Egg-free Halloween Sugar Cookies

by Lauren Matthies


Sometimes I feel guilty that I am not able to take care of or spoil my husband as much as I used to.  Henry takes up so much of my time and attention these days that the little things I used to do for Derek are much harder to do and sometimes don't happen.  One of the surprises I used to enjoy doing for him was making sugar cookies to decorate.  I decided that Henry and I could do this together (even though he's young, he can learn that it's a tradition).  So, today we tried our hand at some egg-free sugar cookies.

I didn't take any pictures of making the dough, but all you have to do is mix it together.  It's almost easier than the pre-made dough.

I normally let my sugar cookie dough sit in the refrigerator a little bit before rolling out and cutting, but I didn't want to wait and it turned out just fine.  I also didn't refrigerate it after cutting and before baking, but the cookies kept their shape.

I didn't even use a rolling pin, just my hands.  If you want them to look nicer, go for a rolling pin.  I figured if I was planning on decorating them then you wouldn't be able to see the imperfections.

The batch was pretty small and only made 12 cookies, plus the moon one that I free handed with the remaining batter.  Feel free to double it if you want more cookies, especially if you're serving more than two people.

Pre-baking.

Pre-baking.

Fresh out of the oven.

Fresh out of the oven.

I've said it before, but the upside of egg free baking is you don't have to worry about undercooking your food as a health concern.  I baked my cookies until there was a slight golden brown tint on the bottom of them and sneaking up the sides (about 10 minutes).  If you want a crispier cookie, cook them for a little longer, for a softer cookie, leave them in the oven for a shorter amount of time.

Easy and festive.  I didn't end up making frosting for these, but feel free to use any icing that you like, or eat them plain.  They have a sweet buttery taste that made me want to eat the whole batch before Derek got home.  Good thing they're easy to make if you do end up eating them all.

UPDATE: I ended up melting chocolate chips and dipping the cookies in the chocolate.  Oh my gosh, they were delicious!  I think that will be my go to from now on.  I coated the top of the cookies in chocolate, but you can also make a design or cover the whole cookie.  Try it with at least one.  Chocolate lovers, you'll be in heaven!

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in milk and vanilla.
  3. Mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes until desired consistency is reached.