Lactation cookies

    Lactation cookies


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    About this recipe: These cookies are great for breastfeeding mothers! They are moist and super yummy and they help boost and/or maintain milk supply. The brewers' yeast, wheat germ, flax seed and oats are why these cookies help with milk supply for lactating mothers. Don't skip those ingredients.

    Makes: 3 dozen cookies

    • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
    • 60ml water
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 110g soft brown sugar
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 250g plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons brewers' yeast
    • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 200g porridge oats
    • 170g chocolate chips

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with parchment.
    2. Combine flax seeds with water and let soak for 5 minutes.
    3. Beat butter, caster sugar and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract; beat to incorporate. Stir flax seed mixture into the butter mixture.
    4. Mix flour, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, bicarb, 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 5cm apart onto baking tray.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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