Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lactation Cookies-yum!

...last week, there was a thread on The Leaky Boob about lactation cookies. Basically they are oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but you use flaxseed, Brewer's yeast and thick cut oats. Those three ingredients are supposed to boost your milk production. I'm not experiencing low production but I'm always game to try out a new cookie recipe! I found the following recipe on the Simply Real Moms blog:

Lactation Cookies
 
Author: Jasmine
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Ingredients
  • Lactation Cookies
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 4 T water
  • 2 T flaxseed meal (DO NOT substitute)
  • 2 Lg eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 C Thick cut oats
  • 1 C Chocolate chips
  • 2 T Brewers Yeast (DO NOT substitute)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix 2 T of flaxseed meal and water, set aside 3-5 minutes.
  3. Cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add eggs.
  5. Stir flaxseed mix into butter mix and add vanilla.
  6. Beat until well blended.
  7. Sift: dry ingredients, except oats and choc chips.
  8. Add butter mix to dry ingredients.
  9. Stir in the oats and then the choc chips.
  10. Drop on parchmant paper on baking sheet.
  11. Bake 8-12 minutes.
 
They were pretty good. I think they tasted better after sitting overnight. Matt kept eating some and I would tell him I could see his boobs leaking. I'd say they worked. The next morning, after feeding AR, I pumped 10 ounces!!! Oh, I also heard almonds help increase milk production so I threw some in my recipe as well. Enjoy!

1 comment :

SLESE1014 said...

I was a little worried you were adding breast milk to your cookies....This is something I will have to file away as I did struggle a little with my supply after my bout with mastitis. I might just have to try them...