Saturday, January 17, 2015

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Lactation Cookies}

The combination of oats, Brewer’s yeast and flaxseed promote lactation and increase a mother’s milk supply. But of course these cookies can be eaten by anyone. These cookies have a crispy crunchy exterior and a chewy center. The yeast makes the cookies slightly salty and strangely addicting. It is recommended to eat at least four a day :o)

Adapted from I am Baker, makes 2 dozen


1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted, or shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 tsp Brewer’s yeast
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips or raisins, optional


Heat oven to 350 F.

Line baking sheets with Silpat or parchment paper.

In medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, all spice, yeast and flaxseed.

In stand mixer on medium speed, combine coconut oil, sugar and vanilla. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix on medium high for 1 to 2 minutes to ensure well combined.

Turn mixer to lowest setting and slowly add in flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Remove bowl from mixer and add in oats and chocolate chips or raisins, if using. Mix by hand.

Place rough tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are just barely browned. The center may still appear slightly "wet".


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