Kelly the Culinarian: Stand Mixer Sunday: Lactation Cookies

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Stand Mixer Sunday: Lactation Cookies

I referenced these cookies in my last post, which I'm sure kind of left people wondering what the hell ....
Although I obviously have no personal experience in this department, there are several foods that are said to increase milk production in nursing mothers. These lactogenic foods can be helpful to new moms and includes oats, flax and butter. And everyone loves cookies.

I first made these cookies for Kate when she had her first baby, Harper (baby No. 2 is well on his way as Kate's due like tomorrow ... and we have a dinner date). She loved them, said she thought they worked and made more. I'll take that as an endorsement. Either way, these are delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that everyone can enjoy.

Lactation Cookies
2 sticks butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup sugar
    1 cup brown sugar

    4 tablespoons water
    2 tablespoons flax seed meal (you can order this off of Amazon or get it at a health food store)
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 cups oats
    1 cup chocolate chips

  • Mix the water and flax together, then set aside for five minutes.

    Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on low, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs one at a time with the mixer on medium. Add the vanilla and flax, then add the remaining ingredients gradually. Chill the dough in the fridge for 20 minutes before forming into cookies and baking for 15 to 18 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

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