Reviews for Lactation Cookies
2nd batch turned out fantastic! 1st batch was so bitter due to the brewers yeast, so I bought a de-bittered brewers yeast (Mommy Knows Best from Amazon) and now the cookies are so good! The whole family loves them!
I can't believe how yummy these taste! I was a little questionable when I saw the ingredients and smelled the brewers yeast but they came out delicious! I was short about a half cup of oatmeal so I added a little bit of white chocolate chips to it also. I will definitely make these again if not for milk, for taste!
Add cinnamon! These are great. I also made the dough into balls, then instead of cooking, I froze them so I could bake some fresh cookies anytime without much effort.
I followed the recipe exactly and these are very very tasty. Next time I might add cranberries
This is the second time I have made these! They are amazing! Eating one is filling enough, it feels like a good solid snack and tastes healthy regardless of the sugar! I used dark chocolate chunks.
I just made these and they are delicious! I can't speak for how well they boost my supply but I will update my review if I notice an increase. These are so good though that even my hubby liked them. I did substitute the butter with coconut oil and they turned out great! Will make again even if I don't need a boost in milk production. With the flax, oats, wheat germ and brewers yeast they are healthier than your typical oatmeal cookie.
I used coconut oil instead of butter; makes them moister than if I had used only butter. I suppose you could use half butter half coconut oil if you wanted. I did not find the brewer's yeast taste to be overpowering; on the contrary, I actually enjoyed the taste. If you love bread and beer, you'll LOVE these cookies. I ate three right off the bat and could already feel my breasts filling up, so they definitely do what they are supposed to do. Definitely use this recipe and make these cookies instead of buying commercial lactation products; cookies bought online or at the store are so much more expensive and don't even taste as good. Plus, these are free from preservatives and other things you'd find in cookies at the store. You can also make them go farther if you roll them into smaller balls. Instead of yielding 36, you could easily get 42 or even 50 out of this recipe if you rolled them small enough. P.S. they make your house smell heavenly.
I've made the recipe as-is many times and it is perfect! Yum!
I just made these for the first time for my sister who just gave birth. This recipe was very easy to follow. I've never baked cookies from scratch before, and when I was rolling the balls to put into the baking sheet, I worried that they might come out too dry... but I was so wrong! These cookies are delicious, and just the right amount of moistness. I will be baking these for every new mom I know!
Love then the only thing I changed was the yeast. I know I sound crazy but if u look on eBay u will find brewer yeast with no favor and unsweetened. Which it help for that after taste. Plus for the life of me I couldn’t find it at my local store. Thanks so much for the recipe.
AMAZING! At first the odd taste of the Brewer's yeast threw me odd but then I became obsessed with it. If you decide to freeze, I would suggest letting them sit out to thaw and not microwaving since they burn easily and I'm sure it kills a lot of the good stuff needed to help produce more breastmilk.
Not only are these yummy little breakfast cookies good, they deliver on the promise of assisting milk output. Three a day helps the supply stay! Seriously though, I’d recommend them!
Use the non bitter brewer’s yeast and it will make all the difference in taste. Great cookie recipe.
Made these cookies for a friend. Realized at the last minute she’s lactose & gluten intolerant. After messing it up a bit, landed on these substitution that worked great. Switched coconut butter for butter (1:1), steel cut oats for wheat germ (1:1), almond flour for all purpose (2:1). The cookies are soooo good.
I followed the recipe exactly, and I was able to find all of the ingredients at Safeway- except the brewer's yeast, which I found at the vitamin store. I thought the dough was a little weird looking so I refrigerated it before baking. When I pulled the dough out of the refrigerator it still didn't have regular dough consistency but I baked it anyway. They came out great! Nice and soft, and VERY YUMMY! I ate 6 cookies (I couldn't control myself!) And I have yet to see results, update to follow!
I made these lactation cookies and they helped with milk production. The cookies were delicious. I just did not use the wheat germ
These are DELICIOUS and best of all they WORK!!! I made them last night, ate 3 and woke up with breast engorged like back when my milk first came in! I fed baby, pumped 3 ounces and went back to sleep for a couple hours. When I woke back up they were fully engorged AGAIN!!!!
