Lactation Cookies – Weekly Bake Number 46

IMG_5166This weekly bake may seem a odd to most people, you will probably be thinking what on earth are lactation cookies?! Lactation cookies are cookies made with oats and various seeds to help improve a mothers milk supply when best feeding. I have made them for my boss who’s baby is due any day now. Really though they are just yummy cookies and really addictive -I ate about 5 in one go! This bake was quick and simple to make and may make you feel a little bit healthier by having oats and seeds in your cookies. The recipe makes about 24 small cookies.

Ingredients 

  • 113g Softened Butter
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 55g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 3 table spoons of seeds (I used 2 flax seeds and 1 chia seeds)
  • 1 Egg
  • 125g Plain flour
  • 150g Oats
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp of cream of tar tar
  • 100g of Chocolate chips (You can use whichever you like best I did half dark half milk chocolate)
  • 1tsp of Vanilla extract

 

Method

  1. To start pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchement or reusable cookie sheets.
  2. Soak the seeds in enough water so that it is covering them and leave until ready to add into mixture.IMG_5163
  3. Weigh out both sugars and butter and cream together until smooth and creamy, then add the egg and vanilla extract.IMG_5164
  4. Add the oats, flour, raising agents and seeds into the mixture and combine until no lumps of flour, once mixed add the chocolate chips.IMG_5165
  5. If the dough is not too wet use you hands to make walnut sized balls and roll them and place on trays, if too wet spoon onto the tray.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes they will still be slightly soft so allow to harder for a few minutes on the tray before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.

This bake was super easy and good to make if you don’t have much time, let’s hope the boss likes them!

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