These allergy-friendly Eggless Sugar Cookies are so easy to make! A simple recipe for delectable, crispy and buttery frosted cookies made without eggs or nuts, perfect for kids!
Back to the task at hand…Now as the year’s go by we all have dealt with food allergies either first-hand or by proximity. SO, while we make our child’s birthday treat, we want all the kids in the class to be able to participate and recognize our child for the little Prince or Princess that he/she is 😉 But there are endless allergies these days…peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, baking soda, whatever…so I will address one today that is on the common side…eggs…I mean, can you imagine? That would really suck. Here’s an easy recipe for sugar cookies sans the eggs…and now that I am thinking about it..nuts too.
Don’t be offended, either, I am seriously not trying to make light of any food allergies…it just seems like the list gets longer every year. I am a proud carrier of an EpiPen for my tree nut, stone fruit allergy, so I get it…trust me.
(btw, just kidding about the baking soda allergy…haven’t heard of that one yet, but it’s a matter of time, I suppose)
These cookies are crispier than their eggs-included cousin, but they are very good and buttery. An easy alternative.
Egg-less Sugar Cookie recipe
1 lb (4 sticks) butter room temp
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
3 c. AP flourCream together butter and sugar. Add the vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together and add slowly to butter mixture. Mix on low until combined.
Chill in refrigerator 2 hrs.
Preheat to 350
Bake 8-10 min until edges turn slightly golden. Cool on pan for 2 minutes and transfer to cooling rack.
Ice these with this royal icing recipe:
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
4 t. milk
4 t. light corn syrup
1/4 t. vanilla extract – or any you prefer
Mix all together adding more sugar for stiffer icing (to outline) or more milk (for flooding/filling).
I would recommend eating them warm, but they will keep 3 days in an airtight container…or make a batch and freeze them and pull them out when an egg-challenged kiddo comes over!
Fun Fact – Ring Dings are also egg-free…who knew?
Eggless Sugar Cookies
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Chilling Time: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 24 cookies 1x
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Allergy-friendly Eggless Sugar Cookies are so easy to make! This is a great recipe for crispy and buttery frosted cookies made without eggs or nuts, perfect for kids!
For the Cookies:
- 1 lb (4 sticks) butter room temp
- 2 c. sugar
- 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. salt
- 3 c. All-purpose flour
For the Icing:
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 4 t. milk
- 4 t. light corn syrup
- 1/4 t. vanilla extract
- Your preferred food coloring
To Make the Cookies:
- Cream together butter and sugar. Add the vanilla.
- Sift dry ingredients together and add slowly to butter mixture. Mix on low until combined.
- Chill dough in refrigerator 2 hrs.
- Preheat to 350
- Bake 8-10 min until edges turn slightly golden.
- Cool on pan for 2 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
To Make the Icing:
- Mix all ingredients together, adding more sugar for stiffer icing (to outline) or more milk (for flooding/filling).
Store cookies airtight for up to 3 days.
Keywords: eggless cookies, cookies no eggs, cookie recipes without eggs
8 comments on “Eggless Sugar Cookies”
Lovely cookies, no one will miss the eggs!
Nice recipe. Cute cookies
I had one that was allergic to all kinds of food. Luckily he's outgrown it!
Thanks for the recipe. I'm sure I'll use this someday!
Nice! I'll be keeping these in mind for my friends who have egg allergies!
Bridget – yes…in a different way than royal w/meringue powder…Not quite as rock solid as that, but smooth and hard to the touch. I think if you stuck your fingernail in it there might be a little dent, but I was able to stack them and bag them too with no issue!
That is really great that you made these. I've been meaning to try a gluten-free cookie, but can't seem to get motivated yet. 🙂
Did your icing set up hard like regular royal icing?
Oh my..I just cant imagine not being able to have eggs!!
Your cookies look great