Lactation Cookies with Chocolate and Cranberries

This is a delish cookie recipe I have perfected to make soft but firm cookies. These are made for lactating mommies, however my whole family enjoys these cookies. If you don't need them for lactation you can remove the brewer's yeast. The ingredients which help boost milk supply for breast feeding are the coconut oil, oats, brewer's yeast, and flax meal, so do not skip those. Store in an airtight cookie jar. Dough can be frozen.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
3 1/2 dozen


  • cup flaxseed meal

  • cup water

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract

  • cup brewers' yeast

  • 1 tablespoon Himalayan pink salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups steel-cut oats

  • 1 ½ cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup dried cranberries


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

  2. Mix flaxseed meal and water together in a bowl; let sit for 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and coconut oil into the flaxseed mixture using an electric mixer until a dough forms. Add eggs and mix well. Pour in vanilla extract and mix to combine. Beat in brewer's yeast, pink salt, and baking soda. Add in flour a little at a time on low speed. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and cranberries.

  4. Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet, flattening a little so they are not balls.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are set and golden, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

You can use whole wheat flour or nut flour if you need to, although it may alter the texture a tad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
8g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 42
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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