For my fellow mom’s out there, in this blog post, am sharing with you a Christmas cookie recipe that you can enjoy with your baby this holiday season. As if that doesn’t sound good enough, you will be able to make these cookies in no time and I will share with you the best way to serve the cookies to your 6 months old because you definitely can not put a cookie in a 6 months old hand.
So if you have a baby from 6 months and above and you have started introducing solid foods, then definitely give him or her a treat with this homemade wheat cookies. To start, we will need;
100 g Butter ( at room temperature )
60 g Powdered sugar (you can use less/use honey )
200 g Whole wheat flour ( sifted )
1 Egg yolk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
40 g Condensed milk
In a clean bowl, using a hand whisk, mix together the butter and powdered sugar until well combined.
Add egg yolk, whisk for 2 minutes then add condensed milk and vanilla extract. Mix to combine , scrape the sides of the bowl if necessary and add the sifted whole wheat flour.
Using a spatula, stir until a ball of dough forms. wrap dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, dust a clean surface with some whole wheat flour and start rolling out the dough. Using your favourite cookie cutter, cut the cookies on to a tray lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for another 20 minutes.
In the mean time, preheat your oven to 160ºC /320ºF. Bake the cookies for 12-13 minutes. When done, let them cool on a wire rack. For mommy, the cookies are tasty just like this or you can bump it up a notch by dipping one side in melted chocolate .
For baby, here are my two favourite ways to serve ;
Crush cookies until it turns powdery, add look warm milk ( breast milk ) and serve as a snack during the day or before bed time.
Add crushed cookies to strawberry puree , apple puree, mango puree , raspberry puree etc. as a delicious treat for your baby.
NOTE ; I am not a professional, am just a normal mom like you, sharing her personal experience so make sure you consult your paediatrician before introducing your baby to solid foods.
I hope you find this blog post helpful and if you have any questions, leave them in my contact page and I will get back to you as soon as possible, also check out my oatmeal breakfast recipe for babies here. Thank you.