Friday, June 19, 2015

Got Milk? Full Circle Health Care 's Lactation Cookies Recipe

What if we said you can eat cookies to help you produce milk for your baby? Yes, that's right... COOKIES!

This delicious recipe from our Full Circle Health Care breastfeeding support team combines brewers' yeast, wheat germ, flaxseed and whole oats to help boost milk production among lactating moms.

Lactation Cookies

- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
 - 1/4 cup water
 - 1 cup butter, softened
 - 1 cup white sugar
 - 1/2 cup brown sugar
 - 3 egg yolks
 - 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
 - 2 cups all-purpose flour
 - 1/4 cup brewers' yeast
 - 1 tablespoon wheat germ
 - 1 teaspoon baking soda
 - 1/2 teaspoon salt
 - 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
 - 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
 - 1 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix flaxseed with water in small bowl and let soak for 5 minutes.
3. Beat butter, white sugar and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract; beat to incorporate. Stir flaxseed mixture into the butter mixture.
4. Mix flour, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture and stir until just combined. Fold oats and chocolate chips into the dough.
5. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet.
6. Bake until edges are golden (about 10 to 12 minutes). Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Servings per recipe: 36
Calories per serving: 158
Calories from Fat: 68
Total Fat: 7.5g
Potassium: 81 mg
Carbohydrates: 21.3g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4g
Protein: 2.4g
Sugars: 11.2g
Vitamin A: 4 %
Calcium 2: %
Iron: 10 %
Vitamin B: 64 %
Folate: 29 %

Think you could benefit from our breastfeeding support services? Click Here to schedule an appointment with one of our Full Circle Health Care lactation consultants!

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