Amazing cookies!!! What a treat while BF!
Chewy & they taste good!
I love this recipe and make it often. I have made it as is for delicious cookies that even my kids and hubby like. I feel they help great with my lactation. I love having a sweet treat that also has a great purpose. :) My favorite way to eat these cookies is as dough. I just keep it in the fridge and snack on it throughout the day. I'll also freeze part of the dough to pull out another day - either to cook or just eat the dough. I have also altered the recipe different and they almost always come out great. , using half coconut oil, less sugar, etc.
These cookies are, by far, THE best I've ever had! I did add about a tsp of cinnamon, did half & half of butter and coconut oil, and added some sweet shredded coconut into the mix (I went off of others reviews). These cookies taste delicious, AND I can see a difference in my milk production (although, I'm also drinking Yogi brand nursing tea), I went from pumping a daily amount of 18-24 ounces to a hefty 28-34 ounces in about a month. I HIGHLY recommend these!
I made these cookies twice. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and they were just okay. Definitely edible and no bitterness like some of the other reviews claimed, but nothing special. I remade them today but I used half butter and half coconut oil, 1/2 cup more chocolate chips, and a large handful of roasted almonds that I roughly chopped. They turned out fantastic!!!! I will definitely be making these again with the changes. And I have noticed an ounce or two increase in my daily milk production so far. It's only been 4 days but it seems to have helped a little. I give the original recipe 4 stars but with the changes I made I think it's worth 5 stars!
I made the recipe with a few changes: I added an extra TBS of flax, I didn’t have wheat germ. I added a little less of both sugars. I halved the dough and made 1/2 with chocolate chips and the other 1/2 I added 3/4 cup raisins soaked in water. I also added Apple pie spice and cinnamon to the raisin dough. The dough was a little dry but it was probably because I added more flax. .
The cookies turned out great but the first batch made was like a cookie pie, it all melted-baked together! Not sure if it's b/c i didn't roll it into little balls or if it's b/c i sprayed the cookie pan? The next recipe, i will substitute the sugar for coconut sugar, and coconut/almond flour instead of regular all purpose to see if the taste will be a big difference. As far as increasing milk production, we will see?!!...
I hope you don’t eat these things
Very good tasting cookie and still slightly chewy inside. I only cooked for 9 min because I was using convection bake and this feature on my oven bakes faster.
These were addicting. I couldn't stop eating them.
Used butterscotch chips instead. So yummy!! It was a challenge to track down wheat germ (cereal aisle), flax (natural foods aisle), brewer's yeast (not at grocery store- found in natural foods store) but it is worth it. Made dough balls and froze so I can bake a couple cookies at a time when I feel my supply is in a dip. Don't know if it'll actually work but I don't care, it's a delicious cookie!
Very good recipe! I like to sub unsweetened applesauce for half of the butter, add a big spoonful of peanut butter, and mix in raisins or dried cranberries. Makes a huge batch. Very delicious!
I used coconut milk instead of water.They turned out great, & didn't last long. Made 64 cookies
I'm obsessed with these cookies! They are delicious and they have the added bonus of increasing milk supply. My husband and mom love them too!
My daughter loved them.
Love these so amazing! Make sure you let the butter sit at room temperature to soften do not melt in the microwave!! Use quality ingredients for an even better cookie :)
I made these. I added everything it calls for and they didn't rise. They came out flat and covered the pan. I don't know what I did wrong.
Most delicious cookies ever. I will make these even when I'm done nursing. I have made them at least 5 times so far, exactly as the recipe is written. One time i had forgotten the oatmeal. Then they were just like chocolate chip cookies. But they were better than any other chocolate chip cookies i have ever had. What's odd is they aren't as good straight out of the oven or even the same day. But the next day and for the few days until they are gone - absolutely addicting!
Works great, tastes great! I've made with chocolate chips but my favorite is with butterscotch chips.
I followed the recipe exactly. They were delicious. My kids and hubsand enjoyed them as well. I do feel an increase in my production after one day and my 4-month old has nursed very contently today.
