GOJI, LONGAN, RED DATES LACTATION COOKIES
Mommies who are lactating and need a sweet treat will be delighted with this recipe, which uses both Eastern and Western ingredients to boost milk supply. Dried longans, red dates, and organic goji berries from Eu Yan Sang as well as oats, brewer's yeast and flaxseed make these cookies healthy and yummy at the same time. Even if you're not lactating, these East-meets-West cookies are high in protein and fibre and suitable for all in the family to consume.
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons brewer's yeast
- 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil
- 1 1/4 cups organic cane sugar
- 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Eu Yan Sang dried longan
- 1/2 cup Eu Yan Sang dried red dates
- 1/2 cup Eu Yan Sang organic goji berries
- Soak the dried longan, dried red dates and goji berries in warm water for about 2 hours until they are soft and plump.
- Drain water from dried fruits, squeezing out any excess water, then chop longan and red dates into small pieces. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, yeast, flaxseed, baking powder, soda, and salt.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, coconut oil and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
- Add in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk, beating until combined.
- Gradually add in the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined and mixed.
- Stir in the dried longan, red dates and goji berries until they are evenly dispersed.
- Portion tablespoon fulls of cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking tray and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, until cookies turn golden brown.
- Remove from oven to cool and then enjoy!