Lactation Cookies

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In an effort to maintain my breast milk supply, I drink lots of water, pump regularly (every 3-4 hours), and eat a balanced diet. As a registered milk donor, herbal supplements such as Fenugreek are prohibited but some women swear by their results … to each their own, I say! Personally, I’m sticking with steel cut and whole oats for breakfast every morning, a minimum of 150 ounces of water, and, every one in a while, these cookies! Lactation cookies are becoming increasingly popular among breastfeeding mothers and I understand why. Now I don’t need an excuse to indulge in chewy, chocolate-y goodness because they’re helping me produce more liquid gold … and calories don’t count when they’re for a good cause, right?!

The recipe is based on my favorite chocolate chip cookie from Kimber, The Pinning Mama and  I added whole oats and flax seeds. Herbal supplements, such as fenugreek, are completely OPTIONAL. Nursing mothers take note: these cookies are addictive. They’re big, soft, chewy, sweet, salty, and full of deliciousness. Enjoy! =)

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  • 1 stick Crisco butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 tablespoons water or milk
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 bag mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 5 tablespoons flax seeds

Preheat oven to 350 and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly. Set aside.

Using a stand mixer, cream together shortening, butter, milk, and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Mix another minute or two. Turn mixture on low speed and slowly add dry ingredients, stopping to scrape sides of the bowl.

With a regular ice cream scoop, drop balls of dough onto baking sheets, three inches apart, and gently press down. Keep batter in fridge or freezer in between batches.

Bake 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.

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