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March 3, 2015
The Best Lactation Cookies EVER!
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A friend of mine just had a baby and one of my favorite things I got when Miss H was born was a batch of lactation cookies from my cousin. I had had them before because her little one is 18 months older than H. Let me also say these are just amazing cookies! So don’t be scared by the lactation part. You won’t randomly start leaking – PROMISE! If you feel more comfortable, take out the brewers yeast – still a very yummy cookie!
2 Sticks of Butter (Softened)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tbsp Flax Seed
4 tbsp Water
4 tbsp Brewers Yeast (Whole Foods Sells this)
3 Cups Old Fashioned Oats (Quick Oats are fine too)
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (Or Chunks, or Peanut Butter Chips – whatever you like)
1 tsp Vanilla
1. Preheat Oven 350
Combine water and flaxseed and let sit for 5 mins
Sift flour, salt, baking soda & brewers yeast
Add butter & sugar into stand mixer and beat until smooth.
Add eggs to mixer and beat to combine
Add vanilla and flaxseed mixture
Add flour mixture
Fold in oatmeal and chocolate chips
Use ice cream scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 12-16 mins* Side note – the $1 Store sells pre cut parchment paper 10 for $1. They are perfect. One of my top 10 items to have! Buy 3 at a time! Just do it. Trust me.
Bake and then slide the parchment off the cookie sheet onto the counter to cool.
Or, be like me and burn your fingers with the gooey chocolate chips because you want one now!
Ice Cream Scoop should yield 24 big cookies
Now I will say – those are pretty good sized cookies, about 1/4 cup scoop. You could certainly go down to a cookie sided scoop or even use 2 spoons and make bigger ones. When I bake them, I do a half batch and bake for 13 mins on parchment. If I am thinking ahead, I’ll sit my eggs and butter out the night before too. It seems to give it a chewier cookie.
Now for my friends who are not breastfeeding, feel free to omit the brewers yeast. It will still make a delicious cookie that everyone will enjoy! Who doesn’t love oats and chocolate chips?
Great news is I got a text message yesterday saying the cookies were helping! It makes me so happy to hear that! Breastfeeding is hard work and anything to make it easier I am game for!