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Give me a recipe suitable for making cookie cutter Christmas cookies of the sugar cookie variety, not the gingerbread variety.<br><br>
Must not contain:<br>
gluten<br>
eggs<br>
soy<br>
corn<br>
dairy<br>
nightshade
 

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I wonder if the <a href="http://www.livingwithout.com/recipes/decjan09_sugar_cookies.html" target="_blank">Living Without sugar cookie recipe</a> could be modified to do all that?<br>
I'll give it a whirl for you if I get a chance.
 

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I will give it a try! I picked up a 100 piece cookie cutter set at a thrift store a couple of years ago and hate to see it go to waste. My oldest dd always wants to make cookie cutter cookies, but of course I'm not willing to bake something the baby and I can't have since the other two can and do have any variety of store bought cookie out there, and frequently I have no cookies for the baby as I cannot keep up on the baking.
 

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I haven't tried this yet...<br><br>
Anyone else want to chime in?
 

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There's potato starch in her "cookie flour" mix. Isn't that a nightshade? Will you be doing a different mix of flours?
 

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I think tapioca starch or arrowroot can be subbed for the potato starch.
 

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Arrowroot has a distinct flavour which may be noticeable in the quantities used so I'm more inclined to go with tapioca (less expensive anyway).<br>
Do you have guar gum, Tracy?<br>
My sticking point is the egg. I'm thinking it's for binding, but would flax gel (not ground flax) have a neutral enough flavour?
 

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Well, we are going to a birthday party today where they have sugar cookies for the kids to decorate and eat. So I guess I'll give this a whirl. I have guar gum and tapioca and will be using a flax egg. I think I'll put it in my blender to get it as smooth as possible.<br><br>
I picked up some trader joe's corn free powdered sugar to make some frosting. The sugar doesn't say GF so I'm hoping there's no cross contamination there with the tapioca in the sugar.<br><br>
I don't know if food colorings are corn free or not. I have a few rasberries I'm going to try. Last time I tried blueberries in the frosting it didn't add any noticeable color in the amount I used.
 

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I should have chimed in- I made this recipe egg free last week--it ended up a bit crumbly but my son was able to use the cookie cutters--it was so fun! they tasted pretty good-- they got hard quickly. I used the ener-g egg replacer in it and you may have better luck with the flax egg. good luck!
 

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These completely melted down into one big hard cookie, extremely disappointing. I used a flax egg, maybe an egg replacer would have been better? I've never used it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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the egg replacer contains potato starch and cellulose, I believe.
 
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