This is the best lactation cookie recipe that I've tried. It's chewy and chocolaty, and it doesn't skimp on the key lactation ingredients: oatmeal, brewer's yeast, flax, and walnuts.

Kathy
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat sugar, butter, and shortening together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Add water, egg, and vanilla extract and mix well. Add flour, flaxseed meal, cocoa powder, yeast, salt, and baking soda. Mix well. Fold oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts into the dough.

  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

176.8 calories; 2.9 g protein; 20.2 g carbohydrates; 11.9 mg cholesterol; 72.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2020
First lactation cookie recipe I tried and they turned out great. You definitely need the water due to the amount of ground flax seed. And only use the debittered version of Brewer’s Yeast, if not the cookies will have a noticeable off putting bitterness. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/25/2019
I've tried quite a few lactation recipes and this one tastes the worst. Water doesn't belong in a cookie recipe, the chocolate doesn't even mask the Brewers yeast. I made up the cookies, tried one....tried three more just to see if maybe it would get better but it didn't, had to throw it all out. Waste of ingredients. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2018
This is my first time baking cookies from scratch!! These are amazing and I will definitely be making more!!! So easy to do!! This recipe makes a good batch also!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2018
I made these for my daughter-in-law and out of the three types of lactation cookies I ve made - these are the best. We kept some for ourselves. I didn t have nor did I know if she liked nuts so I didn t use them. Recipe was great as is. I kept water out in the beginning to see if too runny but cup of water was perfect. I also liked it didn t use as much brewers yeast like the other recipes. It seemed to leave an aftertaste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2019
These were by far the best boobie cookies I have made and my sister in law just asked me to make her another batch. She even gave some to a friend of hers so now I have to make more, lucky me. I even ate one to try and I am not breastfeeding, it was so yummy. And it made way more cookies then what it says for one batch Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2020
First lactation cookie recipe I tried and they turned out great. You definitely need the water due to the amount of ground flax seed. And only use the debittered version of Brewer’s Yeast, if not the cookies will have a noticeable off putting bitterness. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2018
They're great! I didn't have all the ingredients so I substituted the shortening for coconut oil replaced the chocolate chips with dark chocolate hazelnut bar accidentally added some baking powder (lol) and a few extra oats. Ooh also I did rounded dtsp and it made waaay more than 36 cookies.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2018
I made a few alterations. I used almond extract instead of vanilla and sense im diabetic i used truvia baking sugar and Hershey kitchen sugar free chocolate chips. Those are so good and do not taste sugar free. I love these cookies. I used the teaspoon to make the cookies. I probably used about 2tsp of mix per cookie. I ate a good 10-15 while cooking them and still had 45 cookies Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2018
I don't use walnuts so the batter is very thin like cake batter. I use another 2 cups of flour and bake as directed. They're super yummy!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
07/25/2019
I've tried quite a few lactation recipes and this one tastes the worst. Water doesn't belong in a cookie recipe, the chocolate doesn't even mask the Brewers yeast. I made up the cookies, tried one....tried three more just to see if maybe it would get better but it didn't, had to throw it all out. Waste of ingredients. Read More