I did the recipe in Australian standard measuring spoons and cups. Dude.... the flavor of molasses was soooo strong, it almost gave me a headache! But besides that they were ok. I'm planning to remake and reduce the molasses and brown sugar and hopefully they will turn out better.
My son loves these and I love that they're not full of preservatives and sugar. I substitute Earth Balance for shortening and usually double the recipe and freeze half. They keep well and make teething a little easier on my boy.
My little one-year-old loves these. You should see how big his eyes get when I hand one to him. I like them too and I'm having a hard time not running into the kitchen and snitching them all right now. I am somewhat confused, though, about what size they are supposed to be. The one in the picture looks really big, but my 1"x1/2" strips turned out to be little chunks. But I suppose I can do them in whatever size so long as it works for my boy.
Great Flavor, Thank you SO much for sharing! (My husband, and I must confess I as well, keep snitching them from the freezer where I keep them for the baby). If not concerned about allergies, it's also a good way to slip more nuts/seeds into your child's diet (for example sesame seeds also give a calcium boost). Per Aaliyah&Aaron's mum I also rolled and squashed them to minimize potential sharp edges. They freeze VERY well, and you can hand them to your wee one straight out of the freezer!
I am so glad I found this recipe, I am doing the happy dance with you! DS is a late teether (like DD) and doesn't like most of the store bought teething/toddler biscuits. He loved this one and so did DD (and throw me in and DH too! :oops: ). The whole house had this wonderful smell while baking! I didn't roll it out to cut into strips, I took about a tablespoonful of dough and shaped them into logs and flattened it out. Thank you, CindiJ, for sharing your Grandma's wonderful recipe, definitely will be making these again! :)