Rating: 5 stars 4.7
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These lactation cookies are great for breastfeeding mothers. They are moist and super yummy and they help boost and/or maintain milk supply. And yes, husbands can eat them too! I have to hide these from my hubby when I make them. The brewer's yeast, wheat germ, flax seeds, and whole oats are why these cookies help with milk supply for lactating moms. Don't skip those ingredients!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
3 dozen


Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix flaxseed meal with water in a small bowl and let soak for 5 minutes.

  • Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract; beat to incorporate. Stir in flaxseed mixture.

  • Mix flour, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar, in a separate bowl.

  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in oats and chocolate chips.

  • Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 7.5g; cholesterol 30.6mg; sodium 107.4mg. Full Nutrition