It has been eons since I last posted any recipes. Between the pregnancy, my husband finishing police academy and starting as an officer, prepping the house for baby number two, and just life in general, I am sad to say that this blog has been very low down on my priority list. I am 37 weeks pregnant with little boy Muse, and I have been nesting like crazy getting ready for him to arrive. One of the things I wanted to do before he comes was to stock the freezer with lactation cookies. For anyone who might not know about lactation cookies, they are basically cookies that are baked with galactagogues to promote milk production in lactating mothers. They are also really delicious. There are a million recipes online for lactation cookies, but none of the ones I searched seemed to have the ingredients I wanted to use for my own lactation cookies. So what’s a girl to do? Make her own recipe of course! So here is my lactation cookie recipe. It makes 5 dozen three inch across cookies. I made them to freeze and have on hand for when the baby arrives, but if you do not want or need that many, simply cut the recipe in half.
1 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil
1 cup honey
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
2 tsp salt
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
3 cups wheat flour
2/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 ¾ cups oats
1 cup wheat bran
2 tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp flax seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
6 tbsp brewer’s yeast (nutritional yeast)
1 ½ cups of either chocolate chips or raisins (I used raisins)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
In a mixer, combine coconut oil, honey, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, peanut butter, and molasses until smooth. Add one egg at a time until fully mixed. Add milk and then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the wheat flour, all purpose flour, oats, bran, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, flax seeds, chia seeds and brewer’s yeast.
Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir well, making sure that there are no pockets of flour. Add in your chocolate chips or raisins.
Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes. Makes 5 dozen 3 inch cookies.
Enjoy with a cup of mother’s milk tea.