Sunday 31 January 2016

Orange and Cinnamon Lactation Cookies



½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp flax seed
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Orange juice
1 cup of flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Orange rind
2 tbsp brewer’s yeast
¼ cup coconut 
1 ¼ cup rolled oats
Choc chips

  1. In a small cup/bowl mix together the flax seed and water
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars
  3. Add egg, flax seed mixture, vanilla and orange juice and mix until creamy
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, orange rind and brewers yeast
  5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl (I do large spoonful’s at a time to prevent flour going EVERYWHERE)
  6. Fold in oats, choc chips and coconut
  7. Using a medium icecream scoop or tablespoon, place half domes onto baking tray and slightly flatten. Makes 24, more if you can restrain yourself from eating all the dough.
  8. Bake at 175 for 9-11 minutes until golden around the edges

If you prefer extra moist cookies, add an extra tablespoon to the flax seed mixture
Add the orange juice and rind to your taste, I juiced 1/3 of a large orange but it wasn’t enough so I probably ended up with ½ - 2/3.
Same with choc chips, I normally add quite a lot (more than ½ a cup) to cover the taste of the bitterness of brewer’s yeast but the orange actually does a good job of covering it.