Toddler Teething Cookies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I am so doing the happy dance today! I found my Grandma's original recipe card for these teething cookies. All natural ingredients and so much better for the little ones than the store bought kind.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses, vanilla, egg yolk and mix well. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  2. Roll out 1/4" thick and cut into 1"x1/2" strips.
  3. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Store in airtight container for 1 week or in freezer upto 3 months.


Most Helpful

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.

LenLen October 30, 2011

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.

windjourney March 06, 2009

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.

Wigglesworth February 13, 2009

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