Momma Told Me: Is It Time To Cry Over Spilled Milk? Cookie Dough Stuffed Cookie Recipe

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Is It Time To Cry Over Spilled Milk? Cookie Dough Stuffed Cookie Recipe

This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Nothing contained below should be considered medical advice.
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Momma Told Me: Don't cry over spilled milk.

When I was a young girl every single meal was accompanied by a glass of chilled milk. Sometimes it had chocolate syrup in it, or a fancy colored spiral straw, other times I was simply told to drink it or I would get no dessert. Day in and out, Momma would place a glass of milk in front of me until I came to expect it. More than expect it, look forward to it. After all, I wanted to grow up big and strong, just like my father, and years of watching him chug a tall glass each night was more than enough to inspire visions of milk turning me into some form of young girl super hero.
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And then my cousin, 3 years younger than me, at a T.G.I Fridays, or some other similar fast casual sit down restaurant, taught me one of the worst childish habits I've carried with me since. There's a reason they put kid's beverages in cups with lids. But on this magical day the restaurant had been out, I clearly recall because my Aunt was raising quite the havoc with the manager on duty when it happened. Blurp. Blurp. Blurp. Whoosh. Blowing into her straw she'd created a volcano of milk bubbles- bubbling the contents of her glass right over the edge. As we both erupted in giggles I resolved milk would never be so boring again.
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#a2Milk is naturally free of the bothersome (tummy trouble causing) A1 protein because it comes from heirloom a2 cows that are naturally free of it. So you can enjoy all your favorite foods with milk again. #IC (ad)
Of course I love dairy- and what's not to love? Oh, that mild discomfort hours down the line? That little grumble of tummy troubles that causes me to shift in my seat? I've always known it wasn't lactose trouble- Jay has lactose trouble, and that doesn't compare to my tussles. No, I like to think of my dairy interactions as playful roughing between old friends. Sure it might be a little inconvenient after the fact but I'm still going to bring up the good old days and slug my buddy on the shoulder as I down another glass. That was until I began buying milk alternatives for Jay.
#a2Milk is naturally free of the bothersome (tummy trouble causing) A1 protein because it comes from heirloom a2 cows that are naturally free of it. So you can enjoy all your favorite foods with milk again. #IC (ad)
I kind of became complacent. I forgot my long lost friend, and all of those memories we'd shared. The milk stains on the table, the half of a cookie soggy at the bottom of my glass, the taste, the texture. I reached for whatever was on hand because it was convenient, and because I knew I wouldn't have any arguments from my stomach later. So I was shocked to learn that 1 in 4 Americans experience discomfort after drinking milk; yet only 3-4% of the population is clinically diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance. What about the other 20%? Did they give up on milk over some playful gas or tummy grumbles? Do they continue to drink their beloved white gold while ignoring the results?
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As it turns out there is a protein in ALL conventional and organic milks called the A1 protein, which is known to trigger 'Post Dairy Digestive Discomfort.' It is entirely unrelated to lactose and in no way associated with that which ails those who are lactose intolerant. (If you have a diagnosed lactose intolerance this will not help you.) However, the removal of this protein, through heirloom a2 cows results in a naturally A1 free milk without any genetic or post milk production altering. You could say that a2 Milk® is milk the way mother nature intended it- and it could be the most authentic dairy solution to everyday self diagnosed dairy discomfort.
Egg Free Cookie Dough- Eat it by the spoonful or make cookie sandwhiches! #a2Milk is naturally free of the bothersome (tummy trouble causing) A1 protein because it comes from heirloom a2 cows that are naturally free of it. So you can enjoy all your favorite foods with milk again. #IC (ad)
a2 Milk® is also a great way for people who previously avoided real milk due to possible minor post-dairy digestive discomfort to begin getting their servings of important vitamins and nutrients again. a2 Milk® contains approximately 6x the amount of calcium as soy beverages, 8x the protein of almond beverages, and approximately 6x the potassium of rice beverages. And it's now available at select retailers in California. That's all the excuse I needed to get out my best milk bubble blowing straw, and whip up a delicious cookie recipe!
While a2 Milk® won't help those clinically diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance, because it contains the same amount of lactose as regular milk, it may be a good solution for that 20% of the population with self diagnosed post-milk tummy discomfort. So I'll be trying a2 Milk® out in all 3 varieties, Reduced Fat, Whole, and Fat-Free over the next few months to see if I can reconnect with my old childhood friend again. a2 Milk® tastes just like 'ordinary' milk and is chocked full of all the natural milk nutrition I've been missing out on- so I can find an excuse for another cookie or two.
Cookie Dough Stuffed Cookie Sandwhiches- #a2Milk is naturally free of the bothersome (tummy trouble causing) A1 protein because it comes from heirloom a2 cows that are naturally free of it. So you can enjoy all your favorite foods with milk again. #IC (ad)
In fact, I devised a whole new way to enjoy cookies all together; cookie dough stuffed cookies- or 'cookie dough cookie sandwiches' if you want to get technical. Go ahead and make my egg free cookie dough recipe just for snacking with a spoon, or whip up one of our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes to slather it on and wedge between them. You simply can't go wrong- as long as you have a tall glass of ice cold milk by your side. And that's exactly what I'll have by my side the next few months as an official a2 Milk® Ambassador. You can expect plenty of delicious milk-worthy recipes in your future as you follow me here on my journey!
#a2Milk is naturally free of the bothersome (tummy trouble causing) A1 protein because it comes from heirloom a2 cows that are naturally free of it. So you can enjoy all your favorite foods with milk again. #IC (ad)
Of course you better believe the first thing I did after tasting a2 Milk® was grab a nice thick straw and blow bubbles to my heart's content. a2 Milk® certainly does have me feeling like a kid again- I might even go make myself a tall glass of freshly stirred chocolate milk right now....It's after midnight and my favorite milk glass is calling me.... Now, tell me, do you tend to avoid milk due to minor post-dairy digestive discomfort? What's your favorite way to drink milk? Go ahead, tell me, did you ever enjoy blowing bubbles?

