I didn't know there was such a thing called lactation cookies prior to this. So when I heard from a friend that it helped with increasing her breast milk supply, I gave it a try. I used a classic oatmeal raisin cookies recipe and adapt it by adding the key ingredients in lactation cookies, namely flaxseed, oats and brewer's yeast. I've also reduced the sugar by half.
1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons flaxseed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups oats
1 cups raisins
3 tablespoons brewer's yeast (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celcius.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, brewer's yeast and salt. Gradually beat into the butter mixture. Stir in oats, flaxseed and raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking paper.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Let cool completely.
Tip: I divided the batter into half before adding raisins. I added chocolate chips instead into one half of the batter. So I have 2 types of cookies in one batch :)
PS: In this rainy weather, how about some beef stew?