Toast National Dairy Month With a Glass of Delicious Colorado Milk


June 2, 2020

Contact: Wendy White, 303-869-9174,


Broomfield, Colo. - June is National Dairy Month, so raise a glass of milk and toast the beautiful bovines that make delicious dairy products possible. Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt provide high-quality protein, calcium, vitamin A, B vitamins and more. 

Colorado’s 120 dairy farms produce more than 558 million gallons of milk each year, and as one of the state’s top commodities, dairy products are responsible for well over $3 billion in economic activity. Find Colorado dairy products through home milk delivery services, at your local farmers’ market, grocery stores and at

Each month the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown in the state. Enjoy these Kitchen Sink Cookies with a tall glass of fresh milk from a Colorado dairy!

Kitchen Sink Cookies
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., 5280 Culinary, LLC and Ace Hardware Grill Expert

1/2 lb. unsalted Colorado butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup sugar
2 Colorado eggs
2-1/2 cups Colorado flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup pretzels, crushed
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup plain M&Ms®

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cream butter with both sugars. Add eggs, one by one, add vanilla paste and mix well. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda then add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Mix until coming off the walls of the mixing bowl. Scrape the side and bottom of bowl and add chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, M&Ms®, pecans and pretzels. Mix until just combined. Use scoop to create rounded balls then form into “pucks.” Freeze for 2 hours before baking. Arrange cookies on heavy duty cookie sheet and bake for approximately 8 minutes, rotate tray and continue baking. For soft cookies, bake an additional 7-8 minutes, or 9-10 minutes for crispy cookies. Remove from pan and cool on rack. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk and dunk as desired.

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Colorado Proud is a program of the Colorado Department of Agriculture that promotes food and agricultural products grown, raised or made in Colorado. The program’s 2,800 members include growers, processors, schools, restaurants and retailers statewide.