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.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Currently a Concept

The Ginger Kid Baby Boutique is currently in "idea" mode. The goal is to have new, pre-loved, and homemade cloth diapers available for purchase along with many other natural, nurturing baby products.

I have wanted to open my own cloth diapering store for a long time now, and hopefully, now will be the right time! I currently have a newborn baby at home and am working full time, so getting this going is going to be very difficult. I hope to really get things going here in the next few months.

Our "Ginger Kid"
I have always wanted to be able to do something I love from my own home and be able to raise my own children. I hope that through this store, I will not only be able to realize that goal, but will also be able to help other moms realize theirs as well by helping them sell their products.

Currently, I am accepting offers for gently used, excellent condition diapers. If you're looking to get some off of your hands, please contact me:

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