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Jan 13, 2008 04:17 PM

Egg-Free Cookie Recommendation

Hi everyone,

My wife would like to make some cookies for her best friend's young son (he's almost 2).

Unfortunately, he's allergic to both barley and egg, so that complicates things. Barley is easy, but eggs are tougher.

Does anyone have any ideas for a good, kid-friendly, egg-free cookie? It should also not have nuts.

My wfie says she would prefer something easy, please!


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  1. ANZAC biscuits don't have eggs. These are an oatmeal cookie that were included in care packages for New Zealand and Australian troops in WWI, when eggs were in short supply. Golden syrup is supposed to compensate for the eggs. Most recipes include coconut, but I'm sure could omit that.


    1. shortbread cookies. It's just flour, butter, and sugar plus flavorings

      1. I second's past Christmas but shortbread would work, and they're easy... just flour, (sometimes cornstarch), sugar and butter...which should fit ok with his allergies. They can be dressed up with a bit of melted chocolate and/or caramel.

        1. What about shortening? I have a few good ones...

          Mystery Bars
          Preheat oven 325 degrees for glass/ or 350 for dark metal pan-spray with baking Pam.

          2 Cups graham crackers
          1/2 Cup of margerine
          4 T sugar
          1/4 t cinnamon
          1/4 cup raspberry preserves or cherry or whatever you like
          1/2 C flaked coconut
          1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
          1. Mix margerine (melted), sugar, cinnamn, graham cracker crumbs.
          Press down into dish 13 x 9
          2.Pour milk over all chillf for about 15 minutes-layer jam
          3. Top with remaining ingredients bake 25-30 minutes
          4. Cool & chill, cut into bars. Store cookies at room temperature. Prep time 20 mins.

          also make another bar, called Figgy Raspberry Bars with homemade jam, but you can use store purchased fig jam.

          also a no bake chocolate chip cookie...