If you’re a nursing mom, you know that you’re always a
little lot hungrier than usual. For me, that equals major hanger, which is never good for anyone involved. Aside from an increased appetite, sometimes you need a little extra help to make more milk. Enter lactation cookies.
My best girlfriend just had a baby so I made a batch of these cookies for her. The first time I made these cookies they were edible but not good. I tweaked this recipe and the results were MUCH tastier. Scroll down for the lactation cookie recipe and don’t forget any of the ingredients… I’m looking at you, brewer’s yeast and flaxseed meal ;).
- 2 cups steel cut oatmeal
- 1 cup quick oats oatmeal
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate morsels)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons water
- 3 tablespoons Brewers Yeast (this is what increases milk supply so don't skip it!)
- 2 tablespoons Flaxseed Meal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and 4 tablespoons water, set aside for 3-5 minutes.
- Cream (beat well) butter and brown sugar. Add egg, mix well.
- Stir flaxseed mixture and add with vanilla to the butter mix. Beat until blended.
- Separately, sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips.
- Add to butter mixture. Stir in oats then chips.
- Scoop or drop onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper. I balled the dough using a metal tablespoon.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on size of cookies; I baked mine for 9 minutes.
- You'll need baking sheets, parchment paper and a hand or stand mixer.
- Each cookie is 2WW+ points.