Don’t tell anyone, but you can still eat these delicious cookies if you aren’t breastfeeding.
However, if you happen to be nursing, these cookies can help increase your supply with a generous prescription of 4 per day! The good news is that I originally called these “lactation cookies” when I referenced them to my husband… So, now he won’t even touch them. Perfect for me. Unfortunately that didn’t faze Max, so he just keeps wondering why Mommy gets to eat so many cookies!
They are essentially Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, but with a few added ingredients that are proven to boost milk production in nursing moms. These would be a great gift to bring a new Mom or to make ahead for yourself and freeze (like I did) to have for an easy snack that fulfills your sweet tooth. I was hoping that whole sweet craving would magically go away when the baby came, but no such luck!
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 4 T Water
- 2 T Flaxseed Meal
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 t Vanilla
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 t Baking Soda
- 1 t Salt
- 3 Cups Thick Cut Oats
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 2 T Brewer's Yeast
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix flaxseed meal and water and set aside for 3-5 minutes.
- Cream butter and sugars.
- Add eggs.
- Stir in flaxseed meal & water mixture and Vanilla.
- Beat until well blended.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, brewer's yeast, and salt.
- Stir in oats, then chocolate chips.
- Drop tablespoons on parchment paper and bake for 8-12 minutes.
- Do not substitute out Flaxseed Meal or Brewer's Yeast as these are the active ingredients in the cookies.
P.S. Bad news. My husband accidentally tried one… And they are no longer safe! On the upside? I can now call these “Husband Approved Monster Milk Cookies!”