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Lactation Cookies ~ 哺乳期曲奇饼

Lactation cookies are Greek to me until I googled for more information.  My daughter introduced this to me and she said they are easily available online. These cookies are mainly for nursing mothers who require an ample flow of milk supply to feed their babies especially the new borns.  The three key milk-boosting ingredients which have been known to increase milk supply are Brewer's yeast, Flaxseeds and Rolled Oats.  Some recipes do not require Brewer's yeast and yet yield good results and some recipes use coconut oil, vegetable oil instead of butter.  Basically they taste just like healthy Choc chip Oatmeal cookies but the added ingredients do help to generate more milk in nursing mothers.





Lactation Cookies  ~  哺乳期曲奇饼  

Ingredients

  • 125 gm butter
  • 160 gm brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 120 gm plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 185 gm rolled oats
  • 20 gm chopped almonds (optional)
  • 85 gm dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp Brewer's yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground Flaxseed)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • Raw sugar to sprinkle (optional)

Method
  1. Mix Flaxseed meal with water, stir and let stand for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. With a handmixer, beat butter with sugar till creamy.  Add in the egg and continue beating, add in the Flaxseed meal and vanilla.  Beat till well incorporated.
  3. With Mixer on low, add in the Brewer's yeast, flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix well.
  4. With a spatula, mix in the rolled oats followed by the chopped almonds and dark chocolate chips.
  5. Mixture is quite sticky.  Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop up the mixture and place on a parchment lined baking tray, about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for about 15 to 20 mins. if you want the cookies to be a bit brown at the sides but soft in the centre. If you prefer crunchy cookies bake for another 5 or 6 mins.
  7. Remove cookies from the oven, sprinkle on some raw sugar if you prefer them slightly sweetish because of the dark chocolate chips.
  8. Let cool in the tray for a few mins. before removing them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Yield :  10 cookies
Note 
1. Theses cookies will keep well in room temperature for 3 to 5 days, if keep in the fridge can keep for      10 days or can freeze for 3 months.
2.  You can roll the mixture into balls, keep in a zip lock bag, freeze them and bake them when required.

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