The lovely Jenny modified this recipe and made them for Mandi, then gave the recipe to me so I could make them for a new baby momma and pass a few on to a pal who likes to smother everything in Nutella. (Seriously, I got a text with a picture of the cookie covered in Nutella. Girlfriend means business.)
- 2 tbs flax seed meal
- 4 tbs water
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- heaping 1/4 cup brewer’s (or nutritional) yeast
It’s a list day, apparently.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix the flax and water and let it sit 3-5 minutes.
- Beat butter and sugars well.
- Add the eggs and mix well.
- Add flax-water and vanilla, beat well.
- Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix. (Sidenote… Does anybody actually do that? Because I pretty much never do. I just start adding dry ingredients to the other stuff and mix ‘er well.)
- Stir in oats and chips.
- Scoop onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. (Seriously! Parchment paper! It is magical.)
- Bake 11 minutes 11 seconds. Way cooler than 11 minutes even
- Let them sit on the baking sheet 7ish minutes.
So, why are these lactation cookies?
Oatmeal ups milk production and is a good source of iron.
Flax has DHA, which helps a baby’s brain development in utero and while nursing.
I changed it to dark chocolate. It’s better for you and yummier as well.
I doubled it and filled 2 gallon sized ziplocks for freezing and had some leftover. They’re yummy. Also, I lost track of my counting and either did 5.5 or 6.5 cups of oats. Oops. It worked though. I found a can of brewer’s yeast for $16 at Wheatsfield. If you don’t feel like baking, you can buy 30 cookies for $44… Ridonkulous! Don’t be lazy! That’s so expensive!
Oh, also, I ran out of white sugar. (I went to the store so many times for these babies!) Since I doubled it, I ended up using 2.5 cups brown sugar and 1.5 cups white sugar. They were still scrumptious.