Lactation Cookies Recipes
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 4 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons flax seed meal 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups oats 1 cup chocolate chips 2 to 4 tablespoons brewer's yeast
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.
Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt.
Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
Stir in oats and chips.
Scoop onto baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Let set for a couple minutes then remove from tray.
READY IN: 27 mins YIELD: 54 UNITS: US
Recipe originally from GeniusKitchen.com.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies (version 2)
2 tablespoons flax seed meal 1/4 cup water 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 egg yolks 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup brewers' yeast 1 tablespoon wheat germ 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix flaxseed with water in small bowl and let soak for 5 minutes.
Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract; beat to incorporate. Stir flax seed mixture into the butter mixture.
Mix flour, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture and stir until just combined. Fold oats and chocolate chips into the dough.
Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
READY IN: 25 mins YIELD: 36 UNITS: US
Recipe originally from Allrecipes.com.
Gluten-free Vegan Lactation Cookies
2 cups old fashioned oats 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds 1/2 cup water 6 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup de-bittered brewer's yeast 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Pour the 2 cups of oats into a blender, and process them into a fine flour. (Don't take the blender lid off right away-- set the blender aside while the flour settles.)
In a large bowl combine the ground flax seeds with the water, and stir well to mix. Add in the coconut oil, coconut sugar, debittered brewer's yeast, vanilla, baking soda, and salt, and stir again until well combined. Gradually stir in the oat flour until a dough is formed, then fold in the 1/2 cup of oats and dark chocolate chips.
Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the lined baking sheet, then use your fingers to flatten the cookies.
Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges. I prefer mine baked for 10 minutes, so that they are crisp around the edges, but still nice and soft in the center, but they will firm up more the longer you bake them. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
READY IN: 20 mins YIELD: 18 UNITS: US
Recipe originally from Detoxinista.com.
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