect time!  I’ve had this recipe tucked away for a year and recently found it.  It was given to me by faithful reader, Ellie, and she has agreed to let me share her recipe.  Her family has used it for years, and once her children were diagnosed with food allergies it was adapted for them.  I’ll let you in on a little secret….she likes this recipe better than the original!  Ellie tops her cookies with a Wilton recipe that she adapts to be safe for her family.  I like to top mine with a glaze, which I’ll include the recipe for.

These cookies are great for Valentine’s Day, or any holiday just by changing your cookie cutters!

I love that these cookies are….

Dairy-free,

Egg-free,

Soy-free,

Tree nut-free,

and

Peanut-free!

Allergy-Friendly Sugar Cookies~No dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts~Mom Vs. Food Allergy

Here are my tips to make sure this recipe comes out perfect….

  1. Roll your sugar cookie dough out a little on the thicker side-a thin cookie will definitely dry out and have crunch.
  2. Assure there is adequate space between sugar cookies on the baking sheet.  Cookies that are too close together will end up touching each other by the end of the baking time, making them have rough edges after cutting them apart.
  3. I under bake my cookies just a bit to assure they stay soft.
  4. Cool cookies completely before adding glaze.
  5. Keep your glaze in a spreadable consistency so it doesn’t run off the edge.  If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar.  If it’s too thick, add more safe milk 1/2 tsp at a time.  Remember that adding a liquid food coloring will count as your liquid, so adding powdered sugar to even out consistency might be necessary.
  6. Add sprinkles before the glaze has set.
  7. Once the glaze/sprinkles are set, freeze sugar cookies between layers of wax paper.  Thaw on the countertop.  It’s nice to be able to pop out allergy-friendly sugar cookies from the freezer that are already iced in the event of a spontaneous party where you need a safe treat.Allergy-Friendly Sugar Cookies~No dairy, egg, soy, tree nuts, peanuts~Mom Vs. Food Allergy

Allergy-Friendly Sugar Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dairy free butter (I use Earth Balance)
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 T safe milk (I use rice milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • For glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp safe milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl, cream together the butter, applesauce, milk, vanilla, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix together well.
  6. Roll out on floured surface and use floured cookie cutters to cut out.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  8. While cookies cool completely, prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and milk together.
  9. If glaze seems to thick to spread, add more milk ½ tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached. Color with food coloring if desired.

Allergy-Friendly Sugar Cookies~No dairy, egg, soy, tree nuts, peanuts~Mom Vs. Food Allergy

Where will you serve these sugar cookies?  I know these are now going to be my favorite cookie!

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Allergy-Friendly Sweet Potato Fries

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Hi everybody!  It’s been so long since I’ve hopped on to do a post.  There’s a reason for that, which will hopefully be in my next post and will reveal my personal word for 2016.  Do you choose a word to define your year?  This is my first time, and I’m excited to share it with you…even if it is almost February!

One of my goals in 2016 is to definitely come up with new recipes for all of you, specifically some week night dinner ideas.  We all know that week night meals can be overwhelming, so I want the meals or sides to be easy and nutritious.

First up this year, is a recipe for simple Sweet Potato Fries.  I LOVE sweet potatoes, and they are so good for you.  This could be a kid-friendly side and maybe a new way to get sweet potatoes in those little bellies.

Allergy-Friendly Sweet Potato Fries~Top 8 Free~Gluten Free~Vegan~ from Mom Vs. Food Allergy

Allergy-Friendly Sweet Potato Fries
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 5 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Line one large or two small cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Wash and peel sweet potatoes.
  4. Slice sweet potatoes into ½ wide strips.
  5. Soak sweet potatoes in cold water for 30-60 minutes (optional, but helps with crispness after baking).
  6. Drain and pat dry the sweet potatoes.
  7. Add sweet potatoes, oil, salt, and garlic powder to a gallon sized Ziploc bag.
  8. Shake and toss the bag until the sweet potatoes are well coated with oil mixture.
  9. Spread sweet potatoes evenly on the parchment paper, in one layer.
  10. Bake for 35-45 minutes, tossing halfway through. Watch carefully for burning.

I really hope you enjoy these Sweet Potato Fries!  They are filling, healthy, simple, and so tasty!  What meal will you pair with these fries?

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