Homemade Lactation Cookies Recipe

Homemade Lactation Cookies Recipe | Baby Chick

Homemade Lactation Cookies Recipe

Adapted from www.howsweeteats.com.

As a new (breastfeeding) mom, I can remember feeling hungry all of the time. I knew I was supposed to be making good choices when it came to food — after all, baby was eating what I was eating. But I’m just going to be honest; most of the time I scarfed down whatever was quickest and easiest. Sleep-deprived, and up to my eyeballs in dirty dishes and laundry, I was so grateful for the delicious, home cooked meals sweet friends delivered to us nightly those first couple of weeks.

Because the last thing I felt like doing was making dinner.

And then something miraculous happened. I received some pre-made, pre-packaged lactation cookies in a care package. This was basically life-changing: these delicious (and healthy) cookies were the perfect quick grab, on-the-go, breastfeeding snack. I thought to myself: self, you can make these. And I was right! I will warn you, some lactation cookies are not very good. They taste healthy… This recipe that I’m about to share taste like cookies. Bonus: they are safe for the entire family, and can help mom maintain her milk supply!

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Here’s how you make them.

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together in a large bowl:
    • three cups old fashioned oats
    • one and a half cups all purpose flour
    • five tablespoons brewers yeast
    • three tablespoons ground flaxseed
    • a half a teaspoon baking powder
    • a half a teaspoon baking soda
    • a half a teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • and a fourth of a teaspoon of salt

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  • Next, beat together 12 tablespoons of butter and four tablespoons virgin coconut oil in the bowl of your electric mixer on medium until creamy.

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  • Add a cup and a half of sugar to the bowl — beat until fluffy on a medium to high speed (approximately four to five minutes).
  • Add one egg plus one egg yolk to the mixture, and beat until well combined.
  • Then add two teaspoons vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on a low speed until just combined.
  • Finally, stir in one and a half cups chocolate chips with a spatula — you want these evenly dispersed.
  • Grease your baking sheet (this helps with sticking). Then scoop the dough onto the baking sheet — using an ice cream scoop helps with size uniformity.
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes. Cool completely before storing. The dough also freezes well (if you want to make a bunch at once to keep on hand).

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These cookies are the perfect gift for new moms! A cute, welcome home outfit for baby or a new stuffed animal is also a nice addition. Or even a sweet, encouraging, handwritten note.

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What were your favorite healthy (or not so healthy) breastfeeding snacks? We would love to hear! Feel free to share in the comments section below. And as always, #eatmorecookies. xoxo

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Wife, mommy to three precious little girls, currently pregnant with baby a boy, and owner of The Plaid Pony!

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