Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
Being a vegetarian, it's always difficult to find recipes, especially for baking, that retain the texture and taste without eggs. I found a recipe for sugar cookies on recipezaar a few months ago, and every time I used it, I would tweak it just a little. Over time, it has developed into this awesome recipe which results in fluffy, light, sugar cookies - emphasis on the fluffy. (I'm not a huge fan of flat, hard cookies.) Enjoy!
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄8 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Combine butter and sugar in a bowl, and mix until it gets lighter and fluffier. (Either microwave the butter for about 45 seconds or make sure it's soft enough to whisk).
- Add vanilla and milk to butter/sugar mixture. (You can be flexible with the amount of vanilla you use).
- Combine salt, flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients, using either a spatula or your hands. (Dough should be a little bit sticky at this point).
- Add extra flour as needed until dough becomes less sticky (I used about 3 T.) You don't want dough to be too tough or sticky.
- Form 12 equal-sized balls, flatten to about 1/2 - 2/3 inch in thickness. Coat one side with sugar. (Lay about 1/8 Cup sugar on flat surface and lay each flattened ball of dough on it, pressing gently).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until bottom is lightly golden.
My son has an egg allergy. Every year I watch him watch family eat Christmas cookies. This year I was determined to find and make eggless ones. These cookies were delicious, and he had a blast using the cookie cutters. The cookies can be crispy or soft depending on how long you leave them in. Great recipe. Thank you.
I'll start with suggestions, refrigerate dough for easy handling and leave in oven for the lower time if you want your cookies to be on the softer side, just crispy around the edges . overall- I thought it was an awesome sugar cookie recipe- eggless or not, even without my vanilla adaptions (see below)! I hate sugar cookies that taste floury or like butter cookies- I thought these cookies were light, sugary and beautiful. The extra vanilla is a nice touch and it was the only thing I adjusted as the recipe suggested, to taste. I blended three varieties of vanilla – vanilla beans, regular vanilla extract, and a Latino version of vanilla extract from the Dominican Republic.
These came out all too perfect. I just added about an extra 1/4 cup of flour and the dough was tasty and had a perfect consistency! made them into small balls and baked for exactly 7 1/2 minutes. fluffy, soft, and made the house smell amazing!