Monday, January 26, 2015

Recipe Day Monday

No matter what is going on, when you make cookies, you get an instant boost of happiness! With Miss Lizzie still fighting that nasty cold I decided to make another batch of lactation cookies to really up my milk supply for her. One of the few things her pediatrician said that I could do for her while she is sick is to make sure that she is well hydrated by nursing at least every three hours. So into the kitchen I went and whipped up these delicious little babies. This recipe was created especially for me by my culinary school graduate, nutritionist, health nut little sister Natalie. I don't know about y'all, but every recipe I found for lactation cookies either included a hunk of butter or buckets of sugar; and that was the last thing I wanted to eat after Gestational Diabetes and tons of pregnancy weight gain. These cookies are a step away from the scone like cookies out there and more like a traditional cookie, almost peanut butter cookie like in consistency. Dense (so you only need one or two) but yummy! 

I love my stand mixer

Nice and Chunky, full of good stuff for you and your babe. 

I only press mine down a little but if you like them thinner, press them a little more. 


Don't be intimidated by the list of ingredients. I got most of them from our grocery store, Publix. The only thing that took some searching for was the Brewer's Yeast. I found it at an independent vitamin shop in town. If you live by a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's I've heard from a few people that they sell it there. The entire process only takes about 15 minutes not including baking time. And if you like your cookies a little bit more done or crunchy, leave them in an additional 2-5 minutes. This recipe is truly one of the simplest recipes I have ever tried. Give 'em a whirl, and let me know what you think! 

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