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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!

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!
plate with three lactation cookies on it
plate with three lactation cookies on it

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…
plate with three lactation cookies

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plate with three lactation cookies on it

Lactation Cookies

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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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Jenni – The Gingered Whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons flax seed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoon brewer’s yeast
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

Instructions

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 124mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g

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4 Comments

  1. 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.

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

  3. korenainthekitchen.com says:

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

  4. Kevin Thompson says:

    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.

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