Eggless cookie recipe to make with kids for any occasion

Who doesn’t love making cookies? Well, for our family, making cookies on various occasions, or with no reason at all, is a cherished activity! I have bought the 101 Wilton Cookie Cutter Set and there are more than enough cookie cutters for any occasion! But since I often think about little fingers and rare eggs, I tried to find a simple, eggless cookie recipe and it became our favorite one! It doesn’t spread and the cookies are perfect for icing and decorating! And it’s great to make our Christmas cookies or our edible Christmas gift, like our full of treats Santa’s Sleigh Cookie (learn how to make them!!)

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Our favorite eggless cookie recipe

Eggless cookie recipe ingredients:

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Our Christmas cookies Santa’s sleigh full of treats, made with our favorite eggless cookie recipe

–          370 g flour

–          165 g sugar which has been through the food processor or blender

–          ¼ teaspoon salt

–          2 teaspoons vanilla extract

–          225 g butter, cold

–          30 g cream cheese

How to make eggless cookies

  • In a large bowl, mix the first four ingredients.
  • Now add little by little the butter and knead with your hand. It will be a crumbled mix first. When you have added all the butter, mix in the cream cheese.
  • Part the dough into two and wrap in clear wrap foil.
  • Chill the dough for about half an hour.
  • Roll the dough out as thin or thick as you like and cut out your cookies with your favorite cookie cutters. Mine are snowflakes, Christmas trees, and stars!
  • Put the cookies on a baking paper-lined a baking tray.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 180 degrees C for about 8-10 minutes, until their light brown.
  • Let them cool completely before decorating the cookies or assembling the sleigh.

This recipe is quite easy and such a healthy treat!!! And if you want a great, eggless icing recipe, check out our favorite one! Perfect for Christmas Cookies!

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Baby finger food tips and ideas

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Somewhere after the age of 9-10 months, babies start demanding to eat food with their hands. And by all means, let them do exactly that! It will create a mess, agreed, but it is a very important development stage for your baby to do exactly that. It needs to explore the food, get to know it, examine it in every aspect, not just to fill the belly. So, in order for your baby to get to love food, here are some baby finger food tips.

Offer a variety of foods

Give your baby a great variety of foods. Use different foods with different colors, shapes, and texture, and let your baby explore. It will squeeze it, smash it, smear it, and hopefully, taste some of it. The amount that ends up in its mouth is of secondary importance.

Let your baby show you how much food it needs

Let your baby decide about what it eats from the things you put in front of him, and how much it eats. After all, your baby is the only one who really knows when its stomach is full. However, you will decide the time for eating, which should be – as much as possible – constant. Also, you need to be the one who decides what you put on the table, especially when your baby becomes a toddler and, later, a preschooler. Don’t push your toddler to eat more than it wants to or else it will have difficulty learning to listen to its own body saying “I’m full”.

Keep mealtime without distractions

Don’ t use distractions like loud music or TV to “trick” your baby into eating. That could cause overeating and establish bad habits.

Choose healthy foods for baby finger food

Iron-rich foods are very important. They should be on your meal plan most days of the week. Such foods are beef, turkey, chicken, veal, lentils, beans, and spinach. Give a little orange juice to your toddler, or include some Vitamin C rich foods on the menu, such as broccoli or lemon. Vitamin C helps in absorbing iron.

Don’t mind the mess

Your baby will create a mess. You will clean it up. Again. And again. And, for an unbelievable number of times, again…

Hold on to memories

Have a camera at hand. Nothing beats the cuteness of such a little face covered in sauce!

Find yummy, toddler-friendly recipes and foods

Having said all that, you can find our favorite, full of nutrients meatball with veggies recipe here. This one is perfect to make small meatballs for your toddler to tear apart and taste! This recipe helped me with my little girl, who wanted to eat by herself from very early on. She never was much of an eater, so I needed to make every bite count. And, to be honest, we all love eating them!

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