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...
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
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! ❤