School is out! YAHOOO! That means that I get to have the whole Summer off and be with my kids…um sometimes! Having teens means grabbing each special moment I can get. My girls like to go to “schools out” parties at their friends houses the night that school actually ends, BUT before they steal away from me I bribe them with some yummy homemade Red Velvet Chip Cookies!
This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
It’s the old cookies and milk after school treat that can’t be resisted and calls their name.
One of the things I’ve noticed is that more and more people are becoming less and less tolerant of dairy. It’s sad because who doesn’t want to have cookies and milk?! Our whole family has varying degrees of dairy intolerance. We have to be careful otherwise we will all end up with a tummy ache. We all have to be careful about how much milk we consume, so I was super happy to try a2 Milk®!
a2 Milk® contains only the A2 protein, so it’s the original milk, just like nature intended. The A1 protein is the culprit behind many people’s discomfort after consuming dairy, and is currently in all conventional & organic milks on the U.S. market. a2 Milk® only comes from specially selected a2 cows, whose milk is naturally free of the A1 protein.
You don’t have to cut milk out of your diet all together or switch to some of the nut or bean milks, when a2 Milk® is available!
After drinking it for a few days and LOVING the taste, our tummies have been trouble free!
I’m going to share my simple…
Homemade Red Velvet Chip Cookies–
then you can have milk and cookies too!
- 1 2/3 flour
- 1/3 Unsweetened Powdered Cocoa
- 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1 1/4 Cups White Sugar
- 1 stick of butter ~ Softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 tsp. Red Food Color
- 1 cup vanilla chips
Mix together dry ingredients: flour, powdered cocoa, baking powder, salt and set aside.
Then cream together butter and sugar then add eggs and vanilla and continue to cream.
Then slowly add dry ingredients and mix together.
Add the Red Food Coloring and chips and mix in.
Refrigerate for 1 ~ 2 hours.
Roll into 1 inch balls for small cookies and 2 inch balls for bigger cookies.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 min for 1 inch balls or 20 min for 2 inch balls.
With a2 Milk® you can enjoy freely these deelish cookies with milk just like you used to! If you’d like to purchase a2 Milk® I purchased mine at Fred Meyers in the nutrition area, but you can look up a store that carries a2 Milk® near you. You can also learn more by following them on Facebook and Twitter!
Just as a side note…a2 Milk® contains approximately 6x the amount of calcium as soy beverages, approximately 8x the protein of almond beverages and approximately 6x the potassium levels of rice beverages. I love that for our family health goals!
Enjoy and have a blessed day!315
Linking up to these parties!