Oatmeal M&M Cookie Mix Jar Gift {Perfect for nursing moms!}

Before you read any further…I know the title on the recipe card says lactation cookies, but I swear they’re not only good for new moms! They are a perfect treat for anyone, and I promise no one will even know how beneficial oatmeal and flaxseed are for milk production. Read on. 🙂

This works as a last-minute baby shower gift, a care package for a mom just arriving home from the hospital, or even as an after-school snack! (Leaving out the Brewer’s Yeast, of course.) It’s all set and ready to make, and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. The Brewer’s Yeast is a nice bonus, but with the oatmeal and flaxseed meal, you’ll be giving this Mom a boost to her supply and a yummy dessert she can feel good about eating, so feel free to skip that if you don’t have time for a trip to the store.

The great part about this is the recipient of the gift only has to add a stick of butter, 1 tsp of vanilla, and 1 egg. Mix it up, bake it 10 minutes, and she’s on her way to enjoying warm, sweet, chewy goodness! This is a must for new moms who won’t have much time to put baby down and channel her inner Martha Stewart, but it is going to make her feel all sorts of warm fuzzies to be able to accomplish baking cookies with a new little one in the house.

Anyway. Onto the baking. Remember, I’m the world’s laziest baker, so I made sure to share a recipe with very few steps. If you’re making the jar gift, you can print out a pretty tag by downloading this picture file to print or this one with 4 copies of the card already sized for you. Cardstock would work best, or I printed mine on plain paper and used a mini clothespin to attach it to twine around a mason jar.

Layer the dry ingredients in order, using a spoon to pack and spread each layer. If you’re not making the jar gift, just toss all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. (Yup. It’s that easy!)

Now if you’re actually making these, mix the wet ingredients separately and combine with the dry. If you’re making the gift, you’re done once you’ve layered the dry ingredients into the jar!

Place 2 tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

I skipped the Brewer’s Yeast in this batch, brought them to a party, and everyone loved them. They were gone by the end of the night…unfortunately for me. I would’ve totally finished these off.

If you’re giving this to a new mom, a perfect add on would be Mother’s Milk Tea. You could even put together a whole themed basket for breastfeeding moms. You know what else has Brewer’s Yeast? Beer! You could include a growler of local beer with your jar of cookie mix. What’s your favorite trick for increasing your supply as a new mom?

Oatmeal M&M Cookies
Yields 24
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Dry Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup white sugar
  3. 1 cup flour
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 cup m&ms
  8. 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  9. 2 tbs flaxseed meal
  10. 2 tbs brewer's yeast
Wet Ingredients
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  3. 1/2 cup butter melted, cooled
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients in separate bowl
  4. Combine dry & wet ingredients
  5. Drop 2 tbsp dough onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. Let cool and enjoy!
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