Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lactation Cookie Recipe


A good number of Mummies have asked me about a Lactation Cookie Recipe. Although I have worked with some AWESOME lactation cookie companies..... sometimes just cooking your own is easier.

Below you will find a Lactation Cookie Recipe. Feel free to comment if you have tried it and tell me what you think!


What you need:
1 cup soften butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
1 cup MILLED Flaxseed Meal (Can lessen the amount to 1/2 cup if preferred.)
2 eggs (or 3 egg whites)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups of Flour (can use whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
3 cups of Oats ( NOT instant oatmeal)
1 cup (or more.... I always go more!) nuts, choco chips, white choco chips, raisins, peanut butter chips, coconut flakes, candy pieces (think Heath Bar Toffee.) You can add just about ANYTHING to this recipe. That is the best part! What ever tickles your fancy.... add it! (this is the EXTRA SPECIAL ingredient.)
2-4 tablespoons of Brewers Yeast


How you do it:
1. Preheat over to 375 degrees
2. Mix the Flaxseed Meal and water. Set aside for later.
3. Combine and beat butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar and eggs.
4. Add the Flaxseed Meal/water mix and add Vanilla to the butter and sugar mix.
5. Combine Flour, Brewers Yeast, Salt, Cinnamon and Baking Soda in a SEPARATE bowl.
6. Slowly add the DRY ingredients (Flour mixture) to the WET ingredients (butter/sugar mix)
7. Add the oats and any extra special ingredients.
8. Drop cookies into a greased cookie sheet and bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.


To start with......Eat 3-4 cookies for the first 2-3 days. After that eat 2-3 cookies until you are happy with your supply (Days 4 and 5.) Then eat 1-2 cookies a day after that! 

If you make these and change up the special ingredients.... let me know! I always in the mood for some cookies!

Good luck and happy cookie eating!!!!

~Mummie

38 comments:

  1. Does the yeast need to bake to be effective? I have my own version of milk helping treats, because it's a LOT less time consuming to make, but they do not bake. I make granola bars.

    OH and instead of butter in my recipe, I use coconut oil. According to my LC, it's supposed to make your milk fattier for LO. (matters to me since my LO is on the
    small side)

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    1. Can you share your version please?

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  2. Hi Jen! No the yeast does not have to be cooked. I would LOVE to see your granola bar recipe! Sounds YUMMY!

    As for the butter substitute.... coconut oil or even apple sauce works well!

    Both of my girls are/were on the small side.... so I am with you there!!!!

    ~Mummie

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  4. It's not my original recipe, I saw it on pinterest and have adapted it to fit my needs better.

    1/2 c Coconut oil
    1/2 c Brown Sugar
    1/2 c Honey

    3 1/2 cup Oatmeal
    2 cups Rice Krispies
    1/2 cup flaxseed
    Toppings (chocolate chips, nuts, etc.)

    I have to figure which mix I want the yeast in.....the wet or the dry.

    Those are the ingredients that I use. I will post a link to the site for the 'regular' bars and the cooking instructions:

    http://backtothecuttingboard.com/dessert/no-bake-chewy-granola-bars/

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  5. Just made my first batch!! So yummy it might be difficult to keep my husband out of them so I think I might just tell him he'll lactate if he eats them. :) justkidding. I'll comment in a few days and let you know how they worked. But either way they sure taste good.

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    1. Beware, this lactation cookie is amazing. You may eat an entire dozen in a day. I added.1 cup semi chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips. YUM

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  6. All I had was regular yeast? Is that going to make a huge difference?! Ps, these are addicting!!

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    1. I am pretty sure you should use Brewers Yeast. I know there is a difference... but I am not sure if it is okay to use regular yeast. I have not tried to use it... I have only used Brewers Yeast..... SORRY!! Glad you like them though! ~Mummie

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    2. Did it end up working using regular yeast? I cant find anywhere near me that sells it. There are no whole food stores and I dont have a debit or credit card to order it offline :-(

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    3. Did the regular yeast work? Their is no whole sale food stores near me nor do I have a debit or credit card to order any so no way to get brewers yeast :-(

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    4. You can find Brewers yeast at a GNC if there is one around and they say to use it because it has more vitamins and stuff its not really for cooking people mix it with water and drink it is what i was told when i bought mine at the GNC. hope this helps

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  7. So you need 1 whole cup of the flax seeds that seems like alot?

