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).
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)
- Preheat that Oven to 350
- 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.
- Beat in Flax mixture - it should be thick, but not like Playdough
- Sift flour, yeast, soda, and salt into another bowl. Then add those ingredients to the butter mix
- Stir in oats and chips
- Bake 12 minutes