Saturday, 20 November 2010

Recipe: Lactation cookies

I have seen a few different recipes for these cookies and I intend to make myself a huge batch to enjoy during our baby-moon.

Lactation Cookies

Makes approx 72 cookies

* 1 cup butter or spread
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 4 tablespoons water
* 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal*
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 3 cups oats, thick cut if you can get them
* 1 cup or more chocolate chips/sultanas/almonds (whatever takes your fancy)
* 2 tablespoons of brewers yeast** (be generous)

Preheat oven at 180 degrees C. Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir flaxseed mixture and add with vanilla to the margarine mix. Beat until blended. Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips. Add to margarine mixture. Stir in oats then chips. Scoop or drop onto baking sheet, preferably lined with parchment. The dough is a little crumbly, so it helps to use a scoop.

Bake 8-12 minutes, depending on size of cookies.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

*can be found at any local health food store.

**Don't substitute brewer's yeast for anything else... that's what makes them work!


Newmumma said...

Do these really work?

Might have to get baking!

Emily said...

I have all the ingredients to make these except the brewer's yeast... do you know where I can find that?

majikfaerie said...

ooh neat idea!

Kat said...

Ok silly question, but what do lactation cookies do?

Ashwee said...

Any good healthfood store should stock brewers yeast.

Kat, they help with milk production as they are high in calories and contain the brewers yeast.

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