Dairy Free Lactation Cookies Recipe AKA My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

You won't believe this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe also helps nursing moms boost their milk supply - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ve been living off of these cookies. No really, it’s true. I don’t think my boobs work quite properly so I have to give them a little help. Besides that my little guy still wants to be held most of the time and doesn’t sleep too great so making food has been tough. Luckily I’ve been making batches of these Dairy Free Lactation Cookies and then freezing them. I bake up a pan at a time and just have them around.

My new go to chocolate chip cookie recipe. That it helps my milk supply is just a bonus. I'll definitely be making these long after my nursing days - Rae Gun Ramblings

Now don’t let their medicinal and dietary friendly-ness scare you off. These cookies are SUPER YUMMY. Like even if I wasn’t frantically trying to feed a baby with defective boobs I’d still be making them. They could very well be my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

And it’s not because I forget what stuff with dairy tastes like. I made these with butter and milk-iful chocolate before I realized that dairy was bugging Teddy and I adored the recipe. But I actually think they cook up better, have a better texture and look, and the dark dairy free chocolate makes them taste better. So there you go.

Dairy Free Lactation Cookies Recipe

Fantastic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipes. Dairy free and also great for nursing moms - Rae Gun Ramblings

  • 1 C Earth Balance (you can substitute butter if you don’t care about them being dairy free but I prefer the texture with the earth balance)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 4 TBS water
  • 2 TBS flax seed meal
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 C Slow Cook Oats
  • 1 1/2 C Dairy Free Chocolate Chips (many dark chocolate varieties are dairy free or Whole Foods has cute mini dairy free chips)
  • 2 TSP brewer’s yeast
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

lactation cookies use earth balance instead of butter - Rae GUn Ramblings

(in case some of you don’t know what to look for)

  1. Add water and flax meal to the mixing bowl and stir while you get the other ingredients out.
  2. Add earth balance, sugar, brown sugar, and eggs. Mix until earth balance is creamed.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. mix until incorporated.
  4. Stir in oats and chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  5. Bake at 350 F about 10-12 minutes. When they are done parts will look a little toasted and parts will still look wet. Remove and allow to cool on the cookie sheet they will continue to cook there so don’t overcook them or else they’ll be really hard.

Makes about 4 dozen small cookies.

Dairy-free lactation cookies that the whole family will love. These are now our go to chocolate chip cookies - Rae Gun Ramblings

If you want to freeze them. Just scoop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet and freeze before baking. You can then cook them from frozen. When I cook from frozen they take 12 minutes.

My new favorite Chocolate chip cookie recipe. Great to boost milk production and also dairy free - Rae Gun Ramblings

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  1. I’m always on the lookout for new chocolate chip cookie recipes, thanks for sharing!

  2. it’s super yummy I hope you like them!

  3. I’m going to try this tomorrow – quick question: is it 2 tsp or tbs of brewer’s yeast? I wanted to double check since it says tsp but it’s capitalized in your list of ingredients like you listed the tbs. :) Thanks!

  4. Quick question, in the recipe you state brewers yeast, when putting all the ingredients together, you don’t state when you add the yeast. Is it added to the water and Flax seed, or is it added with the flour?

  5. Whole or quick oats?

  6. Is it really a cup of butter? Just making sure, seems like a lot!

  7. Paige Allen says:

    i have tried cookies with brewers yeast and the taste is…. strong… does this recipe mask it well?

  8. Mine went all flat :-( What did I do wrong? I really like the taste so please let me know if you have some advice!

    • I find that they are much flatter when I use butter instead of Earth Balance. Also I made a batch with baking powder instead of baking soda on accident this week and they were very raised. You might want to try that. Next time I make them I am going to do BP by itself again (this time I did add a small about of baking soda after I caught my mistake) to see how that works and I might change the recipe.

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