I've been craving milk and cookies like crazy this pregnancy.

Milk and cookies for one (for EVERYone!)
Nothing quite compares to the creamy mouthfeel of a big cup of milk and a freshly-baked cookie to go with it!

Milk and cookies for one (for EVERYone!)

I haven't done the milk and cookies combo for at least a couple years, since we discovered that gluten and lactose are a little problematic for me. It hasn't been a huge deal until now, honestly. I learned to embrace black coffee, enjoy alternative desserts like dark chocolate and fruit, and generally just opt out of cereal altogether.

When a 3am pregnancy craving strikes, though, there are NO substitutes. It must be real milk and it must be real cookies.

Enter our sponsor LACTAID® Milk and a big box of gluten-free baking mix!

Milk and cookies for one (for EVERYone!)

Since a couple people in our family have varying diet needs, I thought it would be cute to present everyone with their own customized little cookie dipper cup with a cookie clinging to the side. I've seen this done with gingerbread cookies around the holidays, but never with chocolate chip cookies.

Milk and cookies for one (for EVERYone!)

To make sure the cookie would bake with a little ridge in the side, I wrapped small cardboard pieces with parchment paper and stuck them upright in the edge of each cookie. Then, I just had to bake for an extra minute or two to wind up with slightly-crunchy cookies (perfect for dipping!).

Milk and cookies for one (for EVERYone!)

Tada! Stage five clinger cookies.

Milk and cookies for one (for EVERYone!)

Now everyone can choose the milk and cookies combo that works best for them. LACTAID® Milk is real milk – just without the lactose – so it totally satisfies. After having to restrict lactose in my own diet to nurse my middle son, I learned that there are many different degrees of dairy sensitivity and preferences. One in five Americans experience it, so to me it's really important to have options on-hand for my family and guests.

Milk and cookies for one (for EVERYone!)

You can find more recipes on the LACTAID® website or on the brand's Facebook or YouTube pages.

How do you like YOUR milk and cookies?

Disclosure: I have received information and materials from JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER, Inc., McNeil Nutritionals, LLC Subsidiary the makers of LACTAID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post and I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write it.