"Not too sweet" mini cookies

When I was trying to find a teething biscuit for Kenya, I was shocked at how many recipes contained 1-2 cups of sugar. Do you really want your infant to be jazzed up on tons of sugar. I played around with a bunch of nutritious ingredients and came up with this soft and wholesome cookie Kenya loves.

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"Not too sweet" mini cookies (makes 22 1-inch bars)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free


  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup rice milk or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal cereal
  • 1 tablespoon soy flour
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for sprinking


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a food processor, place all the wet ingredients and blend for several seconds.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
4. Add the dry ingredients into the food processor with the wet ingredients.
5. Process until the mixture forms a ball of dough.
6. Sprinkle extra whole wheat flour onto a counter surface and place dough. Roll or pat into a rectangle (about 1/2-inch thick).
7. With a knife, make a cut down the center of the dough and more across to create 22 mini cookies.
8. Place cookies on a silpat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 10 minutes.
8. Cool throughly on cookie sheet and serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Aline

    Hi. I live in Spain and I can't find Molasses. Is there anything I can substitute it for? Also, can I use Maple Syrup instead of rice syrup?



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    • Roswitha

      I have the same problem but my dad is a great cook and told me you can use foelie instead of molasses. definition I could not find any of it here in the netherlands
      foelie is:
      Mace is the husk of the nutmeg, from the nutmeg tree. The evergreen nutmeg tree is 15 meters high and can admit fruit with proper care annually to three times. Dried mace has an orange-red color and is finer flavor than nutmeg. Despite the fact that they come from the same tree, one should see. Them as two separate spices
      Mace can be added to both sweet and savory dishes such as fish, beef stews and béchamel. One can mace best just before serving add the. The best meats contain mace instead of nutmeg

      hope it is any use

      greetz From the netherlands

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  • Mia

    My son is 16 months old so there is no egg issue, can I use the whole egg? Also, I need to make it as high fat as possible, can I use whole milk or heavy cream instead of the almond milk? Thanks!

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  • Autumn

    Hi! I hope this isn't silly but what is oatmeal cereal? I know to use rolled oats in recipes and I know what oat bran is but what do you mean by oatmeal cereal? Where do I look for it? Thank you so much for your awesome recipes!

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    • Dawn

      What is Oatmeal Cereal, is this rolled oats? Also what is brown rice syrup can you use maple syrup instead? And can I substitute almond flour for the soy flour?

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