M&M Lactation Cookies

Here is a terrific recipe for M&M lactation cookies! Great for giving yourself a boost throughout the day (and a much deserved snack).

Of all the types of lactation cookies out there, these M&M lactation cookies are by far the most colorful! The bright, vibrant colors of the M&Ms adds something extra-special to these already amazing cookies, so it should come as no surprise that this recipe is the most popular one on this site!

This recipe for M&M lactation cookies (along with our recipes for Chocolate Chunk lactation cookies, and Gluten Free lactation cookies) is featured in our post about how oatmeal can help breastfeeding moms. If you have not already read it, please take some time to do so, as it really sheds light on why lactation cookies work so well. Also, if you have any trouble finding the ingredients listed below, please visit our helpful ingredients finder page (which will open in a new tab), or click the links provided on this page. Some items, such as brewer’s yeast are easier to find online, so we have made links to the relevant Amazon searches.

Incredible M&M lactation cookies to give your milk supply a needed boost. Visit http://steel-cut-oats.com for more recipes!Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: about 4 dozen

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
    (or buy flax seed and stick it in your food processor)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast
    (must be brewer’s yeast, not other kinds!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups M&Ms
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix water and flax seed meal into a small bowl and set aside for the moment.
  3. Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. Mix in the bowl of flax seed meal.
  6. Add flour, brewer’s yeast, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Stir in oats and M&Ms.
  8. Place spoonfuls of the dough onto the baking sheets and bake for about 10 – 15 minutes depending on your oven.
  9. After taking the cookies out of the oven, let them sit for about a minute or two, and them move them onto a wire rack or plate.
  10. Wait for them to cool, and enjoy!


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