What Daughter Says: a2 Milk® isn't my mother's milk. You can't get it from just any cow (sorry, Daisy.) So some tears might just be shed if I discover my carton's empty.


Cookie Dough Stuffed Cookie Sandwhiches- #a2Milk is naturally free of the bothersome (tummy trouble causing) A1 protein because it comes from heirloom a2 cows that are naturally free of it. So you can enjoy all your favorite foods with milk again. #IC (ad)
Cookie Dough Stuffed Cookies (Egg Free Cookie Dough)
Click here for the printable Cookie Dough Stuffed Cookies recipe
Ingredients:

Cookies:

1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
2/3 C Granulated Sugar
2/3 C Light Brown Sugar, Packed
2 Large Eggs
2 TSP Vanilla Extract
2 C All Purpose Flour
1/2 TSP Baking Soda
1 TSP Salt
1 1/2 C Mini Chocolate Chips or Chunks

Cookie Dough:

1 Stick Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
1/2 C Light Brown Sugar
1/4 C All Purpose Flour
1/2 C Powdered Sugar
1/4 TSP Salt
1/4 C Whole Milk OR Heavy Cream
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
1/2 C Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Directions:

For Cookies:
1. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and sugars until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla, scraping the sides of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. Roll chilled dough into even tablespoon sized balls approximately 1 inch in diameter. Flatten balls slightly into 3/4" disks. Arrange cookies about 2" apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes at 350F, or until edges begin to brown. Remove and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For Cookie Dough Filling:

1. Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Mix in flour, powdered sugar, and salt on low speed. Slowly add milk/cream and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.

To Assemble:

1. Sandwich 1 heaping tablespoon of cookie dough filling between 2 cookies. Press cookies lightly until filling begins to spill out to edges. Repeat with remaining cookies. Sandwiches can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. Allow them to sit at room temperate for 30 minutes prior to serving.

21 comments:

  1. I just want a plate of those for dinner tonite. I could easily eat like 16 of them in one sitting.

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  2. I love anything cookie, but these are outrages I need a whole bunch of those in my belly right now. They look delicious

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  3. Oh to enjoy milk again? That would be amazing... This sounds perfect for me. I will have to keep my eye opened for it. Thanks for sharing

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  4. I have not heard of A2 milk before!! These cookies look amazing, I love cookie dough these would be a perfect afterschool snack.

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  5. I can't believe I have never heard of A2 Milk before!! These cookies look amazing, cookie dough is one of my favorite things to eat!

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  6. Yummy! Literally drooling over here! That looks so delicious! Going to make these on the weekend!

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  7. Oh my goodness those look amazing!!

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  8. Milk and cookies is one of our favorite snacks. This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. My kids are going to love it.

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  9. These are going to be perfect for this weekend. I will have to get the ingredients together so i can make some.

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  10. Those look delicious! I have never tried this milk before either. It's not available in any of the stores near me. I hope they come out with some of it around me soon. I'd love to try it out.

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  11. Oh my goodness! You have my heart!!! I would love to give A2 a go. I drink very little milk as of now.

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  12. Oh my gosh, I need to try this! This is SO me! I'm not lactose intolerant, but I've always had an aversion to milk. It just makes me feel yucky. Didn't know why until reading this.

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    1. Yes! I know I don't have a lactose problem, but I do have minor discomfort after digesting milk- this has been just what I need to feel like myself again and enjoy milk with ALL the cookies.

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  13. ok besides the fact that your photos are on fleek these look sooo dang good.wowsers. also I have heard of this milk and I was told it is very good. thanks for sharing this amazing post.

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  14. I'll be checking out these recipe but more so this milk! I have lactose issues so this is great. And I concur; your photos ARE AMAZING!

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    1. Hi Autumn, keep in mind that a2 Mil does have a normal amount of lactose and will not solve issues for those with diagnosed lactose sensitivities. For all others who have minor discomfort after digesting dairy, this could be the answer!

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  15. You always take such nice pictures! I feel like they are "in real life" if that makes sense? These cookies look way too good for their own good!

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  16. There's no dessert like ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies! This is one of my husband's favorites!

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  17. This dessert is absolutely perfect and would be the best feel good munchers for anything in between.

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  18. My mouth is watery. THe perfect combination! Your pictures are ah-mazing! Chocolate chips my favorite cookies!

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  19. These are going to my best friends this coming weekend when I make them. They sound remarkable!

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