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:

Ingredients:
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
-Spatula
-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.
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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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  1. I follow your blog! Love reading your posts, too! Thanks for the giveaway! The first to reach into the cookie jar is my mom. She is such a snacker and she's the first to "test" any cookies that get baked around here. Her favorite recipe is definitely classic chocolate chip cookies. Can't go wrong with that!

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  8. My favorite recipe on Cookie Central is the Brownie Reindeer. Cute!

  9. I would have to say it is me because I am the baker so I have to see if it good or if I need to tweak the recipe :).
    I like the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies from Crisco's site. Thanks!
    Following your blog.

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  16. I am a gfc follower. I would say my son first, closely followed by me. I think their snickerdoodle recipe would be his favorite.
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  19. Just One More Thing says:

    I already follow SSH.
    #1 Unfortunately I am the one to get to the cookie jar first — Sadly I have to will power.
    #2 Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies — mmmmmmm. My two favorite candies, chocolate and toffee in a cookie. What could be better.
    #3 You're right –That site is worth the visit!!

  20. Just One More Thing says:

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  21. Just One More Thing says:

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  22. Although I hate to admit it i'm usually the first to reach into the cookie jar and i'd love to try the Snow-Capped Chocolate Drops.
    And I follow your blog!
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  23. I like you on facebook.. Danielle Meek
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  24. Just love those Brownie Cups. Thank you for sharing your recipe and Merry Christmas!

  25. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    I follow you and:

    My oldest daughter is the first to reach into the cookie jar!!
    My fave cookie:
    http://www.crisco.com/Recipes/Details.aspx?recipeID=4821

  26. I'm a follower!

    The cookies don't even make it to the jar before they are being "sampled"…usually by me. I so hate to admit that.

    My favorite cookie made with Crisco is an Old Fashioned Drop Cookie from my childhood.

    Merry Christmas! La

  27. I follow your blog. I'm the first to taste the cookies (I mean someone has to make sure they are good to eat!) but Hubby will return to the cookie jar the most.
    Hubby would love the Spicy Pumpkin Cookies.

  28. I "like" Crisco on FaceBook

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  31. The first to reach into the cookie jar would be my 16 months old daughter! 🙂 Love the Orange Coconut Cookies recipe from the Crisco site!

  32. HoosierHomemade says:

    These look amazing! Thanks so much for adding them to Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

  33. I'm a follower of your blog!

  34. My cookie culprit is my husband, hands down! I would say his favorite recipe would be the Almond Crisps!

  35. I subscribe via RSS feed.

  36. Sweet and Savory says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

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  41. Sweet and Savory says:

    Hubby is the first to get to the cookie jar and he goes for a plain sugar cookie.

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  43. LambAround says:

    I'm a follower and I'll confess that I'm the 1st person to reach into the cookie jar (actually, the cookies don't always make it into the cookie jar – I can't resist!)
    My favorite Crisco.com cookie is the Almond Mocha Cookie Bars. Mmmm, doesn't that sound yummy?

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  44. I'm a new follower (from WFMW)! And I love this giveaway.

    Okay – I'm the first one in the cookie jar – sometimes it's really good to be the 'mommy' 🙂 and I'd pick the confetti chocolate chip cookies from crisco.com. Those sound AMAZING 🙂

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  50. gfc follower
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    my husband is the first in the cookie jar, my son if he could rech it though
    and they like chocolate coconut bars

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  53. I follow your blog and the first person to be in the cookie is my 3 year old. He loves his treats! My favorite recipe from Crisco is their Chocolate Chip Cookies. We make them often!

  54. I "like" Crisco on FB!

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  56. Usually it's my mom. She loves cookies more than cake, ice cream, or any other dessert!

  57. Following you Via GFC..my middle daughter (age 4) is the first to reach. She would like the Blonde Brownies from Crisco

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  62. My 16 yr old son can't keep his hand out of the cookie jar. He loves Crisco's Brown Sugar Cookies.
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  65. I'm the first in the cookie jar and I like the Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies.
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  72. I follow via GFC @LoveCubed

    my SON is the first to reach into the cookie jar!!
    and his fav would be the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  78. I follow your blog and my husband would be the first to dip into the cookie jar! We call him the cookie monster!! lol I would love to fill my new cookie jar with Chocolate Drop cookies from the Crisco site!

  79. I like Crisco on FB.

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  86. Follow (Heidi V.) My sister was always the first in the cookie jar now it's my daughter who is the cookie monster…Here favorite is Almond Cookies.

    Thanks
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  87. Melanie Schoenhut says:

    I love chocolates cookies! This so mouth watering. I need to try this to make my mouth stop watering. LOL.

