Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lactation Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies 
to Boost Milk Production When Breastfeeding

I'm not a big cookie person, honestly. I feel like cookies are never as gooey or chewy as I hope they will be, so most of the time it's just not worth the gamble. But when I heard of lactation cookies, I was enthralled and had to try them out. I found a recipe that I liked and tweaked it to make it even better. These have become my favorite cookies. They have become my husband's favorite cookies. They are addictive. They are everything a cookie should be. I will continue making these long after I stop breastfeeding, and I highly recommend that you give them a go, whether or not you have a nursing babe. They're that good!

yields: about 24-30 cookies depending on size

Total time: about 45 minutes


3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons brewers yeast
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 14 oz bag coconut flakes
14 tablespoons salted butter, melted
5 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 11.5 oz bag chocolate chips/chunks (I like Nestle Tollhouse)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together oats, flour, brewer's yeast, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and coconut in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter and coconut oil. Add in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly add in dry ingredients and continue mixing until combined. Add in chocolate chips. Mold into balls and slightly flatten onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until just barely golden on bottom.