As part of my freezer madness plan, I've decided to make a big batch of lactation cookie dough so I can enjoy these after Chicken Nugget comes. I loved these when I had Molly and while I'm not sure if they actually help milk production, I do know that they are DELICIOUS! These are so good that Scott used to sneak some when he thought I wasn't looking. This time around, I'm going to make enough to share.
Most of this recipe can be adapted to your taste - Don't like nuts, then put in raisins. Don't want chocolate chips (NO!), sub in something else. However there are three things that make these cookies, lactation cookies and if you leave them out, you are missing out on the benefits of these delicious cookies. The first is Brewer's Yeast. I included a photo above to help you find it in your store. I usually buy it in the vitamin section at Whole Foods. It is different than nutritional yeast, you want Brewer's Yeast! The other two items are old-fashioned rolled oats and flax seed. All these to these ingredients help with lactation so don't leave them out!
I originally found this recipe on a parenting forum and I've made some changes to it myself. I love, love, love these cookies and try to make them for all the new moms in my life. Enjoy!
- 1.5 cups unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt (I like fine ground sea salt)
- 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
- 3 Tablespoons ground whole flax seed meal
- 1/4 cup water
- 4.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup walnuts