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. 







Well, Sunny isn't exactly Christmas decor.  But she does have on her Christmas harness.




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.

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  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!

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  3. love this post Pam ... awesome pics and thanks for sharing your recipe .. hugz x

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  4. 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!

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  5. Whoops --- by "interest" I mean "interesting." Ah, it's been a long week!

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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!!

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  8. Thank you! Yes, our little Sunny is very precious and so hard not to spoil, because she is so sweet!

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

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  10. 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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