Homemade Biter Biscuits

Once your baby is teething, you'll want to have a variety of hard, crispy teething biscuits or cookies on hand. The goal in making these treats is that the end product should be hard and crunchy, and not crumble or break off in big pieces in your baby's mouth.

INGREDIENTS | 20 Servings

  • ⅔ cup milk or water
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled, or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup wheat germ (toasted or untoasted)
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  1. Beat together milk or water, butter or oil, and sugar.

  2. Stir in wheat germ and flour, and knead for 8–10 minutes until dough is smooth and satiny. Add more water or more flour if necessary.

  3. Make small balls of dough and roll them into sticks that are about ½-inch thick and 4 inches long.

  4. Roll out on floured surface to a ½-inch thickness.

  5. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350°F for 45 minutes, or until the biscuits are hard and browned.

Teething Biscuit Safety

Wait until your baby can comfortably eat solid puréed foods before offering her a teething biscuit. Always supervise your baby carefully while she's eating one — ideally she'll gnaw on the hard biscuit, getting relief for her sore gums while eating some of it, very slowly, in the process. But it's always possible that she could break off a piece big enough to choke on, so be careful.

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