Thursday, December 13, 2012

Unilever Soft Spreads are Good to Know! {Baking Set Gift Card Giveaway}

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Although my husband grew up putting butter on just about everything (and still does), I always immediately only think of bread as the perfect pairing.

However, thanks to being introduced to Country Crock many years ago, around here we're all happy. If you open our refrigerator at any point, there is a large tub of it sitting front and center because it is just the thing for cooking, toasting, making vegetables even more delicious, and more.

But, let's face it, there are many questions and misconceptions floating around about soft spreads (how do they actually taste? Are they really good for you?) so, as a part of their Good to Know initiative, Unilever has set out to dispel the myths and share the facts.

Good to Know logo

As Unilever contains a wide variety of soft spreads – including Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Promise, Brummel & Brown, and Imperial – they surely have a spread that's just right for you. And, best of all, they are proud to say that ALL of their spreads are Good to Know because they:
  • Have 0g trans fat 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
Pretty great, right? But knowing that Unilever's spreads are a better nutrition option than butter is one thing... we all know that the taste is what truly counts. No matter if using a spread is a more nutritious option, it's not going to happen if the result is a holiday recipe that just doesn't taste delicious!

As we have long had that container of Country Crock in our refrigerator, I had to admit that I hadn't ever really considered baking with it, so I was looking forward to putting one of Unilever's cookie recipes (which call for soft spread instead of butter) to the test and seeing what my family thought of the results.

baking items

Although there were a great deal of tasty recipes that caught my eye on the Good to Know site (main dishes, sides, desserts and more! Mmmm!) I eventually decided that the Fudgy Crinkle Cookies would be the perfect mix of chocolatey deliciousness that would be great for the holidays.

Fudgy Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients:

2¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup (1 stick) I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! All Purpose Sticks
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
⅓ cup milk
½ cup confectioners sugar

Directions:

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Beat I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk until combined. Chill dough 1 hour or until firm.

chocolate cookie dough

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Grease baking sheets; set aside.

Scoop dough into balls using small ice cream scoop or measuring spoon, then roll in confectioners sugar. Arrange cookies on prepared sheets, 2 inches apart.

Bake 12 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are cracked. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks and cool completely. Yields approximately 3 dozen cookies.

chocolate crinkle cookie recipe

Unilever was definitely right, we weren't disappointed in the taste of these amazing cookies in the least and it was hard for everyone to stop coming back for seconds... and thirds...

chocolate cookie recipe

If you haven't tried replacing butter in your recipes with one of Unilever's great spreads, I highly recommend doing so – and don't forget that they have a long list of recipes (as well as tips and ideas) to help get you started right on ItIsGoodtoKnow.com.

As well as loving the options that you'll find from Good to Know, Unilever wants to make your holiday a little sweeter with their annual Confection Perfection Sweepstakes!

Confection Perfection

Running through December 31, 2012, simply enter your email address on the Confection Perfection Sweepstakes page and you'll not only receive delectable holiday cookie dessert recipes delivered right to your inbox, but you'll be entered to win a KitchenAid stand mixer DAILY!

Thanks to the generosity of Unilever and in the spirit of giving, one person will win a basket of baking goodies to help them prepare any number of yummy cookies and treats soon as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Good to Know Baking Set* from Unilever!

*Baking Set includes: (1) Silpat baking sheet liner, (1) Steel Cooling Rack, (1) Nonstick cookie sheet, (1) Stainless steel cookie scoop, and (1) $10 gift card to the winner's choice of Target or Walmart to purchase their Unilever spread of choice and baking ingredients

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A big thank you to Unilever for providing a Good to Know Baking Set for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Alicia said...

pumpkin pie is my favorite

Sonya Sanderson said...

I like to make pineapple cheesecake, my Godmother's recipe.

Dee Mauser said...

My favorite around Christmas is my peanut butter cream pie although I love an assortment of cookies as well.

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Candice said...

I love pumpkin pie.

cbowlingtn said...

I love German Chocolate Cake - I make it every Christmas for my husband

sandra davis said...

i love cookies.......sugar cookies, chocolate chip, and of course snickerdoodles........yummm

Anonymous said...

handmade candies
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ide2678 said...

My favorite treat during the holiday season is homemade biscotti with pistachios and craisins.

carole said...

my favorite is all the cookies I make

Lisa Brown said...

I love chocolate cream pie

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Cherry Cheesecake
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Lisa Brown said...

GFC: smurfette

Lisa Brown said...

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nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

easy- peanut butter fudge!

wigget said...

apple pie

Mer said...

Gingerbread is my favorite holiday dessert!

BeckyM said...

Pecan pie!

mummytotwoboys said...

I like Christmas Pudding
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Diane W said...

Pecan Wedding Cookies are my fav
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Elle S. said...

Homemade fudge! This is the only time of the year that I make it.
Elle
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benz1171 said...

Pumpkin pie.

Nicole Murphy said...

A pumpkin cake dessert. There is a layer of yellow cake, then pumpkin topped with whipped cream.

jules said...

my favorite dessert of the holiday season would be gingerbread men!

Miss Sarah said...

