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Elena’s Cookies

Many, many years ago, my then four-year-old and I came up with a cookie recipe by using ingredients we had on hand. I say “many” because that child is now almost 14!  At the time, I was home with two small children during the day.  My hubby and I shared a car, so I was often transportation-less and many recipes and crafts were improvised using whatever we had on hand.

After making up this batch of cookies a couple of times, I posted the recipe on the relatively new allrecipes.com. I still go back from time to time and am always amused to see it still there after all these years!  I’m happy to report that, for the most part, the reviews have been good.

I won’t post a photo because I don’t have one and it’s been many years since either of my children ate infant cereal, which is one of the ingredients.    My memory of these cookies is a mild flavored, moist and scrummy cookie!

see the allrecipe version

* 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


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium sized bowl mix the shortening, applesauce, white sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
3. 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.
4. 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.

Happy baking!


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This is part of my “Way Back Craft” series’; patterns, crafts, tutorials and general crafty memories before the days of this craft blog.