We are quickly preparing a meal for a grieving family. A couple of family members are allergic to eggs. Can anyone suggest some egg-free cookies? We have ruled out Mexican Wedding Cakes (aka Russian Teacakes) and shortbread. Thanks in advance. (The family lives in a very hot, humid area, so that may also limit options.
Eggs are not all that important in many cookies, they help bind and create a little lift, but you can get by without them, or replace with additional dairy like yogurt or cream cheese. Here are a bunch of ideas…
You can basically substitute one medium ripe banana for every egg that’s called for in any given recipe.
Or if you don’t want to use bananas (because it does leave a slight banana aftertaste, which may or may not be a good thing depending on the type of cookie you are making), try a nut butter (like almond); use three tablespoons for every one egg.