Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Milk and cookies. They are the perfect married couple of sweet treats. For our family though, it is tough to have this fun midnight snack without the tummy troubles. With this Chocolate Strawberry Cookies and a2 Milk®, we’ve had better evenings for fun snacks.
Our daughter was diagnosed at the age of two with a sensitivity to the A1 protein in milk. The A1 protein is the culprit for behind her discomfort after consuming dairy products and is currently in all conventicle and organic milks on the U.S. market. We immediately had to place her on almond or soy milk alternatives and avoid dairy products in our home. While these alternatives were positive for her digestive issues, my husband and I were still concerned over her nutrition at such a young age.
We have spent the last two years researching ways to keep things in our daughter’s diet, while keeping her comfort at top priority. Not to mention, finding something our entire family loves. This task has not been easy. It is the longest road when you’re child is physically suffering from foods she should be loving as a kid. That is where a2 Milk® has made a big difference. a2 Milk® only comes from specially selected a2 cows, whose milk is naturally free of the A1 protein.
We have brought a2 Milk® into our home and are pleased with the taste and results. My husband wouldn’t go near almond or soy milk, but enjoys the taste of a2 Milk®. I found it to be more “earthy” and sweet than conventional milk, but not as overly sweet as almond milk tends to be. I personally am enjoying the taste over conventional milk. Plus, we’re happy with the nutritional values. a2 Milk® contains approximately six times the amount of calcium as soy beverages, approximately eight times the protein of almond beverages and approximately six times the potassium levels of rice beverages. With our daughter also having a banana sensitivity, that marks high in my book. The best part is our daughter suffering less from digestive pain. With our daughter no longer having discomfort, along with the rest of our family feeling good, midnight snacks are fun again. It’s fun to have “milk and cookies” back into the mix of our movie nights.
Chocolate Strawberry Cookies
Speaking of “milk and cookies”, I’d also love to share with you my “Chocolate Strawberry Cookies” recipe. Now that all of our tummies are “playing nice” with a2 Milk®, baking cookies is fun again.
For more sweet treats like these Chocolate Strawberry Cookies, check out my Be Our Guest Inspired Chocolate Cupcake recipe.
If you love chocolate dipped strawberries, then this cookie recipe is for you. A perfect blend of the two.
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- 4 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- Add cocoa powder, granulated sugar, strawberries and vegetable oil into large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly together.
- Add in eggs, one at a time while mixing.
- Add in flour, baking powder and salt.
- Chill dough in fridge for 4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350° and lay parchment paper over baking sheet.
- Roll dough into about 1-inch balls and cover with powdered sugar before placing on baking sheet.
- Bake in oven for about 12 minutes.
- Enjoy with a glass of a2 Milk®
Thanks to a2 Milk® for working with me on this post. It is nice to finally find a milk that our family enjoys, keeps our daughter’s tummy happy and we can get back to her being a “kid” again with her food choices.
For more information and resources, click here to visit the Lactose Intolerance section of the a2 Milk® website.
Chocolate Strawberry Cookies
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