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Win-It Wednesday: Crisco Cookie Central Prize Package (2 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on February 9, 2011 · 417 comments

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Planning to bake up some treats for Valentine's Day? I know I am -- I picked up the cutest cupcake cake pan at Walmart last night, and I'm itching to try it out.

Anyhow, if you need a little inspiration, Crisco is launching a new online resource called Cookie Central which is perfect for those of us who love to bake and decorate our dessert creations! Not only does Cookie Central offer tons of tasty recipes, but it also provides a wealth of tips and videos, as well as some cookie gifting suggestions.

I particularly love these tips that allow kids to help decorate cookies quickly and easily before baking:

  • Chill the dough. Let your kids roll it into balls, and then toss the balls in a plastic sandwich bag with colored sugars to coat them.
  • Beat an egg yolk with food coloring and let your kids paint designs or faces on cookies.
  • Let your kids use raisins to create faces on gingerbread cookies. Or they can use sliced almonds to create wings for angels.
  • Buy a selection of small candies, like cinnamon drops and miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces, and let the kids decorate before the cookies are baked.

There are even more suggestions for decorating cookies after they're baked!

To inspire you to share your favorite Crisco Cookie Central recipes this Valentine’s Day, Crisco is offering a giveaway to equip you with everything you need to wow your loved ones with sugary treats, including measuring cups and spoons, a baking sheet, a cookie dough scoop, a silicone cookie spatula and a jar of cookie cutters. Even better -- two lucky Deal Seeking Mom Readers will win this awesome package!

To enter, tell me what's your favorite Cookie Central recipe or tip.

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What's your favorite Cookie Central recipe or tip?

2. Join the Crisco community on Facebook and the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(2) Crisco Cookie Central Giveaway Prize Packs, as described above

This giveaway ends at 10 p.m. EST on 2/11 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 417 comments }

1 Katy P February 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I am an email subscriber.

2 Katy P February 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I like both on Facebook!

3 jennifer February 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm

The applesauce cereal bars sound yummy!

4 Jennifer February 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Coffee chip drops...I would have never thought to put coffee in a cookie!

5 Jennifer February 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

email subscriber

6 Tracey February 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm

FAvorite tip - To keep cookies from spreading, chill the dough before baking. Thanks for the giveaway!

7 jennifer February 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

E-mail subscriber!

8 Kathleen Southern February 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I like to use an open ice cream scoop to scoop up cookie dough, I spray it with cooking spray so it will slide the dough off easily. I learned from watching the food network that chilled cookie dough makes for a more chewey cookie, so if i am going for chewey, i will chill the dough.

9 valorie February 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm

coffee chip drips

10 valorie February 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm

email subscriber

11 valorie February 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm

like on fb

12 Jennifer M. February 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I LOVE the idea about letting the kids decorate cookies themselves before baking. I think my two-and-a-half year old will really get into that!
Also, I'm dying to try the Almond Macaroon Brownies. YUM!!

13 Jennifer M. February 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I like you on Facebook!

14 Jennifer M. February 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I subscribe via email!

15 carol y February 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Chill the dough, which prevents the cookies from spreading. I never knew that!

16 carol y February 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Joined the Crisco community on Facebook and the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook-carol yerby lewis.

17 Jennifer M. February 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I have your button in my sidebar!
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18 carol y February 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm

subscriber.

19 Tamara B. February 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Great tip is When adding nuts to batter, do so at the very last moment and the nuts will have a crispier texture.

20 Tamara B. February 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Like you and Crisco on Facebook
(Tamara Bennington)

21 Tamara B. February 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Email subscriber

22 Misty February 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I loved the butter to shorting conversion sliding chart on the crisco website. That was really helpful!

23 Misty February 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Email subscriber.

24 Ray N. February 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I like DSM on FB

25 Anne Loyd February 10, 2011 at 7:40 pm

My fav baking tip is the "recipe" for baking powder substitute by using 1/2 Baking Soda and 1/2 Cream of Tarter.

26 Anne Loyd February 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I like Crisco and Deal Seaking Mom on Facebook.

27 Anne Loyd February 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I am an email subscriber.

28 Christina Burrell February 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I would love to try the applesauce cereal bars-I am addicted to the nutrigrain apple bars.

29 Christina Burrell February 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

FB fan of DSM

30 Christina Burrell February 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Email Subscriber to DSM

31 Patricia February 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm

My favorite Cooking Central recipe is Chewy oatmeal Raisin Nut Cookies.

32 Patricia February 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I Liked Crisco on Facebok.

33 Patricia February 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I Liked DSM on Facebook.

34 Patricia February 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

35 Jenna February 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I like the tips on freezing cookies/dough.

36 Jenna February 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Fan of both on FB

37 Jenna February 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Subscribe to your daily emails

38 Susan Salerno February 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars

39 Susan Salerno February 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I subscribe via e-mail.

40 Lisa B February 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I think the chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches look fantastic!

41 M J Knudsen February 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

To keep cookies from spreading, chill the dough before baking.

42 M J Knudsen February 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Have already joined the Crisco community on Facebook and the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook

43 M J Knudsen February 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

already subscribed to your emails.

44 Trisha Lynn February 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I like the coffe drop cookies recipie!

45 Trisha Lynn February 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I subscribe by email!

46 christyne February 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm

LOVE the GIFTING section

47 christyne February 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm

email subscriber

48 amanda February 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm

i like chocolate chip cookies.

49 amanda February 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

email subscriber.

50 amanda February 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

dsm facebook fan.

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