A great egg-free alternative to regular cookie dough for rolling; these Egg Free Sugar Cookies have cream cheese in place of the eggs
It's sort of hard to find a good recipe for sugar cookies that doesn't have eggs in it. I've tried two that were OK but not great...
I think I finally found one. It is your typical cut-out sugar cookie recipe but has cream cheese as well as butter. I like to make the dough a day or two before I bake. It helps your cookies get really chewy, which I love.
- 8 ounce block cream cheese at room-temperature
- ¾ cup butter at room-temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract not imitation
- 2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- ½ cup white whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and sugar. Add in the vanilla.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours and baking soda. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Making sure to fully incorporate.
- Put cookie dough on a large sheet of waxed paper, and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
- Take dough out of refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350°F.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll ½ of the dough to a ¼-inch thickness. Cut out cookie shapes using a 2-in cookie cutter of your choice. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet. If desired, top with sprinkles (or you can ice and decorate after baking). Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes on baking sheet.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes in a preheated oven, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until the edges are barely brown. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes; then cool them on wire racks until completely cooled.
- Ice cookies and decorate if desired. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Marcee ..... Chicago says
First-timer here. Love reading informative (food + learning) blogs. I subscribe to many. Julie's @ PBF is one of my favorites. She is absolutely delightful. So smart. Love that.
Is your daughter's name Joy? Very adorable!
A great cookie idea is to just make shortbreads. My standard cookie recipe for 20 years. Very easy. No eggs. I rarely make authentic sugar-cookies any longer. Shortbreads last longer .... stay really fresh. You can also bake chocolate shortbreads. Tasty + addicting!
Throughout the year I prepare so many of these cookies. Often I will use gluten free flour. Haven't tried other flours yet.
Meme .... yes, I (also) contributed to Max desire for ONE MILLION holiday cards!! Sent more than one .... but less than what he wanted .... ! Also, it was fun to put-together a care-package for Max. Basic "stuff & things" for a sweet 8-year old.
Hopefully, all Max's wishes will come true. Especially, getting healthy and well.
Lovely holidays to you and yours Meme.
Thanks for reading!
Joy is actually my niece. They just found out she is allergic to wheat & soy along with eggs, peanuts, and chicken.
I love the idea of making short bread! Have you had good success with making them gluten free? I'd love to try that
That is so sweet of you to send Max a care package along with the card 🙂 I'm sure he will love that!
I hope you & your family have a wonderful holiday too!!
Marcee ..... Chicago says
Hello again Meme! : ) Pronounced Mimi?
Really? Ohmygosh. My niece is also Joy! Amanda Joy. We've always called her JOY! Yes it is!! Her and the hubs of course, blessed me this year. I am now a great auntie to her adorable son Eli. Lucky! Yeah. I'm a sucker for babies. Eli has (almost) every gift/clothing you can imagine. For Hanukkah I bought him a coupe (cute!) car! Ha. Tons of toys. This kid needs a giant toy box. For sure, this lady def believes (Santa!) in t-o-ys! Also, funny, my cousin goes by the name Mimi. A childhood nick-name for Miriam.
Re shortbread cookies .... should not be any different than regular flour. Can Joy have butter? Gee. If that isn't doable, I don't know. Margarine? Not ever used margarine. #1 choice is organic butter from CostCo or Whole Foods.
Another tip ..... most kiddos are not allergic to (dairy free tho) chocolate. Dark chocolate or cocoa. If Joy likes chocolate these cookies would be great. Hopefully, with good fat. Nothing can replace the taste of pure butter.
Oh Meme .... need to mention. I have been using Mrs. Field's shortbread cookie recipe forever. It's in her very first book called .... "Mrs. Fields Cookie Book" .... i have made every cookie in this book. The entire thing fell apart 5 years ago! A mess. You can probably get it on-line. Or at the library. This recipe is easy. I will email if you'd like it. Just a basic shortbread.
It was fun being a pen-pal to Max! I'm anxious to learn about his progress.
Okay Meme ..... let's hope the cookies will be okay for Joy to gobble up!
Babies are so much fun! Luckily Joy can have dairy, so butter is ok. I would love a good shortbread recipe; that is such a great idea for me to make this Christmas that everyone (not just Joy) can enjoy. Thank you so much for your comments!
Have a wonderful holiday season! -Meme (pronounced like Mimi)