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 )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Makes: 65-70 cookies
Preparation Time: 15-20 mins
Baking Time: 15-20 mins
For the yummiest lactation snack, you’ll need:
- 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)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
- Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
- 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.
- Add the eggs one by one and mix well.
- Add the flaxseed mix and vanilla essence, and mix well.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and fold well till everything is mixed together. Do not over-mix.
- Stir in the oats and chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
- You can add almond flakes also at this stage.
- Scoop the cookie mixture onto baking sheet, approximately 1” balls.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enjoy your yummy cookies with a glass of milk or a cup of tea/coffee.
Thanks for reading..!!