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Freezable Lactation Cookies

April 6, 2015

Freezable lactation cookies

These are my favorite cookies whether I’m lactating or not. I’m not sure if there is evidence-based data to support the idea that these cookies will produce more milk. What I do know is that there are some different galactagogues (substance that produces lactation) in these cookies that include oats and brewer’s yeast.  I also know that if you aren’t lactating and you want to eat/make these delicious cookies, you won’t instantaneously be able to breastfeed 4 children.  My husband has had a few and nothing ever happened to him 😉  When I first made these cookies, I was about 2 months postpartum. I baked the whole batch and the cookies were gone in about 3 days. Maybe 2. I thought “There has got to be a way for me to have some self-control with these cookies,” so I decided to freeze the dough.  It’s nice to be able to make myself 1 or 2 cookies at a time instead of 48, it considerably decreases the temptation.   Do they really work?  Who knows, but they are amazing! I make a batch about once every other month and I’m still breastfeeding my son who is now 12.5 months old.


Freezable Lactation Cookies

Freezable Lactation Cookies


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons brewers yeast


Freezable Lactation Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar well.
  4. Add eggs and mix well.
  5. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.
  6. Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add dry ingredients to butter mix.
  8. Stir in oats, nuts, and chips.
  9. ***Scoop onto baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 9-12 minutes.
  11. Transfer cookies to cooling rack and let sit for a few minutes.

**To freeze:

  1. Scoop tablespoon size of uncooked dough onto tupperware. Layer entire bottom of tupperware.
  2. Top with wax paper
  3. Repeat layering process until you have filled tupperware.
  4. To bake, start from step #9 of above directions.



Lactation Cookies

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