Well here’s a post I never thought I’d be sharing! Lactation cookies! And not just any lactation cookies–cranberry white chocolate chip lactation cookies!
I’ll be honest and tell you when I first heard about these, I thought they were ridiculous. But then my milk supply dropped and my son wasn’t gaining enough weight and I got desperate to try anything. I drank more water, I took some fenugreek pills, and I ate a few of these every day for a week, and it helped! So I don’t know for certain if they worked because they actually worked or if it was because of a placebo effect kind of deal, but honestly, I don’t care. And if you’re here looking for a lactation cookie recipe, I’m going to guess you don’t care either. These bad boys helped boost my milk supply and got us back on track. My 5-month-old is almost 18 pounds now so I’m pretty sure he’s getting enough food!
Now I originally tried a different lactation cookie recipe but found it wasn’t my favorite, so I thought I would mix it up, change a few things, and add in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Those two with the oatmeal are FAB.
I actually like these cookies so much that I froze all of the dough and just pop a few in the oven every few days. I don’t share them with my kids (they’re “Mommy cookies”) and even though they’ve tried them and liked them, I’m not wasting these delicious little treats on them. They definitely don’t need any help lactating, I can tell you that.
Anyway, these are super easy, super good, and like I said, freezable. Just scoop them on a cookie sheet, freeze them in balls, and then put them all in a ziploc bag and bake for like 2 extra minutes. Mmmm. You’re welcome.
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1½ cups flour
- 5 Tbsp brewer's yeast
- 3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 12 Tbsp unsalted butter (softened)
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¼ cups white chocolate chips
- ¾ cup dried cranberries
- Mix together the oats, flour, yeast, flaxseed, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- Beat butter and coconut oil until creamy.
- Add in the sugar and beat until fluffy.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips until combined.
- Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.