Posts tagged ‘Lactation Cookies’

November 17, 2012

Flax PB Chocolate Chip Cookies – Lactation Cookies

As the little hand of my nephew reached into the cookie jar, followed by my brother in-law, sister and me… I looked around to see the expressions on their faces after biting into these über healthy chocolate chip cookies for tonight’s dessert. Was it the nutty flax meal, the creamy natural peanut butter or the sweet chocolate morsels…that gave the ‘ummm’ response? I think it was a combination of all!

The addition of ‘Brewer’s Yeast’ is also an ingredient in these heathy little treats. This was the secret ingredient in the Lactation Cookies I made a few weeks ago.  I have an abundance of Brewer’s Yeast as I had to buy an entire canister of this good stuff when I only needed a few tablespoons! I am sure you have been in that same sitution…go to the store and realize a) your size you want is sold out or b) there is NO bulk options and you have to buy the larger canister of whatever you needed. SO, I will be coming up with creative ways to utilize this good stuff either though baking tasty treats or sprinkling some into my green smoothies. Either way, these cookies are delicious and I am glad I could bring these over to my sister’s family for all to enjoy and hopefully they will have the same effect for my sister being a new mama too!.

Recipe slightly altered from: Peaceful Parenting

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 3 TBS Brewer’s Yeast
  • 1 Cup Flax Meal
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 3/4 Cups 5 Grain Cereal
  • 1 Bag Milk Chocolate Chips

  1. In small bowl combine: Flour, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, and Salt
  2. In large bowl combine: Peanut Butter, Butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Vanilla, Brewer’s Yeast, Flax Meal, and Water – combine until creamy
  3. Add: Eggs
  4. Slowly Add: Flour mixture
  5. Add: 5 Grain Cereal and Chocolate Chips
  6. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet by the teaspoonful
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes

OVEN: 350

Yield: 4 Dozen (I like to make 2 dozen at a time and freeze the other dozens by the dough balls for future use)

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September 8, 2012

Lactation Cookies

I am beyond excited to have not one, but TWO new little babies join our family. My sister, bother in-law, and nephew welcomed two beautiful twin babies to our world last weekend, Harper Grace and Samuel Philip. By keeping the genders a surprise until they were born, the little babies wanted to be set apart even further by having different birth days and even months! Harper was born on August 31st in the late evening and Sam September 1st in the early hours of the morning. As they arrived early, Sam and Harper are both in the special care nursery at the hospital to get extra strong before they come home.  I will share photos and more of the ‘fresh humans’ as Nick likes to call them soon, once the family is all settled in.

My sister, being an amazingly strong women by bringing these guys into the world and a nurse herself asked if I could  bake up some ‘Lactation Cookies.’ I had no idea what these ‘cookies’ were all about. She said that as the babies arrived earlier than expected, mama’s milk was not quite ready for them. These cookies are made with special ingredients to help increase the supply. As my family knows I LOVE to bake, I jumped to  try a new recipe. I have lots to share over the next month as it is harvest time here in MN. If I could put a ‘smell button’ on this website I would. Currently my kitchen smells of: Heirloom Brandywine Tomato Sauce on the stove top, Homemade Applesauce in the crock-pot, and these Lacation Cookies!

For all the mama’s out there that may need a little extra help with milk, and just a nice tasty cookie; these are the ticket. Enjoy! I followed the recipe from Epicurious  without modifications.

LACTATION COOKIES

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Butter (Organic)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 TBS Water
  • 2 TBS Flaxseed Meal
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 TBS Brewers Yeast (SECRET INGREDIENT!)
  • 3 Cups Old Fashion Oats
  • 1 Bag Chocolate Chips

1. Mix Flaxseed Meal with Water, Set aside 3-5 minutes

2. Cream Butter and Sugar

3. Add Eggs

4. Add Flaxseed Meal mixture and Vanilla

5. Sift Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Brewers Yeast in small bowl

6. Add sifted ingredients to main mixture

7. Mix in Oats by hand

8. Mix in Chocolate chips by hand

OVEN: 350 degrees

YIELD: I made 36 cookies and 22 cookie balls for the freezer.

COOK’S TIP: Store cookies in air tight container with piece of bread for freshness.

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