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Because we all really need more excuses to make cookies, right?
Seriously, though. I ate these all through my breastfeeding relationship with Elliot and they really did help my supply, especially when I was pumping (or more accurately, failing to pump) at work. Plus, they're SO YUMMY! And we all need more excuses to eat cookies.
Housepoet's Famous Lactation Boosting Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Flaxseed cookies ™
* 1 cup butter or margarine (Non-transfat margarine is best, I've also heard that coconut oil has a lot of good fats for lactation, which is really what you're after here)
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 4 tablespoons water
* 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal*
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 3 cups oats, thick cut if you can get them
* 1 cup or more chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, raisins, dried cranberries or nuts.
* 2 tablespoons of brewers yeast* (be generous)
Preheat oven at 375 degrees F. Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes. Cream (beat well) margarine and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir flaxseed mixture and add with vanilla to the margarine mix. Beat until blended. Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips. Add to margarine mixture. Stir in oats then chips. Scoop or drop onto baking sheet, preferably lined with parchment or silpat. The dough is a little crumbly, so it helps to use a scoop.
Bake 8-12 minutes, depending on size of cookies.
Serves: 6 dozen cookies
Preparation time: 15 minutes
*can be found at any local health food store.
*NOTE* IT MUST BE BREWERS YEAST, NO SUBSTITUTIONS.
I make these with butterscotch chips, and they're amazingly yummy, but I've tried all the variations listed above and they're all good. I'm planning on making 3-4 batches in the next few weeks, dropping them on to cookie sheets and then freezing the unbaked cookies. You can pop however many you want out and bake them after the baby comes and have fresh, hot, yummy cookies, which is awesome with awesome-sauce and a cherry on top.
Spending all of my money and time on this wild, wild life.