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Cookie recipe with NO eggs, flour, or milk?

I know, it's a crazy idea, but I'm trying to bake cookies for someone who is allergic to eggs, flour, and milk. Anyone out there have a recipe that works with good substitutes? Or can you suggest any dessert that omits these ingredients?

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  1. can they eat rice flour? you could make shortbread with butter, sugar, pinch of salt and rice flour


    I do not know of any recipes off hand, but you can bake with amaranth, etc.

    dessert - dark chocolate almond bark, crustless apple or pear crumble, mango lassi (with yogurt or soy milk)

      1. My roommate used to use a teaspoon of lecithin (thick gooey stuff you can from a health food store) as a binder for her oatmeal cookies, instead of egg. Beware it will not wash up easily if you let it dry out on your tools.

        1. For cookies, macaroons. For non-egg, dairy or flour or desserts, nut brittle or pears poached in wine.

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          1. re: sidwich

            Traditional macaroons are almost always made with egg whites.

          2. I used to run a mailing list for special-needs recipes and I gathered up a few which were basically no-anything. There's a recipe for sesame raisin cookies on allrecipes.com that uses apple juice and rice flour...

            1. I was once invited to friends' for dinner and volunteered to make dessert, which is when I found out that I had to work with exactly these restrictions. No, it was worse: No nuts, either.

              I ended up making peppermint patties, using a recipe I found on Epicurious. I stopped in for advice at a fancy chocolate store near my work, and the head chocolate maker came out from the back to consult with me, which was very sweet. They sold me good chocolate to coat the peppermint patties with.

              The peppermint patties were a little persnickity to make, but not really hard. It involved making sort of a sludge whose main ingredients were lots of confectioner's sugar and some peppermint extract, rolling it out, cutting it into circles, and then coating each sugar/peppermint disc in melted chocolate. Lots of down time between each step; waiting for the peppermint sludge to solidify, for the chocolate to harden, etc.

              But the peppermint patties looked and tasted like actual peppermint patties, which was a marvel to me. They were very well- received at dinner and the next day I brought samples to the folks at the chocolate store.

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              1. re: Pumpkinseed

                What and where was the chocolate store?

                1. re: Non Cognomina

                  The chocolate store is Au Chocolat on High Street in Boston, close to South Station. They have a great selection of chocolate treats, and a very nice, helpful, knowledgeable staff.

                  And since the topic of this thread is connected to food allergies, I should mention that whenever this is an issue and I inquire about the ingredients of the products on display, I have always found the folks at Au Chocolat to be very well-informed and reliable.

              2. This is a pretty common question, with all the food allergies that abound these days. I work with kids with autism, so I've had my share of "______-free" cakes and cookies for bdays and the like. I know they are out there. I would do a google search, which will yield sites devoted to this type of question.

                1. Well, my cousin aunt does it all the time..since most of our cousins dont eat eggs..(some religious things..too long to explain lol) u can use yogurt..i had her cookies lots of times and it still tastes that great..the only thing i dont know how mch to add..so use a good judgement...try...not gona kill u..anywys if it works let me no..u can email me at smit_chokshi@yahoo.com...oops..{EDIT} didnt read the whole post..i m sry..i dont know if u cld make without using the flour and milk..

                  1. Do the flourless peanut butter cookies require an egg? I can't remember. I am not at home so don't have access to the recipe, but if you google it I am sure you will find it.

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                    1. re: eatmore

                      Tofu Peanut Butter Cookies

                      One 18 oz jar of peanut butter
                      one 16 oz pkg of firm tofu
                      2 cups sugar
                      2 Tablespoons of vanilla

                      Mix all ingredients until well blended.
                      Place 1-2 teaspoon size balls of dough on a cookie sheet.
                      Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25-mins.

                    2. Banana Cookies

                      3 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
                      1 cup rolled or quick oats
                      1 cup oat flour (can be made by putting oatmeal in a bender and grinding to powder)
                      1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
                      1/3 cup veg oil or melted margerine
                      1 tsp vanilla extract
                      1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts (optional)

                      Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. Let sit 30 minutes.

                      Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden.

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                      1. re: Non Cognomina

                        these sound really promising.... can yout ell what the texture is like? cakey? crumbley? chewy?

                      2. Peanut Butter Bar Cookies

                        1 cup brown sugar
                        1/2 cup white sugar
                        1 cup margarine, melted
                        4 cups rolled oats
                        2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (dairy free)
                        3/4 cup peanut butter

                        Combine sugars, margerine and oats in a bowl. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Press mixture into an 8"x8" square pan. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and spread peanut butter evenly over the top. Let cool completely and chill slightly, then cut into bars.

                        1. It's probably too late but I have a cookie recipe!! Rainbow Cookies like a sugar cookie with rainbow swirls in it.
                          1/2C of unsalted butter (soften)
                          1/2C of confectioners sugar
                          3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
                          1C flour (which now I see doesn't help) but gluten free flour may
                          Food coloring
                          1) butter, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Beat with electirc mixer until creamy. Add flour, Beat for several minutes until smooth dough forms.
                          2) Divide dough into 7 pcs. Put each in a seperate bowl. Add several drops of food coloring to each bowl. Make each piece a different color
                          3) work the color into each pc of dough with hands then roll the dough into a ball. Wash hands before working with different color.
                          4) Now press all dough balls together. Roll into a log. The log should be about 8 in long. Chill log in Refrigerator for 15 minutes.
                          5) slice log into pieces. Each slice should be about 1/4" thick. Put slices on a cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes @ 350 degrees.