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
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix flax seed meal with water in a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Mixture will get thick and gelatinous.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut, and raisins until evenly distributed.
- Using a medium (2- tablespoon) sized cookie scoop, portion the dough out and place on prepared cookie sheet 2- inches apart.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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