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Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

Hi friends!

How was your Valentine’s weekend? I’m a little late catching up on a recap, so instead I thought I’d share a tasty recipe I discovered and adapted over the weekend! One of my favorite food bloggers has a recipe for Lactation Cookies and I finally got around to trying them out. If you’re not breastfeeding, you can obviously still eat these. Rest assured you will not instantly lactate on the spot, ha! How gross does that sound though, “lactate.” Anywho, I pulled this recipe from How Sweet It Is, and made just a couple tiny changes.

But first, if you missed OUR BIG NEWS…we are now the proud parents of a brand…new…(ok, refurbished so we got a SWEET deal on it)

KITCHEN AID MIXER!!!

kitchen aid stand mixer grey pro model

I know, shut. the. front. door. and hold. the. phone.

We are officially in business now, ready to bake our little hearts out!

Truth be told, this was all Adam’s doing and he is probably way more excited about it than I am. Heck, I barely know how to use our hand mixer let alone a stand mixer. But, I’m excited to learn, and can already see many a cookies on the horizon!

So back to the real matter at hand, lactation cookies! Oatmeal is well known to help increase your milk supply, so it’s no wonder most lactation cookie recipes are basically glorified oatmeal cookies. Fine by me! Other notable ingredients include coconut oil, flax seed, and brewer’s yeast, all of which can also contribute to increasing milk supply.

Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

Here are the ingredients you will need:

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brewers yeast (originally recipe calls for 4, but since I’d never had it before I opted to start small)
3 tablespoons ground flaxseed (would add more next time)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut chips
12 tablespoons butter (next time I would use less butter, but more coconut oil)
4 tablespoons unrefined organic virgin coconut oil
1 1/2 cups sugar (could easily make a small part of this brown sugar as well)
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350.

In one bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients – oats, flour, yeast, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, coconut chips. Set aside.

baking lacation cookies

In your mixer bowl, mix butter and coconut oil until somewhat creamy. Add sugar, continue to mix until fluffy (medium speed will do). Add in the egg and egg yolk, mix until combined well. Add vanilla, mix until combined. Slowly pour in your dry ingredients, a little at a time, and mix on low speed until everything is just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

lactation cookie recipe

Scoop onto silicone baking sheet, roll into balls. Bake for approximately 12 minutes.

If I remember correctly, this made allllmost 3 dozen cookies. I know for sure I had two dozen, and then maybe 7 or 8 on the third tray.

chocolate chip lactation cookies

They turned out pretty great! For some reason I think they’re a little dry, so next time I might increase the coconut oil, and maybe not cook them as long. These cooked for almost 14 minutes, which I think was too long. I’ve been snacking on them all week, and will definitely be making another batch in a few days! Of course, they are still COOKIES, so don’t eat them all in one sitting!

Let me know if you try these, or have any suggestions for ways to alter it!

Lastly, in case you missed it this morning on Insta, today is exactly ONE YEAR since we found out we were expecting our sweet baby girl. More on that later! Too many feels!

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Happy Wednesday!

Have you ever made lactation cookies? What’s your most recent big “one year ago” moment?

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5 Comments

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    Heather @Fit n Cookies
    February 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I need to find some Brewer’s yeast. My supply isn’t dropping (or I haven’t noticed!) but I still think keeping it up with these ingredients would be beneficial. And.. they are cookies, so hello I love them already! I remember the day when we found out we were pregnant. Such a great memory! Hope your week is off to a great start!
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      Sweet Miles
      February 17, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Same here, I have waaaaay too much frozen that I don’t know how I’ll ever use it all! I do love these though for like you said, keeping it up, and just really the peace of mind! THEY ARE SO GOOD. You would love them! Hope you are having a good week too, friend!

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    Chelsea @ SimplyChelseaBlog
    February 18, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Okay, YUM. I will have to try these. I do have oatmeal every morning and try and drink and TON of water to keep my supply up. But these look GOOD.

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    Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue
    February 18, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    How Sweet is one of my favorite food blogs too! I’ve been meaning to try these cookies. Can you really tell a difference in your supply from eating them?
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    Amanda
    February 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve made these! I found this recipe a while ago and doubled the batch and then did what she suggested at the end of her post and froze the raw dough. Now I have a bag full of dough waiting to be baked! It’s dangerous because I pull out 1-2 at a time and have a fresh, warm cookie in about 12 min. Yum. I didn’t use coconut oil, just butter, but I didn’t think they were too dry at all, so maybe try that?
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