When I crave a cookie, it generally involves one of these flavors: Chocolate Chip, M&M, Grandma Lou’s Famous Sugar Cookies, Ginger Snap, and Snickerdoodles. Those are my favorites and the ones I grew up making with my mom and grandma.
Most of the recipes I’ve been able to rework so they are “safe” for my little men but I struggled to master the Snickerdoodle. Oh and of course, I have yet to find a “safe” M&M – so I haven’t been able to recreate those. Over the weekend I took another stab at an allergy-friendly Snickerdoodle cookie and this time it was a HUGE success.
So excited to share these beauties with you. They are top 8 allergen free (dairy, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, peanut, tree nut, & wheat/gluten).
- 2 TBS Flaxseed Meal + 6 TBS Warm Water
- ½ Cup Non-Dariy Butter (soft)
- 1½ Cups Sugar
- ½ tsp. Cream of Tartar
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
- 2½ Cups Gluten-Free Flour (I use Better Batter)
- 1½ tsp. Cinnamon
- 5 TBS Sugar
- Preheat the Oven to 350° F.
- In a small bowl mix the flaxseed meal and warm water together. Let stand for 15 minutes until it thickens.
- In a large bowl, blend together the butter and sugar. Add in the cream of tartar, baking soda, nutmeg and flaxseed meal mixture. Blend until fluffy.
- While the mixture is still turning, add in the flour, ½ cup at a time, until completely incorporated.
- In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
- Form the dough into ping-pong size balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Do not flatten these cookies, place the balls on a greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper).
- Bake for 14-16 minutes. The cookie will be done when the edges are beginning to brown and the middle of the cookie is puffed up.
- Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet after they have cooled for 5 minutes and place them on a cooling rack.
Be sure to read all of your labels. I have found many spices and other products (i.e. garlic powder) that include additional ingredients like soy.
Known Allergy Information (containing the major 8): None
**Disclaimer: Please note that every child’s sensitivity to their given allergen(s) varies. Some of the items that I use do contain “natural flavoring” and “spices” which is hard to determine if it is 100% allergy free. You should always check with the manufacturer to confirm that your child can have their product(s). The products that I list are items that I’ve been using for awhile and have proven to be safe for my boys (their allergies are dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish and sesame).**