Can’t Have Nuts? Here’s A Delicious Recipe for the Family

nut free cookies on kitchen countertop If you’re one of the many moms that have a child with a nut allergy, you know exactly how tough it can be to find goodies that are completely nut-free.

Many times, the snacks you put in your child’s lunchbox will have the dreaded “may contain traces of nuts” line somewhere printed on the packaging.

We’re going to show you how to avoid an allergy outbreak by giving you an easy way to bake great tasting, wholesome nut-free cookies.

Here’s a dairy, egg and nut-free recipe, which works well if you want to make shapes or spread out the cookie dough on your kitchen countertop to use cookie cut-out utensils:

Nut-free cookie ingredients:

  • ¾ c. dairy free shortening
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • ½ c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 ¾ c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

Combine the shortening sugar, applesauce and vanilla in a mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl and mix it with a wire whisk. Add to shortening mixture and mix on low until combined.

Chill dough in refrigerator for one hour or more.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside. On a floured board, roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness.

Dip cookie cutters in flour and cut out desired shapes. Bake 8-10 minutes or until very light golden. Cool completely on baking sheet.

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