Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dairy-Free Baked Goodies!

It's no secret that I love to bake. 

Since I love to bake, I do it fairly often and I simply cannot eat it all myself (even though I may WANT to...), so my wonderful co-workers get the pleasure of eating the goodies I make! Well most of them that is... 

My friend Matt has a dairy allergy and sadly cannot eat many of the treats I bring in. I felt so bad tempting him all the time, so I promised I'd research dairy-free baked goods and try to make some for him!

Finding dairy-free recipes wasn't hard at all, but finding ones that sounded pretty good and didn't require me to buy too many new things WAS hard. I wanted whatever I made to taste good and most importantly, I didn't want people to be able to tell they were dairy-free!

So after a little time searching, I found the following recipes that sounded AMAZING. 
  1. Dairy-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies
  2. Snappy Molasses Cookies - These are not only Dairy-Free, but Vegan, Nut-Free AND Soy-Free!
Now that I've gone on and on about the goodies, let me show you how to make them! They're really simple actually. No more difficult than your normal blondie/brownie or cookie recipe.

Dairy-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies
The Goods
Dairy-Free Butter Substitute - I used Earth Balance
Brown Sugar
Baking Powder
Ground Nutmeg
Ground Cinnamon

Cream the Butter Substitute with the Brown Sugar

Add the eggs

And the Vanilla

And mix it all up.

Add the dry ingredients and mix.

Transfer mixture to lightly greased 9x13 baking dish.

Cover with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Halfway through baking!

And done! Time to cool.
I know it's hard...
but it's best to wait until completely cool before cutting. 

Remove the blondies from the baking dish...

And cut into smallish pieces to be enjoyed!

Snappy Molasses Cookies
The Goods:
Baking Soda
Vegetable Oil
Brown Sugar
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Ginger
Ground Cloves
Ground Nutmeg

Combine the dry ingredients - spices included.

Set aside.

Put the Vegetable Oil in the mixing bowl.

Add the sugars.

And mix the sugars in.

Now add the egg.

And the molasses.

Oh and the vanilla too!

Now mix it allllllll up.

Until everything is combined. 

Now add the dry ingredients you set aside.

And give it a mix until everything is incorporated.

If the dough is a little sticky - add a bit more flour.

And mix that one final time.

Shape the dough into balls...

And roll in sugar.

Place on a baking sheet.
 Bake at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes.

Take them out them out when they just begin to "crack" on top.

You don't have to wait until these are cooled,
so dig right in!!!

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