Monday, July 4, 2011

Best Lactation Cookies Ever

  • Alright friends, here's a fabulous recipe to boost your milk supply. It honest to goodness works, too! I probably ate almost a dozen of these a day the week after Evie was born and BAM, huge milk supply. I also lost 35lbs in the first 2 weeks. Life is crazy with a newborn and regular meals don't always happen, so having a bag of these on the counter at least gives you something to snack on :) They are also a wonderful thing to drop off at a friend's house right after they have a baby. 

  • Also, if hubby or your 5 year old daughter chow on these they will NOT start lactating! lol

  • The magical ingredient in these is the brewer's yeast. Get it at Super Supplements or Central Market (in bulk or the natural supplements area). It's the same reason why some people recommend drinking a beer for supply- it's not the alcohol that helps, it's the brewer's yeast! The oatmeal and flax are also helpers for supply. I get my flax at Costco. It's a huge bag of organic cold milled flax and it's shelf-stable so you don't have to refrigerate it. You can also add or sub honey or molasses in place of the sugars. I tend to do 3 or 4 Tbsp of the brewer's yeast. It's sort of a nutty flavor and the cookies just taste 'healthy', not bad at all. PS. you'll want flakes or meal yeast. Chunky yeast would be weird :)

  • My Favorite Lactation Cookies:

  • cup butter

  • cup sugar

  • cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • tablespoons water

  • tablespoons flax seed meal

  • eggs

  • teaspoon vanilla

  • cups flour

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • cups oats

  • cup chocolate chips

  • 2 -4 tablespoons brewer's yeast

    1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. 2. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
    3. 3. Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well.
    4. 4. Add eggs and mix well.
    5. 5Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.
    6. 6. Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt.
    7. 7. Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
    8. 8. Stir in oats and chips.
    9. 9. Scoop onto baking sheet.
    10. 10. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
    11. 11. Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.

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