Cookie Monster, Annonymous
Guys. I have a serious issue. I am addicted to these "lactation" cookies. I hate that they're even called lactation cookies because in my head I convince myself it's acceptable to eat 7+ in one sitting because "they're helping my milk supply".
Truth is, they significantly have helped my milk supply. I know a lot of things contribute to milk supply but on my first, and only, fasting from these babies I saw a drop in my supply- SO, here I am, uncontrollably eating cookies to help feed Tiny babe- dreams do come true.
So, for all of you mamas or soon-to-be mamas out there I'm sharing the recipe with you today! I cannot take full credit- I found a base recipe while skimming Pinterest when preparing for Poppy to come and have modified it to help make them a tad bit healthier- okay, to make them have less bad calories.
Let me know if you try them out, and if you love them! You have to pinky promise not to blame me for your obsession or weight gain. Do it for the milk ;)
- 4 tbsp water
- 4 Tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1/2 C. butter, soft
- 1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 C. brown sugar
- 1/2 C. granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 C. organic, unbleached all purpose flour
- 3 C. old fashioned rolled oats
- 4 Tbsp brewers yeast
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 C. dark chocolate chips
- 1 C. shredded coconut (optional)
Step 1: Pre-head oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Combine flaxseed meal and water in small bowl and set aside. This will become thick like cooked oatmeal.
Step 3: In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, eggs, room temperature butter, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Mix together with motorized hand mixer.
Step 4: Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, brewers yeast and flaxseed meal/ water mixture. Mix together with motorized hand mixer.
Step 5: Add oatmeal, chocolate chips, and shredded coconut. Fold in with mixing spoon until all of it is combined.
Step 6: Place cookies to baking sheet. We put them on tin foil on our baking pan and usually make 8-10 each batch. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 350 (depending on size of cookie and preferred crunchiness)
Step 7: Let cool and then try to control yourself- good luck :)
I do have to say this, I have never made these cookies. Patrick has been the most amazing teammate of a husband and is always ready to bake these when I run low. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that. Parenting is so much more fun when you have an awesome teammate who supports your cookie eating problem, I mean- habits ;)
Do you have a go-to recipe to help with your milk supply? Share it with me!