Babies in Common Milkmaking Oatmeal Cookies

Babies in Common Milkmaking Oatmeal Cookies

     ...formerly freshly baked and served at the Breastmilk & Cookies feeding support groups (and the More Milk Mamas group at Babies in Common) Jeanette Mesite Frem (as adapted from the Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe by Quaker)

     ...please note that if you really need to make more milk, cookies and teas alone aren't usually going to make much of an impact.  Ideally, you would have a consultation with a private practice International Board Certified                  Lactation Consultant who has additional training in working with parents who want to increase their milk supply.  Click here to make an appointment!
Milkmaking Oatmeal Cookies


2 sticks organic butter, melted**

3/4  cup firmly packed dark brown sugar (melt with the butter!)

3/4  cup granulated sugar

2  cage-free eggs

2  teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup whole wheat flour*

3/4  cups all-purpose flour*

1  teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

1/2  teaspoon salt (optional)

3  cups traditional Quaker® Oats

2 cups Ghirardelli® mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

1/4 cup chia seeds (optional)

1/4 cup ground flax seeds (optional)

1/4 cup organic peanut butter (optional)

*or replace flour with your favorite gluten-free flour (I use Pamela's All-purpose flour mix)

** or use one glass jar of organic coconut oil, melt (without the cap on) in microwave for 3 minutes



Heat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, mix butter and sugars until creamy or melted together (but not too hot, you don't want to cook the egg).

Add egg and vanilla and mix.

Add dry ingredients; mix well.

Add oats and chocolate chips; mix well.

You may need to add some warm water by spoonfuls just to moisten the dough more.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cool on wire rack.

Cool completely.

Store tightly covered, but eat quickly as they are soft and may get even softer in storage.



2.5 DOZEN (if small tablespoonfuls)

1.5 DOZEN (if large heaping tablespoonfuls


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