Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Chewy, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies (Tell your husband they're lactation cookies and THEY'RE ALL YOURS!!! MUAHahahahhhh!)

With my first child, nearly 3 years ago, I had such an oversupply of milk that I was changing my nursing pads every few hours. I was seriously like this chick...

Now, on my 2nd child, I'm working more, dealing with an illness in the family, and am away from him for more time than I'd like. My supply has definitely taken a hit and while I admittedly care a little less and don't pump like I should, I have less than 1/4 of the frozen stash that I had with the first. It's scary.

I attended the Big Latch On in Michigan over the summer. There was a sample of similar cookies in my goodie bag and they were AMAZING. I even called her to order some for me and a client.  After winning a batch from one of her competitors (NO comparison. None. They were terrible) I decided that maybe I'd try my hand at making my own.

1 c butter, softened
3/4 c sugar
1 1/4 c brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp flax seed meal
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 c oats (not quick cooking)
1 c chocolate chips
2-4 tbsp brewer's (NOT nutritional) yeast (I used 3, I might cut down to 2 or 2.5)

Preheat oven to 350*f
Mix the flax seed meal and water in a small bowl. Let set for 3-5 minutes.
Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, until creamy.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add flax seed mixture and vanilla, beat well.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, brewer's yeast, baking soda and salt.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture, about 1/4 c at a time, mixing between scoops, until all has been incorporated.
Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
Scoop onto a baking sheet (I have non-stick and didn't need any greasing). I used Pampered Chef's Small Cookie Scoop. The cookies are perfect sized.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until you see some JUST BARELY golden tips on the cookies.
Remove from the oven, let cookies set 1-2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
ENJOY and pump pump pump!