Milk and Cookies

A lot of my time is spent reading, talking or writing about breastfeeding. I'm a bit too preoccupied with the subject. I get it. But then again, a lot of my time is spent breastfeeding (or pumping...boooo), so it's pretty understandable. Plus, sometimes I think it's the only mommy thing I'm really good at.

All of my pregnant friends are quickly becoming my new mommy friends, so in the spirit of the holiday (and cookie making) season I've given many of them these yummy cookies that are good for milk production. I was referring to them as lactation cookies, but I think that weirded a lot of them out, so I'll call them new mommy cookies.

There are lots of great recipes for lactation cookies online. Most of them are a lot healthier than this recipe, but most of them also require baking. I am not a baker, and my oven kinda sucks, so these no bake cookies are perfect for me.

No Bake New Mommy Cookies*

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oats
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup crushed almonds

Melt sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, milk and butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Let boil for one minute. Remove from heat and combine remaining ingredients. Spoon cookie balls on to wax paper. Let cool at least 30 minutes. I usually put them in the refridgerator for about an hour.

* The oats and almonds promote healthy lactation


  1. These sound great! I will have to bookmark for when this baby is born. I still nurse my 15 mth old but my supply isn't very good from being pregnant.

  2. They're easy, tasty and useful. What's not to like? Congrats on the pregnancy!

  3. Yep, I used the ol' "oatmeal is good for breastfeeding" line to justify tons of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies ...

  4. I made these last night and my husband is fighting me for them :)

  5. So glad you like them, Fritter! They have a kinda fudgy quality that's addictive! Happy Breastfeeding!


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