This week has been another roller coaster/wild ride at our house. To start, both of my kids tested positive for some pretty tough food allergies. This was just the first round of testing and they will both be going to an allergist to get more information. In the meantime, you can expect to see more gluten free (GF), dairy free (DF), egg free (EF) & soy free (SF) recipes posted here on RITK. Also, all the recipes that have any of these in their description have now been marked and you can now search by these labels as well.
One of my most popular and requested recipes is for my Lactation Cookies. Not only do they taste really, really good, they are a healthier cookie to serve to your family and they have an added bonus of providing good fats, minerals and extra calories to nursing mommas when they need them most. And honestly...who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie. So when I was faced with having to change the way my family eats my friend Jennifer (The Glad Kitchen) told me I was not only going to be fine...that I was going to excel at it. She also challenged me to turn my lactation cookies into a recipe that my kids could eat and any momma who is nursing and on a restricted diet could also eat.
I told her that I would accept that challenge and we set up a plan. As soon as the recipe was ready and posted we would also do a giveaway. You see, Jennifer is also the maker of the very popular Milk Maids! Milk Maids are reusable nursing pads that are super soft and luxurious but most important, they work great. Jennifer has donated one pair of her hard to get Milk Maids for a giveaway here on RITK!
I am happy to say that the recipe turned out great! The cookies are free of the 4 major allergens and they taste good enough to fool my kids into thinking they were eating my regular cookies. They set up just like my original recipe too. I hope you like them as much as the original. Enjoy!
Here is how to enter!
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Winner will be chosen on Friday, May 14th.
P.S. Happy Mother's Day to everyone. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing day full of happiness, family and fabulous food!
We have a winner! Random.org gave me #12...which is Rebecca! Congrats to the best friend and doula that a girl could ask for.
Cookies My Kids Can Eat (aka Reduced Allergen Lactation Cookies)
1 cup butter or coconut oil at room temp (coconut oil will make the cookies dairy free)
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut flour
3 cups oat flour
2 cups rolled gluten free oats
1 bag dark chocolate chips (73% cocoa will keep the chips dairy & soy free)
2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven at 375.
2. Mix flax seed meal and water, set aside 3-5 minutes.
3. Cream butter/coconut oil and sugar.
4. Add flax seed mixture and nutritional yeast flakes. Mix until light and fluffy.
5. Add coconut and oat flour and mix well.
6. Add baking soda, salt & rolled oats. Mix well.
7. Add chocolate chips and mix well.
8. If mixture seems dry add in a little more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
9. Bake on parchment lines cookie sheets for 11-15 minutes, depending on oven.