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This delicious allergen-free recipe for maple sugar cookies is adapted from Cybele Pascal's "The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook: Two Hundred Gourmet and Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family," Vital Health Publishing, 2005.

The Martha Stewart Show, April 2006, The Martha Stewart Show, April 2006

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg replacer with 2 tablespoons rice milk; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together oat and barley flours, salt, and baking powder; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream shortening and sugar until blended. Add egg substitute mixture, vanilla extract, and remaining 1 tablespoon rice milk; mix until incorporated. Add dry ingredients; mix until just combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula if necessary.

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  • On a work surface, gather dough and form into a disk. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chilled dough on a lightly floured work surface; if dough seems dry, sprinkle with a few drops of water and knead gently to work in. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 3-inch alphabet cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes. Firmly press currants, chocolate chips, or coconut flakes onto cookies, if desired. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat; bake for 8 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack to cool; let cool completely on sheet before removing.

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04/16/2008
Is there a substitute for barley??
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03/11/2008
This is not an allergen free cookie. Someone with a gluten allergy cannot eat barley flour. You need to be more specific with your labeling.