The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

I searched high and low for a recipe that was pretty easy and had all the ingredients I wanted to include in my semi-healthier cookie (HA!) and I finally tinkered with enough recipes to land on this gem. It’s essentially a combination of the famous Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies by Noel Trujillo and a recipe I found on How Sweet It Is. The end cookie is soft, chewy and melt-in-your-mouth yummy.

With ingredients like oats, flax and brewer’s yeast, these cookies are said to help boost your milk production. To be honest, I didn’t notice a huge increase in supply, but when you’re in the thick of breast feeding as a new mom, you’re open to trying anything! And it’s nice to know you’re eating things that support healthy milk production and also add to the omega fats my body can convert to omega-3s for babe’s brain. Truthfully I get so excited when my friends have a new babe so I have an excuse to make these again.

If you try these be sure to drop me a note to let me know!

Hope you love them as much as I do!

4 tbsp water
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tbsp unrefined organic virgin
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour, twice sifted
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp brewer’s yeast
3 cups oats
1 cup Nestle Told House chocolate chips (I do milk chocolate)
1/4 cup walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.
Sift your flour
Mix the ground flaxseed and water and set aside.
Beat butter, coconut oil, sugar, and brown sugar well.
Add eggs, mix well.
Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, mix well.
Sift together flour, cinnamon, brewers yeast, baking soda and salt.
*Note* In the end you should have sifted your flour twice, once in the beginning and a second time at this step.
Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
Stir in oats and chips and walnuts.
Scoop onto baking sheet using a mini scooper
Bake for 10-11 minutes.

I usually bake 12-18 cookies at a time and freeze the rest in ready-to-bake balls.

Yum Yum, Enjoy!