With that in mind, I thought I would bring over some one-handed treats for a friend who just had a darling baby girl. Like juicy, drippy, cheese burgers. Because the other thing about those first few weeks you're also ravenous.
The other thing I brought was based on my own nursing experience. I was never much of a dessert person, until I started breastfeeding. And then I wanted sweets all the time. Someone told me it's because your body uses so much sugar in making the breastmilk that you start craving it. I have no idea if that's true, but I do know that I wanted to stick something sweet in, like cookies. And since oatmeal is supposed to be a natural supply booster for breastfeeding moms, I thought oatmeal chocolate chip cookies would be the perfect one-handed treat.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 stick butter
1/2 cup dark brown sgar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/8 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375. Cream the butter in an electric mixer.
- Add both sugars and beat until light and smooth.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and beat to combine.
- Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Drop on silpats/parchment paper on cookie sheets, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes.