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Another egg-free gingerbread cookie
Saturday, 18 Dec, 2010 – 5:42 | 4 Comments
Another egg-free gingerbread cookie

It’s funny how Boots always kicks off gingerbread season.
Last year, it was because he’d seen an episode of something – “Max and Ruby,” I think – in which they built a gingerbread house. We had …

Egg-free Venetian butter cookies
Sunday, 16 May, 2010 – 9:19 | Comments Off
Egg-free Venetian butter cookies

This egg-free version only vaguely resembles the original Martha Stewart recipe, which is described as biter-biscuit hard. That’s a good thing, because I’ve spent too much on dental work of late to crack a crown …

Egg-free brownies for Dad’s birthday
Saturday, 10 Apr, 2010 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Egg-free brownies for Dad’s birthday

I thought this was going to be a stumper that involved a week of failed kitchen experiments: Create an egg-free brownie recipe that tastes good but is stable enough to survive a trip to Afghanistan …

Egg-free chocolate-chocolate chip cookies
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2010 – 15:19 | Comments Off
Egg-free chocolate-chocolate chip cookies

It took Big Guy a while to work up the nerve to trust a chocolate cookie after his heart-breaking disappointment at the chocolate-espresso drops I made at Christmas. He even made Boots try them first, …

Egg-free snickerdoodles
Wednesday, 23 Dec, 2009 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Egg-free snickerdoodles

It’s not necessarily odd that I’d never made snickerdoodles before tonight.
What is odd, though, is that I’d never had one until a couple of years ago, when someone brought some into work for a potluck. …

Egg-free cranberry icebox cookies
Monday, 21 Dec, 2009 – 8:42 | Comments Off
Egg-free cranberry icebox cookies

Were it not for the fact that I’m incapable of rolling pretty little round logs of cookie dough, this might be the perfect recipe. It’s easy to make, has no hard-to-find egg replacers, and two …

Egg-free chocolate-espresso snowcaps
Sunday, 20 Dec, 2009 – 17:26 | Comments Off
Egg-free chocolate-espresso snowcaps

Yes, there is such a thing as a cookie that’s too chocolate-y. I thought that was impossible, too, until today.
Based on a recipe from Martha Stewart’s Web site, the egg-free version behaves perfectly. It’s just …

Can we build an egg-free gingerbread house? Yes, we can
Wednesday, 9 Dec, 2009 – 22:29 | Comments Off
Can we build an egg-free gingerbread house? Yes, we can

Somewhere, there’s a”Max and Ruby” episode that involves gingerbread. I haven’t seen it but Boots has, and it set him clamoring to make houses. Foolishly, I promised him last week that we would over the …

Shortbread a big hit with the short people
Wednesday, 11 Mar, 2009 – 21:10 | One Comment
Shortbread a big hit with the short people

This is going to be one of those recipes that lands me in trouble some afternoon when one of the guys asks, “But didn’t you just make cookies yesterday?”
Oops. You see, guys, sometimes around 2 …

Egg-free cutout sugar cookies
Thursday, 12 Feb, 2009 – 23:43 | Comments Off
Egg-free cutout sugar cookies

Normally, I wouldn’t have tried this sugar cookie recipe, because my policy is find something that works and stick with it. I was just the opposite when I baked with eggs, but in the allergy …

Egg-free chocolate drop cookies
Monday, 2 Feb, 2009 – 0:51 | One Comment
Egg-free chocolate drop cookies

Christmas-baking burnout lasted a little longer than usual this go-round. By the time Boots was begging for cookies Saturday, it’s been going on six weeks since I’d last seen an Air Bake.
At least I think …

Egg-free, peanut-free no-bake oatmeal cookies
Wednesday, 21 Jan, 2009 – 13:02 | 2 Comments
Egg-free, peanut-free no-bake oatmeal cookies

No-bake oatmeal cookies are probably the ideal baking-on-training-wheels recipe.
It’s the first cookie I made by myself after the recipe made the rounds during my pre-teen years. It requires only one pan, no baking sheets and …

Finally finding a market for cookies in a jar
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 14:48 | Comments Off
Finally finding a market for cookies in a jar

I never could figure out who cookie-mix gift packs were aimed at.
Think about it: If you don’t like to bake, adding a few ingredients and turning on the oven is going to be too much …

Egg-free oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie
Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2008 – 19:13 | 3 Comments
Egg-free oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie

This recipe makes a lot. As in, half it unless you’re on a serious sugar bender. Or plan to freeze part of it. Or leave them all in the cookie jar and make a serious …

Egg-free sour cream drop cookies
Monday, 15 Dec, 2008 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Egg-free sour cream drop cookies

The guys’ 11-year-old cousin proclaims these “the best cookies she’s ever made.”
That might be a bit misleading: they’re also the only cookies she’s ever made.
Slightly deceptive endorsement aside, it is a good cookie. Crunchy on …

