Eggless cookie recipe to make with kids for any occasion

Who doesn’t love making cookies? Well, for our family, making cookies on various occasions, or with no reason at all, is a cherished activity! I have bought the 101 Wilton Cookie Cutter Set and there are more than enough cookie cutters for any occasion! But since I often think about little fingers and rare eggs, I tried to find a simple, eggless cookie recipe and it became our favorite one! It doesn’t spread and the cookies are perfect for icing and decorating! And it’s great to make our Christmas cookies or our edible Christmas gift, like our full of treats Santa’s Sleigh Cookie (learn how to make them!!)

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Our favorite eggless cookie recipe

Eggless cookie recipe ingredients:

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Our Christmas cookies Santa’s sleigh full of treats, made with our favorite eggless cookie recipe

–          370 g flour

–          165 g sugar which has been through the food processor or blender

–          ¼ teaspoon salt

–          2 teaspoons vanilla extract

–          225 g butter, cold

–          30 g cream cheese

How to make eggless cookies

  • In a large bowl, mix the first four ingredients.
  • Now add little by little the butter and knead with your hand. It will be a crumbled mix first. When you have added all the butter, mix in the cream cheese.
  • Part the dough into two and wrap in clear wrap foil.
  • Chill the dough for about half an hour.
  • Roll the dough out as thin or thick as you like and cut out your cookies with your favorite cookie cutters. Mine are snowflakes, Christmas trees, and stars!
  • Put the cookies on a baking paper-lined a baking tray.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 180 degrees C for about 8-10 minutes, until their light brown.
  • Let them cool completely before decorating the cookies or assembling the sleigh.

This recipe is quite easy and such a healthy treat!!! And if you want a great, eggless icing recipe, check out our favorite one! Perfect for Christmas Cookies!

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Eggless icing recipe for decorating cookies with your kids

Making cookies and decorating them is one of our favorite family activities! My kids love preparing and cutting out the cookies! More than that, they love decorating them! And of course, what they love the most, is eating them!!! So, I try to keep the cookies healthy, and since I have my concerns about rare eggs and kids, I found an eggless cookie recipe (get the eggless cookie recipe here), as well as this eggless icing recipe I am sharing with you now! I have to warn you though, my recipe is a little runny. I have used it to assemble some edible cookie Santa’s sleigh treats and even “gingerbread” houses using store-bought cookies, but it is not the most ideal recipe for that. Maybe using some other recipe is better for that use, but I like mine since it has no raw eggs. But for decorating cookies, it’s great!

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We used our eggless icing recipe to decorate cookies and make “gingerbread” cookie houses

Eggless icing recipe ingredients

–          5-6 tablespoons of meringue powder (I buy white meringues and powder them in the blender)

–          250 g confectioners sugar

–          About 1/3 a cup of water

How to make the icing

Use your stand mixer to mix all the ingredients, but add the water little by little to see how much it will take to have the perfect icing consistancy.

Thickness is crucial for using this recipe as glue, while thinner icing is better for decorating. If it gets too thin, use more meringue powder or confectioners sugar.

If you want to add some food coloring, you will need to be carefull and reduce the amount of the water!

Pour your icing into a piping bag and use a piping tip for decorating your cookies. Use the icing fairly soon after preparing it! Once you decorate your cookies, you can add sprinkles, smarties or other edible decorations!

Let the icing dry completely and keep your cookies in a cookie jar!

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