Rae is not able to bake (not without some assistance).
That broke my heart.
The downside: I'm still healing from that harsh reality.
The upside: I found a way to cope.
While surfing Pinterest, I came across recipes for Cookie Dough Bites and it was eggless. I LOVE cookie dough! In my 30+ years on earth I have eaten my fair share (probably more than) and I didn't (and still don't) care if it had eggs or not. I haven't gotten deathly ill from eating egg riddled cookie dough (or any other dough for that matter). But I thought this might work for another idea I had so I pinned it to my Sweet Tooth board and moved on to the next pin.
Months ticked by...
I started trying to figure out how to share my love of baking with Rae and I knew there were a few obstacles in our way.
- Rae doesn't use her arms well so we will have to help her mix the batter.
- Rae likes to put EVERYTHING into her mouth so it will have to be something safe for her to eat. (just because I eat eggy cookie dough doesn't mean she can)
It wasn't baking in the traditional sense of the word, but it works for us and has some great sensory benefits for Rae. I'm pretty sure this won't be the last time Rae and I make cookies together. In fact, I've already found a recipe for eggless peanut butter bites!