SO GOOD! And so much cheaper than “store bought”. I eat several every day to keep my milk supply up, but also because I can’t stop. I keep them in the freezer and munch away over the course of a week or 2. I bake them the full 12 minutes and add a bit more salt to avoid the after taste others have mentioned. Again—SO GOOD!
These cookies are delicious. I ate eight of them within the first 24 hours of baking. I did substitute equal part baking powder for the tartar and the cookies came out just fine. A few people mentioned in reviews here that the cookies are bitter, but I didn’t think that at all. I find most US cookie recipes to be too sweet so I felt these were ideal. They didn’t do anything for my breast milk production but I am still going to eat the rest of the cookies and probably make another batch.
Great cookies! Soft and moist!
Absolutely delicious and definitely did the trick. just one wuestion....has anyone ever figured out or found the Actual Serving Size?
I didn't have flax seed meal so I substituted with chia seeds and it turned out great! I also doubled the chocolate chips and I'm glad I did because it's the perfect amount of chocolate chips I think. Super tasty and they don't taste weird at all! In my first batch I noticed that the cookies didn't melt down to be flat cookies (I formed the dough as balls and placed them on the cookie sheet), so for the second batch, I smooshed the dough down so they came out flatter.
I added a little less oatmeal than suggested and added 1/2 cup of walnuts and 1/2 cup of shredded coconut very very good!
These are SO good! I was weary because I'm your stereotypical adult that doesn't like healthy food all that much and therefore stays far away from things such as flaxseed...I had to hide these from my husband (Also the stereotypical type). I deliver in a week and I'm hoping they help support a good supply, if they don't though, I'll still be making them just because they seem to already be a favorite in this house. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
I was wanting to know if any mommas made these and added fenugreek or raisins? Also, it is ever too soon to start with lactation driven foods while still pregnant? TIA
These are great! I've made them with both my babies, and always make a batch or 2 for my pregnant friends who plan to nurse. They taste great and helped boost my milk supply!
I love these cookies and so did my husband and 2 yr old. I made it according to the instructions the first time, the second time I added cinnamon, nutmeg, and a handful of coconut flakes. These made 4 dozen cookies using a teaspoon from my silverware. These have helped my milk supply with my premie little girl. I will be making these not only for lactation, but as a really good oatmeal cookie.
It was very good! I substituted the wheat germ with 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, the flour with whole-wheat flour, and 1/2 of the butter with 1 cup of tahini (it’s excellent for lactation!). I also added 1 cup of Reese’s pb chips.
These were AMAZING! I used semi sweet chocolate chips but will switch for milk chocolate chips next time to counter the slight bitterness, and I added 1/2 cup of walnuts. I ate six throughout the afternoon, woke up next morning and filled the baby's tummy! I've had trouble with low milk supply so this was an awesome help to me!!
My husband made these for me when we found out how much they cost in the store. He substituted coconut flakes for chocolate chips & added cinnamon. It’s very good. The dough is extremely sticky.
I adjusted the recipes and I put a bit more chocolate chips and replace the butter with advocado oil ( good to get an idea of what’s the replaceble what’s not ), I love these cookies and I have to watch my hubby from stealing them! Thank you for sharing!!
They're very yummy!! I used mini chocolate chips and they seemed to work well.
I've been making this recipe for years- lactating or not. My children and family love them also. They're packed full of nutrients. I use a 1.5t scooper and roll them into balls which yields roughly 52 cookies. They freeze extremely well- just bake for 1 extra minute. Definitely boosts milk production and mood! :)
I just made a batch of these for a girlfriend who just had a baby, and the cookies are excellent! I'd probably make these again, babies or no babies, they're that good. Didn't change a thing about this recipe. Also, I can hardly taste the brewer's yeast whatsoever.
These cookies are amazing !!! So moist and tasty. I skipped the wheat germ and brewers yeast because I couldn't find them anywhere but it turned out great regardless.
Super tasty! I made mine with almond slices and craisins and then drizzled honey on them when they came out of the oven. Majorly delicious!!!
