Friday, November 22, 2013

Cookies for a Pirate {Lactation Aid}

Who knew that there is such a thing as Lactation Cookies? I certainly didn't remember that from the 4 (combined) years that I was pregnant and lactating with my boys. But a good friend - and new mom - joked that she had an assignment for me. Well, she was joking, but I am always up for a culinary challenge. So, I started with one of the recipes from the justbreastfeeding website - the lactation cookies for nut lovers.

As for the post title...well, we call her adorable little boy "the pirate" because he sometimes views the world around him, grumpily, through one eye. Did I mention that he's adorable?!? He's the cutest lil' pirate you'll ever see! Hope the pirate's mom likes these...

1 1/2 C white whole wheat flour
2 C rolled oats
1 t baking soda
3/4 C almond butter
1/2 C butter, softened
1 C flax seed
3 T brewer’s yeast
1/3 C water
1 t cinnamon
1 C organic coconut sugar
2 t vanilla
2 large eggs
1 C extra dark chocolate chips
1 C raw pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl, beat almond butter, butter, coconut sugar, vanilla, brewer’s yeast, flax seed and water until creamy. Mix in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Place heaping tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto greased baking sheets or baking stones. Bake 12-14 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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