Homemade Baby Biscuits

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Baby Health, For Baby, Recipes100 Comments

DIY Baby Cookies

Homemade Baby Biscuit

Babies don’t need teething rusks but it sure is nice to give them something that they can easily pick up and eat. That’s where this recipe for baby biscuits comes in.

why these homemade baby cookies are the smart choice

While teething rusks are just starch, sugar, and salt, these biscuits are full of nutrients that babies need, like iron.

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DIY Baby Biscuits

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Yield: 25


A high iron cookie for your baby.


  • 1 banana or ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup dry iron-fortified infant cereal
  • ¼ cup flour (all purpose, whole wheat or gluten free)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Combine the fruit, butter, and egg yolks with a fork until well-mixed.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and stir, using a spoon.
  4. Roll into 24 small balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
  5. Flatten the balls with the palm of your hand.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Once cooled, store in a sealed container in the fridge. These will be good for several days.

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  • I’m afraid my baby will choke!
  • I’m afraid my baby won’t be getting enough of the right nutrients!
  • I’m afraid my baby will have an allergic reaction!
  • I’m afraid my baby is not eating enough… too much!
  • I’m afraid my baby will be a picky eater!

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100 Comments on “Homemade Baby Biscuits”

  1. I came across your recipe on Pinterest. I’m happy it was simple for me to follow and get the right result. I just forgot to flatten the balls. I hope my 13 months old daughter will enjoy them. I won’t tell my 5 years old son they are made with baby cereal. He calls them ball cookies. And he just enjoyed one now.
    I put one spoon of peanut butter to substitute one spoon of butter just as a trial.

  2. Jessica, my son’s allergist has “prescribed” “baked egg” in the form of cookies, muffins, cake, etc. 5x per week for 4-6 months to help him get over his egg allergy. Naturally, i am in search of healthy recipes with low or no sugar, wheat flour (instead of white flour), etc . Your recipe looks great but will the cookies still come out OK if i cook them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes? This is the required cooking time for his allergy treatment. Thanks.

    1. I would recommend baking just a few at 350 for 30 minutes to see if they turn out without getting over baked!

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