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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 slightly with a damp hand. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.



Dry Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup coconut shreds

1 Tbsp ground flax seeds

1 Tbsp brewers yeast

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

a few dashes of cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil, softened to room temp.

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp nut milk (separate)

6oz vegan chocolate chips

Mix all dry ingredients together in one bowl until well combined. In a separate bowl, cream together the oil and sugar, then add the rest of your ingredients (excluding milk) until a paste forms. Mix together both and you will have a dry crumble. Add in your non-dairy milk of choice and you will have your cookie dough. Add in chocolate chips to taste.

Make Tablespoon size dollops on a lined cookie sheet and flatten them slightly. Bake at 350F for 12 minutes.

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