Lactation Cookies

Lactation Cookies on a glass of milk


Well although I am no longer breastfeeding, a very good friend of mine is, and she asked me to make her some cookies. I never need an excuse to bake, and then eat (it’s quality control) batches of cookies.

Now these are not scientifically proven, but the ingredients in them are meant to help with milk production in nursing mothers. These ingredients are flax seed, fenugreek and oats. I also add Chia seeds as these are good for energy, which we all need, especially when nursing!

I would love to know what you think of these cookies. The fenugreek certainly has an interesting  taste to them, so if you find there is too much for your taste then just reduce it by half a teaspoon each time until you like the taste.


  • 120g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 50g Light Brown Sugar
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 80g Oats
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g Dark Chocolate, chopped. I use chocolate rather than chocolate chips
  • 2 tblsp Golden Syrup
  • 2-3 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tblsp Flax Seeds
  • 1-2 tblsp Chia Seeds



  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugars tougher until pale and fluffy, this may take a few minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined, this will not take long.
  • Now stir in the flour, oats, bicarbonate soda , salt and mix well until combined.
  • Add the golden syrup, fenugreek, flax seeds, chia seeds and chocolate and mix until combined.
  • Now spoon 1 heaped tsp of mix onto he baking sheets. Leave a space between each as they will spread when baking.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. They will be turning golden and firm on the edge but still squidgey in the middle.
  • Leave to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe; Happy cookie making, eating and milk making!!


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