This is a recipe I created with my 4 year old daughter with things we had on hand. The cookies are delicious and soft. She and my 17 month old son both loved them! You can use rice, oatmeal, or mixed infant cereal.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • In a medium sized bowl mix the shortening, applesauce, white sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined.

  • In another bowl combine the infant cereal, flour, baking soda, salt and wheat germ. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.

  • Spoon tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until just set. Let cool on wire racks before storing.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 31.4g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 42.6mg; sodium 285.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2004
Good job! I made this one with my kids today and we all loved it. A few alterations turned out to make a delicious and healthy (relatively speaking) cookie. I doubled the recipe (I have 4 kids and a vacuum for a husband). I substituted half whole wheat flour with the all purp and reduced the butter to 1c. I also reduced the brown sugar by 1/2 and they were still pretty sweet. Next time I'll probably reduce the white sugar too. Oh it really helped to chill this dough before baking too! I definitly recommend this one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/07/2003
These were so moist that they were hard to get off of the cookies sheet. I even added more flour to the recipe. I like the ingredients and the taste is fine. But if stacked they stick together and I had to throw out the first batch because they would not come off the pan without becoming a lump of mooshed cookie. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2003
I made these with oatmeal infant cereal and they turned out great. I spread the batter on the cookie sheet to make bar cookies instead of individual cookies and they are moist and very flavorful. I have lots of cereal to use up since my 10.5 month old refuses to eat it anymore so I will be making quite a few bathces of these! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2004
Good job! I made this one with my kids today and we all loved it. A few alterations turned out to make a delicious and healthy (relatively speaking) cookie. I doubled the recipe (I have 4 kids and a vacuum for a husband). I substituted half whole wheat flour with the all purp and reduced the butter to 1c. I also reduced the brown sugar by 1/2 and they were still pretty sweet. Next time I'll probably reduce the white sugar too. Oh it really helped to chill this dough before baking too! I definitly recommend this one. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2003
This recipe is GREAT! My 12 month old loves them and they have some nutritional value that is lacking in so many other snacks! I'm tempted to buy more baby cereal so I can make some more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2007
I'm giving it 4 stars but only because I made changes...the end result was definately worth a 5. I used 1 cup whole old-fashioned oats instead of baby cereal I used 2 bananas instead of applesauce added only 1 stick of organic butter and I added an extra 1/4 cup flour. It still seemed to thin so I placed the dough in my mini-muffin cups. PERFECT!! My kids gobbled them up - begged for more. I think this is as "healthy" as a great tasting cookie can get. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
11/07/2003
These were so moist that they were hard to get off of the cookies sheet. I even added more flour to the recipe. I like the ingredients and the taste is fine. But if stacked they stick together and I had to throw out the first batch because they would not come off the pan without becoming a lump of mooshed cookie. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
I made these but used acontainer of sugar free blueberry applesauce. Since I didn't have the cereal I used about 4-5 packages of blueberry instant oatmeal. They turned out delicious... Great and hearty but also sweet and blueberry! One note if you make the switch to oatmeal make sure you use enough or they will turn out pancakey. (look for a normal "dough" consistency). Yum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2005
I didn't change a thing and they turned out wonderful - soft not overly sweet vanilla-nutty flavor. Thank you Jennifer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2003
Super recipie! I used oatmeal infant cereal and substituted mashed banana for the applesauce. The were so good I made a second batch and sent them in to my daughter's preschool for snack time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2008
I really liked these. I made them for my daughter (18 mos) and she didn't really like them (she doesn't eat much though). But I did. They were soft and cake-like and when they come straight out of the oven they are slightly crispy on the outside yum. Read More
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