I love to bake and I have a lot of fun including my son in the process (toddler pie?). I always expect that with his “help” there is going to be a lot of tasting involved. For the most part, I don’t mind that. He has only tried baking powder/soda about twice and now when he sees either of them, he says “that's yucky!” He thinks that flour tastes good, and of course asks to taste sugar specifically!
ANYWAY, one thing I do mind him tasting is dough with raw eggs in it. I know that most people probably would not think much about having a taste of batter or dough containing raw eggs, (I usually don’t care) but for me while I’m prego, and my toddler I just don’t feel comfortable.
I hear too many news stories about food-born illness and know too much about factory farm practices. I really don’t feel I can trust that the eggs I buy in the grocery store are safe to eat without cooking, especially for people with compromised immune systems (pregnant women and young children).
I know that applesauce can make a great egg-replacer in baking recipes, but I also dug up some tasty cookie recipes that don’t call for eggs at all. I think they taste a little better than the applesauce cookies. We have made these and they are really yummy and safe, both in cookie and dough form!
I found this recipe on a bag of Bob's Red Mill flour. We made a couple dozen for my brother's birthday and he approves! They are yummy!
These may not sound appetizing, but we have tried these many, many times. I have a sister who is vegan, and these are a favorite of mine to make for her because even though they're vegan they actually taste really good, like the real thing.
These cookies are great! They are favorite of mine at Christmas. The dough is very similar in texture to Playdough so it's great for a toddler to squish and roll.