June is National Dairy Month in America. Celebrate National Dairy Month this year with this fun Milk and Cookies Party.
I am excited to partner with Florida Milk on this post.
National Dairy Month
Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? According to International Dairy Foods Association, National Dairy Month in America originally started in 1937 as a grocery/milk promotion. Today, it is an annual tradition to celebrate the dairy industry. And it helps remind us of the health benefits including 9 essential vitamins and minerals including:
- Vitamin D
Dairy also reduces the risk of:
- high blood pressure
- certain cancers
Heathy eating patterns that include dairy foods are linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and lower blood pressure among adults and better bine health especially on children and adolescents. So, start the summer off right with nutrient-rich dairy foods.
Milk and Cookies Party
Originally, when we planned this Milk and Cookies Party quarantine and social distancing were not words in our vocabulary. But, now that they are I want to inspire you to still celebrate. Have you hosted a virtual party yet? They can be a blast!!! Worried about the technology part of it? If your kids did distance learning for the last two months they will probably be able to help you navigate it.
The great thing about a virtual party is that it can be a simple as setting up a video conference call using a free platform. To make it even more special we like to create care packages to deliver to your friends. For the Milk and Cookies Party we created a Chocolate Chip Cookies
Activities for the Milk and Cookies Party
During this quarantine B's favorite thing to do is to print coloring pages offline. So, she was so excited to see that Florida Dairy has fun coloring pages with Sunny Bell Coloring Pages.
Sunny Bell is Florida Dairy's “Moo”sical mascot. It is a little calf who wants to have an important role on her dairy farm. With the help of the Holstein Sisters, a talking milk bottle and a little boy named Clyde, she learns all about dairy farming in Florida. Since milk is a must when enjoying cookies we printed out coloring pages to deliver with the packages.
We also printed out the Sunny Bell Mask's for everyone to color and wear.
How to Assemble Chocolate Chip Cookie Gift Jars
- In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Place this mixture at the bottom of a 1-quart mason jar.
- Next, add the brown sugar
- Then add the sugar
- Finally, add the chocolate chips or chocolate candies to the top of the jar
Finish the jar with the printable so your friends know how to make the cookies.
Pro Tip: Use the back of a spoon to pack down all the ingredients before moving onto the next ingredient. Don't forget to enjoy your cookies with a ice cold glass of milk.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ¾ cup butter softened
- 1 large egg
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Beat butter, egg and vanilla in a large bowl until mixed together.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sugars. Stir to mix well.
- Add dry mixture to wet and mix well.
- Place a rounded tablespoon onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
- Place on a wire rack to cool.
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