When Landon first started preschool 2 1/2 years ago Austin and I went to a school party with him. Austin saw some frosted sugar cookies and wanted one in the worst way. Of course he couldn't have one because of his food allergies. So.. we went to walmart and bought 101 cookie cutters (litterally! I was feeling ambitious, I guess) and set out to make our non-dairy, egg free version of a frosted sugar cookie.
Well, here we are two and half years later and FINALLY, we've done it! I've tried all kinds of recipes and each was one disaster after another (too sticky, too flat, too yucky...). Yesterday the kids and I tried again and this time I mixed non dairy cream cheese with soy vanilla pudding and used that in the recipe and the cookies were AMAZING! The kids loved it. Austin was so happy. He pulled a chair into the kitchen and sat there watching the cookies bake the whole time. He even helped do the dishes so he could frost his cookies sooner. What a kid. His first R E A L sugar cookie!
posted by kendra at 9:54 PM