Elena’s Cookies

Dish Description
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.
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dry infant cereal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

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