This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Quick, name two things that always go together! Let me guess, you either said peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, or milk and cookies. Am I right? Some things just make a great pair, and everybody knows it. Just like peanut butter and tuna fish doesn’t sounds quite as delicious as the original duo, cookies paired with anything but milk just doesn’t have the same effect.
If you have trouble digesting milk, though, it can be really hard to get into dessert mood. The smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies won’t do anything but make you mad that you have to eat them with nothing to dunk them in. Cookies and water? Cookies and juice? Cookies and iced tea? I think not. Thanks to a2 Milk® tons of folks with tummy issues and Post-Dairy Digestive Discomfort can indulge without experiencing symptoms. We’re not talking about milk made of nuts or soy. a2 Milk® is real milk that comes from specially selected a2 cows. These cows have milk that is naturally free of the A1 protein that is the culprit of so many of the dairy issues many of us face.
When I drink milk, I usually take some sort of supplement before to help me digest it. If I don’t have any of my magic tablets, I just have to abstain. I can tell you, watching other folks chow down on cookies and gleefully dunking them in milk is heartbreaking. Seriously, I can barely deal. I was so ready to give a2 Milk® a try!
In order to test out the milk, I needed cookies. Obviously. I’ve become a pro at being able to have homemade cookies from start to finish in about 30-40 minutes. This recipe for Cornmeal Shortbread is super easy and, obviously, HAS to be eaten alongside a glass of milk. a2 Milk® didn’t taste any different than the milk that I know and love (but can’t tolerate). It’s creamy and rich, and was the perfect partner to the shortbread.
-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (melt in microwave then put in freezer for 5 minutes while you’re mixing other ingredients!)
-1/4 cup sugar
-1/2 cup light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all of the dry ingredients. Add egg and butter and mix thoroughly. Place rounded spoonfuls of dough on a non-stick cookie sheet and flatten. Bake for about 12 minutes. Be careful not to bake until the cookies are brown or you will burn them! Enjoy the Cornmeal Shortbread with jam and a2 Milk®.