Who would have thought that someone would create “lactation cookies” and that they would help to burst those boobies with a bounty of breast milk?
Unfortunately, I have tried a few recipes to make for my postpartum clients, but just hadn’t found one that made me salivate.
Not that I needed them, but who wants to bake cookies and not be able to enjoy the dough of your labour?
And……I could only imagine what my lovely clients thought when they tried to chomp through them, and felt too guilty throwing them out, so munched on those brewey battered biscuits so they could say “oh yes Vicki they were lovely” while in the back of their mind they were thinking “please don’t offer to make me any more”….
This year when I was at the Hypnobirthing Australia conference in Sydney one of my beautiful friends and fellow practitioners Debra Wakefield brought a box of “homemade cookies” for us to share at the Birth Into Being workshop for morning tea.
I took one bite and my eyes widened, my tongue danced and my uvula did the rumba.
Debra then went on to tell us that these were her favourite cookie recipe that could also be used as lactation cookies and tasted so much better than what women normally made or were given.
So Debra was kind enough to share her recipe with us, which I have amended slightly for my own personal preference and to increase the effectiveness of it being a lactation cookie.
Happy Lactating Mummas! Please let me know what you think if you make up a batch!
But be warned…..they really are addictive and taste sooooooooo good!
250g butter, chopped
1 cup rapadura sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tblesp coconut oil
2 cups plain flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bi-carb soda
¼ cup brewers yeast
2½ cups rolled oats (ground into a fine powder)
1½ cups chopped macadamia nuts (or any nuts you prefer)
350g Cadbury choc chips (or dried fruit or goji berries and yoghurt sultanas)
The real secret to these cookies being so good is that the rolled oats are ground to a fine powder.
Cream butter, coconut oil and both sugars together.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat together.
Add flour, brewers yeast, the ground oats, salt, baking powder and soda.
Add choc chips, nuts or dried fruit.
Roll into balls.
Bake for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius