Sunday, January 31, 2016



If you are here because you are looking for a good recipe for lactation cookies, first of all, lady you freaking ROCK. You are nursing a baby, and if your babe is anything like mine, who was half piranha, half baby, you deserve a MEDAL! It is not as easy as they say, and I call BS on anyone who says that it shouldn't hurt. Errrr, it hurts, A LOT!!!! Anyways, congrats on nursing your baby! Now, when I started nursing, I encountered many hurdles, and for me, breastfeeding has been the hardest thing I've ever done in my entire life! One of those hurdles was poor milk production. So, off I went to the "inter-webs" searching for a solution. And I found it! Lactation cookies. I stumbled across a website that claimed to have the best lactation cookie recipe ever so I decided to give it a try. First batch was ok, but it called for coconut oil which was a bit overwhelming for my tastebuds. After three attempts changing things a bit I reached a recipe that I absolutely love. 

I ended up eating this every day in the morning and at night. They are so gooey and rich. They are perfect with a very nice cold glass of milk.

You can find the original recipe here:
This lady has some pretty delicious recipes and I am glad I found this recipe, even though I ended up tweaking it a bit, it's still pretty similar. So if you want to see my adaption, keep reading. 

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 5 tbsp brewers yeast (I bought mine at Amazon)
  • 5 tbsp ground flaxseed 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  •  a pinch salt
  • 16 tbsp unsalted butter, soften
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • On a large bowl mix oats, flour, brewers yeast, flaxseed, baking soda, baking power, cinnamon and salt.
  • With an electric mixer, mix soften butter on medium high until creamy (and pale in color). Add sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and the egg yolk until combined. Add vanilla extract and combine. 
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients into the bowl on low, do not over mix.
  • With a wooden spatula, stir in chocolate chips.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop in the dough into 1 inch rounds, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 16 minutes, or until bottoms start to look golden. 
  • Cool completely or not... YOLO! I couldn't wait so I ended up eating a couple while they were still warm! Yummy!

This recipe makes about two dozen cookies, a bit more, a bit less depending on how big you made your rounds. 

For me these cookies were perfect, and within two days I was able to see that my milk production was up! I really hope this helps. 

Hugs, Frances

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