That's right friends. Lactation cookies of the oatmeal and chocolate chip variety. This month good friends of mine welcomed their child into the world. I was hoping to find a way to help or support in this time, and my friend suggested the idea for lactation cookies as thought of by her lactation consultant. As a novice baker I'm usually pumped to try something new. This recipe is inspired by the recipe for Momma's Milk Cookies on this website, which will also give you information on why the key ingredients of oats, brewer's yeast, and flax are helpful. The key ingredients just provide nutrients that are helpful for lactation; I ate a couple and nothing weird happened. The recipe is definitely unique and the cookies are different from any oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I've had before. I'm going to try the other recipe on the linked site soon, and if you have any ideas for other uses for brewer's yeast please pass them my way.
Found in the vitamins & supplement section in
Momma's Milk Cookies
Yields 3-4 dozen
1 c. flax, milled
1/4 c. water
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 c. brewer's yeast
1/2 c. butter, room temp
1c. granulated sugar (calls for this as 1c agave, 2 cups total for the recipe, but it's expensive)
1/2 Tbsp Vanilla
3/4 c. walnuts, crushed (optional; I didn't include)
2. chocolate chips
3/4 c. rasins (left these out too)
3 c. oats
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 c. agave nectar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Flax + water mush.
In another bowl beat together butter and sugar until mixed and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing after each one. Add vanilla. Add in the flax and combine well.
Finally, we have a hand mixer. Thank you Raeanna!
Fold in walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins.
Add in oats.
After everything is blended together well, add the applesauce and cup of Agave nectar and stir through well.
Scoop onto greased or parchment-lined sheets, and press down each ball of dough lightly.