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Unilever Spreads Holiday Baking Cheer #Giveaway #G2KHoliday

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The holidays are the time of year where baking is a necessity. I’ve always loved it. I grew up watching my mom make batches upon batches of goodies–she would make everyone from fudge to cookies to jalapeño cheese bread (which is my favorite!)

Now, we all know that eating all of the amazing goodies made for us this time of year aren’t the most health conscious foods. But cant we make them better? Yes, we can by baking with one of the soft spread brands instead of butter (Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter) in our recipes. I have one I made to show you today, and I bet you’re going to be inspired to whip up your very own batch when you’re done reading.

A lot of people have negative ideas about soft spreads, and I’m here to help dispel some of these false accusations. Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Promise, Brummel & Brown, and Imperial are ALL a part of the Good to Know Initiative. Did you know:

These spreads have…

  • 0g Trans Fats per serving
  • Contain no partially hydrogenated oils
  • Have no cholesterol
  • Are 70% less fat than butter per serving
  • Have 30% fewer calories than butter per serving

I decided to take the challenge and do some baking with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter–my findings were great, I promise you!

The recipe:

4.8 from 5 reviews

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® All Purpose Sticks
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Beat I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® All Purpose Sticks with sugars in large bowl with electric mixer or wooden spoon until smooth. Beat in vanilla, egg and baking soda. Stir in flour until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks and cool completely.

We had an amazing time making these, from the beginning Zoey was watching me from the sidelines continually asking if I was done with her cookies!

I can't believe it's not butter chocolate chip cookies

I put the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter sticks and both sugars in the bowl then beat until they were smooth.

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I then added the egg and baking soda, combined them, then incorporated the chocolate chips.

I had a hard time resisting the urge to eat the dough…it is kind of like kryptonite to me!

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I also want to take a moment to show off my new KitchenAid stand mixer, Bryan surprised me with it when I came home from my hair appointment. I guess talking about it on Facebook was all I needed to do to get one for Christmas. ;)

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I baked them on my new cookie sheet (which one person will win!) and the awesome Silpat baking sheet liner (also a prize!) which made it super easy to remove the cookies. The Silpat liner is the best invention ever for people who bake a lot of sweets or sticky things.

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After they baked for 10 minutes, rested on the sheet, and were transferred to my cooling rack I decided it was time to take the picture. I’m proud of how these turned out:

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Zoey absolutely loved them, as did I (I had one and only one…that was extremely hard to do!) She had this very interesting look on her face when she ate her first one:

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Now, one of you will win an awesome set of baking goodies so you can try out a recipe that uses a soft spread instead of butter. I’m also inviting you to enter the Making Life Better Confection Perfection contest, where they’re giving away a KitchenAid Stand Mixer every day!

Giveaway:

One winner will receive the following:

  • Silpat® baking sheet liner
  • Steel Cooling Rack
  • Nonstick cookie sheet
  • Stainless steel cookie scoop
  • $10 gift card to purchase your Unilever spread of choice and baking ingredients

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I received products to facilitate my review, but all opinions are my own.

About Nina Say

Nina Say is a full time Internet Marketing student at Full Sail University Online. She is the mother of two wonderful girls, married to her high school sweetheart and professional blogger. She also owns and operates Blog Friendly PR.

Comments

  1. rich morris says:

    i’d make some sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies

  2. rich morris says:

    i entered the Confection Perfection Contest w/ this address: rmorris2203 at gmail dot com

  3. Jennifer B says:

    Oatmeal choc. chip

  4. Wendy McBride says:

    chocolate chip

    wendym at cableone dot net

  5. I’d make shortbread cookies.

  6. I would make Snickerdoodle cookies

  7. I would make Chocolate Chip!! MMM!

  8. I love cut out sugar cookies with lots of icing and sprinkles

  9. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would make butter spritz cookies

  10. I would make peanut butter cookies!
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  11. Rae Higgins says:

    Nestles Toll House

  12. Colleen Maurina says:

    I would make snickerdoodles – they’re my favorite!

  13. Ann Fantom says:

    I would make peanut butter blossoms

  14. I’d make sugar cookies

  15. I’d make macaroons

  16. Virginia Rowell says:

    Chocolate chip!!!

