Country Crock

Hey ya’all!  I am so sorry this post is almost two days late.  Life has been a little crazy lately and I planned on writing Friday’s post on Thursday night but I came home from work exhausted and life happened. So, we roll with the punches and move forward.  Anyway, on to the reason y’all are here, Country Crock.

The amazing people at Influenster chose me to review Country Crock and sent me a coupon for a free tub of it.

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I have to be honest, I have been using Country Crock all my life.  From the time I was a little kid, my parents and GRANDPARENTS always used this stuff.  I was super naive and didn’t understand why my friends had other stuff in their houses and was SUPER picky about using only Country Crock.  I also didn’t really know what butter was until I was like 10.  No joke, I would always ask “where’s the Country Crock?” thinking that is what all people called it.  Yeah, I know, special.  Lol.  When I received my coupon in the mail for a FREE tub of this deliciousness I was STOKED.

This stuff is creamy and sweet.  You never have to DIG it out of the container or SAW through it to get some of this yummy goodness onto or into whatever you need.  One of my favorite ways to eat it growing up was on steak sandwiches.  My Papa would make his “famous steak sandwiches” anytime I asked.  It was two pieces of toasted Roman Meal bread (throwing it back old school) with Country Crock slathered on the outside, leftover steak sliced and ketchup on the inside.  So weird, but soooooooo good! I’m telling y’all, give it a try.  You’ll thank me later.

When Influenster sent me my envelope there was a recipe inside for made from scratch cookies that you could put your own spin on.  I saw it and was intrigued.  I am planning on making them later this week when I am off but it is a basic recipe.

Make It Yours Cookie Recipe from Country Crock
Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 12 min

Ingredients:
1 cup Country Crock® Spreadable Sticks or Tub, cold from the refrigerator
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 to 2 cups of your choice of mix-ins

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Mix Country Crock® Spread, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla in large bowl until well mixed. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda until blended. (Dough will be soft and creamy.)
  2. Add your favorite mix-ins in any combination, and mix until every spoonful of dough has some of the delicious mix-ins.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets 3-inches apart.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool 1 minute on wire rack; remove from sheets and cool completely.
  5. Add toppings and decorations if desired.

 

What I really like about this recipe is that anyone can make it their own.  One member of my family really loves Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and I think I am going to throw in some minis for them.  Another one is in love with Snickers and I will without a doubt be making that one for them.  It is such a fun and easy recipe.

Country Crock also has the Make It Yours challenge going on.  You can find it here. It allows you make the cookies how you would like and post a picture to Instagram with the hashtag #makeityours.  If you don’t feel particularly up to creating your own idea, there are plenty of ones that you can choose from on the website. And they all look amazing.

I highly suggest you go grab some Country Crock and all the necessary ingredients for these super simple cookies and whip up a batch for your loved ones.  They might hug you a little tighter for making them this awesomeness.

Other great thing about using Country Crock instead of butter is that ability to ship homemade cookies in the mail. When one of my best friends, Kalib was overseas I looked into shipping him cookies and the one thing that was common from all of the posts was to only use margarine or lard.  When I considered it, Country Crock was the winner by a landslide because this southern girl has not experienced lard, yet.  So, if you have a loved one overseas defending my freedom and this country’s freedom, first, THANK YOU!, and second, then definitely use this awesome recipe to hopefully bring a smile to their face.

– ♥ FloGrown Fitness Belle

FloGrown SOF

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