Sisters fight. A lot.
I never had sisters, so I really never had a problem with my younger brothers wanting to play with my polly pockets. It was more along the lines of ME taking their GI Joes for Barbies new husband. He came with a hummer and a camo uniform. So hot.
Around here, the fighting can become intense. One see's toy that one wants, and then BAM! Light bulb moment, and the other decides they want the SAME exact toy...
Sadly for Sweet Pea, she usually is the one getting pushed around by her older sister, and too often she's on the ground in tears because Boo hip chucked her away from the toys.
My mom told me a story of how my older brother was the same way to my younger brother. Than one day the younger shoved a pencil in the older's back, and well...I don't really know how to end that story...
Luckily for Sweet Pea Boo has preschool during the week, which gives lil sis a few hours at home with all the things she "isn't allowed to play with." She will run up to me in excitement holding her sisters favorite toy. Then she slobbers all over it, and chews on Sleeping Beauty's head. Sisterly revenge at its finest.
Not only does Sweet Pea miss out on some, scratch that, all of the toys...But she also misses out on a lot of food. Her teeth are slowly coming in, so it's still hard for her to chew some solids. I decided I wanted to make a soft and chewy cookie just for Sweet Pea! Something she could hold in her hand, and eat on her own.
These are the perfect cookies for little babies! They are so soft and melt right in your mouth, so you don't have to worry about big chunky pieces.
Soft & Chewy Mini Cinnamon Cookies
Wholesome & perfect finger food snacks for your little ones. They melt right in your mouth, so you don't have to worry about large dangerous chunks!
- 1/2 oats
- 2 1/2 cups flour-whole wheat, spelt, white-wheat, etc.
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 TB. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 c. chilled or solid coconut oil
- 1/4 c. honey(note:for babies under 1 use maple syrup)
- 1/2 c. water
- Using a food processor, process oats until it turns into a fine flour, or most of the oats have been processed.
- Add in flour, baking soda, and spices and process for about a minute.
- Add coconut oil and pulse until fine crumbs appear.
- Next add honey and water and process until a thick and sticky dough comes about.
- Preheat oven to 350, and prepare a baking dish with parchment paper.
- Get two more pieces of parchment/wax paper and place dough between the sheets.
- Roll out dough until about 1/4 of an inch thick. (You can roll out sections of dough since this makes alot!)
- Remove top sheet and sprinkle top with a little flour. Using a cookie cutter, cut out desired shapes.
- Dip a thin metal spatula in flour and remove cut outs and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake in oven for 4-6 minutes. Remove and let sit on baking sheet to cool.
- (For a softer cookie do 4 minutes, and for more crispy do 6)
- (Note: You can also use bigger cookie cutters, but the cooking time may vary.)
- TO FREEZE:
- If you want to freeze dough to make at a later time, place uncooked dough cut outs onto baking sheet and freeze in the freezer for 20 minutes. Then place them in a container and store in the freezer until needed. Add 1-2 minutes to cooking time.
I could not keep Sweet Pea's hands from grabbing them while I took pictures! She was so excited, especially since they were so easy for her to eat!
One of the things I love about this recipe is that you can make some and freeze the rest for later, especially since this recipe makes A TON of mini cookies! Of coarse you can always make bigger shapes too!
And guess who had a bright idea that little sister needed to learn how to share her cookies...
Well...At least i've got 5 dozen others, so there is plenty to go around! :)