Easy Lactation Cookies

This milk factory is out of business right now, but I would still like to share my easy lactation cookie recipe! I remember looking for recipes on Pinterest and would get overwhelmed with all the extra specialty ingredients. I just wanted a cookie!! Or four. . . And I wanted them ASAP.

Oh, you use all-purpose flour? No, it must be whole wheat, non GMO, kosher, grass fed, cage free flour. 

I mean, you COULD use butter, but don’t you love your baby enough to use pure avocado oil instead? 

“Roll cookies into a ball and let chill for an hour before baking.” Um, heck no. I made my dough, I want a cookie in ten minutes.

I just wanted to eat some yummy cookies that would boost my supply. Now, I can’t make any scientific claims on the efficacy of these cookies. But, they did fill me with extra calories and I did drink extra water with them. I felt like my supply increased, but that’s purely anecdotal.

The only special ingredients I used were brewer’s yeast and flaxseed. I read a lot of reviews on Amazon and found that some brewer’s yeast powders left people with a bitter taste in their mouths. Solgar Brewer’s Yeast had good reviews and no reports of bitter tastes. You can also get ground flax seed if you really want to amp up the power.

My mom suggested just substituting some of the “booster” ingredients for some of the flour in her oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. So, I tried it and it worked!

I’m going to give you three versions of this recipe. The original, the reboot, and the super boost. The original already contains oats, which are supposed to boost milk production, so you can make the original recipe and still feel like you’re making lactation cookies. Unfortunately, none of these recipes will make your man lactate, so, sorry ladies, that job remains on us!

The Original

1 cup of softened butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups of flour
2 cups of oats
2 cups of chocolate chips
Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
Add eggs.
Add soda, salt, and flour.
Mix in oats, chocolate chips. Dough will be very stiff.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. (Sometimes they need to bake for 11. Use your judgement.)

The Reboot

Same as above, except instead of 2 cups of flour, use 1/4 cup of brewer’s yeast and 1 3/4 cups of flour.

The Super Boost

This time, the flour mixture is 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast, 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed, and 1 1/2 cups of flour.

Each variation is delicious!

What do you think?