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The holiday will be here shortly and I don’t know about you, but I’m super busy between work, kids, horses, housework and baking. I’ll be baking three batches of cookies this week – two for my kids’ school and another for a local fundraiser. Of course, none of them can be the same kind either, that would make things too easy lol. I have to make Chocolate Chip Cookies for the fundraiser, Pretzels, Caramel & Chocolate Cookies for Vayda, and Mattie wants me to make the Country Crock® Make It YoursTM Cookies w/ Peanut Butter Mix-ins & Chocolate & Caramel Drizzle I shared with you a few weeks back.
Thankfully, I’ve been introduced to the Country Crock® Make It YoursTM recipe which is my new favorite cookie recipe. It’s even made baking more enjoyable this holiday season.
I love to bake but the past few years the holiday season and baking have stressed me out. This year I’m planning to get all my baking done, enjoy time with the kids, and avoid stress! It is doable thanks to the Country Crock® Make It YoursTM Cookie Recipe! If you haven’t heard of this recipe, it’s amazing! Not only will it save me a serious amount of time, it also allows me to get as creative as I like! Seriously, this recipe is perfect for just about anything you can dream up – chocolate cherry, peanut butter, cranberry orange walnut, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter and jelly, s’mores and anything else you can imagine.
To make things easier, and get quality time in with the kids I’m planning on tripling the recipe, separating the dough into three bowls, adding different mix-ins, and avoiding the stress of holiday baking; which if you ask me doesn’t sound too bad. I’m not making different cookie recipes and buying extra ingredients. I can do them all at the same time without extra dishes, and have three different kinds of cookies that taste GREAT! It’s a win-win if you ask me!
The Country Crock® Make It YoursTM Cookie Recipe is super easy to make! The girls can help me make all three batches. They will not be helping me eat them, however, which means I won’t have to listen to them bicker back and forth about who gets that one cookie. Do your kids do that? Gosh, mine do! There is a plate of 24 cookies, and they both want the same one, which ends up in an argument that Mattie typically wins – but only because she has a nice big sister who realizes that fighting over a cookie is crazy lol.
I’m sure they will want to make an extra batch for their dad. See, if they make some for dad they know dad will share (especially if they make them just for him). Kids, they think they are so smart. They fail to realize we were their age once and did the same things to get what we wanted.
Both times I’ve made the Country Crock® Make It YoursTM Cookie Recipe everyone let me know how much they loved the cookies! My husband has told me how much he likes them several times. I think he is hinting for me to make more. This recipe has been a huge hit at my house, not just for its great taste, but I love that it saves me time, allows me to get as creative as I like, and even saves me money on ingredients.
Make It Yours™ Caramel-Stuffed Cookies w/ Chocolate Chip & Pretzel Mix-ins
- 1 cup Country Crock® Spread
- 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 cup Pretzel
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 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.)
- Add the chocolate chips and mix. Pour in the pretzels whole and mix on low for about 10 seconds, just enough to break them up.
- To stuff the cookie with caramel get a tablespoon of dough and make a rounded ball around a piece of caramel. Make sure the cookie is completely sealed around the caramel.
- Drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets 3-inches apart.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool, 1 minute on wire rack; remove from sheets and cool completely.
- Melt leftover caramel and drizzle on the top using a baggie and allow to cool and harden.
We’re loving this excellent cookie recipe and would love for you to give it a try with your favorite mix-ins so you can leave us a comment letting us know your opinion!