Recipe By kfwarden
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 36 cookies Calories 157.6

These cookies are great for breastfeeding mothers! They are moist and super yummy and they help boost and/or maintain milk supply. And yes, husbands can eat them too! I have to hide these from my hubby when I make them! The brewers’ yeast, wheat germ, flax seed, and whole oats are why these cookies help with milk supply for lactating mothers. Don’t skip those ingredients!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brewers' yeast
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Mix flaxseed with water in small bowl and let soak for 5 minutes.
  3. 3 Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract; beat to incorporate. Stir flax seed mixture into the butter mixture.
  4. 4 Mix flour, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture and stir until just combined. Fold oats and chocolate chips into the dough.
  5. 5 Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet.
  6. 6 Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 157.6
  • Carbohydrate 21.3 g
  • Cholesterol 30.6 mg
  • Fat 7.5 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.3 g
  • Sodium 107.4 mg
  • Sugar 11.2 g
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  1. I followed the recipe the first time and they were delicious. But, since I really don't have time to actually bake the cookies, I now modify the recipe so I can just freeze the dough and eat them that way! I substituted coconut oil for the butter and used 2Tbs chia seeds mixed with 6Tbs - Read more ...
  2. These cookies are great. I made them last night and woke up this morning with huge engorged breasts. Thank you! I followed the recipe exact. The flax should be geletin like after soaking in the water. The taste was good, I got my brewers yeast at a vitamin store. After trying my first batch I - Read more ...
  3. Ok so I cheated and took a short cut which I allowed myself since I delivered a week ago but wanted something to amp up my milk supply. I bought 2 packs of Pillsbury Simply Oatmeal Brown sugar cookies and added above amounts of flaxseed, wheat germ, and Solgar brewer's yeast. I let cookie dough - Read more ...
  4. Made these for my wife today she said they were surprisingly yummy! I did substitute the cream of tartar for baking powder and they turned out just fine. We will see if they help her supply.
  5. I usually follow a recipe per the recipe whenever it's my first time making it, this recipe being no exception, and really enjoyed the cookies. The second time I made some modifications that made it a bit healthier, but not necessarily less calories. Doubled the wheat germ Used half coconut oil, half butter Added 1 - Read more ...
  6. Really good. I used high quality de-bittered brewer's yeast and followed the recipe as listed but added a few more chocolate chips (the bag was just over 1 cup of chips). The cookies tasted like non-healthy cookies and it will be hard to limit myself to just 1 or 2 a day! edit-This time I - Read more ...
  7. These cookies are amazing as far as cookies are concerned! Then add the fact that they help me feed my baby! I couldn't ask for more. I've made it exactly as the recipe says and I liked them a lot. The next time I used coconut oil instead of butter (1:1), accidentally confused the sugar - Read more ...
  8. These were okay. The first bite was good but the aftertaste was kind of bitter. It may be because I know what brewer's yeast taste like on it's own (gross) but I think I'll have to jazz these up quite a bit in order to like them. My husband thought they were pretty good though - Read more ...
  9. Made these and they are seriously very very good. I made them for lactation assistance and thought to hide them but my husband found them and ate most of them. They are now my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe in general (and I have quite a few around). Left out the wheat germ and brewers yeast - Read more ...

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