Egg-free bonbon cookies
Sunday, 14 Dec, 2008 – 10:42 | Comments Off
Egg-free bonbon cookies

Take a candy, wrap cookie dough around it, bake, swirl in frosting and shower with sprinkles: It’s a Christmas cookie just made for kids to make a mess with.
The recipe comes from “Betty Crocker’s Baking …

Egg-free cookies: Seven-layer bars
Saturday, 13 Dec, 2008 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Egg-free cookies: Seven-layer bars

Sometimes you can tell a recipe’s going to be evil just by its name: Seven-layer bars, seven deadly sins. Coincidence? No.
These cookie bars have no nutritionally redeeming qualities — I refuse to count graham-cracker crumbs …

Egg-free butterscotch cookies
Friday, 12 Dec, 2008 – 0:51 | 4 Comments
Egg-free butterscotch cookies

It’s amazing sometimes what you’ll find digging around in the archives — and when it comes to recipes, my archives rival the Library of Congress.
This week, when I was poking through a fishing-tackle box that …

Egg-free spritz cookies
Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2008 – 23:37 | Comments Off
Egg-free spritz cookies

Nothing says the holidays like a plate of fresh Spritz.
Except these cookies are way too good to confine them to Christmas. We eat them year-round. I used to make them for other holidays parties at …

Egg-free Cherry Wink cookies
Tuesday, 9 Dec, 2008 – 23:59 | 3 Comments
Egg-free Cherry Wink cookies

The world knows this Christmas cookie as Cherry Winks. I call them Becki’s D*** Cookies.
Becki is the daughter of a former co-worker who also happens to be one of the genuinely sweetest people on this …

Egg-free, peanut-free “peanut blossoms”
Tuesday, 9 Dec, 2008 – 0:15 | Comments Off
Egg-free, peanut-free “peanut blossoms”

Once in a while — but not often, because I’m not a fan of failure — I’m up for a “double-dog dare you” recipe. One that will earn baking bonus points for substituting two allergens …

Egg-free gumdrop cookies
Saturday, 6 Dec, 2008 – 11:17 | 2 Comments
Egg-free gumdrop cookies

This recipe was a childhood Christmas classic. We didn’t think twice about candy in cookies, because Mom also made an orange-slice cake every year.
I’d forgotten about it for ages until a friend wondered last year …

Egg-free gingerbread cookies
Friday, 5 Dec, 2008 – 1:44 | Comments Off
Egg-free gingerbread cookies

I feel like I’m lobbying for a job on the Molasses Promotions Board, but gingerbread isn’t just for Christmas — at least not in our house.
Except it travels incognito, because Big Guy would immediately …

Egg-free oatmeal-jam bar cookies
Friday, 28 Nov, 2008 – 1:06 | Comments Off
Egg-free oatmeal-jam bar cookies

This is based on a recipe from Kraft Foods clipped from TV Guide long ago — remember when they used to do those inserts around the holidays?
I revived it recently when manufactured food paranoia threw …

Kids and Allergies: Egg-free chewy oatmeal cookies
Friday, 21 Nov, 2008 – 1:30 | Comments Off
Kids and Allergies: Egg-free chewy oatmeal cookies

This is another adapted from Martha Stewart’s evil Cookie of the Day email that is going to be solely responsible for my letter to Santa pleading for a new wardrobe because nothing fits anymore.
It’s a …

Kids and Allergies: Egg-free pumpkin molasses cookies
Thursday, 13 Nov, 2008 – 23:55 | 2 Comments
Kids and Allergies: Egg-free pumpkin molasses cookies

This is another from my ancient Libby’s “Great Pumpkin Cookbook,” and a rare cookie recipe that was egg-free from the start.
I’d recommend using a stand mixer if you have one. The batter’s a little stiff …

Kids and Allergies: The best egg-free sugar cookie ever
Friday, 31 Oct, 2008 – 0:32 | Comments Off
Kids and Allergies: The best egg-free sugar cookie ever

It’s crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Big Guy loves them, and Little Guy proclaims them “the most malicious cookie ever.”
The only down side to this cookie, adapted from Martha Stewart’s …

Egg-free Christmas cookies galore!
Sunday, 8 Jun, 2008 – 6:20 | Comments Off

Originally publish Nov. 29, 2007, thehive.modbee.com

This recipe was a dream come true when it showed up three years ago in Kraft’s “Food and Family” magazine. An egg-free cut-out cookie! I feared I’d have to spend weeks of frustrating trial and error to come up with something, but it took only a little tweaking to make this one work. The best part: All ingredients are normal stuff you can find at any grocery store.
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour – I used 3 cups if I’m going to roll the dough.
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup colored sugar or festive sprinkles
Beat cream cheese, butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until