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Monday, December 20, 2010

Crisco's Cookie Central, Frosted Brownie Cups, and a Giveaway!

Today I have a fun-filled and very exciting post for you! Last weekend I got the chance to do some holiday baking using some amazing new baking supplies and resources from our good friends at Crisco.

To support this season of bountiful baking, Crisco has launched a new online resource called  Cookie Central.  All it takes is a few clicks to solve any cookie-related woe.  Features, such as "Cookie of the Day," can sustain a devoted baker throughout the holiday season and beyond, while novice bakers will quickly feel at ease after watching the site's instructional videos.

The website also provides a simple homemade cookie recipe mix that can be used for more than a dozen different types of cookies.

At Cookie Central you can also download some printable Recipe Cards and Gift Tags!  These are perfect to use for holiday gift giving, whether you're giving out cookies that are already baked, or handing out cute jars filled the ingredients so your friends can make their own.

Personally I was very impressed by the site.  It gives you a big variety of recipes to fit all tastes.  The videos and tips are perfect for people who need extra help.  And the printable cards and tags are super cute and convenient!

I was given a set of the printable recipe cards,which I used to make Crisco's Homemade Cookie Mix.  And after much consideration, I used the mix to make some delicious Frosted Brownie Cups.  Mine were made kind of hastily, so their not as cute as they could be, but they are definitely delicious!

Recipe for Frosted Brownie Cups:

2 1/4 cups Homemade Cookie Mix
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
OR 1 tablespoon Crisco® Light Olive Oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 (16 oz.) container Pillsbury® Chocolate Fudge Frosting
OR 1 (13.5 oz.) can Pillsbury® Easy Frost™ Decadent Chocolate Fudge No Fuss Frosting
Chocolate or other decorator sprinkles (optional)

Directions:  Heat oven to 375ºF. Line mini muffin pans with foil mini muffin baking cups. Combine Homemade Cookie Mix, sugar and cocoa in large mixing bowl until blended. Add oil, egg and milk. Beat with electric mixer on low until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls into prepared muffin cups.  Bake 10 minutes or until center is dry and puffed. Cool completely on wire rack. Frost brownie cups. Top with decorator sprinkles, if desired.

Win it! To help you with your holiday baking, Crisco is offering a prize pack filled with baking supplies to one Simply Sweet Home reader.
-Glass Jar filled with a dozen Cookie Cutters
-Baking Sheet
-Set of Measuring Spoons & Measuring Cups
-Cookie Dough Scoop
-Recipe Cards
-Sample of Crisco Baking Sticks

This is a very impressive prize pack with high quality items. I checked around on the internet, and if you ordered each of the items featured here, you'd pay around $100 for them!  Talk about a super prize!

Giveaway Closed.
I'm linking up to these parties.


Disclosure: Not a paid post. For hosting this giveaway, I received a prize pack like the one being given away here.

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