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Lactation Cookies with Chocolate and Cranberries

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"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."
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45 m servings 200
Original recipe yields 42 servings (3 1/2 dozen)


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  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; 7.9 30.3 3.3 19 194 Full nutrition

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