I love the Oreo Peppermint Ice Cream dessert my aunt makes every year! YUM!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa R said...

strawberry cheescake

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Sherry Butcher said...

love pecan pie once a year!

Ashley Morrow said...

My favorite dessert is red velvet cake.

Barrie Mac said...

My favorite holiday dessert is candy cane ice cream!!!

Rita M said...

Pumpkin Pie

Donna said...

Pecan Pie

JC said...

Pumpkin pies.

Denise said...

Holiday Pumpkin Bread, Mint Oreo Truffles, Buckeyes, Coconut Joys, and Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake!

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Sherry Butcher said...

love your giveaways. thanks for the chance to winin

Erika said...

Pumpkin Pie and any of those yummy cookies! Thanks!

scottsgal said...

fresh warm chocolate chip cookies
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Magela G. said...

I like chocolate Rolo cookies.

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julie said...

Pie !! any flavor will do

Marti Parks said...

My favorite is red velvet cake.

Laura Lane said...

fudge

Chelsea said...

I love Pumpkin Crumble Cake

Ken Ohl said...

cut out christmas sugar cookies. Thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

carol roberts said...

pecan pie .

becky barrett beitzel said...

peppermint bark!

Robyn Dones said...

My Mom makes an Eggnog Pound Cake to die for! I make an assortment of cookies. Thank you for the chance to win!

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie said...

Pecan Pie is my favorite holiday dessert.

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Chelsea said...

Pumpkin pie w/whipped cream!

puye said...

I like to make pineapple cheesecake

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Patricia Williams said...

White chocolate raspberry cheesecake

Heather McDougle said...

i love molasses sugar cookies

debijackson said...

cherry cheesecake debbie jackson
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Connie Lee said...

My favorite dessert during holiday season is my sister-in-law's carrot cake.

Mom 2 Many said...

we don't do special desserts at the holidays, but I'd say cookies

Mom 2 Many said...

we don't do special desserts at the holidays, but I'd say cookies

Mom 2 Many said...

we don't do special desserts at the holidays, but I'd say cookies

Mom 2 Many said...

we don't do special desserts at the holidays, but I'd say cookies

Mom 2 Many said...

we don't do special desserts at the holidays, but I'd say cookies

Mom 2 Many said...

we don't do special desserts at the holidays, but I'd say cookies

Bethany C. said...

I like bread pudding.

Darlene said...

My favorite is cherry pie

Noelle said...

My favorite holiday dessert is the Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks. YUM.

bayctygrl said...

pumpkin pie

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Lexiquin said...

I love pecan pie! thanks for the giveaway!

Randi said...

My favorite holiday dessert is 7 Layer Bars--expensive to make, but well worth it once a year!

s said...

nut roll

Jenny Sims said...

Homemade Peppermint Bark!

leanne_mac said...

pumpkin pie

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Kate Fuller said...

Cookies are my favorite.

lilpinksocks said...

peanut butter kiss cookies
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

My favorite dessert is Angel Food Squares.
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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

pumpkin pie with caramel sauce
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Elizabeth Boese said...

My favorite dessert would be peanut butter cookies or white trash!

jbmthill said...

I love the butter cookies that I make from my Grandma's recipe, mainly butter and powdered sugar with a piece of cherry on top.
Or decorated sugar cookies.

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Gala said...

apple pie

jessica said...

pecan pie is my favorite!

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Marty Harris said...

Any kind of cookies

FireRunner2379 said...

Pecan Pie!

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I like Creme Brulee

Andrea said...

I like Pecan Pie.

apple blossom said...

chocolate covered cherries

SueZH said...

I always make my grandmothers Scothie Cookies. Can't beat them!

B. Wilson said...

Gingerbread cookies!

CindyWindy2003 said...

love pumpkin pie, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dave said...

pumpkin pie and sugar cookies

CherylS22 said...

Ice Box Cake

MELINA said...

favorite holidday dessert is pumpkin roll

robyn paris said...

i love cookies for the holidays

Theresa said...

We make a ton of cookies, and I just love them all. Especially our iced sugar cookies.

Jan Messali said...

I love to make baked apples during the holidays.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

baklava
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Crystal said...

I love Christmas cookies!
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Familyof5 said...

I love Eggnog

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wildcat32 said...

My favorite is peanut butter candy.

Karen said...

LOVE me some sugar cookies :)

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Stephanie Manner Wagner said...

I like cupcakes and frosted sugar cookies

Stacey V said...

I'm a traditionalist--chocolate chip cookies and milk!

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RealtorSD said...

Fudge!!
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clc408 said...

My favorite is home made fudge.

debbie said...

I make a chocolate peppermint ice cream cake.

Anonymous said...

Christmas cookies ,natbelinsky @verizon.net

Ann Fantom said...

I like Red Velvet cake.

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captainliss40 said...

I love peanut brittle!

Dianne McVetty said...

Decorated, iced, cut out sugar cookie - its a traditions

Denise said...

Walnut fudge!

michelle fuller said...

dutch apple pie

Sarah Hall said...

I like Hummingbird cake during the holidays.

tara1965 said...

sugar cookies

Amanda E. said...

