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Enjoying Milk and Cookies with a2 Milk®!

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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 haven’t been able to have cow’s milk for a few years now because it use to give me tummy troubles. I’ve since switched to using non-dairy milk because I just figured all dairy milk was the same, until I discovered a2 Milk®.

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If you don’t know what a2 Milk® is, it’s basically just real milk… without all the post-dairy digestive discomfort. The A1 protein found in regular milk is the culprit behind many people’s tummy troubles after consuming dairy milk and it is currently in all conventional and organic milks on the U.S market. a2 Milk® however is the ONLY milk that comes from a2 cows, whose milk is free of the A1 protein.

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Until I discovered this, I had no idea that were different proteins used in milk. a2 Milk® is the real replacement to overly processed alternatives. Cows with the a2 only protein still exists and that’s where the a2 Milk® comes from. The a2 Milk® Company™ has partnered with U.S. family dairy farmers in upstate New York and the Midwest to expand the a2 herd.

a2 Milk® contains almost 6x the amount of calcium as soy beverages and almost 8x the protein of almond beverages and almost 6x the potassium levels of rice beverages.

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We were able to try a2 Milk® recently and I can honestly say that I didn’t experience any discomfort after having this milk. It tasted pretty much the same as regular milk except that I was actually okay after consuming it. We decided to whip up a batch of our favorite cookies to have along side this milk and carry on one of our favorite traditions– milk & cookies!

My sister loves to bake and she loves making chocolate chip cookies but we decided to put a twist on our favorite classic recipe. We made these cookies stuffed with Oreos! A cookie inside of a cookie– what a treat!

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To make this recipe all you need to do is whip up your favorite batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, let it chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes and then take an Oreo cookie and form the cookie dough around it until it makes a seamless ball. Lay them out on a baking sheet as you normally would, about 2” apart and then bake for about 11 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack and then enjoy it with some a2 Milk®! You can’t go wrong.

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Be sure to check out a2 Milk® on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated and use this store locator to see if a2 Milk® is available near you!