Does anyone know of people/vendors who can sell lactation cookies which can be a bit more custom? There are a couple of Amazon but I want no dairy, eggs and lots of brewers' yeast.
I am not much of a baker and wouldn't know how to without dairy and eggs :-(
I don't know of a vendor and haven't tried making them myself, but a good alternative to eggs are flax seeds, oddly enough. An alternative to milk would be almond or coconut milk.
Good luck. :)
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I have been experimenting with a no-bake lactation cookie recipe. It is stickier then regular no-bake cookies, but it's kinda addictive.... Here is what I have right now:
¾ cup whole milk (can prolly sub any alternative milk, almond or oat would prolly be better anyway)
¾ cup sugar (white or brown, this helps it set)
½ cup blackstrap molasses
½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
½ cup sesame tahini (can sub almond butter or peanut butter, almond butter is your best bet though since tahini has a strange flavor in cookies)
3 cups instant oatmeal
½ cup ground flax
1 cup almonds (or pecans, or a mix of dried fruit and nuts, DO NOT use walnuts)
2 TBS (6 teaspoons, 1/8 cup) cinnamon
½ tsp salt
Take one-two cookie sheets and grease or line with foil or parchment or silicone.
Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
Put the wet ingredients in a saucepan and heat to boiling, boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour immediately into dry ingredients. Stir together (this will give your arm a workout) until well mixed. Quickly put onto cookie sheet(s) by rounded teaspoons (or use a melon baller), alternately make into a brick about 1" thick.
Allow to sit overnight (I put it in the oven so the cats don't mess with it). It will still be soft set but not super sticky. If you did the brick brake it apart into bite size pieces.
If you have fenugreek seeds (you can open the teabags and use those seeds) you could add those too. I would try 2Tbs to start maybe up to 1/4 cup? I haven't tried it yet as I am out of fenugreek, but I think it should work....
When I had fenugreek seeds I put in 2teaspoons of that too.)
I don't know of any lactation cookie recipe that does not use oats. BUT I love making up recipes and I might be able rework something for you if you like. Besides galacs what do you like in a cookie?
looking around I found this recipe: http://koreanfood.about.com/od/snacksanddesserts/r/Korean-Sesame-Candies-Kang-Jung.htm
a simple sub would be molasses instead of honey (more iron) or you could try:
2.5 cups sesame seeds (regular or black)
½ cup ground flax
½ cup fenugreek seeds
1.5 cup sugar
1 1/8 cups water
1/2 cup molasses
- In a large skillet, roast sesame seeds over low heat until they start to pop. They should become fragrant after 4 or 5 minutes.
- Remove seeds from heat and reserve. Add flax and fenugreek.
- In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water and molasses over low heat.
- Stir often until sugar is melted, making sure that the syrup does not burn.
- Remove from heat when the syrup is thick (about 5-7 minutes).
- Immediately pour sesame seeds into syrup, mixing to combine.
- Spread the sesame seed and syrup mixture onto a cookie sheet that is either greased or lined with parchment paper.
- Place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll gently with a rolling pin to flatten the top of the candy.
- Let candy cool about 5 minutes and then cut with a sharp knife into 24 rectangles. (Grease the knife if you are having a hard time cutting through).
- Cool completely and enjoy or store in an airtight container.
This recipe if you cut it into 24 pieces, will give you one teaspoon of fenugreek per square, has 20% of your daily iron, 21% of your daily calcium, and is about 170 calories each. However THIS RECIPE IS UNTESTED for flavor/texture. All ingredients except the sugar and water are considered good for milk supply. If you try it let me know how it turns out/how you like it. :)
Hey there, I'm not much of a baker either and prefer to just order them, so I wanted to share where I get mine :) They are AMAZING, soo good, and have completely increased my milk supply. In fact, I need to cut down a little because I'm engorged more often than I'd like to be. Anyways, I've e-mailed this lady and asked for extra flaxseed and to have raisins instead of chocolate chips and she was very sweet and accomodating. I'm sure she would take any custom orders- best of luck!!
I would look on Etsy.com for lactation cookies. The shop owners may be able to make specialty lactation cookies to fit your needs. Also, I would consider buying a lactation cookie mix instead of already baked cookies. That way you could add oil instead of butter or whatever you need for your special diet. My favorite is Good Natured Gourmet's chubby baby lactation cookies. http://gngourmet.com/breastfeeding/ I couldn't have any milk while breastfeeding, so I bought the cinnamon cranberry lactose free ones. They were great and I made so much more milk! Good luck!