Apple pie

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Danielle Lima said...

I love christmas cookies

Anissa said...

I love Billionaires (like homemade 100 Grand bars but w/ dark chocolate)

llinda29 said...

I like sugar cookies

Anonymous said...

My moms homemade apple pie.

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lel242 said...

Gingerbread cookies are my favorite!

Frugalista Mama said...

chocolate dipped biscotti

cloud10277 said...

I love peppermint bark!

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Stevie said...

anise cookie

casaflamingos said...

angel food candy my favorite

mamamouse72 said...

My favorite Christmas treat is Fudge...

natalie rose machowski said...

I love mexican wedding cake cookies

Audra Weathers said...

Without a doubt...pecan pie! :-)

Tracy said...

anything sweet works for me. love some cheesecake

Cserafini said...

Cookies!

amos122902 said...

fudge brownies

Anonymous said...

I like to make Holiday Bark and Choc. covered pretzels.

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Anonymous said...

red velvet cake w/cream cheese frosting~

sheri said...

red velvet cake

April said...

I love to make extra special hot chocolates!

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Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite dessert during the holiday season.

pumpkin pie baby!

King J's Queen said...

My favorite Christmas dessert a cup of steaming hot coffee with a plate of Scotch Shortbread. Yum!

Hoa said...

My favorite is red velvet cheesecake.

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Racheal. said...

pumpkin pie.

Christy said...

I love gingerbread this time of year.

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Christy said...

I'd get a new tart pan at WS.

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kath g said...

pecan pie

J. Cannon said...

I love sweet potato pie!
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sohamolina said...

apple pie

Eileen said...

My favorite treat for Christmas is home made toffee with almond chocolate on top!

thanks!

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Jennifer said...

My mom's fudge

Bunny B said...

Brownies and cookies!

Jennifer Roberts said...

Homemade everything!!!

Tracey said...

Heavenly Hash is my favorite.
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Denise S. said...

I love Christmas fudge.

heatherhouse12 said...

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Ooooooooooh my

Sue Ellison said...

Pecan Pie

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Kia89 said...

My favorite is sweet potato pie.

sarah said...

cheesecake
sarah hirsch

Growl Tiger said...

We love ginger cookies

Linda W. said...

Almond biscotti or snickerdoodles.

Mary Calabrese said...

I love pumpkin pie.

playswithclay said...

Cheesecake.

PAIGE said...

I love Holiday Fudge.
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kellyr78 said...

I like pumpkin pie
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Lim said...

Chocolate Mouse. I only have it once a year.

randio said...

I love pecan pie!

Kathleen said...

We always make sugar cookies around the holidays.

susitravl said...

Pumpkin Brownies.

Stephanie Larison said...

Pecan pie is my fave!

Danielle said...

Pumpkin Pie

steve stone said...

pumpkin pie for sure
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tantip said...

Apple Pie!

Romapr said...

I love gingerbread men cookies this time of year. Thanks!

freddie said...

Yummy Cherry Cheesecake Bars. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Rebecca Graham said...

I like fruitcake.

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dht04001 said...

i love raspberry cheesecake
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Yona Williams said...

chocolate balls made with whiskey

kyonac1 said...

I love to make chocolate chip cookie pie.

Brittany said...

.. I just made a homemade red velvet cheesecake for my fiance's b-day- yum!

Erin Rok said...

I love Ginger Bread Cookies
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Ruth said...

I like carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

Christina o said...

Sweet potato pie

Selinda said...

Apple Cranberry Caramel pie!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

noreen said...

Fudge pie

sweepmom said...

I like cookies, especially gingerbread men.

jlafount said...

Pumpkin pie

jcwega27 said...

white choco bread pudding
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Krista said...

Peppermint bark. :)

Crazylicious85 said...

Pumpkin Cheesecake and Cherry Yum Yum are my favorites!

Allison Lancaster

Janet Vickers said...

pumpkin pie

Anonymous said...

I love Russian Teacakes!

Jackie said...

My sister's Christmas cookies!
Thanks!

Finamoon said...

Gingerbread cookies

Angel said...

peppermint bark

Amanda said...

Chocolate fudge!
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Carla C said...

sweet potato pie

Jennifer D said...

Molasses cookies

Mira said...

I love baking cookies with the kids!

Allison said...

My favorite is cheesecake

clynsg said...

Christmas cookies--have some recipes I only make during the holidays, so they are both a visual and a taste treat!

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myfolly said...

White Chocolate Christmas Fudge with crushed peppermints

Wanda McHenry

mogrill said...

Fudge.
Thanks for the chance.
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Kristen said...

I like caramel corn.

Mary Somerville said...

Nut Roll-the kind made with a sweet yeast dough, and walnut filling!!!

Becca said...

The blueberry cheesecake my cousin makes :)

bloomerbear said...

Snickerdoodles

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thank you

sparkedcat said...

My favorite dessert is gingerbread cookies

Kaila said...

Spiced Walnuts

Vanessa Coker said...

Chocolate crinkle cookies.

Elizabeth Owens said...

Good old caramels are my favorite!

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