Lactation cookies

Lets end the week with a recipe shall we, you might fancy baking these over the weekend.
Now as the title suggests these cookies are designed for nursing mothers, they have some good things in them to help give new mums some much needed energy. So if you're a nursing mum I recommend making a batch for yourself. Have one with a glass of water when you sit down to feed. Or have a snack on one when you're up in the night and are feeling peckish.

Or, if you know someone who has just had a baby, these make a great gift to take with you when you pop around for some new-baby cuddles. Package them up nicely, and write out the recipe too so she can make herself some more.

But - if you're not a nursing mum, or don't know a nursing mum, please don't let this stop you making these. There's no weird ingredients in them or anything, just some good energy giving stuff. And they are yummy! They are sweet and chocolately but the brewers yeast gives them a hint of salty savoury flavour, if that makes sense.

They make a big batch but they freeze really well. And another thing, you could easily substitute some of the sugar for honey or maple syrup, if you're inclined. I actually forgot to add the second lot of sugar to the last batch I made, oops, but surprisingly with only half the sugar they were still totally edible, though not quite as nice. So I'm thinking next time I may do the half amount of sugar again and add in a bit of honey .

:: Lactation cookies ::
This recipe is reprinted with permission, Noel Trujillo (Pickett), noel(at)noelove.coma

- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (linseed) ( I normally add a bit more)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups oats (preferably thick cut)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (or chopped up chocolate)
- 2 Tbsp brewers yeast (be generous)
Mix together the flaxseed and water and set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well. Add flaxseed mixture and vanilla. Add the remaining ingredients. Scoop or drop mixture onto a greased baking tray. Bake for 8-12 minutes at 180 c.
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
Till next time.


BellaBree said...

wow! thats a serious amount of cookies!! Think they might work for around here, and the ridiculous amount of cookies we go thru...thanks and you have a great weekend. xx

Anonymous said...

Thats a lot of cookies! I'm not lactating but I can always do with cookies that give you energy.

hanna said...

yeah actually that's gotta be wrong, I'm sure. I know it makes alot but 6 dozen's crazy lots, unless you made really little biscuits. I'd say I get two biscuits tins full.
-I'm gonna just take that 6 dozen bit out.

nz green buttons said...

yum, sounds good. I had a similar recipe for bars but it didn't have the chocolate in them. Your recipe sounds better!

Miss Smith said...

As soon as I saw the title "lactation cookies" on my sidelinks I just had to come and have a look. Like the comment above, I'm not lactating these days but I'm always up for a chocolate chippie somethin-somethin.

Our Green Nest said...

Those sound awesome to this lactating mama! :)

Heart Felt said...

Thanks Hanna ~ will be needing some of these soon! x

Kristina Guilbeau said...

looks delicious! i am going to try out this recipe tomorrow before we head out to the pumpkin patch. can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

I am the orginal author of this recipe. Would you mind giving credit as such?

Thanks so much!

Credit as:
Reprinted with permission
Noel Trujillo (Pickett)

hanna said...

Hi Noel, of course. I don't remember where I got this recipe from, but it's nice to track down the original author. I can't count how many times I have made these for myself and other mammas. So thankyou for creating such wonderful cookies!