Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lactation Cookies!

Heading over to a girlfriend's (& fellow new mom of two) tonight while our hubs' are out of town and baked some oatmeal raisin lactation cookies to bring over. I've never made these before but they came out AMAZING. And really they are just oatmeal raisin cookies that are made with ground flax seed, oats, and brewers yeast, all really good for milk production. So anyone (and everyone, I promise - they are soo good) will enjoy these, not just nursing mamas :) This recipe yields a lot of cookies too (about 3 dozen) so it's a nice idea to make some for yourself and package up the rest and bring over to another breastfeeding momma friend :) 

Prep time: 20 min (while tending to children. Actual prep time is probably 10 min)
Cook time: 10 minutes
What You Will Need:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Cup softened butter
- brewer's yeast
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar 
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix the flaxseed and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
3. Mix together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
4. Add eggs to butter/sugar and mix.
5. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla extract to the egg/butter/sugar and mix well.
6. Mix together the dry ingredients: the flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt. (This was Landon's job)
7. Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
8. Stir in oats and chips.
9. Scoop 1-1.5" flattened balls onto baking sheet.
10. Bake for 10 minutes.
11. Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.

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