  17. Sugar cookies!

  18. Sue Ellison says:

    Snickerdoodles

  19. i would make oatmeal raisin

  20. white chocolate macadamia

  21. Monique Rizzo says:

    Cranberry white chocolate.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  22. Snicker doodles

  23. I would have to make chocolate chip!

  24. Oatmeal raisin; they’re my favorite.

  25. I’d make gingerbread men.

  26. I love chocolate chip cookies

  27. Peanut butter cookies sound sublime

  28. oatmeal raisin cookies

  29. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

  30. I would make chocolate chip cookies.

  31. I’d make vanilla almond crescents
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  32. Penny Snyder says:

    Peanut Butter – my favorite!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  33. Snickerdoodle cookies

  34. peanut butter cookies or molasses

  35. Jessica To says:

    I would make M&M and chocolate chip cookies.

  36. I entered Confection Perfection contest.

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  40. I’d make jam thumbprint cookies.

  41. jennifer lane says:

    Mint chocolate chip

  42. chocolate chip cookies. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

  43. Peanut Butter Blossoms!

  44. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’d make Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with mini Reese’s cups chunks

  45. I’d probably make some peanut butter cookies. They’re my fave!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  46. pb kisses

  47. Chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies are the ones we usually make.

  48. Deborah Rosen says:

    I’d make rumballs. OK, really I’d make peanut butter cookies, but I do love rumballs!

  49. i’d make some oatmeal cookies

  50. I would make chocolate chip cookies.

  51. alyce poalillo says:

    I would make chocolate chip and also butterscotch

  52. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would make some chocolate crinkle cookies if I won.

  53. rebecca shockley says:

    I would make chocolate chocolate chip

  54. Angela Cisco says:

    Sugar cookies

  55. christie kammerer says:

    chocolate chip for sure

  56. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    peanut butter!

  57. Candis Binkley says:

    peanut butter….for sure!

  58. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    oatmeal raisen

  59. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    peanut butter

  60. I’d make peanut butter cookies

  61. My kids really want us to try to make fortune cookies.

  62. sheryl cullum says:

    Some chocolate chip

  63. I would make snickerdoodle cookies.

  64. Chocolate chip cookies.

  65. I would make ginger snaps

  66. April Brenay says:

    mint chocolate chip!

  67. I would make some chocolate thumbprint cookies that my kids love!

  68. I would make oatmeal walnut cookies.

  69. Tari Lawson says:

    I would like to make these new cranberry coconut cookies I found online.

  70. Mary Casper says:

    sugar cookies with sprinkles

  71. Loaded oatmeal.

  72. Snickerdoodles

  73. Chocolate chip

  74. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    Peanut Butter Cookies!

  75. I would make white chocolate chip

  76. Michael Capp says:

    peanut butter cookies

  77. I would make Amish sugar cakes

  78. entered Confection Perfection contest-gigglez5@gmail.com

  79. Michelle W says:

    Chocolate peanut butter cookies

  80. trudee carreiro says:

    I love making chocolate chip cookies with my mom

  81. tracy davis says:

    sugar cookies

  82. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d make some double chocolate chip cookies.

  83. I’d make monster cookies.

  84. my favorite chocolate chip

  85. Susan Smith says:

    I’d make sugar cookies

  86. I would make some Peanut Butter Criss Cross cookies

  87. susan smoaks says:

    i would make mint chocolate chip cookies

  88. Favorites here are chocolate chip.

  89. Chocolate chip and peanut butter. Both are favorites here.

  90. I’d go with pumpkin chocolate chip!

  91. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I’d either make chocolate chip (like yours) because those are my kids favorite or I’d make Snickerdoodles. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. I would make Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  93. CATHARINE R says:

    Cream Cheese Cookies

  94. Chocolate chunk cookies.

  95. I would make snickerdoodles.

  96. Shirley Hicks says:

    chocolate chip

  97. ryan minton says:

    i would make butter cookies

    rypm25@aol.com

  98. my fave is chocolate chip cookies

  99. Oatmeal Raisin cookies

  100. Sugar cookies with sprinkles

  101. Lori Walker says:

    I’d make ginger cookies.

  102. Tanya White says:

    I would make chocolate chip cookies

  103. peanut butter cookies

  104. I’d make chocolate chip cookies

  105. Mary Cloud says:

    Chocolate Chip
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  106. I would make chocolate chip cookies

  107. Vikki Billings says:

    I would make peanut butter cookies!

  108. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I would make some basic (but still the best) soft chocolate chip cookies

  109. I would make pecan pie cookies.

  110. Candice Hull says:

    Snickerdoodles! Thank you

  111. I would make some chocolate-chip cookies.

  112. Italian pepper cookies

  113. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would make Chocolate Chip with walnuts cookies.

  114. Oatmeal Scotchies

  115. I would make chocolate chip cookies

  116. I’d make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

  117. Samantha Meyer says:

    I would make peanut butter cookies!


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