4.5 from 2 votes
The Best Lactation Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
These lactation cookies contain several galactagogue foods believed to help increase breastmilk supply for breastfeeding moms. Plus they taste REALLY good!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 163 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
  • 3 cups rolled oats 320g
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 230g or soft white whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tablespoons brewer’s or nutritional yeast 15g
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 5g
  • 1 cup butter softened 226g (Can sub coconut oil for dairy free), 2 4 ounce sticks
  • 1 cup ½ sucanat 250g dehydrated cane juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 5g
  • 2 eggs 116g
  • cup ¼ ground flax meal 30g
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 215g Can use dairy free dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, yeast, and baking soda. Set them aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer, or in another large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sucunat.
  4. Mix in the vanilla, eggs, and flax.
  5. Stir in the dry ingredients, about ½ cup at a time. You can use a stand mixer on low, or just stir them in by hand with a large spoon. This is a good job for daddy if your arms are tired from holding your little one.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and drop one and half inch balls onto it, about an inch apart. I do three rows of four.
  8. I also like to pat my cookies down a bit so they spread nicely.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are just turning golden.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool.
  11. Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to three months.