Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pumpkin Nut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

I am a big fan of lactation cookies. They're delicious, and for me, they've worked the best at maintaining my supply! Well, it's fall time and I took the traditional Lactation Cookie recipe and added some fall flavor! This recipe is a tweaked version of a pumpkin cookie recipe that was given to me by a friend. When she gave it to me, I just couldn't justify making cookies that weren't going to be alternatively beneficial to me! You can use other types of ingredients in here, but I'm posting the recipe the way that I make it. For instance, you can choose all-purpose flour if you wish to, etc.

Ingredients that you cannot substitute: Oats, brewer's yeast, flax seed meal.

  • 4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3 c. old-fashioned oats (uncooked)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 1/2 c. unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 2-4 tbsp. brewer's yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 16oz. can of pumpkin
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine the water and the flaxseed meal; let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In one bowl, combine flour, baking soda, yeast, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  5. Slowly beat in the sugars.
  6. Add vanilla, egg, and flaxseed mixture. Beat until smooth.
  7. Add pumpkin and mix well.
  8. Slowly add your dry ingredients and beat until well mixed.
  9. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and nuts. (Tip: I use my hands in order to get the oats completely covered. If they're not covered, your cookies will have dry, flaky, uncooked oats in them.)
  10. Place dough in 1.5 inch lumps, 1-2 inches apart, with a medium scoop. You can use a spoon, but the scoop makes awesome looking cookies!
  11. Bake for 13-15 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  12. Remove from oven and transfer from cookie sheet immediately to a cooling rack.
Yields 6 Dozen.
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