I have wanted to make the Banana Teething Cookies again. Although GBaby has cut all her teeth, she really likes this type of cookie best, especially if they’re coming from the freezer. So I took the same ideas as the banana cookies – lots of fruit, little sugar, whole grain flours and came up this these Pear Snack/Teething Sticks. I have to say, they’re pretty darn good! I’m thinking about pureeing some frozen peach I have to make another batch and it would probably work very well with applesauce too!
1 cups pureed Pear [or whatever type of fruit you want]
2 eggs [substitute 4 egg yolks instead of two eggs for children under 1 year old]
½ cup Brown Sugar
2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
1 ½ cups Unbleached Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1. Beat eggs and brown sugar until smooth. Add pear and blend thoroughly.
2. Add flours 1/2 cup at a time until you reach a thick dough – should be similar to a soft play dough. You may need more or less depending on the type of flour you use
3. Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll out into long ropes about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into pieces 3-4″ long and flatten slightly.
4. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown for a breadstick type snack. Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes for a hard teething cookie.
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