Milk and Cookies.
I think I gained a pound just typing out the word "cookies," but, no one can deny the fact that milk and cookies definitely take center stage this time of year. Not only is it tradition to leave Santa milk and cookies on Christmas Eve, but it seems like cookies are everywhere! Luckily, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms is making sure we have cold, fresh milk to pair with our favorite cookies.
Did you know, according to a study done at Cornell University, milk begins to lose essential nutrients, such as Vitamin A, in as little as 2 hours after being exposed to light. It also begins to have a noticeable difference in flavor. But, Lehigh Valley’s new Pure Protect bottle protects your milk and carefully preserves both flavor and nutrients so every serving of Lehigh Valley milk is as good as the first sip. My family really enjoyed this milk.
So, I've been testing out different recipes, trying to come up with the perfect cookie to pair with Lehigh Valley Milk, and I think I've got it. These Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies are the perfect combination of chewy, flaky, chunky, delicate and delicious. They are an ideal match for a nice, cold glass of milk.
Here's the Recipe for these Chewy Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies:
* 4 tablespoons butter
* 1 cup micro-mini marshmallows
* 2/3 cup white flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 large eggs
* 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
If you've been wanting to make chocolate cookies this season, give this recipe a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Then, come back here & tell me what you think!
Also, three of my lucky readers will win a set of Fall Cookie Cutters from King Arthur’s Flour. Just leave a comment below and tell me your favorite type of cookie to be eligible to win. Winners will be selected 12/16.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz
*Please see my full disclosure here. Thanks to Lehigh Valley Milk for sponsoring this post.
Do you have a growing bucket list of fun things you want to do when you finally have the time & money? If you live anywhere near the The Hotel Hershey, in Hershey PA, I highly recommend going to their Chocolate Spa. Even if you only get there once in your lifetime, you have to do it! It is the BEST spa I have ever been too. You can get rubbed in chocolate, wrapped in chocolate, drink & eat chocolate, inhale the scent of chocolate and even bath in chocolate. And, it's not just for women - men can go too. I've been there two times and it is the perfect escape. The hotel architecture is beautiful, their grounds are filled with exquisite flowers, and sneaking to the bar for a Death by Chocolate Martini is a must!
Going to the spa is not in my budget at the moment, so I wanted to make a Chocolate Milk bath at home. It's an easy way to do something different, treat yourself (especially if your Valentine let you down), and get a bit of much needed relaxation.
Here are the ingredients:
- 1 Cup of dried Nonfat Powdered Milk
- 2/3 Cup of Unsweetened Hershey Cocoa Powder
- 2 tablespoons of Corn Starch
- A couple cap-fulls of unscented Bubble Bath.
- Ideally, you should also have a Chocolate scented candle, or some type of candle that smells like dessert.
1) Make sure you're in a kid-free zone so you can really relax.
2) Clean out all of the kids' boats, duckys and other toys out of the bath tub.
3) Light your scented candle. Even though the bath is VERY chocolatey, it's nice to have the extra aroma in the air from a 'desserty' candle.
4) Start running your bath water, and pour all of your ingredients into the tub. You should pour the bubble bath under the running water. But, all of the other ingredients can just be sprinkled on top of the water, since they will naturally mix in.
5) Relax in the bath as long a possible. Enjoy!
Does bathing in chocolate seem over-the-top OR Do you love this idea?