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A purple plate full of lactation cookies and a hand holding one close to the camera.

Get the recipe: The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

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  • Prep: preheat the oven to 325°. Spray or line a baking sheet.
  • Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, brewer's yeast and ground flax seeds.
    The mixing bowl with flour, baking soda, salt, ground flaxseeds and brewers yeast for cookies.
  • Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, using a standing mixer or hand-held mixer, cream the butter for 1 minute. Add in the brown sugar and sugar and cream for 1-2 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla and cream for 3-6 minutes or until light and fluffy.
    A mixing bowl with whipped butter and sugar.
  • Combine: Add in half of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined.
    A mixing bowl with whipped butter sugar and flour on top.
  • Add Ingredients: Add in the oats and chocolate chips into the cookie dough and mix with a large spoon or with the mixer on low.
    Lactation cookie dough ready to be scooped out her baking sheet.
  • Drop Cookie Dough: using two spoons or a cookie scoop, place a rounded tablespoon of dough onto the baking sheet.
    A used baking sheet with drops of lactation cookies on it.
  • Bake: Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges or just golden brown. Sprinkle with flaky salt, if using, while the cookies are still hot.
    I use baking sheet with cooked lactation cookies with flaky salt on top.
  • Cool: let cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack until cool.
  • Eat and enjoy!
    Purple plate full of chocolate chip oatmeal lactation cookies.


Notes on Flour: you can use all-purpose, white whole wheat, store-bought oat flour or a gluten-free one-for-one blend.

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