Peanut Butter Baby Cookies

Is it time to give your baby peanuts, but you’re not sure how to go about it? Look no further! I have created a recipe that everyone will enjoy…cookies! It seems like there is a debate on allergens lately. Some people say to delay introducing common allergens while others advocate for early exposure. We chose to try peanuts early on because neither of us had peanut allergies.

peanut butter cookies

These cookies are super easy to whip up! You probably have all the ingredients at home right now, and it’s a good way to use up leftover baby cereal! If you don’t have the exact ingredients, improvise! You can use any milk (I used breastmilk the first batch!), and probably any cereal (let me know how it goes because I’ve only used oatmeal). If you want to make these for yourself, try oat flour!

peanut butter cookies

A couple of notes: First, the dough will seem pretty thick and dry, but do not put more than 3 T of milk. You can put less, just don’t put more. Second, it is important to let the cookies cool on the sheet, or they will be very crumbly. They will also crumble if you don’t bake them long enough. Just don’t overdo it. They will seem too soft when they come out of the oven, but remember that they do not have any flour or egg in them–you could eat them raw if you wanted to!

peanut butter cookies

I probably could have put more cookies on this sheet, but I was afraid they would spread. Do not worry about smashing them down with the fork–they will not spread much! To make life even easier, just put them all on one sheet. πŸ™‚

peanut butter cookies

We first made these for L when he was about 7 months old, but he is 13 months in these pictures and is still loving them! I couldn’t get him to look at meΒ or smile because he was so ravenous!

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Let me know how yours turn out and what you did to them! Have you introduced peanut butter yet? If so, when?

 

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Peanut Butter Baby Cookies
Quick and easy peanut butter cookies for your baby! No teeth required for these, and they are a healthy way to introduce peanuts to your child.
peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
peanut butter cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients together with a mixer or by hand. Split dough into about 10 cookies, or use a cookie dough scoop to make even sized balls. Use your hands to form balls of dough, then place on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Use a fork to press the cookies down and create a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 10-12 minutes then let cool completely on baking sheet.
Recipe Notes

Notes: Do not use honey if your baby is under one year old. Maple syrup works great, but the first time I made these I did not use sugar and L loved them just as well!

If you want these to be gluten free, make sure your baby cereal is gluten free. Even though it's just rice or oats, it can still be contaminated with gluten. My brand said right on there that they are not gf. Just make sure you double check! I had L taste test for me. πŸ˜‰

 

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4 Comments

  1. These look great! I think my four year old would like them too. I may try them with oat flour?

    1. Please let me know how they turn out πŸ™‚

  2. I love this post!! your baby is so cute! Your blog is so beautiful, everything you write about and all the different sections you have is so cute. I have a similar post on my blog where I made chocolate chip & peanut cookies! https://sophiaaxo.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-and-oat-cookies/

    Sophia

    sophiaaxo.wordpress.com

    1. Thank you so much! I will check out your blog πŸ™‚

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