These Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk lactation cookies are at the top of my favorite recipes I have ever created. It’s literally the same exact recipe as my popular skinny cinnamon oatmeal lactation cookies except with a few substitutions for the flavoring.
Nalani Capri, my teeny tiny finally turned the big 1. So much excitement, yet so much pressure and stress of keeping up with the growth spurt that accompanied. With keeping up with my daughters new attitude and planning the small get together for her birthday I had no time at all to do what I love (bake) and whip up one of my tasty lactation recipes I have in my arsenal.
I love baking so much, it’s always been so therapeutic for me. Recently I fell victim to my fav store bought lactation cookies (Milkmakers Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bites) I haven’t had since my daughter was a newborn. I forgot how great they tasted. With determination, I set out to recreate the taste as best as I could, but have a soft and chewy texture instead of its extremely rock-hard texture.
Don’t forget to top your cookies with some chunks and oats if you want them to look pretty!
Chocolate Chunks > Chocolate Chips
It may not be 100% it, but my goodness is it practically! I use my typical lactation aides (flax seed meal, rolled oats, and brewers yeast) and yummy chocolate chunks. Chocolate chips are great don’t get me wrong, but the chunks are just decadent and deliver a luxurious bite.
No expertise required, grab your fav chocolate bar and chop away!
No uniform cuts are necessary. That’s what makes these cookies luxurious and fun. Different size chunks bring different decadent pockets of chocolate throughout the cookie for a surprising delicious bite every time. I used a Ghiradelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar, but feel free to use what you like!
If you don’t feel like going out of your way or don’t have time to get a chocolate bar you can substitute with 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips! Check out a Target near you on your next store trip and see if you can find Guittard Baking Chips. They are from San Francisco and once I tried them I have NEVER returned to any other brand chocolate chips again. Target is the cheapest place that carries them for only $3 a bag, but they are not available at every Target.
You’ll thank me later. Happy Baking! 🙂
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Lactation Cookies
- Two mixing bowls
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Rubber Spatula
- Parchment Paper
- Whisk or Hand mixer
- 2 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal
- 5 Tbsp Water
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Tbsp Brewers yeast powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ cup Butter 1 Stick
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1½ cup Rolled Oats about 1 Tbsp extra if planning to top
- 4 oz Chocolate Baking Bar extra 2-4oz needed if planning to top
- Preheat oven to 325° Fahrenheit. (163°° Celsius)
- Create Flax Eggs: Combine flax seed meal and water. Mix. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl cream together butter, both sugars, flax egg mixture, and vanilla extract.
- Gradually beat in flour mixture. Slowly fold in oats with a rubber spatula evenly. Then fold in the chocolate Chunks.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and drop by a rounded tablespoon for even cooking and size. Top each with oats and a few chunks (if you'd like).
- Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown edges are present. Let Cool, and enjoy!