Oats Flaxmeal Cookies/Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

Yummy Lactation Cookies
Yummy Lactation Cookies

Hello friends..!!

This post is dedicated to all those new lactating moms out there, as these cookies are believed to increase the milk in the lactating mothers. My bhabhi, Yashima, who is also a new mom of an extremely cute and adorable child, asked me if I can make these cookies for her. She had come across this recipe for lactation cookies on a blog named “blogs.mom365.com“. I was honestly quite happy that I will finally try my first ever batch of cookies & that too for my most favorite nephew (he will only get the benefits of these cookies indirectly :-) )

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I immediately looked at the recipe sent by her and checked if I have all the ingredients available in my kitchen. I gathered all the ingredients required and carried on with the recipe to try my first batch of cookies.

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My first batch of cookies.. Happy me :)

I also added almonds to half of the batter and made a few cookies with the added goodness of almond flakes in them, making them more healthy and delicious.

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Cookies with added almond flakes
Cookies with added almond flakes

Cookies came out so delicious that no one could believe they are homemade. They came out exactly like the ones we get in good coffee shops. I made two types of cookies – chewy & crispy. The only difference to make the cookies chewy & crispy was the baking time, as the crispy cookies took a little long to bake.

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I baked about 65-70 cookies with this recipe & trust me you, I could only deliver half of it to my bhabhi the next day, because they just got vanished in my house only. No No, don’t be surprised no one is lactating in my house; it’s just that these cookies can be eaten by everyone & not only lactating mothers.

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Now, moving on to the recipe, the original recipe called for brewers’ yeast and steel cut oats, both of which were not available easily and I could not get my hands on them. Hence, I substituted the steel cut oats with the regular Quaker oats and replaced brewers’ yeast with some baking powder. Rest of the recipe and ingredients were the same as the original recipe. Baking time also varied for me because of my oven temperature and size. Keep an eye on the cookies to get the desired color and crispiness after the initial 12-15 minutes.

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Makes: 65-70 cookies
Preparation Time: 15-20 mins
Baking Time: 15-20 mins

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For the yummiest lactation snack, you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (don’t skip this step) (I ground the flaxseed into a fine powder to make flaxseed meal)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups Quaker oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • A handful of almond flakes/chopped almonds (optional)
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Chewy Centre


Preparation Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. In a big mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar till creamy and fluffy and triple in volume. Keep scraping down the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Add the eggs one by one and mix well.
  5. Add the flaxseed mix and vanilla essence, and mix well.
  6. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and fold well till everything is mixed together. Do not over-mix.
  8. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
  9. You can add almond flakes also at this stage.
  10. Scoop the cookie mixture onto baking sheet, approximately 1” balls.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes or till you get the desired crispiness and color. If you want a chewy centre, bake for about 12-15 minutes only and if you want a crispy centre, bake for a little longer.
  12. Allow the cookies to set for a few minutes before removing from the baking tray. Let them cool and store in air tight container. Cookies will stay good for a month, but they will not last only till that long. :)
  13. Enjoy your yummy cookies with a glass of milk or a cup of tea/coffee.

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Yummm
Ready to be packed
Ready to be packed
Safely stored in airtight container
Safely stored in airtight container

 

Thanks for reading..!!

 

 

 

Rabdi Rose Milk Shake

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Rabdi Rose Milk Shake

Hello Friends..!! It’s been long since I have added a new blog post. Trust me, I just could not make a post due to unavoidable reasons. But today, here I am, making a new post for all of you.

Summers are here and so is the scorching heat. In this hot weather, nothing seems to appeal me in food sometimes and at times, I don’t even feel like eating. In summers, usually my appetite goes for a toss and all the time, I feel like having something cold and soothing. This morning was no different, eating breakfast seemed like a pain & could not look at the food, leave alone eating it. So, to beat this scorching heat, made this amazingly refreshing milkshake “Rabdi Rose Milk Shake”. The shake has a creamy taste and texture because of Rabdi ice cream and yummy rose flavor due to the use of sweet Rose syrup.

Honestly, this was an experiment which I was irking to try my hands on for a long time as I had this brick of Mother Dairy Rabdi Ice Cream lying in my freezer for quite sometime. I had an idea that these flavors might work well together but I was still skeptical, so thought to give it a shot and was unsure about how it would turn out. Trust me you, the shake turned out to be super yummy. It tasted so good that I could not stop myself from clicking its pictures & writing a post on it.

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Without much ado, let’s move to the recipe for this shake so that all you wonderful people can make it for yourself and for your loved ones and enjoy this chilled ice cream milk shake in this hot summers..!!

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Servings: 2 Glasses

For the milk shake, you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • Chilled Milk: 1 3/4 glasses
  • Rabdi Ice Cream: 2 scoops
  • Rose Syrup: 3-4 tbsp (as per preferred sweetness)
  • A few ice cubes
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Easy Peasy Ingredients..!!

 

Method:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix till everything is well blended and shake is frothy.
  2. Pour the shake in chilled glasses.
  3. You can top the shake with more ice cream in the glass or you can add whipped cream and drizzle some more rose syrup too.
  4. Enjoy your yummy chilled ice cream shake.

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Thanks for reading…!!!