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Baby Cookies For Mia Jean


A while ago, I announced the birth of my sweet niece, Mia Jean, in a post entitled Cookies For Mia Jean.

The gist of it was that all the rules go out the window as you fall head over heels in love with something so pure as fresh from the oven babyness.

This was her way back yonder...

Funny thing, the cookies for Mia Jean didn't come from me. They also did not come from the rotten Mr. Christie either. Do you know what's in "Your baby's first cookie"? That is the slogan the Mr. Christie folks use for their classic arrowroot cookies. How about a little partially hydrogenated soybean oil and high fructose corn syrup to name two ickies.

Mia's super star momma Carly, now back at work full time, is making just sweet enough healthy cookies for the little M-Star.

Now, since Carly is back at work and still has that little one with the devilish giggle, I am writing these words of love to introduce these cookies. She did, however, send over the recipe for the bestest of the best baby cookies you ever did taste.

Incidentally, they also make really good Auntie Meghan Cookies too.

Mia Cookies
(recipe by Carly Telpner)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup organic cane sugar, maple syrup or 1/3 cup cane sugar and 1 mashed banana (see notes below)
2 eggs (see notes below)
2 cups ground almonds
1 cup spelt flour or brown rice flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons vanilla
1/4 cup flaxseeds, ground
1 cup finely grated vegetables of choice ( zuchinni, carrot, yam or a mixture all work well)
  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine melted oil and sugar/syrup.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Shape small cookies for little hands on your cookie tray.
  • Bake no more than 15 minutes.
  • The cookies should be soft and stay softish for several weeks in an airtight container and freeze well.
A note from Carly: Some parents are worried about egg and nut allergies as well as sugar consumption. These cookies have been great for Mia, but not all parents will want to give them to their kids.
A note from Meghan to Carly: Most parents give their kids waaaaaay worse. My first solid food, as my parents like to remind me, was a fast food burger. I turned out mostly alright. Mostly... These are nutritonista approved. If parents are worried about the egg, just add 1/4 cup apple sauce. If parents are worried about the sweetener, just keep it to mashed banana.

18 Responses to “Baby Cookies For Mia Jean”

  1. Erin said…
    Awesome! All of our diets changed dramatically when it was time to start feeding Jordan solids (he's now 18 months and living in a vegan home, although his grandmother likes to feed him eggs ;-) ). I will definitely try these (but will omit the eggs since I don't have any ;-) ). As for sweetener, palm sugar should be a good option as well. It's rare that I find other moms as particular as I am when it comes to feeding baby (now toddler)! Incidentally, he loves your rice "cwackers".
  2. Andrea T. said…
    This post made me smile (I want to kiss those cheeks!), then I got to Erin's comment and laughed. To my ears it sounds like Jordan says "ca-cos". (Almost rhymes with "taco".) Funny that in our family, "gamma" corrupting him means the occasional egg and small tastes of salmon, whereas in other families it's cake and cookies. Like Meghan said to Carly, most parents give their kids "waaaaaay worse". Grandparents too. :)
  3. Meghan said…
    I just made these this afternoon. I love how simple and easy they are to make yet they are full of flavour. They are fantastic!!! Well done, Carly (and Meghan too)!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Yay!!! Save some, I'll bring the tea and we'll call it a date. We're long overdue!
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  5. Hi, These sound delish. Can the coconut oil be substituted? I don't like the taste. I know! Crazy! :-)
  6. Jasmin said…
    Hi! At what age would a baby start eating solid foods like these cookies? Thanks!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Hi Jasmin! I break down my perspective on food introductions here: I think you'll find that post very helpful!

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