I use the toll house recipe and use the EnerG egg replacer. I actually like them better than w/ eggs. I use all butter if I am making bars, and 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening if I am making cookies as they hold their shape together better that way.
The egg replacer that I thought was EnerG had a nut warning on it. Do they? It was at Kroger last week? Maybe it was a different brand. I will check again. Thanks.
The one I use is made by EnerG Foods and has no warning on it.
I just went to Kroger and the Health food store both said that EnerG was made on the same line as treenuts - right under the ingredient list. I did find Orgran egg replacement, but it did not say peanut/tree nut free. Has anyone used this?
If you don't have a commercial egg replacer, you can use the following:
2 Tblsp Water
1.5 tsp Baking Powder
The above equals 1 egg. If your recipie calls for baking powder already, just increase it by this much. Just add the water when creaming the margarine/butter & sugar, then add the baking powder with the other dry ingredients.
It works fairly well.
Safe Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks dairy-free margarine, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder, 2 T. vinegar, 2 T. water
2 c. Trader Joe chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream together margarine and sugars. Add vanilla. Mix dry ingredients. Combine baking powder, vinegar and water. Mix everything together with a spoon (not electric mixer). Place by large tablespoon-full on baking sheet. Bake on high shelf (about 1/3 down from top of oven) for about 12 minutes.
What does the vinegar do? I never heard of adding this...I'm always looking for new ideas.
Re. the vinegar: My kids said to tell you, "I don't know and I don't care. They're just delicious!" [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think the vinegar in combo with the baking soda and baking powder helps them rise a little.
What type of vinegar?
Regular white vinegar. You won't be able to taste it in the cookies.
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