Eggless Sugar Cookies

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!

Overhead view of eggless sugar cookies decorated like flowers
egg free cookies
Eggless sugar cookies decorated to look like flowers.
So school is about to start all across the country…some parents cheer while others are sad to say goodbye to free-form days. Once school starts, so do all the activities that come along with that…soccer, Scouts, dance, gymnastics, karate etc., etc, etc…or blah, blah, blah to those who are kid-free. Anyway, with the school year comes along the endless birthday parties, especially if your little one is in elementary school. This means cupcakes, cookies, and treats in celebration of little Johnny’s birthday…then Mary, then Bobby…I know there has been great controversy over this cupcake in the classroom thing and “Is sugar the first ingredient?” nonsense. I, certainly, have my own opinions about it, but I will not bore you. I do know, though, that the older kids…I’m talking Junior High and High School…probably college too…would seriously enjoy a cupcake/cookie break just like in 1st grade. I mean, really, wouldn’t we all?
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.
Close up of an eggless sugar cookie decorated to look like a flower with yellow Royal icing.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 flour
Cream 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
food coloring

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!

An eggless sugar cookie with "Cookies and Cups" spelled out in green icing.Fun Fact – Ring Dings are also egg-free…who knew?

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Eggless Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

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!


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Ingredients:

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

Instructions

To Make the Cookies:

  1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add the vanilla.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together and add slowly to butter mixture. Mix on low until combined.
  3. Chill dough in refrigerator 2 hrs.
  4. Preheat to 350
  5. Bake 8-10 min until edges turn slightly golden.
  6. Cool on pan for 2 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

To Make the Icing:

  1. Mix all ingredients together, adding more sugar for stiffer icing (to outline) or more milk (for flooding/filling).

Notes:

Store cookies airtight for up to 3 days.

Keywords: eggless cookies, cookies no eggs, cookie recipes without eggs

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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CookiePie
Aug 24, 2009 6:58 pm

Lovely cookies, no one will miss the eggs!

Mermaid Sweets
Aug 24, 2009 6:26 am

Nice recipe. Cute cookies

Ingrid
Aug 21, 2009 4:43 pm

I had one that was allergic to all kinds of food. Luckily he's outgrown it!
~ingrid

Melody
Aug 21, 2009 12:23 am

Thanks for the recipe. I'm sure I'll use this someday!

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
Aug 20, 2009 2:39 pm

Nice! I'll be keeping these in mind for my friends who have egg allergies!

cookies and cups
Aug 20, 2009 12:47 pm

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!

Bridget
Aug 20, 2009 12:17 am

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?

Leslie
Aug 19, 2009 11:58 pm

Oh my..I just cant imagine not being able to have eggs!!

Your cookies look great

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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