  88. I follow now.

    My hubbie is the FIRST into a batch of homemade anything…lol. I think we would all love the Frosted PB squares!!! YUM

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  89. Yona Williams says:

    Im a blog follower. My nephew is the first with his hand in the cookie jar and he loves Classic Sugar Cookies with frosting. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  94. I am a blog follower
    My 8 year old son is always the first in the cookie jar. He has a huge sweet tooth. He'd love the Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles or the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
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  98. captainliss40 says:

    I'm a follower. I am the first in the cookie jar, and I like the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookie recipe.

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  99. I am following 🙂

    The 1st would be my husband…the cookie fiend!

    I love the Candy Cane Cookies on Criscos site–they are delightful!! 🙂

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  104. New follower!!

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  105. My hubs is the first one to the cookie jar.– First one in the morning… and first one after dinner! 🙂

    You just can't go wrong with the ultimate choc. chip cookie. 🙂

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  106. That would be me… I'd like the classic chocolate chip cookies!

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  107. I'm a follower of your blog! The first to reach into the cookie jar, without question, is ME! I'm also likely to then hide said cookie jar so no one else can steal my cookies! 🙂

    My favorite recipe from Crisco would be the Frosted Peanut Butter squares. PB + Choco is a heavenly combo!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this and Happy New Year!

  108. I like Crisco on Facebook (as Amanda Davis) Thank you!

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  113. Following you. The first to reach into the cookie jar is my fiance. His favorite recipe is the ultimate chocolate chip cookies.

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  118. I'm a follower now. && very cute website!

    I would be the first in my family to reach for a cookie and my favorite recipe would have to be snowball cookies. I had no idea that they even had recipes on the website, thanks for letting me know!

    && thanks for providing such a great giveaway. I just started a collection of collecting cookie cutters.

  119. thepricklypinecone says:

    I follow! I would be the first to steal cookies and the snowball cookies sound delicious!

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  120. I follow via gfc – ktkatherine

    I absolutely am the first one with my hand in the cookie jar! 🙂

    I love classic sugar cookies – http://www.crisco.com/Recipes/Details.aspx?recipeID=1328 They make me think of Christmas 🙂
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  124. Well, that would be me. I'm the biggest cookie lover, and I really can't resist the classic chocolate chip.

  125. Me and my daughter would be reaching into the jar at the same time. We have the sweet tooths. Favorite recipe is the classic sugar. Can't go wrong.

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  126. I am definitely the first one into the cookie jar. I have to make sure they taste good before giving them out, right?

    I think the coffee spice cookies recipe looks fantastic!

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  129. I follow your blog.
    It's my husband, every time!
    And the chocolate coconut bars look delish!

  130. My hubby is definitely the first and our daughter is so much like him she's right behind him!

  131. I could totally use that! New follower! Brownie Reindeer icso sweet.

  132. Frugaluser says:

    My hand is first in the cookie jar, I figure I make them I should get to enjoy them!
    I love chocolate and peanuts so the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies are number 1 in my books
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  133. First to reach into the cookie jar is me, and my favorite recipe is for snickerdoodles!

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  136. I'm a follower and I'm the first one in the cookie jar. We love Chocolate chip at my house.

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  137. Elle Sees says:

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  138. Haydensmommy05 says:

    I follow on googl efriend and My little girl is always the first and she loves classic sugar cookies!
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  145. I follow you with GFC~Deb K

    The first one in the cookie jar is my son! Favorite recipe is Chocolate Coconut Bars

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  148. My kids!!

    and these sound delish:
    Chocolate Coconut Bars

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  149. Jacqueline says:

    my hubby is the first to digg in! his fav is the ultimate choc chip! jmmccarr@gmail.com

  150. oooh i love the Chocolate Coconut Bars recipe!
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  154. CherylS22 says:

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    I'm usually the first into the cookie jar. My favorite recipe from the Crisco website is the Chewy Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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  158. I follow on google friend connect. My daughter is first to reach in the cookie jar! Her favorite recipe is the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies. Thanks!

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  163. Emily Robison says:

    I follow on GFC
    I have to admit that I am always the first one into the cookie jar!! I love the Butterscotch Walnut Cookies from crisco.com! yum!!
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  167. I follow your blog! My culprit is definitely my oldest son and he says the chocolate chip cookies!
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  168. I am following your blog via GFC. The first one to typically reach into the cookie jar at my house has to be my husband. His favorite recipe that we would love to try out from their site would be Candy Cane Cookies

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  172. I follow your blog via GFC.
    My daughter is the first one to run to the cookie jar. Her favorite would be the Chocolate Gingersnaps.

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  177. My oldest daughter is the first and makes sure she gets the last cookie. Her favorite would probably be the chewy brownie cookies!

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