Harvest oatmeal baby cookies

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I’m finally feeling like there is light at the end of this dark tunnel, maybe ill finally feel like myself again soon. This Michigan weather is definitely not helping my mood any, I’m thinking of maybe getting a sun lamp I’ve heard they can do great things for your mood. Until then my only comfort is baking I love baking now that I’m a mom. After dropping out of culinary school to start a family I discovered this new hobby and its one if the best things to do when your stuck in the house.

I love baking cookies and cakes, things that are especially hard to resist when your feeling down so I try to bake some (and the key word is some) healthier things when the mood strikes. I have been trying to perfect a recipe for baby cookies that I found on food.com using left over baby cereal. I think I finally found the perfect balance of sweet and savory for babies.

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To make you will need :
1/4 cup butter softened
1/8 cup molasses
1/8 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup wheat flour
2 cups baby oatmeal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 zuchinni grated
1/2 carrot grated
1/2 jar of apple baby food
5 tbsp whole milk

Preheat oven to : 375 degrees
Grease cookie sheet

The recipe starts with :
butter
molasses
brown sugar
Mix together just until combined
You can use 1/4 cup molasses instead of sugar if your more of a health nut.

Mix in :
egg
vanilla

In seperate bowl mix:
whole wheat flour
baby oatmeal
cinnamon
baking soda
Set aside

In another bowl mix:
grated zuchinni
grated carrot
baby apple sauce

Combine all ingredients into egg mixture adding the whole milk than stir. Adding more milk if necessary to combine all ingredients.

Scoop by the tbsp and make flat discs placing an inch or so apart , these cookies do not change shape barely at all when cooked. Bake for 10 – 15 mins until bottoms are browned.

The cookies will come out smelling great cause of the cinnamon, its my favorite spice in the world I put it in everything. All though these cookies do not have a normal cookie like crunch they still taste great and are a serious god send during teething time when getting baby to eat anything but you can be a struggle. These cookies provide them with all the nutrients they need through out the day. I hope you all enjoy them!

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