The best lactation cookie, EVER~!

Alright. So I have LITERALLY tried over 10 different lactation cookie recipes. Most of my failures I think had to do a lot with me struggling with our new elevation and brewers yeast is nasty. This is the best recipe and out come I have ever had. In taste. In moisture. In texture. In all forms and I packed in a little over 6 tablespoons of brewers yeast! ! !

Why am I jumping for joy? Brewers yeast smells like beer sludge, and tastes even worst. Just the smell of it gags me, but according to the internet (and more importantly my lactation consultant)- it is THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT.

No the other yeasts do not substitute. I am sorry. It doesn’t work! 

Without further procrastination. Here is my recipe!

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Best Lactation Cookie. Ever. Seriously.

After trying over 10 different recipes I created this one, that not only power packs all the ingredients- it TASTES SO GOOD!

Course

Dessert

Prep Time

20

minutes

Cook Time

8-12

minutes

Servings

dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 3

    cups

    Steel cut Oatmeal

    Or Old Fashion style
  • 2

    cups

    All Purpose Flour

    Or gluten free alternative
  • 1.5

    cups

    Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1

    cup

    Chocolate Chips

    I used Bittersweet Chocolate Cacao chips which were AMAZING
  • 3/4

    cup

    butter
  • 1/4

    cup

    coconut oil
  • 3

    eggs

    Organic eggs
  • 4

    tablespoons

    Water
  • 2

    tablespoons

    Flaxseed

    I was heavy handed- be generous it helps the milk flow!
  • 1

    teaspoon

    Almond extract
  • 3

    teaspoons

    Extra strong vanilla extract
  • 1

    tablespoon

    Cinnamon

    I was heavy handed- and it was not too much for me but feel free to use less!
  • 1

    teaspoon

    baking soda

    No not powder- SODA
  • 2-6

    tablespoons

    Brewers yeast

    Do not substitute or leave out. It makes the milk flow!

Course

Dessert

Prep Time

20

minutes

Cook Time

8-12

minutes

Servings

dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 3

    cups

    Steel cut Oatmeal

    Or Old Fashion style
  • 2

    cups

    All Purpose Flour

    Or gluten free alternative
  • 1.5

    cups

    Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1

    cup

    Chocolate Chips

    I used Bittersweet Chocolate Cacao chips which were AMAZING
  • 3/4

    cup

    butter
  • 1/4

    cup

    coconut oil
  • 3

    eggs

    Organic eggs
  • 4

    tablespoons

    Water
  • 2

    tablespoons

    Flaxseed

    I was heavy handed- be generous it helps the milk flow!
  • 1

    teaspoon

    Almond extract
  • 3

    teaspoons

    Extra strong vanilla extract
  • 1

    tablespoon

    Cinnamon

    I was heavy handed- and it was not too much for me but feel free to use less!
  • 1

    teaspoon

    baking soda

    No not powder- SODA
  • 2-6

    tablespoons

    Brewers yeast

    Do not substitute or leave out. It makes the milk flow!

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Cream butter, coconut oil, and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well. It should be sort of puffy and sugar mostly dissolved in the butter.
  4. Stir flaxseed mixture and add with almond and vanilla extracts to the butter mix. Beat until blended.
  5. Sift together dry ingredients. Do not add oats or chocolate chips. If you do not have a sift like me- Just combine in a bowl and fluff with a fork a little. I sort of tossed them between two bowls with a fork hoping it would help. I need a sifter - i know.
  6. SLOWLY Add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Then once combined, add oats. Stir until combined, then stir in chocolate chips- or whatever add ins you like. I have used pecans, and coconut before.
  7. Scoop or drop onto baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on size of cookies. I baked for 8 minutes then let sit on the sheet for a minute or two before moving to a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

I can only vouch for myself, but this definitely increased my milk supply and it was a delicious treat that was easy to make. Don't worry you can tell your family it is only for people who are lactating, or you can share! The Brewers yeast is full of energy B vitamins and can give anyone a little boost.

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