Lactation Cookies [In the Kitchen]

Great news! I'm an auntie to my first niece. She's only one week old too! Aww fresh baby. It's such a special experience for our family and our kids. Before she was born, I wanted to make cookies for my sister in law and our family in town, so we made Lactation Cookies. Only a couple of times for true success. 

These cookies are winners. Whether you save this recipe, bake these bad boys or gift them to a new mom, my goal of posting this recipe is to help make life for other new mom's a little easier for them (an available sweet snack as it helps produce milk to feed their hungry offspring).

"Lactation Cookies make a sweet delivery gift for a new mom."

I remember the first few months of a newborn baby was to feed, feed and feed. Every two hours. So I needed to eat, eat and eat. Nutritional substances of course. What I discovered from my research is that Lactation Cookies help with milk supply because they have the following three ingredients.

Oats: This nutritional powerhouse provides plenty of whole grains, fiber, iron and an abundance of healthy vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Brewers Yeast: A rich source of B-vitamins and amino acids, this a natural remedy used to stimulate and increase production of breast milk. (hence brewer)

Flax Seed: Provides an abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids that are necessary for brain development.

The Lactation Cookie recipe is from Weelicious. It's also very similar to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, the only difference is the addition of the brewer's yeast and flax seed, both of which you can find at Sprouts or Whole Foods. 


3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
5 tbs brewer's yeast
3 tbs ground flaxseed*
1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
12 tbs unsalted organic butter
4 tbs unrefined virgin coconut oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs (room temp)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips 

1/2 cup chopped almonds

*to save money, buy flax seeds in the bulk section in your health food store, grind them up in your coffee grinder or food processor.


1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, yeast, flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and coconut oil until creamy. Add the sugar and continue to beat 5 minutes, until fluffy.
4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Add the vanilla.
5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips until combined.
6. Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of dough onto a lined baking sheet. Can use a silpat-baking sheet or parchment paper.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.


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