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Lactation Cookie Recipes [vegan incl.]

One of my great joys in life is feeding others. Sometimes that means making a cheesy lasagna or maybe chocolate cupcakes are what's needed. But today something both delicious and helpful like these lactation cookies are what's needed!

These make great postpartum gifts or you can try them yourself as a yummy way to boost milk supply.



2 sticks unsalted butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar 

2 eggs 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 

1 teaspoon baking powder 

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 teaspoon salt

3 cup old fashioned oatmeal 

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 

1 tablespoon brewers yeast 

1 cup chocolate chips 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.

Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together into a medium bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the ground flaxseed, brewers yeast and chocolate chips and mix just till combined.

Using a small ice-cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop 2-inch mounds of dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Flatten sli