Boobie Cookies (aka lactation cookies)

Desserts & Baking, Gluten-Free, Living, Recipes

Now, I’m not promising that these cookies will work miracles for your breastmilk production (it’s mostly anecdotal evidence to support that these foods will increase supply), but I also know that it won’t hurt AND they make for a super yummy healthier treat regardless.  Check out my post on my tips and tricks for increasing your breast milk supply if you want to learn more.

I made them gluten-free simply because it was so easy to do so (if you need to avoid gluten for health reasons, make sure that you use gluten-free varieties of all of the ingredients such as the coconut and oats).  I bought my ingredients at Nature’s Fare Markets.

Makes 36 cookies

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • ¾ cup almond butter (or a mix of almond & peanut butters)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 c. de-bittered brewers yeast
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup coarsely ground almonds*
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. flax seeds
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup oat flour **
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

*I used a mini food processor to chop the almonds, just don’t over-process them!

**You can use regular whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend in place of the oat flour

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the melted butter or coconut oil, nut butter, vanilla, eggs and honey. Mix until combined.
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula (or your hands!) until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Place tablespoons of cookie dough along the parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing 1-2 inches apart and pressing down slightly with the palm of your hand, and bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  5. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes, and gently remove them with a metal spatula to a baking rack to cool.

 

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12 Comments on “Boobie Cookies (aka lactation cookies)”

  1. Kristin

    Hello! My sister and a few friends are expecting in the coming months. I’d like to make a huge batch and have them ready for when babies come (most will have to be mailed). Have you frozen these cookies? I’m wondering how they’ll hold up.

    1. Tori Wesszer

      Hi Kristin! Congratulations!! I would say that they will be fine frozen for about a month, I wouldn’t freeze them longer than that. Good luck and take care!!! Tori

  2. Kellie

    Hi Tara & Tori!
    The brewer’s yeast is one of the three key ingredients that are essential to increase supply in this recipe. The other two are flax seed and oats. I would leave those three if you trying to increase supply! I made a variation of these cookies–only six ingredients and didn’t bake them. They were soooo good!

  3. Joyce

    I know I asked you a couple questions on instagram already but, are the flax seeds in this recipe whole ones that are ground or the ones at the grocery store that are already de-shelled?? Thanks!

  4. Ally

    Hi Tori,

    Let me start by saying how much I love your site and all your recipes! So good! Thank you so much for sharing your creations. These cookies are amazing. Next time, I might omit the eggs and eat the cookie dough it was all so good!

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