Toddler Cookies

Sweet Potato & Cheese Cookies

There are a bunch of versions of these floating around. They are amazing, especially for those of us with picky toddlers. So fast. So easy. So freakin’ versatile. So, so simple. My next version might have chopped ham and scallions in it, and I’m also thinking about adapting these to use as adult type appetizers, with blue cheese, proscuitto and cracked black pepper.  Yes? DELICIOUS.

PB-Banana Cookies

Ingredients: (makes 1.5 dozen)

  • 3-4 mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 C quick oats (or you can make them by pulsing steel cut oats in the cuisinart a few times)
  • 1/2-1C natural PB
  • Cinnamon or spices to taste

Directions:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean up)
  2. Preheat the oven to 350′
  3. Mix oats and spices
  4. Mix banana and oats together until it clumps together well, then add PB.
  5. Blend thoroghly. Adjust the ratio of PB/Banana/Oats to make it form a good dough – it should look like PB or Choc Chip cookie dough in consistency.
  6. Plop by the spoonful or roll into balls and place on sheet. You can put them close together as they don’t spread or rise, so be sure to shape them or flatten them as you’d like them to be.
  7. Bake 20-25 mins or until light golden brown.
  8. Cool on a rack totally before serving to tiny people.

Sweet Potato Cheese Cookies

Ingredients: Makes 1-2 dozen

  • 1-2C mashed sweet potato
  • 2T butter
  • 2 C quick oats (or you can make them by pulsing steel cut oats in the cuisinart a few times)
  • 1/4-1/2C grated parm
  • 1/4-1/2C grated cheddar
  • pinch of salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean up)
  2. Preheat the oven to 350′
  3. Cook and mash sweet potato, adding butter (or not, as you prefer)
  4. Mix sweet potato and oats together until it clumps together well, then add grated cheese
  5. Blend thoroghly. Adjust the ratio of cheese/sweet potato/oatsto make it form a good dough – it should look like PB or Choc Chip cookie dough in consistency.
  6. Plop by the spoonful or roll into balls and place on sheet. You can put them close together as they don’t spread or rise, so be sure to shape them or flatten them as you’d like them to be.
  7. Bake 20-25 mins or until light golden brown.
  8. Cool on a rack totally before serving to tiny people.
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