I enjoy making cookies with the kids and using cookie cutters, and they have a great time too, but I’ve always worried a bit about salmonella possibly being in the dough, because of the raw eggs. Speaking at least for my own kids, they tasted and touched everything when they were little, and I really didn’t want to be constantly nagging or alarming them (for pushing their hair back, wiping doughy fingers on their clothes, or licking their fingers) while they were creating their masterpieces.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

This recipe is perfect for any celebration!

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

So for my sanity and their fun, I used egg free cookie dough recipes, and eliminated the worry about the eggs.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

This recipe for egg free sugar cookies makes a beautifully textured sugar cookie that you can roll out and cut,  and no one will know the difference!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour ( I sift mine)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • One 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese (or Neufchatel cheese)
  • 3/4 cup (12 Tablespoons) or 1 1/2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

Mix all your dry ingredients in  a separate bowl.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

In a mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, softened butter, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract till creamy, and then slowly add the flour mixture.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

Form it together ( I didn’t make a very good ball  😛 ), cover it, and chill  in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

To make things a little less messy, I like to spread out wax paper for each one using the cookie cutters, sprinkle a little flour on, and then I divide up the dough, and roll each person a big flat “circle” of dough.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

I also set out several baking sheets with parchment paper on them to receive their cut cookies.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

Then using fun cookie cutters, let the kids (or adults) cut out their cookies. Bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes, and after they cool, they’re ready to frost and decorate.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

Depending on what size cookie cutters you use, this recipe makes 4 – 5 dozen cookies.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

This time we used canned frosting and icing, and lots of sprinkles, and I tried melting the frosting in the microwave to make a more glazed look for a few of the cookies, like the traditional sugar cookie glaze.

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking
We had some talented artists!

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking
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Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe

Egg free sugar cookie recipe, so there's no worry of raw egg in the dough when the kids are helping!
Course Dessert, Holiday
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4 dozen
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I sift mine)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • One 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese (or Neufchatel cheese)
  • 3/4 cup 12 Tablespoons or 1 1/2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  • Mix all your dry ingredients except the sugar, in a separate bowl.
  • In a mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, softened butter, sugar, vanilla and almond extract till creamy, and then slowly add the flour mixture.
  • Form it together into a rough ball, cover it, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Then roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, and cut out your cookie shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven on lightly greased or parchments covered cookie sheets around 12 minutes.
  • Let cool and decorate!

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

There you go, have fun!

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

Fun for anytime of year, not just Christmas!

sugar cookies, Egg Free Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe, Joyful Homemaking

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4 Comments

  1. Those are some impressive artists! Sugar cookies are a favorite holiday treat at our house, we’ll definitely give these a try! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

  2. I have an egg allergic son and have tried other egg free sugar cookie recipes – they were terrible. This one is a real winner – great flavor and texture. I pinned it and will use it over and over! Thank you!

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