Sunday, May 26, 2013

Magic milk cookies

I swear I didn't die. Someone actually emailed me recently asking if I started a new blog because she hadn't seen anything here in so long.

No, no new blog. Just still trying to get a handle on this new life. I hope to be able to blog some updates lately, but my poor sweet baby has struggled so bad with acid reflux that we pretty much have to constantly struggle with her to eat (not much appetite/throws it up) and to sleep (can't sleep - reflux wakes her up). Most days I feel like it's a success if I eat three meals and/or take a shower. Baby Zantac didn't do enough to help and now we're on to Baby Prilosec which, knock on wood, seems to be taking care of a lot of it. So maybe I'll return to the land of the living pretty soon.

In the meantime, I've had several people ask me for this magic recipe so I'm posting it here for everyone's reference! My wonderful neighbors brought over these lactation cookies and gave me the recipe. I find them very tasty and they're chock-full of ingredients to help boost milk supply. This batch made me 4.5 dozen - I froze 3 dozen in ziploc baggies of six and pull them out as needed (taste fine cold!) If you're needing a boost, whip up a batch.

What you need:
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. peanut butter
1 c. ground flax seed
4 T brewer’s yeast
1/3 c. water
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs1 3/4 c. rolled oats
Optional mix-ins (whatever you want!): chocolate chips, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds - get creative

Preheat oven to 350.

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

In a separate, large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add peanut butter and sugars and beat well. Add vanilla, yeast, flax, and water and beat until smooth and creamy. Add eggs on at a time, beating well between additions.

Slowly beat in flour, then oats. Then mix in all your fun goodies (Mine have 2 cups chocolate chips, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup raisins)

Drop onto parchment-lined paper and bake for 12 minutes.