Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 30 cookies
Chewy chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies that just so happen to be perfect for breastfeeding moms! Loaded with oats, brewer’s yeast, flax and whole wheat flour, these are a delicious way to get your milk supply up!
  • 120 milliliters / 4 fluid ounces water
  • 26g (~4 tablespoons) ground flaxseed
  • 130g (~1/2 cup) creamy peanut butter (recipe not yet tested with natural)
  • 113g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 234g (~1 cup packed) light brown sugar
  • 100g (~1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 15 milliliters / 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 126g (~1 cup) whole wheat pastry flour (or 158 grams / 5½ ounces white whole wheat flour)
  • 130g (~1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 48g (~6 tablespoons brewer’s yeast)
  • 8g (1 teaspoon) baking soda
  • 2g (1/2 teaspoon) salt
  • 200g (~2½ cups) rolled oats
  • 125g (~3/4 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 125g (~3/4 cup) milk chocolate chips
  • regular or smoked flaky sea salt (optional)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flaxseed and water; set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, brewer’s yeast, baking soda and salt; set aside
  4. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat peanut butter, butter and sugars on medium-high speed for several minutes or until light and fluffy; scrape sides of the bowl with a spatula
  5. Add flaxseed mixture and vanilla and mix on medium speed for one minute; reduce speed to low and add flour mixture
  6. Stir in oats and chocolate chips
  7. Scoop cookie dough with large cookie dough scoop (~3 tablespoons) onto prepared baking sheets; top with flaky sea salt
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies appear set and edges are lightly browned; allow to cool before eating
  9. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to one week or freeze up to two months
Heavily adapted from The Baker Chick
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at