I've been having a bit of trouble with my milk supply lately, so last night I decided to make a batch of these lactation cookies that I've heard everyone talking about lately. Ummm, they are DELICIOUS!!
The three most important ingredients, which have been used for years to help increase milk production, are oats, brewer's yeast, and flax seed. These cookies are packed full of fiber, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids, all which are essential to a nursing mom.
All that health stuff aside, they are DELICIOUS! Seriously. I've had a hard time keeping my husband away from them!
1 1/2 c. flour
1 3/4 c. steel cut oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. flax
3 T brewer's yeast
1/3 c. water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
3 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c. (12oz) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer's yeast, flax and water until creamy. Mix in eggs.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Mix in chocolate chips.
Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.
Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets.
Press down each ball lightly with a fork.
Bake 12 minutes.
The original recipe is here. I decided to alter it a bit.