Do you know someone who is about to give birth? If so these cookies are a perfect gift for a new Mum. Make some as a present if you are popping in to meet a new baby, as I am.
Lactation cookies have been carefully researched so every ingredient is going to make you feel more energised and increase your milk supply. The 3 main ingredients which will increase supply are Oats, Flaxseed (linseed) and Brewer’s yeast, more information the benefits on these ingredients can be found at Dr Momma. Make sure you use Brewer’s yeast and not baking yeast, as it’s the essential ingredient to increase the milk supply and cannot be substituted. Brewer’s yeast can be found in health food stores or can be found cheaply on eBay.com.au.
This recipe is by Noel Trujillo from http://www.food.com/recipe/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-lactation-cookies-by-noel-trujillo-192346
Makes 24 cookies
What you need
½ cup butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 ⅓ cups wholegrain oats
½ cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoon brewer’s yeast
What to do
Preheat oven to 175°.
Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well. Add egg and mix well. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.
Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mix. Stir in oats and chips.
Scoop onto baking sheet and flatten slightly, and bake for 12 minutes.
Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.