This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
I’ve been baking cookies since I was at least ten years old.
I might have been even younger, but by the time I was ten, I was baking them on my own — nice, warm cookies for winter. Nice, warm cookies in the middle of summer. I love to bake, and I’ll do it anytime (I can cook when I have to, but I actually like to bake. Because cookie dough, of course.)
And even in the middle of summer, there’s nothing like a cold glass of milk and a good cookie.
I’ve lived around a lot of people who have trouble with milk (I just discovered it’s called Post-Dairy Digestive Discomfort — not necessarily the same thing as lactose intolerance, and definitely no fun.) One of my kids now gets tummy troubles often after too much milk. And growing up, we stocked alternatives to cow’s milk for people in my family who couldn’t digest it well (every one of them tasted awful. It was a bad morning when I accidentally poured that stuff on my cereal. Ugh.)
But my family recently had a chance to try a2 Milk®, and it tasted delicious (you know, because it’s actual cow’s milk). So much better than the alternatives I remember. The A1 protein can be the cause of many people’s tummy problems after they have dairy, so the a2 Milk® Company™ sells milk only from specially selected a2 cows whose milk is naturally free of the A1 protein. As the granddaughter of an upstate New York farmer, I’m especially excited that the a2 Milk® Company™ is partnering with dairy farmers there and in the Midwest to expand the a2 herd. I can easily get behind helping troubled tummies and supporting our dairy farmers.
So now everyone can have a happy snack of cookies and delicious milk, without any problems. Phew!
This cookie recipe is a great one for summer, because it doesn’t require heating up the oven (or your house!). And the cookies have protein in them for plenty of energy while swimming, hiking, biking, or whatever it is the kids are up to that day. Make them up and store them in the fridge for a sweet, cool treat (and wash them down with the milk).
- 1 c peanut butter
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 c granola
- 1/2 c semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 c white chocolate chips
- 1/4 c dried cranberries
- 1/2 c shredded coconut
- Stir the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add granola, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries, and mix together.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 min (preferably an hour).
- Pour coconut into a shallow bowl.
- Using your hands, form cookie mix into small balls. Roll them in coconut to coat.
- Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
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