Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Lactation Cookies, Part 3

Breastfeeding has turned me into a huge oatmeal fan. I eat a cup of oatmeal daily and I am always on the look out for recipes that contain oats so that I can get an extra dose of oats in. I came across this oatmeal cookie recipe and decided to add a few ingredients to make it lactation-friendly. You can't even taste the changes and, even if you aren't eating this for breastfeeding, this cookie has extra goodies in it that make them good for you.

I've also made these Oatmeal Lactation Cookies and these Epicurious Lactation Cookies.

Lactation-Friendly Soft Oatmeal Cookies
Source: Adapted from Bittersweet1 on
Yields about 3 dozen cookies

2 tbsp flax seed
4 tbsp water
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tbsp Brewer's yeast
3 cups old-fashioned cooking oats

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, combine flax seed and water. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Stir in flax seed mixture.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and Brewer's yeast; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats.

Scoop dough onto cookie sheet placing 2 inches between cookies. Flatten each cookie with a large fork.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden in color. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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