Lactation Cookies (Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Butterscotch)
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brewers yeast
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups old- fashioned oats
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
  • Sea Salt for sprinkling (optional)
  1. In a small bowl stir together the flax and water. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg, yolk and vanilla and beat on high until creamy. Stir in the flax mixture.
  3. Sprinkle the flour, brewers yeast, soda, powder, and salt over the butter mixture and mix on low speed until just incorporated. Fold in the oats, chocolate chips and butterscotch.
  4. Scoop dough into rounded mounds and place a cookie sheet. Use your fingers to flatten the rounds slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden.
Don't skip the oats, brewers yeast or flax- those are the ingredients that help with lactation!

Recipe adapted from: All Recipes
Recipe by The Baker Chick at