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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Toddler Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


I noticed today that my little guy was running low on his snacks so I thought it would be fun to make his very own cookies! I did a search on some toddler type of snacks and found one for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and I had all the ingredients to boot. They're super healthy and a great snack for us both to share! They're high in fiber with no bad sugars. It always puts a smile on my face to see how excited Leeland gets when I'm baking and taking something out of the oven, especially cookies. Great snack for everyone! 

Leeland enjoying his cookie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium baking powder (or 3/4 Tbsp regular baking powder)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 egg whites or 1 whole egg
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Directions

Preheat oven at 375F. Coat cookie sheet(s) with vegetable cooking spray. Mix the flour, wheat germ, oats, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Combine the juice concentrate, oil, egg, and raisins in a blender. Blend at medium speed until the raisins are chopped. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and stir together. Drop the batter by heaping teaspoons onto the prepared sheets, about 1 inch apart. Flatten each mound with the back of a fork. Bake, being careful not to let the cookies brown and become crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly on the sheets before removing to a plastic bag. (This will prevent the cookies from becoming hard). Wait until cookies are completely cool before closing the plastic bag.
2 or 3 cookie serving: 1+Whole Grain; 3/4 Other Fruit; 1/2 Protein; some Iron.
Marika's Note: I only got 27 small cookies out of this batch. I wonder how they come up with 3 or 4 dozen cookies?!? Did not have to flatten cookies with fork either cause the dough was fairly soft. My son loved the cookies but hated the blender (cried his head off). Recipe found in "What to Expect the First Year" book page 625.

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