Duck Duck Goose…..Who didn’t love that game as a kid? Ah, the memories….At any rate, I started out wanting to make Molly a beginner baby cookie. And now that she has more teeth, this recipe is not exactly a teething biscuit but rather a starter cookie. It’s made with less sugar and is a slightly chewy – but will dissolve easy kind of cookie. I tried to keep it as healthy as possible without compromising texture and taste. This recipe can easily be played with with so get your creative on and have some fun with this. Your kids will thank you
Basic Baby Cookie
- 4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter (I used Earth Balance as an alternative)
- 2 cups Flour > I mixed 1 cup organic whole wheat + 1 cup organic unbleached white
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup sugar
- ¾ cup organic sweet potato puree
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- ** 1/2 teaspoon turmeric mixed with the sweet potato puree used as a natural dye for the duckies. Obviously feel free to use traditional food coloring…..
Whisk together the flour and salt and set aside. Mix turmeric powder with sweet potato puree (or regular food coloring), set aside.
Beat with mixer the butter and sugar until creamy. Add sweet potato puree, vanilla, and egg. Slowly add the flour and salt, a little at a time, and mix on low speed just until all the flour is incorporated. Remove dough from bowl and shape into a flat round pie shape between wax paper (or parchment or plastic wrap). Seal and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
When ready to bake the cookies, remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface (or between 2 sheets of parchment paper) to about one-eighth inch thick. Cut out the dough using shaped cookie cutters. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet . Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.
***As I said above, this cookie can very much be played with….add a banana instead of the sweet potato or how about pumpkin? Yeah, that’s right….be creative and add some cinnamon or ….. how about more sugar or another egg or leave the egg out altogether or use agave or brown sugar or a mashed avocado …. Are you getting the point? Exactly.