I bake all the time. Bananas go bad quickly and I whip up my family’s favorite banana bread. I prefer to bake my own cookies than buy from the grocer, although many bakeries are outstanding, to save some money. For years now I have added I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter to my recipes instead of the required oil. Sold in easy to use sticks it brings your baked goods a delicious buttery taste and are a better nutrition option than butter.
Unilever provides a wide variety of soft spreads, including Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Promise, Brummel & Brown, and Imperial so there is an option for everyone. Each of their spread options:
· 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
and I am adding tastes great to that list!
I was also sent a fabulous baking set bake my family up some goodies. It was my first time using a Silpat® baking sheet liner so I was a little bit nervous that the cookies wouldn’t turn out like they normally do. I decided on my tried and true Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip/Coated candy cookies. If I could add nuts to that I would but the family doesn’t share my love of nuts in cookies. Crazy, I KNOW! Anyway, here is the recipe:
Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip/Coated Candy Cookies
1 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter – softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup coated candy
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream together I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time and add vanilla, baking soda, salt, cinnamon stirring well. Add flour and stir until mixed in. Mix in oats (I do 1 cup at a time). Finally add chocolate chips and coated candy. Try not to eat all the dough at this point because it is yummy. Normally I have an audience at this point if they don’t already know I am baking.
Set your Silpat® baking sheet liner on your cookie sheet and drop tablespoon (ish) sized balls about 3 inches apart on the liner. Bake 9-11 minutes in your preheated oven. Cool on wire rack. Eat with milk. Or coffee – I love cookies and coffee.
It is tough to keep these around more than a day. I hope that your family enjoys them as much as my family does!
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter has a bunch of recipes on their website for you to try such as Anytime Sugar Cookies and One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies. No matter what holiday goodie you bake up add a wonderful Unilever spread, they are Good to Know!
Until December 31st you can enter to win a Kitchen Aid Deluxe Stand Mixer to make all your Confection Perfection dreams come true! Unilever is giving away 31 Kitchen Aid Mixers so make sure to enter for your chance at one of them!
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You could also win some pretty sweet items here thanks to Unilever. One lucky Eighty MPH Mom winner will receive a Unilever Bake Set which will include:
· 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
*Jessie received the above product(s), free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.