This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Our family loves to enjoy milk and cookies, especially on the weekends when we stay up later and watch some of our favorites TV shows. Cookies are at their best when they are warm just from the oven, don’t you agree? The hardest part is waiting for them cool long enough to enjoy. Warm cookies paired with a tall glass of cold milk, well, family time just doesn’t get any better than this!
Enjoy Your Milk Again With a2 Milk®
I was reluctant to give up participating in our weekend tradition due to tummy troubles. It took me awhile to realize that drinking milk was the culprit. I learned that an independent study showed that 1 in 4 Americans have discomfort after drinking milk; yet only 5-7% of the population has been clinically diagnosed with a lactose intolerance medical condition. This is me for sure, and I could not put my finger on why I would feel so bloated and rumbly after drinking milk. I asked my siblings if they were diagnosed with lactose intolerance and they all said no, but they said they had dairy sensitivity too. It is interesting that once you start asking around, that it is a very common issue.
With a2 Milk®, you can enjoy great tasting milk without any symptoms. Isn’t that great news? It’s the A1 protein that causes issues and that “Post-Dairy Digestive Discomfort.”
a2 Milk® Comes From a2 Cows!
The a2 Milk® Company™ has partnered with dairy farmers in upstate New York and in the Midwest to expand the herds of specially selected a2 cows that produce milk that is free from the A1 protein, so this is real milk, just the way that Mother Nature intended. It’s not the same as the chemically processed milk alternatives or the nut or bean based beverages we have seen in stores.
Plus a2 Milk® contains approximately 6 x’s the amount of calcium as soy beverages, approximately 8 x’s the protein of almond beverages and approximately 6 x’s the potassium levels of rice beverages so you can feel great about serving it to your family.
If you love the tradition of milk and cookies, try my easy recipe for Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies. The tart from the dried cranberries pairs perfectly with the sweet white chocolate. It is made with basic ingredients that you can easily find if you don’t already have them on hand. I usually make two batches; one to enjoy with the family and one to give away.
The ingredients are simple, which is what I love about these cookies.
Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
And then fold in cranberries and white chocolate chips.
Place tablespoon sized dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Do you have tummy troubles from drinking milk too? Give a2 Milk® a try and come back and tell us what you think!
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a mixer for about 3 minutes until combined and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
- Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
- Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Place tablespoon sized dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.