Elena's Cookies

Elena's Cookies


"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."


servings 237 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix the shortening, applesauce, white sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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  1. 14 Ratings


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 a...

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 flavorfu...

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!

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 apples...

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 an...

I didn't change a thing, and they turned out wonderful - soft, not overly sweet, vanilla-nutty flavor. Thank you Jennifer.

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 togeth...

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!

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 ...