lactation cookies recipe
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Lactation Cookies Recipe

Our lactation cookies recipe is not only easy to make they're also the best lactation cookies recipe we've ever tried. Filled with healthy ingredients like brewers yeast, oatmeal, quinoa, flaxseed, and pumpkin seeds, some of the best foods for breastfeeding!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Courtney


  • 1 Stick Butter , Softened
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla (real)
  • 1 Extra Large Egg
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Brewers Yeast
  • 1/8 Cup Ground Flaxseed
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats (not quick)
  • 1/2 Cup Quinoa Flakes
  • 1/8-1/4 Cup Sprouted Sunflower Seeds + Pumpkin Seeds (I buy a mix bag from Go Raw)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Using a stand mixer combine the butter, sugars and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl combine all of the dry ingredients, the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, brewers yeast, flaxseed, and salt. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and also add in the egg. 
  • Fold in the oats quinoa, seeds, and chocolate chips and mix just until the dough forms. 
  • Chill the dough for 2 hours (or more!)
  • Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool on a wire cooling rack.


We recommend rolling the cookies into balls then flattening into a cookie shape, not pancake flat.
If you notice the cookies aren't getting flat enough take a metal spatula and press them down about 10-12 minutes in.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg