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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

Lactation cookies are a treat for a new mommy ~ full of ingredients like brewers yeast and flaxseed meal, they are a great way to boost your milk supply and help keep you nourished the few few months after labor and delivery.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip, cookies, lactation, oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 people
Calories 176kcal
Author Sheryl


  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 C butter softened
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C all purpose flour unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 C. old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp brewers yeast
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 C mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C shredded coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, stir the flax and water - set aside.
  • In your KitchenAid, cream the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla on high until cream.
  • Stir in the flour, yeast, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and flax mixture on low just until incorporated.
  • Gently fold in the oats, chocolate chips, and coconut just until incorporated.
  • Scoop onto rounded mounds on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat, parchment paper or foil. Use your palm to flatten each cookie dough mound slightly. The cookies will not spread much during baking so use your own preference to flatten to your liking before baking.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes at 350 until the edges are lightly brown - remove and allow to cool before removing from the baking sheet.
  • Store in a covered container.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg