Allergy Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe

You know a sugar cookie is done right when it’s sweet enough to eat sans frosting, but it’s not so sweet that all you can taste is the sugar.

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates My mom’s tried and true Sour Cream Sugar Cookie recipe captures that flavor perfectly. The only problem is…it’s not allergy friendly.

Since my daughter was diagnosed with a dairy, egg, and peanut allergy we have given up a lot of our favorite foods and some holiday traditions along with it.

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates With a little tweaking, I am happy to say that we do not have to give up this one! Another holiday tradition saved. :)

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates First, grab the original recipe HERE. Then make these substitutions:

For eggs, substitute with arrowroot starch. I used this kind from Bob’s Red Mill. The egg replacer recipe is simple: 1 TBSP. arrowroot starch, 1 TBSP. vegetable oil, 1/4 cup water. It’s also on the back of the packaging. :)

For sour cream, I used this Tofutti dairy free sour cream. I don’t love it as a straight sour cream sub, but it’s not bad tasting either…just okay. In the recipe though, it worked great.

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates The rest of the recipe is pretty much the same. I would say the dough is still pretty sticky and soft, but in a different way. It feels more pasty than fluffy, but it still requires lots of flour for the cutting board and bakes up the same.

Just be careful not to add toooo much flour. If the dough rolls out and cuts up easily, but is still too hard to handle that’s good! That means you haven’t over floured them. Just use a brownie spatula to transfer them to the pan.

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates Bake it just until the sides look like they are starting to brown a golden brown.

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates If the bottom of your cookies look like this, then you’re golden. ;)

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates You end up with a light, fluffy, almost creamy like cookie. When you bend it, it should crack open just like this. Yum!

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates They have the perfect amount of sweetness. They are delicious alone but not so sweet that a swipe of frosting will kill it dead with sugar overload.

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates For the frosting this time, honestly…I just used canned. Sometimes I have the energy to make it from scratch, but sometimes, the instant gratification of canned works best with kids (and the dishes fairy!). :) No shame in that.

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates The only allergy friendly kind I have found is made by Pillsbury. Most all of their frostings are dairy free (but are not soy free). Of course, always read the labels. The ingredient list is not very healthy, but then again, cookies aren’t really healthy to begin with.

Allergy Friendly Super Yummy Sugar Cookies // Delia Creates We frost only a portion of the cookies and then eat the rest as is, because they are just so good on their own!

Comments

  1. Dani says

    Any idea how these work with gluten free or even better, a grain-free flour mix? We have lots of allergies and would love to try these :) they look wonderful!

  2. Katie says

    Thank you so much for posting this!! I just found out I am allergic to dairy, wheat, eggs and peanuts. I am overwhelmed at where to start and this gives me a great option for a sweet treat! Love you blog and cute little ones!

  3. courtney says

    Your moms recipe has become one of our holiday traditions too. Best sugar cookies ever! So neat that you could make it Nat friendly.

  4. Laura says

    I have boys with those same allergies (plus sunflower). I just stumbled across your blog (thanks FB) and saw this recipe. It made me wonder if you’ve ever seen The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book by Rudnicki? I have tried about half a dozen recipes, but the price it worth it just for her choco chip and sugar cookie recipes. They are awesome. My favorite part is I don’t have to plan ahead because it uses ingredients I always have on hand. I can’t wait to look around here and see what other idas you’ve got. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *