He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

22 October 2010

{Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies}

Yup. You read that title correctly.
As you may have realized by now I am a proud mommy to a little munchkin, Miss Mak, who is nine months old and still nursing. You may also now know that I am pregnant with our third {yeah, I know!} and pregnancy is known to minimize your breast milk supply. Miss Mak stopped making wet diapers a few days ago and my dear friend, Natalie, told me about this recipe.
Brewer's yeast is apparently known to bolster your milk production so you can add as much or as little as you need. {I purchased mine at a local health food store as well as the flax seed meal.} That's about all the introduction I can give for these other than, I think they helped and they tastes good so what's to lose?

What You'll Need: 
1 cup butter

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 {regular, not quick oats}
1 cup chocolate chips 
2 -4 tablespoons brewer's yeast {I used 4}

What To Do:   
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.
P.S. Though it's fun to freak your Hubby out by telling him that these cookies will make him lactate {tee hee}, that isn't the case. He can, in fact, safely eat them without your or him having to question his manhood. 

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