These are actually tasty! I started snacking on them while they were still gooey and warm along with some cold coconut water (that tastes like milk to me but it's also a good source of hydration for breastfeeding.)
Amazing! All the measurements were spot on. I thought the dough was going to be too soft but the cookies came out fluffy and perfect!!! I omitted the tartar, and used dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate. Of course I used the whole bag instead of just one cup, lol. I added a handful of m&m's by accident (cooking with a toddler...) but I think I would put them in on purpose next time. They added a surprise crunch in some cookies. There was only two toddler handfuls added, so not all the cookies have candy, which is kinda fun. I don't know if they work yet, but my experience with brewers yeast and wheat germ is positive. I usually almost double my supply in a few days of cookies and Tea. Make these, it's fun and they taste so good!
Pretty tasty, easy instructions and helped with milk supply.
Awesome tasting. My daughter loves it.
Added maple syrup & applesauce as a sugar substitute. Did a plain batch and then experimented with the second batch with ground cinnamon, diced up apple & pumpkin seeds. Preferred the second batch. The cinnamon covers up any bitterness from the beer brewer ingredients.
yummm great recipe
I was worried the flax seed and yeast would make the cookies taste weird so I added 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and they are delicious. I especially liked the chewy texture.
The first batch I followed the recipe, they were ok, a little salty and bitter so I just added another cup of chocolate chips to the next batch and viola, wonderful. I ate about 30 cookies over the course of a week and it has helped my milk supply, I’m able to start stocking my milk up now which is great for a working mom.
Made twice already. The second time I used 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, and the other 1/2 used raisins, for extra iron. Still delicious.
Oh wow! I have three children and am still breastfeeding the baby. I decided to make these for a friend who just had her first child, and have never even made lactation cookies for myself before. Let's just say, I will have a hard time giving these away! These are, by far, the best oatmeal cookies ever! I did use coconut oil and applesauce instead of butter, and dry yeast because I didn't have brewer's, and added cinnamon. Thanks for the recipe, I'm hooked!
I love these cookies and they do boost supply. I made a few changes on the first try. I added 1 tsp of cinnamon and substituted golden raisins for the chocolate chips because I'm not a chocolate fan. I absolutely love these yummy cookies!
Love these cookies! They are so good it's like ur not eating a lactation cookie at all! I couldnt stand to eat one more prepackaged cookie! They are just nasty and I cracked a filling!
these are delicious! cant even taste the brewers yeast.
I added 4-5 tbs of creamy peanut butter to these, left out the cream of tartar (didn't have any) and these taste fantastic!!
Wow these are delicious ! Thank you so much !! :) looove it!
This recipe is great! The cookies are moist, taste great and you can make around 24 from one batch. I added 1/3 cup of brewers yeast and was able to handle the taste/after taste so I think I'll add half a cup next time and see how that goes.
I used Almond flour instead of all-purpose, first batch was extremely flat, added about a tablespoon of coconut flour and put the dough in freezer for 10minutes and second batch came out a lot better. Taste very good, didn't give 5stars because I haven't had enough time to see if my milk changes. Beware if you don't have ingredients on hand they are not cheap. Had to buy roughly $30 of stuff to make these (not including the almond flour, and other common ingredients like egg and sugar)
Love these! So does my hubby! Still delicious with 2/3 amount of sugar recipe calls for
I loved these cookies. I didn’t find them bitter at all, but that might be due to me not eating sweets very often so I’m not used to it. My first time making them was exactly how the recipe called and I enjoyed them very much. The second time making these I added a tablespoon of cinnamon because I wanted the added benefits of cinnamon (I know it sounds like a lot but it worked out great). I also don’t like regular chocolate chips so I used Hershey chocolate chips instead. I am trying to get my left breast to produce more milk, and so far things are going good.
Great taste, but dry and crumbly. Will try a few more variations to see what might help. :)
I made these but used nutritional yeast flakes. Turned out great
Great recipe although my dough seemed a little dry. Lets hope they work!
I subbed coconut oil for butter and found it made these much more moist and they stayed that way as well. Tasty for me and my kids who love to share them as well!
