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These healthy and delicious lactation cookies are packed with good things to help you making as much milk as you can – and they are a delicious treat to enjoy when you have been up all night, too!

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My little muchkin is now 4 weeks old, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. Ok, that’s a lie, I still feel like my life is super chaotic, my house is a disaster, and to be honest I am still not really cooking food (yay for freezer crock pot meals and kind people who still bring you food a month after delivery!) BUT I also know that if I don’t push myself to blog again, I won’t. And so here I am.

newborn baby

What are Lactation Cookies?

So we are going to kick off my return from “maternity leave” with something super delicious that every new mom should have – Lactation Cookies! Now don’t get the wrong idea here. These cookies are just delicious cookies filled with healthy ingredients like oats, flax seed and brewers yeast, all which help increase milk supply.
They will not actually cause you to start leaking milk everywhere if you aren’t already making it (someone, who shall remain nameless was worried).
But if you feel like you should legally change your name to Bessie, these cookies are a great snack for you (and you can eat them with one hand!)
And yes, they are perfectly safe for your husband and 3 year old daughter to eat, too.
And please note that I said these cookies have healthy ingredients, but they aren’t exactly healthy themselves. But they are delicious. Just make sure you share (or freeze) some, or you will be in those maternity pants longer than you care to admit…
Yield: 24 Servings

Lactation Cookies

plate with three lactation cookies on it

These healthy and delicious lactation cookies are packed with good things to help you making as much milk as you can - and they are a delicious treat to enjoy when you have been up all night, too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 TBSP flax seed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 TBSP brewer's yeast
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, brewer's yeast and oats.
  3. In another large bowl cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla and flax seed to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing well.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  7. Use a melon baller or cookie scoop to drop the dough onto a cookie sheet
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

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plate with three lactation cookies

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Kevin Thompson

Tuesday 5th of November 2013

Hi,

Thanks for the introducing a new concept about how to increase or to produce breast milk. It’s also good for the 3 year old baby child. Lots of ingredients are used to make Lactation Cookies and no harmful things are used. It’s safe for both the mother and child.

korenainthekitchen.com

Saturday 19th of October 2013

Nice to see you back at it :) The cookies look great, Bessie or not!

Amy

Thursday 17th of October 2013

Your new addition to the family is adorable!!! These cookies sound great, whether for this purpose or not :)

Jane

Thursday 17th of October 2013

First of all, awwwww. What a cutie!

I have to admit, your title DID give me the wrong idea for a second, hehe! The cookies look delicious.

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