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Lactation Cookies

These lactation cookies are soft, delicious, and include ingredients that are said to increase milk supply. They're good enough for everyone to enjoy, too! There are three variations to this recipe - oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, chocolate chip walnut.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies


  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 c softened butter
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon - OPTIONAL use for oatmeal raisin cookies, omit for other flavors
  • 1/4 c brewer's yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 c old fashioned oats
  • Add ins: 1.5 c raisins, or 2 c chocolate chips, or 1.5 c chocolate chips and 1 c walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine ground flax seeds and water, set aside until all water is absorbed. Meanwhile, continue with next steps.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine softened butter and sugar, creaming together until combined.
  • Add egg yolks one at a time until combined; add vanilla until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon if making oatmeal raisin cookies, brewer's yeast, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda; stir together.
  • Add dry ingredients to the creamed sugar and egg mixture in batches, until just combined.
  • Add oats and add ins.
  • With 1/2 tbsp scoop, make balls of cookie dough and place on prepared baking sheet (silpat or foil sprayed with cooking spray) 1" apart
  • Bake for 9 minutes or until edges are just browning. Once out of the oven, allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 7-10 minutes (not longer! It's the magic touch, I swear!)


You can make these cookies any flavor! 
For oatmeal raising: add 1 tbsp of cinnamon to the dry ingredients, noted above, and raisins when adding the oats
For chocolate chip: add 2 c (or more - you do you!) when adding the oats.
For chocolate chip walnut: add 1.5 c chocolate chips and 1 c walnuts.
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