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Eggless Christmas Cookies and Christmas Decor

UGH, food allergies. Our family is known for them.  My son is allergic to eggs, so this past weekend, I went online and found several suggestions for egg substitution for my Christmas cookies.  I found way more than I expected. 

For baked goods, ½ a mashed banana plus ¼ teaspoon baking powder,  or ¼ cup of applesauce can work, especially when you are only replacing one egg.

I decided to use a cookie mix (Pamela’s brand–gluten free– is a good one), because I was short on time and  busy with other fun things. I used 1/2 a mashed banana plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder in place of the egg.

The cookies turned out GREAT. (I wanted to take a picture of them, but we ate them all before I got a chance!)  My daughter actually liked them better with the banana than with an egg. (The cookies did have a definite banana flavor, so if that doesn’t appeal, try one of the other choices below.)

And remember, any cookie can be a Christmas cookie, as long as it has red and green sprinkles…

Some other egg replacements (I haven’t tried these yet.):

1 egg = 2 Tbsp. potato starch

1 egg = ¼ cup mashed potatoes (interesting!)

1 egg = ¼ cup canned pumpkin or squash

1 egg = ¼ cup pureed prunes (I’ve seen this as prune filling, called lekvar, in a can in the baking section of the grocery store.)

1 egg = 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder

And, finally, here are pics of some of our Christmas decorations.  I think our house looks its best at Christmas time–so warm and cozy. 

I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful season too.

If you have any eggless cookie recipes, send them my way!

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10 Comments

  1. Thankfully, I've been fortunate enough to not have any food allergies. It sure sounds like you've found ways to make things work.

  2. Yes, April, it's been a learning curve, but we are so used to it now, that it's become almost easy. Plus it forces me to be creative!

  3. I'm also fortunate to not have any food allergies, but I live with some very picky eaters. 🙂 I had no idea you could use mashed potatoes as an egg substitute — that sounds interest. I'll have to try it!

  4. Thanks so much for the nice words Heather.

    Kennedi Rose–Yes, the mashed potatoes idea sounds VERY interesting, doesn't it? I'm curious about it and will try it soon and report back!

  5. Thank you for sharing as it's always nice to have a substitute even if I am out of eggs. Your decorations are beautiful and your pup is so cute!!

  6. Pamela's is a great brand that I've used many times before. Nice to know that banana or applesauce works as a substitute.

  7. Dawn, I agree about Pamela's brand. Over the past few years we've tried so many different gluten free products, and Pamela's has been my favorite. I actually prefer the taste over regular wheat flour!

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