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Increase Your Milk Supply With These UDDERLY Delicious Cookies

To all my mamas nursing their babies, by now you have heard of all kinds of remedies and tricks to boost your milk supply, unless you are too milkalicious for your own good, and if that’s the case, we are happy for you. ūüôā ¬†Well, I’m here to share a recipe that will combat your morning bowl of oats and cup of Mother’s Milk tea. ¬†The cookie.

When I was breastfeeding my babies I drank everything that I thought would help and I ate many of the lactogenic foods that were recommended. ¬†And to be honest, I still eat those foods and drink at least 10-12 cups of water because it’s just plain good for you.

A recipe for lactation cookies

A recipe for lactation cookies

Now let’s get down to business, cookie business that is. ¬†They key players in this recipe are Bewer’s Yeast, Flaxseed and oats. ¬†So if you are modifying this at all, keep those ingredients in for best results.

Gather up all of your ingredients before you start, so you can be efficient during nap time. ¬†And so you don’t reach for the cinnamon on the back row of your spice rack and knock four bottles on the ground and wake up your baby.

Flour, flaxseed, brewer's yeast, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, oats, craisins, chocolate chips

Flour, flaxseed, brewer’s yeast, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, oats, craisins, chocolate chips

First, combine water and flaxseed and allow to sit for about five minutes. ¬†This softens it up, so that you can’t feel the texture in the cookie.

Mix the flaxseed with water and let set so it will soften.

Mix the flaxseed with water and let set so it will soften.

Second, sift together your dry ingredients. ¬†Here’s a secret that could get me kicked out of the Family and Consumer Sciences club (my degree); I hardly ever sift for drop cookies. ¬†gasp! ¬†I know I know, I’m just plain lazy. ¬†Instead, I add the dry ingredients to my mixer from the least amount to the greatest. ¬†So I start with seasonings and leavening agents and end up with the flour. ¬†Which also means I don’t touch the dry ingredients until after I have creamed my butter mixture. ¬†So if you want to do it the correct way, sift your dry ingredients now.

Third, put your softened butter into a stand mixer, or use your hand mixer, and get all of the lumps out.  When the butter is smooth, add the brown sugar.  You will beat this on medium speed for a few minutes until it is light and fluffy.  That is called creaming the butter and sugar.

Be sure you complete each stage of the creaming process. 1) beat the butter so it is free of lumps. 2) Add brown sugar 3) Beat until it becomes lighter in color and fluffy.

Be sure you complete each stage of the creaming process. 1) beat the butter so it is free of lumps. 2) Add brown sugar 3) Beat until it becomes lighter in color and fluffy.

Fourth, add your vanilla.  I use real Mexican vanilla because I am a vanilla snob.  You are welcome to you whatever you like :).  And then the eggs, one at a time.  Be sure they are fully incorporated and your mixture is smooth.  Then add your flaxseed paste.

Add eggs one at a time so that they fully incorporate into the dough.

Add eggs one at a time so that they fully incorporate into the dough.

Fifth, pour in your dry ingredients. ¬†If you have sifted, slowly add it so you do not end up covered in flour. ¬†If you cheated like me, start with the baking soda, cinnamon, salt and brewer’s yeast and when that is combined, add the flour. ¬†Now, when your dough comes together, turn your mixer on low or use a spoon and stir in your oats, craisins and chocolate chips.

The dough should be formed. If it is loose, add a bit more flour. You will get flat cookies if it isn't formed.

The dough should be formed. If it is loose, add a bit more flour. You will get flat cookies if it isn’t formed.

Sixth, scoop those bad boys  onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and get to baking!

Scoop out dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Scoop out dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

“Udderly” Delicious Cookies

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2-4 tablespoons of Brewers¬†Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of Flaxseed¬†Meal
  • 4 table spoons of water
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of butter¬†
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups of old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup of¬† chocolate chips¬†
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries ¬†

Preheat the oven to 350F.

1) Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes.

2) Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips.

3) Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well.

4) Stir flaxseed mixture and add with vanilla to the butter mix. Beat until blended.

5) Add flour mixture.

5) When a ingredients are combined to form a dough stir in oats then chips and cranberries.

6) Scoop or drop onto baking sheet. The dough is a little crumbly

7) Bake for 8-12 minutes. Makes approximately 6 dozen cookies.

You can print this recipe HERE

I will have these at our nursing station at Wiggle Out Loud today!  Come by and see us!

 

 

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2 Responses to Increase Your Milk Supply With These UDDERLY Delicious Cookies

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    m lady May 3, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    Just thought you should know there is no mention of eggs in the ingredient list, but step 3 of the instructions say to add eggs one at a time. I looked at your picture and determined it was two eggs, but you may want to add that crucial ingredient to the list. ūüôā The cookies were delicious!

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      Anna May 3, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

      I just went to check and it was in there, it was just hiding down further on the list. ūüôā I’m glad you said something! I’m always glad to double check my lists. Enjoy your cookies!

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