Added 3 teaspoons molasses
My whole family loves these cookies and I notice an extra 2 to 3 ounce when I have them made.
I followed the recipe as shown as they turned out amazing. I love the taste of them. I just made them this morning so I’m waiting to see how they help with my milk supply. But either way I would make these again just because they’re so good.
Very yummy cookies! I’m not a fan of chocolate really, so I used 3/4 cup white chocolate chips & 3/4 cup craisins. Delicious! I also added 1 tsp cinnamon. Good base recipe! Hoping they’ll increase my supply.. will soon find out ;)
These cookies are delicious. I much prefer the taste of them the following day+ when the cookies start to harden. The first time I made them with nutritional yeast not knowing how important the brewers yeast was when it comes to increasing milk supply, so I can't yet speak for how they effect supply. I substituted half of the butter for coconut oil and added some cinnamon, as suggested in a prior review. Recipe yields a good amount of cookies and I will definitely be eating them all.
These are pretty fantastic. I used double the chocolate ( dark chunks and semi-sweet, doubled the vanilla, and used cake flour. Yummmmmm....
Delicious. I just used cream tartar instead of baking powder and brown sugar instead of white sugar. It has a little more sweet taste. I'll use less sugar next time.
Delicious cookies! I just made them last night for the first time and not only were they easy to make, they taste great. The whole family loves them. I’ve noticed a slight increase in milk production already.
I followed the recipe and only changed the chocolate chips with half white and half dark.
I made this recipe as directed, but I added in a cup of shredded coconut as I love coconut in my oatmeal cookies. Also coconut is also known for helping with breastfeeding. Super yummy!!!
Great recipe and mad eyes over 40 delicious cookies for momma. I couldn’t find Brewers Yeast in powder form from 4 local stores so I used the dietary supplement pill form (98% Brewers Yeast) instead and just crushed them with a hammer in a ziplock bag wrapped in a towel. Make due with what you got, it’s not active yeast anyway so you can supplement it without too much concern for measurements as long as you calculate the recommended amount. Keep in mind the baby will be getting some through the milk so if any sensitivities exists you may want to consult your dr. before using BY.
Super yummy. Whole family loves em. It didn't help me with milk, but it definitely tastes good n I don't feel guilty eating them
Added just a bit of cinnamon and they tasted fantastic!
I’m trying to up my supply since stress seems to be lowering how much I make. I made these cookies in a rush since my new breast pump is arriving tomorrow. I forgot to add baking soda to mine but it didn’t seem to leave the cookie tasting nasty, will add next time. I bought regular active dry yeast that was less than the 1/4 cup in the recipe, added cinnamon, realized I didn’t have enough butter (about 1/2 cup) and used coconut oil to substitute the rest. Also, I didn’t fully review the recipe and just threw everything in one bowl. Next time I’ll use all butter, and I won’t use just the egg yolk. And, I doubled the amount of flax seed in my recipe, only because I love the stuff. I ordered the brewers yeast today and will use in the future. Overall, they still taste better than the cookies in the store, so I recommend taking out the time to bake them. Also, it will save you money just to bake them yourself.
I just made the cookies! They taste great! I'll report back on whether they impact my milk supply!
Cookies came out so good. Followed the recipe exactly. Ate 4-5 cookies and woke up the next morning engorged which I haven’t felt like that in a few weeks. This was the perfect recipe to give me back my boost. I’ve been eating about 3 cookies in the morning and a couple in the evening. Wish it wasn’t so high in calories but does the job which is what I was looking for. I ain’t complaining & neither is baby. Thank you! Tip- Use REAL butter! Makes a huge difference in taste & texture.
fantastic tasteing cookie. followed directions as writte.
I had baking powder instead of baking soda ... they turned out delicious anyways ... they're just a fluffy cookie instead of the more dense cookie that chips ahoy makes. They're still crispy and amazing ...
My sister really loved it! I saved half the dough in the freezer to freshly bake another batch later... I couldn't find brewer's yeast and cream of tartar so used 1/4cup more of the wheat germ and a little chopped almond and chia seeds. Tastes great!