Guilt-less Desserts & Treats for your Family
Podcast: Healthy Tiny Teddies
These Healthy Tiny Teddies are designed to be super inclusive. No one likes to miss out, especially a child who already knows that they’re a bit different when it comes to food, and having a tasty and cute cookie that everyone will be able to enjoy makes them feel special. Don’t underestimate the power of the tiny teddy. What they lack in height they make up for in taste and smiles.
I have made the recipe for these Healthy Tinny Teddies easy so that everyone can make them, regardless of their kitchen prowess or appliances. If you have a blender/mix master place all the ingredients in and buzz until they are all combined and a nice dough has formed. If not, place all the ingredients into a bowl and give your biceps a workout as you stir until a ball of tasty dough forms. The dough is then wrapped in plastic and left at room temperature for 30 minutes. This makes it firmer and easier to roll and cut. (I have also put the dough in the fridge at this point for two days and then allowed it to return to room temperature before using. It could also be frozen.) It’s worth noting that as this recipe is egg free the dough can be safely eaten raw; a fact you may soon regret knowing!
Now I know that calling these Healthy will annoy some people. Perhaps I should have called them “less healthy than a carrot stick but better for you than the store bought ones”, or “super allergy friendly (except if you’re Lisa’s Mum) cookies” but neither of those are very searchable terms and I wanted as many people as possible to be able to make and enjoy this recipe. Please do take 5 minutes and make these Healthy Tiny Teddies. Get your kids involved, choose different shapes and share them with your friends. There’s a very good chance they’ll never know that they are eating a Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Egg Free, Nut Fee, Low Fructose, Refined Sugar Free cookie because they taste so good!
Link to Healthy Tiny Teddies Recipe
Link to Chocolate version
Link to ‘Cheese Cake’ that uses these cookies as its base