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Chocolate Chunk Lactation Cookies Original and Vegan

One of my favorite parts about being a doula is when I get to visit my clients after they’ve had their baby! I usually get a little cuddle time with the sweet squishy baby (always one of the best parts) and I give the new family a small hand made gift. Usually, I make one mean lasagna or some really tasty lactation cookies. I’ve even been known to make sugar scrubs with essential oils too. But I think the most popular are these lactation cookies!

What makes them lactation cookies you ask? Well there are few special ingredients that help promote milk production. Oats, flax seeds and brewers yeast will all give mom that little extra boost! Here's a little doula tip for you, bake about 12 cookies to give to your client and form the rest into cookie dough balls and freeze them. Put the frozen cookie dough in a zip lock bag with directions on how to bake them and give the baked cookies and the frozen cookie dough as a gift to your client so she can have fresh cookies from the oven whenever she wants!

Original Lactation Cookies


2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar 

2 eggs 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 

1 teaspoon baking powder 

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 teaspoon salt

3 cup old fashioned oatmeal 

2 tablespoon ground flax seed 

1 tablespoon brewers yeast 

1 cup chocolate chips 

Makes about 36 cookies


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.

Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together into a medium bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add the ground flax seed, brewers yeast and chocolate chips and mix until just combined.

Using a tablespoon, drop 2-inch mounds of dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly with a damp hand. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.

Vegan Lactation Cookies

Dry Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup coconut shreds

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

1 tablespoon brewers yeast

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil, softened to room temp.

3 teaspoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons nut milk (separate)

6oz vegan chocolate chips

Makes about 18 cookies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl until well combined. In a separate bowl, cream together the oil, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla.

Then add the dry ingredients to the wet until a paste forms. Mix together and you will have a dry crumble. Add in your nut milk and you will have your cookie dough. Lastly, add in the chocolate chips and mix to combined.

Make tablespoon size dollops on a lined cookie sheet and flatten them slightly. Bake for 12 minutes.

Seriously guys you should never show up to someones home, when they have new baby, with empty hands! Bringing something for the family to snack on will never go unappreciated. Yes, the whole family can eat these cookies not just mom. Trust me, just because dad ate a few doesn't mean he is somehow going to start lactating! Although, mom may have something to say about it like, "Keep away from my cookies!"

Hey, if you made it to the end of this blog post maybe you should check some of my other tasty ones like my Saturday Morning Pancakes!

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