Lactation Cookies

What??!!??  I know, I know.  I’m sorry, but this is my life right now!!  I have a six month old, and I’m technically still eating for two.   “Lactation cookies” are all the rage on Pinterest it seems.  They contain a few extra ingredients that are supposed to help your milk supply, but are they really just an excuse for us well-deserving Moms to guiltlessly eat trays of cookies?  Sure?  Anyways, I can use all the lactation help I can get… so I am a fan of these cookies.  The nurse where I delivered little Sierra-bear gave me this recipe on our way out, but it had all those nasty things (eggs, butter) so I made some changes and figured out a vegan version.  And for the record, these are completely fine to eat if you’re not lactating : )

My not-so-little-little-cousin, Isabella, was here visiting and helped me test this recipe.  Thanks Bella!!

We also had another adorable helper in the kitchen!

Lactation Cookies

Vegan version of a new Mom's favorite cookies.

Ingredients

  • 4 flax eggs (4 TBS ground flax seeds, 12 TBS warm water)
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brewers yeast
  • 1 TBS wheat germ
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the ground flax with the warm water and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  3. With a hand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar. Next add in the flax egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and stir to combine, then fold in the oats and chocolate chips.
  6. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes then cool for 1 minute before removing from sheet. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Lactation Cookies

  1. Zoe Sundra says:

    Hey Jen! it’s Zoë from FHS, how are you? I just made your cookies and they are FABULOUS, but I wanted to leave 2 comments.
    1. In the ingredients list there is vanilla, but no instructions as to when to add it (I assumed with the wet ingredients).
    2. I had to look up what Brewer’s yeast was, and I guess it’s the same as nutritional yeast? Maybe just add a note that they are the same thing for those who aren’t as bake saavy ha!
    Thank you for providing such a great resource for vegan cooking, eating this way has changed my life and I will post photos and tag you as soon as they’re out of the oven!
    -Zoë

    • Meatless in the Mountains says:

      Hey Zoe!!! Your message made me so happy!! Thanks SO much. I made the correction on the vanilla. I had to research brewer’s yeast too! I guess it actually is different from nutritional yeast. I had a really hard time finding it so actually had to order it from Amazon! Anyways, it’s one of the ingredients that is supposed to help lactation, so if you don’t need it, you can actually just leave that part out! Hope you’re awesome!! XOXO

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