Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lactation Cookies


What nursing mom doesn't love a good cookie that can help her boost her milk supply?  Or just something that tastes YUMMY!  These cookies are loaded with yummy, nutritional ingredients!  They make awesome cookies even if you aren't nursing and just want a "healthier" cookie!


Makes 4 dz cookies


Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour (I used a combination of fresh ground millet, sorghum, and brown rice flour)
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 tbsp of ground fenugreek (this can leave you with a bitter taste if you eat too many cookies in a row, you can omit) -- I might cut in half for the next batch!  (So after eating at least 8 cookies, I now have a bitter taste in my mouth.  I will leave out for the next batch!!)
4 tbsp brewer's yeast
4 tbsp of ground flaxseed (Fresh ground)
2 tbsp of Chia seeds
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
2 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk (I used coconut milk to make them dairy-free)
6-8oz of dark chocolate chips (I used about 1/2 package)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Soak the steel cut oats in 2 cups VERY hot water for about 15 min.

3. Mix the flour, coconut, baking powder and soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, fenugreek, yeast, ground flaxseed, and chia seeds into a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

4. Beat the butter in the bowl until light and fluffy, about 45 seconds.  Add both sugars and beat on medium speed until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is light and aerated.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla; add the milk and mix briefly to combine. Stir the dry ingredients into the batter with a rubber spatula.  Mix in the chocolate chips!

5. I used THIS tool to get perfect portion sized cookies.  Place the the cookies a baking sheets 1-2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes.

ENJOY!!


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