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.
I made these for my year old granddaughter Ysabel. I did tweak it a bit. Used 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, use two 4oz jars of baby food instead molasses, used two egg yolks instead of whole egg, finally used 4 tablespoons milk. She just finished off two for breakfast. THANK YOU for sharing this.
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.
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
Ok, flavor wise, these cookies are 5 stars. Not too sweet, but enough to tantalize your taste buds. Baby LOVED them. I gave it four stars because this recipe is not perfect. since I made a double recipe, there was enough for me and the other kid! The other changes I made were: olive oil instead of butter, more milk (about 7 Tbsp was correct, thanks everybody!), and shaping them into rectangular patties and then slicing into sticks. Wonderful! These are kind of spongy on the inside, crisp on the outside.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this recipe! These are really great, and a real savior after my son Ben wouldn't eat any of the 6 boxes of baby cereal I had bought. I wanted them to be wheat, dairy and egg white free, so I modified the recipe a bit: 1/4 c. molasses 2 egg yolks 1/4 c. oil (I used safflower) 6 Tbsp mama's milk or water 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 c. flour replacement (I used Pamela's brand, but you could use rice flour or other gluten-free flour) 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 c. dry infant cereal Form the dough (it has a spongy texture) into little patties and place on a baking sheet. Bake 375 for 9-10 mins. Remove immediately onto cooling rack.
Let me just say, first of all, that making these is for the mommy almost as messy as eating them is for the baby! My 10-month-old loves these, and I love that it's a homemade finger food rather than the processed Gerber type you can buy in the baby food aisle. I made these twice--the first time the only change I made was to use whole wheat flour, and I think 7 tablespoons of milk. The second time, I used baby food prunes instead of the butter, and just the tiniest bit of canola oil, and 7 T of milk, and they still turned out great. I'm thinking this would be a good base recipe for any type of baby cookie--perhaps you could leave out the molasses, vanilla, and butter and use a vegetable puree instead (with a bit of oil), making it a savory cookie. I also flattened mine a little before I baked them, as they don't flatten out on their own during the baking process. Thanks for the great recipe! Loved it!
These are tasty and great for babies and all ages - not to sweet. Baby did crumble it and make a huge mess- so maybe it's a little dry.
My dd seems to really enjoy these. She is 6 months old so I haven't started her on milk yet, so I just mixed in a little "mommy's milk" for her instead of the whole milk called for. I also added a little ground ginger to these since they reminded me of ginger snaps as I was mixing them up.
These little guys were so handy. I started making them before my little one was introduced to whole milk so I just used some mixed up formula instead. Also, used two egg yolks instead of 1 whole egg. They turned out just fine and my little one gobbled them up, me too sometimes;)Thanks for posting! So helpful!