Friday, February 11, 2011

Milkin' Cookies

For our LLL meetings, I like to bring lactation/milk/milkin' cookies along. They're not just for those who need a milk supply boost; packed full of healthy and delicious goodness, they're a fairly guilt-free snack, and good enough to share with the kiddos!

There are several recipes floating around; most contain flax and oatmeal, which have been shown to increase milk supply. Here's my mash-up of several recipes, which happen to make quite moist, delicious, nicely shaped cookies. Enjoy!

Happy breastfeeding!

Milkin' Cookies

1 cup flax meal

4 tbsp water

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

½ cup melted butter

2 cups Agave nectar

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2 cups chocolate chips

1 cup crushed cranberries

1 cup crushed nuts of your choice (I used walnuts)

3 cup old-fashioned oats

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

Preheat oven to 350* F.

In a bowl, mix flax and water until thoroughly mixed, set aside.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.

In a large bowl, beat butter, ONE cup of Agave nectar, sugars, vanilla, and eggs together.

Add flax.

Add in flour mixture and combine well.

Mix in cranberries, nuts, and chocolate chips.

Mix in oats.

After everything is blended together well, add

the applesauce and final 1 cup of Agave nectar and stir through.

Scoop onto greased cookie sheets, press down lightly on each with a fork.

Bake 12-14 minutes.

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