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Lactation Cookies stacked with chocolate chips

Lactation Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert


These easy oatmeal cookies are filled with all sorts of goodness! They’re called “Lactation” Cookies because they help new moms boost their milk supply, but we make them a lot as a snack for the whole family!


  • 3 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature (or coconut oil in it’s solid state)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Brewer’s Yeast or Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix flax seed meal with water in a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Mixture will get thick and gelatinous.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add in the flax mixture, egg yolks, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and yeast. Mix until combined and smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just incorporated. With mixer still on low add in the oats until just combined.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut, and raisins until evenly distributed.
  6. Using a medium (2- tablespoon) sized cookie scoop, portion the dough out and place on prepared cookie sheet 2- inches apart.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 157.1 mg
  • Fat: 7.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.4 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.5 mg

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