Food and Nutrition

Healthy Cookie Recipes For Your Child

Priya Mankotia
3 to 7 years

Created by Priya Mankotia
Updated on Jan 28, 2019

Healthy Cookie Recipes For Your Child
Reviewed by Expert panel

Baking at home can be fun and easy. Be it cookies or cakes, the aroma of baked items is appetizing. Especially cookies, when baked at home are a big hit! And when these cookies are prepared with healthy ingredients, it can turn out to be a great way of healthy snacking for children. Here are a few tried and tested recipes to make cookies right in your kitchen with minimal efforts. Enjoy these scrumptious cookies and you can involve your child in steps like sieving, making shapes, which can be a good fun activity.

Dried Fruit And Nut Cookies

(Makes 24 cookies)

Ingredients For Making Dried Fruit And Nut Cookies:

  • Mix of dry fruits (Cranberries, blueberries, black currants and glazed Cherries): 80 Gms
  • Mix Nuts (walnuts, Almonds, Cashews or Pecans) 80 gms
  • Orange juice or any jam: 2 tbsp
  • Jaggery syrup or honey: 1 – 2 tbsp
  • Lemon or Orange zest: 2 tsp
  • Caraway Seeds (whole) ¼ tsp or spice mix (equal quantities of cloves, cinnamon & nutmeg): ¼ tsp
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Unsalted Butter: 100 gms
  • Brown Sugar: 100 gms
  • Egg: 1
  • Whole Wheat Powder: 160 gms
  • Baking Powder: ½ tsp
  • Baking Soda: ½ tsp

Also Read: Yummy Overnight Oats Recipes For Your Child

Method For Preparing Dried Fruit And Nuts Cookies:

The whole process starts a day before. Mix all the dry fruits, nuts and orange juice in a bowl, cover it and keep it aside for at least 12 hours.

  • Sieve together flour, spice mix, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl
  • With the help of whisker, cream together softened butter and brown sugar for 2-3 mins
  • Add the egg and mix until incorporated. Add flour mix half at a time and fold together, add nuts and orange zest including the liquid in a bowl
  • Take a full size parchment or butter paper, place the mix in the lengthy edge of the paper
  • Roll half into a log 1 ½ inch thick making long roll. Refrigerate the dough for several hours or until firm
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. With the sharp knife cut the logs into ½ inch thick slices
  • Place the slices on ungreased sheet pan and bake for 15 to 20 mins or until lightly golden
  • Remove and cool it on a wire rack
  • Store it in air tight container. Healthy dry fruits cookie is now ready to be enjoyed!

Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies

(Makes 16 cookies)

Ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter: 1 cup any brand
  • Plain Flour: 1cup
  • Sugar powdered: ½ cup
  • Baking powder: ¼ tsp
  • baking Soda: ¼ tsp
  • Milk: 5 tbsp
  • Salt a pinch

Also Read: Baked Rice Recipe For Your Child

Method For Preparing Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and keep aside
  • Cream the peanut butter for a few minutes with a mixer
  • To this, add the sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk and cream for a couple of minutes
  • Add flour mix half at a time and fold together till blended at low speed (if the mixture appears very thick, add a tbsp. of milk)
  • Take a full size parchment or butter paper, place the mix in the lengthy edge of the paper
  • Roll half into a log 1 ½ inch thick making long roll (or you can make different shapes with hands or with a cookie cutter and cover it with cling foil to store in fridge)
  • Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes or until firm
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. With the sharp knife, cut the logs into ½ inch thick slices
  • Place the slices on ungreased sheet pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden
  • Remove and cool it on a wire rack. Store it in an air tight container

Also Read: Spinach For Babies- Nutritional value, Health Benefits and Recipes

Enjoy this with a glass of milk!

Eggless Whole-wheat & Custard Powder Coconut Cookies

(Makes 14 cookies)

Ingredients For Preparing Eggless Whole-wheat & Custard Powder Coconut Cookies:

  • Whole Wheat Flour: 1 Cup
  • Custard Powder: 3 tbsp
  • Oil: 1 cup
  • Desiccated Coconut: 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla Essence: ½ tbsp
  • Brown Sugar powdered: ½ cup
  • Baking powder: ¾ tsp
  • baking soda: ¼ tsp
  • Milk: 1 tbsp, salt a pinch

Method For Preparing Eggless Whole-wheat & Custard Powder Coconut Cookies:

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, custard powder and salt in a mixing bowl
  • To this add desiccated coconut and keep aside
  • Add powdered brown sugar, oil and vanilla essence and mix it with the whisker
  • Add flour mix half at a time and fold together until they are blended at low speed to this add a tbsp of milk and bind it properly
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 5 minutes
  • Make small rounds and flatten them with a fork, place them on lined baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes or when they crinkle and edges are done
  • They will remain soft initially but will become crisp in 10 minutes

*Tbsp: tablespoon, tsp: teaspoon, gms: grams

Happy Baking!

Do you enjoy baking for your little one? Share your tips with us in the comments section!

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Jun 20, 2016

interesting recipes. Thanks Priya.

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| Jun 21, 2016

Delicious and easy recipe.. tnx priya.. waiting for more recipes.

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| Jun 22, 2016

my daughter is 6 years old she always complaining about stomach ache and doesn't finish her tifin

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| Jun 22, 2016

Wow!! Amazing recipes Will definitely try Thanks Priya for sharing

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| Jun 23, 2016

Lovely recipes Priya! Will surely try them :)

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| Jun 23, 2016

Thank u all.. do try them and share your kids reaction..

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| Jun 24, 2016

nice RCP thanks

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| Jun 29, 2016

Nice recipe i will try this

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| Jul 22, 2016

worth giving a try

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| Oct 15, 2016

Thanks for sharing the yummy recipes of cookies.....

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| Nov 23, 2016

nice one

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| Nov 23, 2016

thanks for best cookies

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| Jan 15, 2017

thanks a lot... will try these out

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| Mar 10, 2017

can i do same method without oven.... i mean in cooker?

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| Mar 23, 2017

very nice recipes for children . thank you

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| Mar 23, 2017

thanx 4 sharing. will try in vacations

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| Mar 23, 2017

nice choice

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| Dec 28, 2017

yummilicious recipes. .a must try! thanks for sharing!!

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| Dec 28, 2017

plz share some recipes without oven..... then its useful for evry1

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