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Disappearing, Make-You-Move Lactation Cookies {Recipe}

These are the best cookies in the world! And wanna know the truth? I found them when searching for lactation cookie recipes shortly after ElCo was born. Supposedly, they will increase a nursing mother’s milk supply, but I’m not sure they ever made much of a difference for me in that department. In another department south of the border, they sure make things move!

So use them as lactation cookies, if you like, but you can assure the men and non-lactating women who eat them that they’re just tasty cookies with no adverse affects. Just make sure you have a good supply of toilet paper in the house.


  • 4 T water
  • 2 T flaxseed meal (no substitutions)
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 T brewer’s yeast (no substitutions)
  • 2 T wheat germ (no substitutions)
  • 3 c. quick-cooking oats
  • 1-2 c. chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs.
  4. Stir in flaxseed mix and vanilla. Beat until blended well.
  5. Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Stir in brewer’s yeast and wheat germ.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips.
  8. Stir in oats.
  9. Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheets, and bake 8-12 minutesor until light golden brown.

Even when Chris and I are the only ones eating a batch of these cookies, they disappear in no time flat. This dough freezes well, so if you are a nursing mom and don’t have a lot of time to bake cookies, you can make an extra batch, stick it in the freezer, and pull it out and bake whenever you like.