Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Daniel was never keen on baby cereal or other pureed foods. I found this recipe when I was searching for ways to incorporate baby cereal and other iron-rich foods into a finger-food diet for him. They are wonderful! Daniel has one or two each morning for breakfast. To mix things up, I sometimes add a banana or a handful of raisins to the mix. These freeze well, so if you end up with too many cookies, just pop them in a freezer bag and save for later! (I found the recipe at

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet or spray with nonstick spray.
  3. Lightly cream molasses and butter.
  4. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cereal.
  6. Add to the butter mixture.
  7. Blend.
  8. Add milk.
  9. Drop on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  11. (Note: for babies under 12 months, you can easily substitute 2 egg yolks for the 1 whole egg and breastmilk or formula for the whole milk. This is a very flexible recipe, so experiment and enjoy!).
Most Helpful

These were awesome. I pressed them down so they would be flat. I added a jar of Gerber applesauce to them and substituted whole wheat pastry flour. They are so good. I hope there are some left for the baby when she gets up tomorrow. I have so much infant cereal this is a great way to use and a healthy quick breakfast for my little one.

aprilf January 14, 2010

I substituted rice flour for flour and used honey instead of molasses. I semi rolled them out and used cookie cutters for different shapes. Very good.

Donna D. November 11, 2014

I just made these cookies and they are DELISIOUS, just as the reviews state, a little crunchy on the outside, though springy and cookie like on the inside. Based on the reviews from other viewers I used the base cookie recipe with the 7tbs of milk instead of 3 as suggested, and only substituted a slightly over ripe banana for the molasses, because that is what I had on hand. Smelled like banana bread while they were baking!!! They took 15 minutes in my oven, pulled out when they started to brown... Then I tasted them and they tasted like banana bread only with out the spice! :-) I have a 15 month old who is sleeping right now so I melted down a dark chocolate bar and drizzled some on a few of the cookies... I don't think I need to buy cookies anymore! Its a great mommy treat too!!! A wonderful use of the excess baby cereal that WIC gave us. I wonder how it would do with Jalapeno and Cheddar, my son loved it in cornbread... hmmm... the base recipe leaves for so many options!!! <br/><br/>Thank you Soooo much for posting this!!!! <br/>Elisa-from Vermont

Elisa_in_Vermont November 02, 2013