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By cats4me on Sat, 05-23-09, 01:45

I decided that the easiest way to make sure our cookies are peanut-free is to make them myself from scratch. I bought chocolate chips from a peanut-free facility and vanilla extract from McCormick, which is supposed to be peanut-free.
Well, do I need to worry about the flour? I just found out that Clabber Girl baking powder is made at a nut-free facility, (I never would have thought to check the baking powder!) so maybe I do need to check where my flour was made?

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By BestAllergySites on Sun, 05-24-09, 15:20

cats4me-

I agree-it can sometimes be easier to make cookies from scratch when dealing with food allergies. Regarding what ingredients you use-that's an individual decision.

I've been making home made cookies for years, use King Arthur Flour, and have not had an incident. My son's peanut allergy is severe. I've not called King Arthur to see if any peanut flour is bagged in their facility. That is something you could do-call the flour company you think you will use.

Alternatively-there are sites that sell safe dry ingredients as well. These are usually sites that are making their own allergen free product. Following are a couple:

http://www.homefreetreats.com/c-12-cookbook-ingredients.aspx

http://www.peanutfreeplanet.com/peanut_free_Baking_Ingredients_s/12.htm

Again-it's completely an individual thing based on your own comfort level.

Hope that helps!
Ruth

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By sidni on Wed, 05-19-10, 21:55

I called on the flour I use regularly once upon a time... I don't use Pillsbury flour, because they make so many products that I don't feel comfortable...
But I have used King Arthur Flour, store brand flour, etc etc... I live in Canada though, and use Five Roses regularly-- they just make flour. That's it. :)

I don't check on things like baking soda and baking powder or cream of tartar or butter because I feel like I would just drown in it all...

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By zeena2 on Sat, 09-25-10, 13:12

We have always used Gold Medal flour without any problems. I've never called the company though, to see what else they may make or package there.

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