Friday, November 30, 2012

Cookies to Help Mom Make Milk!

Did you know that there are certain foods that help your body produce more milk? Oatmeal, brewer's yeast, flax seed, wheat germ, whey protein, avocado, malunggay (a food from the Philippines) and even stout beer are some of the foods that our moms have had success with.

Last year I discovered that a company had produced "Lactation Cookies" that they were selling for an arm and a couple of legs. I decided that we wouldn't be stocking them because I can't justify the pricing, especially when it's so easy to make them yourself! And honestly, the homemade ones are so tasty that these cookies will quickly become a family favorite!

So here is our tried and true recipe:

Mommy Milk Cookies

Ingredients

1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Raw or Natural Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons Water
2 Tablespoons Flaxseed
2 Large Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 ½ Cups Flour
½ Cup Wheat Germ
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 (Generous) Tablespoons Brewers Yeast
3 Cups Rolled Oats
9 oz. (Minimum) Chocolate Chips

Directions

- Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees
- Mix Flaxseed and Water, set aside for at least 3-5 min.
- Mix Butter and Sugar in a large mixing bowl
- Add Eggs to butter and sugar, mix well
- Add Flaxseed and Vanilla, blend
- In separate bowl sift dry ingredients except the Oats and Chocolate Chips
- Add Dry ingredients to Butter/Sugar/Eggs and mix well
- Add Oats, Mix
- Add Chocolate Chips, Mix!
Bake 8-10 min.
Makes approx. 4-6 dozen

7 comments:

  1. Made these before and my husband asked what they were while eating one - nearly died choking, had to explain there was no "mommy milk" in them ;)

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  2. It is available at Ruth's Nutrition right next door to A Nurturing Moment.

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  3. http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/twinlab-brewers-yeast-18-oz-powder/tl-1053&sourceType=sc&source=FG&adGroup=40-60&keyword=TL-1053&cm_mmc=Google+Shopping-_-Product+Listing+Ads-_-40-60-_-TL-1053&gclw#.Ul6QRlBOM_Y

    I bought this brewers yeast yesterday and want to make the cookies this morning. Does it look right?

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  4. I used almond instead of vanilla and added cocoa powder. AWESOME

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