Great cookies, healthy, and they work! For healthier version, cut sugar in half. I also like to add chopped walnuts and/or 1/4 cup cocoa powder.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
60 cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Mix water and flaxseed together in a bowl; soak 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Beat coconut oil, white sugar, and brown sugar together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter until completely blended. Add vanilla with the second egg and beat until smooth.

  • Stir flour, brewer's yeast, and salt together in a separate bowl; add to the large bowl and mix until just incorporated into the coconut oil mixture forming a dough. Fold oats and cocoa nibs into the dough; roll into small balls, arrange onto baking sheets, and flatten slightly.

  • Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 27.4g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 12.4mg; sodium 92.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2014
Lactation Friendly Cookie Haiku: "These are delicious! Followed submitter's small notes with little changes." The recipe submitter mentions in the description adding 1/4 c. cocoa powder (which I did) along with reducing sugar (which I also did - the white sugar to 1/2 c. and the brown sugar to 1/3 c. brown sugar/Splenda blend.) I never know when a cookie recipe calls for "oats" if that means old-fashioned or quick-cooking (obviously not instant though) so in this case I used old-fashioned making the cookie a little chew-ier which is fine by me. I had to check the ingredient list a few times to make sure I wasn't missing baking powder or baking soda but nope neither of those there; also saw no cinnamon listed and felt like it needed a touch and I probably used a 1/4 tsp. I definitely didn't get 60 cookies out of my dough though unless the cookies were teeny-weeny. I made decent sized balls of dough and flattened them out w/ the bottom of a soup can and ended up w/ around 40-ish cookies. Ate one w/ a cup of mother's milk tea that afternoon and while I may not have noticed a difference in my milk supply my LO was happy to nurse and I was happy to be eating a good relatively healthy cookie. Read More
(5)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2014
Lactation Friendly Cookie Haiku: "These are delicious! Followed submitter's small notes with little changes." The recipe submitter mentions in the description adding 1/4 c. cocoa powder (which I did) along with reducing sugar (which I also did - the white sugar to 1/2 c. and the brown sugar to 1/3 c. brown sugar/Splenda blend.) I never know when a cookie recipe calls for "oats" if that means old-fashioned or quick-cooking (obviously not instant though) so in this case I used old-fashioned making the cookie a little chew-ier which is fine by me. I had to check the ingredient list a few times to make sure I wasn't missing baking powder or baking soda but nope neither of those there; also saw no cinnamon listed and felt like it needed a touch and I probably used a 1/4 tsp. I definitely didn't get 60 cookies out of my dough though unless the cookies were teeny-weeny. I made decent sized balls of dough and flattened them out w/ the bottom of a soup can and ended up w/ around 40-ish cookies. Ate one w/ a cup of mother's milk tea that afternoon and while I may not have noticed a difference in my milk supply my LO was happy to nurse and I was happy to be eating a good relatively healthy cookie. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2014
For a lactation cookie this is about as good as it gets. It definitely increases milk supply although that is mostly due to the brewers yeast for me. The brewers yeast does leave a little bit of a weird aftertaste in these cookies which does get old after awhile but it is still more pleasant than gagging it down in some juice. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2015
These came out good although I did make a few minor changes. I reduced the sugar to 2/3C brown and 2/3C white. I then added 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa and 1 cup of chopped walnuts. I also used a gluten-free flour blend instead of AP flour. I've used other lactation cookie recipes before but now prefer this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2015
I have made this recipe for myself and family everyone loves it! I don't add the coco or the vanilla but I do add almond, chocolate chips , hazelnut spread and fenugreek Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2020
the flax seed mix needs to be added into the oil/sugar mix. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
Delicious Read More
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