Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lactation Cookies

These are supposed to help nursing mom's with their supply...I made them for a nursing mom I'm taking dinner to tonight, and thought I'd post the recipe for anyone interested. Even when I'm not nursing, I like to make them as a healthier alternative to reg choc chip cookies - they are really tasty and for the record Mr. C loves them too! :)
  • 8 Tbs water
  • 4 Tbs flax seed meal (no subs)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbs brewers yeast (no subs - can be found at HEB in the those bins near the health food stuff)
  • 3 cups thick cut oats (not instant/quick cook)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I prefer dark choc and use the Ghiradelli 60% choc chips...I also tend to use closer to 1 and 1/2 cups, but since a lot of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, in mom's diet can sometimes upset a newborn baby's tummy, I recommend milk choc chips if you are making these for a new mom :)
Preheat oven to 375. Mix flax seed meal and water in a small bowl and set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each one. Add flax seed mix and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Sift dry ingredients (except oats and choc chips). Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture while mixer is mixing on the lowest speed. Continue mixing only until dry and wet ingredients are incorporated (don't over mix). Fold in oats and then the choc chips. Drop by rounded tbs on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake 8-12 minutes. Makes 4-5 dozen depending on cookie size.

I would eat at least 4 a day while I was nursing...for medicinal purposes of course :)

1 comment:

Ali and Eric said...

Oh, good one! Thanks for this. Hope you are doing well. Do you have a bump yet?