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Milk-Boosting Lactation Cookies

"If you have a friend who just had a baby, this is the best gift for a new mama," says Catherine McCord of the kid-friendly food website Weelicious. She adds, "They’re nice and crunchy, freeze beautifully and—since I've made dozens of them—I know they last for 2 weeks covered on your counter, if you can keep them around that long!"

Lactation-Boosting Cookies

  • Makes


    12-15 cookies
  • Meal
  • Prep

    20 minutes
  • Cook

    10 minutes
  • Total

    30 minutes


  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached organic all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons brewer's yeast
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons unrefined virgin coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, yeast, flaxseeds, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

  • 3. In the bowl of an electric mixer or with a hand mixer, mix together the butter and coconut oil until creamy. Add the sugar and continue to beat 5 minutes, until fluffy.

  • 4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Add in the vanilla.

  • 5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and almonds until combined.

  • 6. Using a mini ice cream scoop or 1 tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop the dough onto a Silpat-lined baking sheet.

  • 7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

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