Best Lactation Cookie Recipe! (AND Dairy Free)

Lactation Cookies

Like so many others, I crave cookies! I’ll blame it on the fact that I’m really tired and instead of caffeine my body is using sugar to keep going. SO…to cure my sweet tooth and help my milk production, I whip these up and have them handy. This is a great recipe for dairy free moms and for moms wanting to boost their milk supply!


1cup butter flavored shortening (OR butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
4 tablespoons of water
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
3 cup rolled oats

1 cup chocolate chips OR nuts OR dried cranberries

In 6 East Steps!
1. Soak the flaxseed in the water for a few minutes to soften.
2. In large bowl, beat eggs. Add shortening and sugar, then the flaxseed and vanilla to bowl.
3. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl and then add to dry ingredients. (OR I just sprinkle dry ingredients evenly over wet mixture and mix!)
4. Add any options to the mix!
5. Drop on cookie sheet.
6. Bake 8 – 12 minutes at 375º

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9 thoughts on “Best Lactation Cookie Recipe! (AND Dairy Free)

      • Hi!

        I would test it out. Start with your first batch measuring the full amount it calls for shortening, so 1 cup coconut oil. Depending on how they turn out maybe next time cut back a little to 3/4 cup coconut oil. Some sources online say you can convert the exact same amount for each but other sources say if the recipe calls for 1 cup shortening you only need 3/4 cup coconut oil. So it can depend on the recipe but since this recipe has a lot of dry ingredients you should be ok using the full amount of coconut oil.

  1. For the flaxseed, do you add the water it’s soaked in as well as the flaxseed meal? Or do you drain it first?

    • I drained the water first. I wasn’t too big of a stickler if some water got into the recipe because it’s not a lot of water and it’s a semi-thick cookie dough so don’t worry to much about how much you drain it.

  2. Hello! Interested in trying these to increase milk production. Is it the brewer’s yeast that does it? Interesting…!! It doesn’t seem like a lot, so how many cookies do you feel like you need to eat to notice a difference in supply? And do you notice a difference right away? (I know every body is different, but just curious how it works for those who have tried it!) Thanks!!

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