Lactation Cookie Perfected

TaDaaaa! 

I have perfected - to the best of my ability and tastebuds - the lactation cookie, a.k.a the Major Milker Cookie, the cookie that is guaranteed to make your milkers start milkin' 

When I started breastfeeding Lois, I quickly realized that while there are some MAJOR advantages to having a ten pound newborn, there are some real drawbacks i.e. - my body wasn't ready to satiate the apatite of an "infante de Kong." So I gathered some recipes for lactation cookies and started baking, and I baked, and I baked, and I baked and Oh!....I ate. Listen, if you're not expecting chips ahoy, these cookies are scrumptious. Daniel loves them and I can't get enough. 

Further, they really are good for you. I have packed tons of fiber, reduced the fats, changed the sugars, replaced the eggs with flax - all of which is good for you, good for your baby, and might help you maintain all the calorie burning benefits breast feeding has to offer! 

Eat a few a day, and give them time to work (24 hours or so). 

 

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Ingredients

3/4 c water (or whatever makes the texture right)

4 T Flax Meal + 1/4 c water (mix these together and let them sit for a few minutes)

1/2 c Butter softened (sometimes I just leave this out and double the next ingredient)

4 T Almond Butter (or more)

1/2 - 3/4 C Brown sugar (depending on how frisky you feel)

1/2 C Sugar

2 C Whole wheat flour

4 heaping Ts Brewers Yeast

1 t baking soda

1 t salt

3 C oats (that oats, not coats, and make them 'Old Fashioned' not 'Quick Oats')

a bag of Chocolate Chips - semi-sweet or dark if you really like partying

Yummo Options: 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 c. chopped nuts of your choice (we like pumpkin seeds) 

Steps

  1. Preheat that Oven to 350
  2. Beat butters, sugars well - until smooth and creamy. If you have to add a drop or two of water to get it good and smooth, no sweat off my back.
  3. Beat in Flax mixture - it should be thick, but not like Playdough
  4. Sift flour, yeast, soda, and salt into another bowl. Then add those ingredients to the butter mix
  5. Stir in oats and chips
  6. Bake 12 minutes