Lactation Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1 dozen
Lactation cookies are the scrumptious healthy snack which are Ideal for new moms. It helps in enhancing the breast milk supply. The cookies are mildly sweet, crunchy at the edges and soft from within. Though these cookies are meant for new moms, people of all age group can enjoy them as guilt free snack.
  • • 1 cup quick cooking oats powder (dry roast the oats and powder them on cooling)
  • • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • • ½ cup jaggery powder
  • • ¼ cup ghee / olive oil
  • • 2 tablespoon flaxseed powder (dry roast and powder on cooling)
  • • 2 tablespoon milk
  • • 2 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • • 2 teaspoons dry fruit powder
  1. Mix flaxseed powder in 2 tablespoon warm water and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift the whole wheat flour, oat flour, salt and dry fruit powder. Add the bran back to the flours which is left after sifting the flour. Our idea is just to aerate the flour.
  3. Add fennel seeds to the flours. Our dry ingredients are ready.
  4. In another bowl take ghee and add jaggery powder to it. Cream the mix well. Add milk to it and whisk the mix until it turns light and fluffy. This step is very important and will decide how light your cookies will turn on baking.
  5. Next add the flax meal to this fluffy mix and blend well. Our wet ingredients are ready.
  6. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and blend with a spatula.
  7. Allow the mix to rest for 10 minutes. This time will allow the flours to absorb the moisture and blend all the flavors.
  8. While the dough is resting, preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  9. Now just combine the dough well. Do not knead. As kneading will lead to formation of gluten, which will make the cookies chewy which we do not want.
  10. Grease a baking tray or line it with a parchment paper. Pinch out a gooseberry size portion of the dough and roll between the palms and flatten slightly. Make all the cookie dough similarly and arrange on the greased baking tray. Keep some space between each cookie dough.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degree Celsius in a preheated oven.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool down completely on a wire rack before transferring them to an airtight container. The cookies are a bit soft while hot and harden on cooling.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at