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    1. Hi Alexandra! Each recipe can be different. Some lactation cookie recipes call for 2 TBS of Flaxseed, 1/2 cup of Flaxseed to one full cup. You can adjust the recipe to your needs. I think if you change it to 1/2 cup of Flaxseed, you would be fine as well. ~Mummie

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  8. Mine don't really look and hold together like cookies but it is DELICIOUS either way!! I love these! Thanks bunches!

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  9. I'm making my second batch right now. The recipe makes a lot, so I shared with a friend who is also nursing her son. It's a good thing because the cookies were pretty stale after a week. Any tips to keeping them from getting stale, especially since neither of us needs to eat 10

    Oh, and I put cranberries, coconut, and chopped nuts in my first batch. Just cranberries today since that's what I have on hand.

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    1. Awesome! So glad you shared! You can always freeze some cookies and they stay great for longer. You can let them thaw or eat frozen! ~Mummie

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  10. That's a LOOOOOOT of sugar! I would never use 2 cups of sugar for anything! Why does there have to be so much? And so much butter?!? These don't seem healthy in any way! It would just be the same but healthier to eat a bowl of oatmeal with flaxseeds and other add-ins-wouldn't that be the same? Then,you could just use stevia or something healthier to sweeten with.

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    1. This batch is a BIG batch... which is why there is 2 cups of sugar. You could half the sugar and all other ingredients or even use less sugar. You could substitute the sugar for your normal sweetener as well. You could experiment and see what you come up with.... please come back and share if you do! I would LOVE to try a new batch! ~Mummie

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  11. The only brewers yeast i can find is debittered brewers yeast is that ok???

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    1. I think it would still be fine.... but if you can find just regular Brewers Yeast it might work better. ~Mummie

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  12. Could you please tell me where can I get these ingredients? I have NEVER bake in my life, so I have no clue.
    Please help I really need this.
    Thanks Jacky !
    Lorena

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  13. Hi Lorena! Any major grocery store has them.... for me my local Kroger or Ingles has all the ingredients I need. ~Mummie

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    1. I called my local Whole foods store and they have brewer yeast and nutritional yeast. The representative told me that they are VERY similar, but that hey are not the same. Now, the price is VERY different, BY 2lb around $35 and the NY $7. My question is, being these two products so similar would it make any difference? Can I use NY instead of the BY?
      Thanks ;)

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    2. You may want to shop around at other stores..... Brewers Yeast should not be THAT pricey! (YIKERS!!!!) Check the Whole Food isle at your grocery stores first! ~Mummie

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    3. Hey Jacky! i just wanted to let you know that I finally was able to bake the cookies just now and they turned out delicious! As of my supply I cant tell you jet cause like I said I just baked them. I put chocolate chips, caramel and sea salt YuummMo. The only thing I did not like as much was the texture of the cookies. Is there anything one can do so that they are more soft and not as dry?
      Thanks so much

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    4. awesome! Maybe it is the cooking time? Maybe try two minutes less? Are they coming out crunchy?

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  14. I'd really love to hear some other "results" regarding the effectiveness of this cookie. While I love cookies, and great tasting recipes,... I am in dire need of ways to increase my milk supply... I'd eat cardboard at this point if it gave me a milk boost.

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    1. These cookies have been known to boost a supply...... they have all the basic ingredients in other lactation cookies. Flaxseed, brewers Yeast and oatmeal are GREAT for lactation boostin'!!! ~Mummie

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  15. I just made these cookies, they are delicious. I did change the recipie a bit. I changed the 1c butter to 1/2c butter, and 1/2c peanut butter. I also added 1c chocolate chips.
    I found all the ingredients at Ingles,the brewers yeast was with the flour products near the regular yeast and milled flax seed.
    Hope these work to boost my supply!!!
    ----Michelle

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  16. Do you have to add the Flaxseed meal in order to produce more milk? All i have is the Brewers yeast?

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  17. Do you have to use the flaxseed meal in order for your production to still come in. All i have is the brewers yeast.

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  18. Hi Kristin. The Flaxseed will help you produce more breastmilk, but so will the brewers yeast. Together they are a great boosting combo! But you can make one batch without... just know the Flaxseed will give you more of a boost. ~Mummie

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  19. What brand of brewers yeast works best? I got the lewis labs but its flaky .not powdery. Will it still work? Does it matter

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  20. What brand of brewers yeast works best? I got the lewis labs but its flaky .not powdery. Will it still work? Does it matter

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    1. Hi! I would try what ever kind you have... it should still work, but it might change the texture of the cookie. but SOOOO worth a shot! ~Mummie

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