Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lactation Cookies

the final product
I whipped up some "lactation cookies" for a friend who just had her baby, and I thought I would share the recipe.  I doubled the recipe, and it made just over 4 dozen.  I froze most of the dough, for when BGF gets here, and also, since 2 of my sister in laws are expecting, so that I can just pull them out of the freezer and pop them in the oven.  Did I mention these are also delicious?  Who cares if they, they are a filling, not to bad for you cookie.  My husband was eating them too.  He said he would be concerned if he started lactating.  I told him not to worry.  But, they are supposed to help increase milk supply.  Click on the link to read more.

all balled up and ready to go
I got the recipe off of the peaceful parenting blog- http://www.drmomma.org/2010/08/lactation-cookies-recipe-increasing.html

Major Milk Makin' CookiesRecipe by Kathleen Major

I had my hubby mix them,
it was a workout!
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c. oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c. almond butter or peanut butter
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. flax
3 T brewer's yeast
1/3 c. water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c. (12oz) chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts of your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat almond butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer's yeast, flax and water until creamy.
Mix in eggs.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Mix in nuts and chocolate chips.
Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.

Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets or baking stones.

Press down each ball lightly with a fork.
Bake 12 minutes.


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