The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

 

Hands down, The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe, we’ve ever tested! Learn How to Make Sugar Cookies that everyone will love. These little guys are light, pillowy, and packed with flavor. We’ve got a theme going on this week… Called The Best. I’m sharing tried-and-true recipes I’ve made dozens (even hundreds) of times, because I’ve never tasted anything better. Monday I posted the absolute best yeast roll recipe I’ve ever made, and today I’m sharing The BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe. This is the end-all of sugar cookies, friends. Better than your mom’s. Better than your grandma’s, may she rest in peace. Better than

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Roll into balls .. I used muffins pans.. bake 12 minutes then poke down in middle while hot… let cookie cups cool ….then add lemon curd or pie filling. I made lemon curd…. add blueberries/ raspberries

 

 

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Substitutions for Eggs

Egg Equivalents: Bind Your Desserts and Make them Rise Allergen-Free

Eggs are a near-perfect food. But not if you have an egg allergy!

Unfortunately, commercial egg replacers (like Ener-G) contain soy protein and wheat gluten- two highly processed, allergenic ingredients that cause digestive discomfort for many people.

But there are natural, unprocessed allergen-free ingredients that can be used to replace eggs – and they’re probably in your pantry right now!

Before attempting an egg substitute, you need to determine the function eggs have in your recipe. Eggs can bind, leaven or moisturize.
If a recipe contains only one egg, but a fair amount of baking powder or baking soda, then the egg is serving as the binder. This is an easy replacement that can be achieved with almost any of the substitutes listed below.

But if a recipe contains many eggs – like a soufflé – eggs are acting as the leavener and the binder. And the substitution will be a flop.

As a general rule, the fewer eggs a recipe calls for, the easier they will be to substitute.

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch = 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. arrowroot flour = 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. potato starch = 1 egg
  • 1 mashed banana = 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. milled flax seed + 3 Tbsp. water (set to gel) = 1 egg
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce = 1 egg
  • ¼ cup organic plain yogurt, whipped = 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 1 tsp. baking powder. Mix well. = 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp agar agar powder + 1 tbsp water. Whip together. Chill. Whip it again. = 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup cooked pumpkin or winter squash = 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum + 1/4 cup of water. Let stand, then whip. 1 egg white

NOTE: For the fruit purees, add an additional ½ tsp. baking powder to reduce density.

Healthy baking, like any art form, takes practice and a little bit of patience.  Be prepared to have some flops at first. But once you get the hang of using these healthy, all-natural ingredients, you’ll delight over brownies for breakfast too!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | The Wannabe Chef

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | The Wannabe Chef

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies | The Wannabe Chef.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 18 cookies):

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour OR 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon well.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the remaining ingredients until they make a homogenous liquid.

The Sweet Story of Snickerdoodle Cookies

The Sweet Story of Snickerdoodle Cookies.

Snickerdoodle cookies

The Recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs (use large, not extra-large)
2 tsp vanilla
2-3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbls. sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Read more: http://www.grit.com/City-Gal-Moves-to-Oz-Land/The-Sweet-Story-of-Snickerdoodle-Cookies.aspx#ixzz2NCEjqcqK

via The Sweet Story of Snickerdoodle Cookies.