If you’re wondering “At what age can I give my baby cookies?” the answer is “It depends on what kind of cookies.” Truly, I hope you’re not wanting to give your baby Oreos or Chips Ahoy cookies. If your baby is ready for food (sitting independently, sturdily, and can bring food to her mouth on her own) and has tasted lots of real foods (vegetables, meat, fruits, etc.), I don’t think it can hurt to give the baby a little baked good as long as you approve all of the ingredients.
And if you give a baby a cookie, she’ll want a glass of milk to go with it…
I mixed up some Coconut milk drink and saved a bit of it, unsweetened, for Anneliese. She GULPED it. LOVED it.
I also made these awesome grain-free chocolate chip cookies, and made sure to make a small one with no chocolate chips, for Anneliese to try. They’ve got loads of good stuff in them and are high protein and easy to hold, bite, and chew, so I thought it would be a nice treat without being crazy or full of too many refined ingredients and sugar.
She really liked the cookie too. In fact, she recognized what a great pairing it was, because as soon as she took her first bite, she started signing “milk.” I guess it’s a classic combination for a reason.
So, again, if you’re asking, “At what age can I give my baby a cookie?” I think the answer is, “When you make a baby-friendly cookie to share.”