There’s something you mamas might not know about me: I’m an avid baker.
Especially on rainy days like today.
One of my favourite things to de-stress is mixing up a recipe in my handy little Kitchen Aid — usually muffins, cakes, breads or cookies. I love watching them morph in a hot oven. For some reason, I feel so mellow when I bake, and especially when I eat what I bake. (Anyone else? Haha…)
That is why I went hunting for the ultimate, most versatile, most healthy-and-yet-not-too-healthy lactation cookie recipe I could find. Because, let’s be honest here — new moms want the good stuff.
I wanted to find a recipe with ingredients that could be gifted as a dry mix. This recipe is it. By adding just a few wet ingredients, and maybe some nuts or dried fruit– voila — lactation cookies, hot out of the oven. A dry mix is really so handy, especially for new moms, who sometimes get a hankering for a sweet cookie treat but want something homemade. No measuring. Just turn on the oven and 20 minutes later, hot cookies. You can make it as a dry mix for a gift to a new mom friend — or make it for yourself!
This recipe has a few ingredients that really hit the sweet spot for good old basic cookies, but with a few magic ones to get the breastmilk going.
I’m excited to share it with you all, mamas. I think this is the only lactation cookies recipe you’ll ever need, because it’s simple and customizable. The cookies turn out small and slightly chewy, moist and perfect. And, you don’t have to be breastfeeding to make these. They’re good for anyone.
They’re so good that your husbands, partners, toddlers and kids will all be begging to have one, and then another one… and you’ll have to hide them. No touchy!
Or make a double batch next time.
The Only Lactation Cookie Recipe You’ll Ever Need
1. Oven 350 Degrees, 10 – 12 minutes
2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup of Truvia (It’s what I use. Or, 1/2 Cup Sugar)
1 Cup of Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Cup of Chocolate Chips (An excuse to buy a Costco mega pack)
1 1/2 Cup of Rolled Oats (I use Highwood Crossing’s Organic Oats, but any will do)
1 Tbsp Brewer’s Yeast (I got mine from Planet Organic’s dry baking section)
2 1/2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
3. Mix Wet Ingredients:
1/2 Cup of Melted Butter, Cooled
1 Tsp Vanilla
4. Add Wet to Dry, and form into 1 teaspoon-sized balls of dough. Not too big!
5. Place on baking sheet with parchment paper or greased sheet.
6. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.
Don’t wait for them to cool — just mow down. They’re sooooo delicious.
Lactation Cookie Dry Mix, As a Gift:
Layer first-to-last (meaning, bottom-to-top) in 1 Quart Sized Jar or 1 larger Ziplock Bag
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar (Put at the bottom)
1/2 Cup of Sugar
Mix together in a layer: 1 Cup of Flour + 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda + 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Cup of Chocolate Chips
Mix together in a layer: 1 1/2 Cup of Rolled Oats + 1 Tbsp Brewer’s Yeast + 2 1/2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
If it’s a gift for a friend, be sure to include a list of instructions and ingredients.