I can’t believe it’s time for TEAL pumpkins again! The Teal Pumpkin Project is in its 3rd year already, and it’s really taking off. I’ve seen some big name stores & companies jump on board with promoting the Teal Pumpkin Project (TPP), such as Oriental Trading. It’s so amazing to see companies supporting children with food allergies and special diets, and what better way to do that than during Halloween with the TPP!
To promote their support of the TPP, Oriental Trading supplied me with goodies from their website to giveaway, hand out on Beggar’s Night, or donate. They sent me so much that I’m able to giveaway a 200 piece Prize Pack and Treasure Chest, donate some to my local food allergy support group members and still have enough to hand out on Beggar’s Night!! Amazing!!
So, one of the things I chose from their Halloween novelty page to giveaway was this 100 piece Treasure Chest filled with fun Halloween themed toys & trinkets! I also decided to add 100 more pieces from other items I chose, making it a 200 piece treasure chest! This is perfect for handing out at a Trunk-Or-Treat or Beggar’s Night in your neighborhood. The items I added include:
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….
Here are my tips to make sure this recipe comes out perfect….
Roll your sugar cookie dough out a little on the thicker side-a thin cookie will definitely dry out and have crunch.
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.
I under bake my cookies just a bit to assure they stay soft.
Cool cookies completely before adding glaze.
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.
Add sprinkles before the glaze has set.
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.