Lactation Cookies

We’ve been a little busy as of late. As most of you know, both Mal & I welcomed our two little bundles in the past two months. Our sweet boy Marcus Wade was born on February 10th and Mal’s family was blessed with precious baby girl Paneil AnnLouise on March 21st.

Since both of us are breastfeeding our littles, I figured it’s a good time to post about a good milk-producing treat I’ve found. Who doesn’t like to eat a bunch of cookies for the sake of “it’s good for my milk supply”? Am I right? Not only do these tasty treats appeal to us nursing mamas, but both our hubbys seem to enjoy their fair share of them as well. They are loaded with oats and flax seed meal so one could write them off as being healthy- almost. Sometimes you have to look past the sugar and butter if you know it’s going to be beneficial to your baby. I have taken such liberties quite frequently since Marcus has been born. I’ve shared this recipe with a number of my other nursing mama friends so I figured why not blog it too. Here goes:

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Lactation Cookies- adapted from Food.com

-1 Cup Butter

-1 Cup Brown Sugar

-1 Cup Sugar

-2 Tablespoons Flax Seed Meal

-4 Tablespoons Water

-2 Eggs

-1 Teaspoon Vanilla

-2 Cups Flour

-1 Teaspoon Salt

-2-4 Tablespoons Brewer’s Yeast (Found at a health food store or nutrition store like GNC)

-1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

-3 Cups Old Fashion Oats

-1 Cup Chocolate Chips

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1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine flax seed meal and water in a small bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

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3. Mix the butter, sugar and brown sugar together.

4. Add the eggs and beat until well mixed.

5. Add the flax seed meal. The consistency should look like this. Mix in the vanilla at this point too.

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6. Mix the dry ingredients of flour, salt, brewer’s yeast and baking soda together in a separate bowl and then incorporate it into your other mix of ingredients.

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7. Finally, add in the oats and chocolate chips.

8. Spoon the dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Allow them to cool on the tray after you remove them from the oven for a few minutes.

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I dare you try and eat just one of these. Usually I eat about six of them in one sitting. I wish I could say I’m joking about that, but I’m not!

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So whether you are a nursing mama yourself, or you have a new mom friend who could use a little lactation boost- these are the ticket. Well, they have done the trick for me at least. It’s an important job you have feeding that sweet little one so you might as well enjoy something for yourself while helping the process along. Happy nursing!

From this nursing mama,

Emma

And here are the two newest members of our families.

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Marcus Wade

7lbs 1oz, 19 in

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Paneil AnnLouise

9lbs 11oz, 21.5 in

(Photo by HMD Photos)

 

2 thoughts on “Lactation Cookies

  1. Yum. I suppose for someone who’s not nursing, could just omit the Brewers Yeast. I have some flax seed meal that I bought randomly and have to use up..

    • You most certainly could omit the brewer’s yeast and still have a yummy cookie to enjoy! These are a great thing to use up your flax seed meal for. I tend to sneak it in a lot of things like smoothies,pancakes and baked goods. Might just be me, but I feel like things are “healthier” when it’s added in. Thanks for your comment Hannah- Enjoy!

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