Today I have a fun-filled and very exciting post for you! Last weekend I got the chance to do some holiday baking using some amazing new baking supplies and resources from our good friends at Crisco.

To support this season of bountiful baking, Crisco has launched a new online resource called Cookie Central. All it takes is a few clicks to solve any cookie-related woe. Features, such as “Cookie of the Day,” can sustain a devoted baker throughout the holiday season and beyond, while novice bakers will quickly feel at ease after watching the site’s instructional videos.

The website also provides a simple homemade cookie recipe mix that can be used for more than a dozen different types of cookies.

At Cookie Central you can also download some printable Recipe Cards and Gift Tags! These are perfect to use for holiday gift giving, whether you’re giving out cookies that are already baked, or handing out cute jars filled the ingredients so your friends can make their own.

Personally I was very impressed by the site. It gives you a big variety of recipes to fit all tastes. The videos and tips are perfect for people who need extra help. And the printable cards and tags are super cute and convenient!

I was given a set of the printable recipe cards,which I used to make Crisco’s Homemade Cookie Mix. And after much consideration, I used the mix to make some delicious Frosted Brownie Cups. Mine were made kind of hastily, so their not as cute as they could be, but they are definitely delicious!

**Recipe for Frosted Brownie Cups:**

**Ingredients:**

2 1/4 cups Homemade Cookie Mix

2 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil

OR 1 tablespoon Crisco® Light Olive Oil

1 large egg

1/3 cup milk

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 (16 oz.) container Pillsbury® Chocolate Fudge Frosting

OR 1 (13.5 oz.) can Pillsbury® Easy Frost™ Decadent Chocolate Fudge No Fuss Frosting

Chocolate or other decorator sprinkles (optional)

**Directions:**Heat oven to 375ºF. Line mini muffin pans with foil mini muffin baking cups. Combine Homemade Cookie Mix, sugar and cocoa in large mixing bowl until blended. Add oil, egg and milk. Beat with electric mixer on low until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls into prepared muffin cups. Bake 10 minutes or until center is dry and puffed. Cool completely on wire rack. Frost brownie cups. Top with decorator sprinkles, if desired.

**Win it!**To help you with your holiday baking, Crisco is offering a prize pack filled with baking supplies to one Simply Sweet Home reader.

-Glass Jar filled with a dozen Cookie Cutters

-Baking Sheet

-Set of Measuring Spoons & Measuring Cups

-Spatula

-Cookie Dough Scoop

-Recipe Cards

-Sample of Crisco Baking Sticks

This is a very impressive prize pack with high quality items. I checked around on the internet, and if you ordered each of the items featured here, you’d pay around $100 for them! Talk about a super prize!

**Giveaway Closed.**

I’m linking up to these parties.

Disclosure: Not a paid post. For hosting this giveaway, I received a prize pack like the one being given away here.

I follow your blog! Love reading your posts, too! Thanks for the giveaway! The first to reach into the cookie jar is my mom. She is such a snacker and she's the first to "test" any cookies that get baked around here. Her favorite recipe is definitely classic chocolate chip cookies. Can't go wrong with that!

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My favorite recipe on Cookie Central is the Brownie Reindeer. Cute!

I would have to say it is me because I am the baker so I have to see if it good or if I need to tweak the recipe :).

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I am a gfc follower. I would say my son first, closely followed by me. I think their snickerdoodle recipe would be his favorite.

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#1 Unfortunately I am the one to get to the cookie jar first — Sadly I have to will power.

#2 Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies — mmmmmmm. My two favorite candies, chocolate and toffee in a cookie. What could be better.

#3 You're right –That site is worth the visit!!

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Although I hate to admit it i'm usually the first to reach into the cookie jar and i'd love to try the Snow-Capped Chocolate Drops.

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Just love those Brownie Cups. Thank you for sharing your recipe and Merry Christmas!

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The cookies don't even make it to the jar before they are being "sampled"…usually by me. I so hate to admit that.

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I follow your blog. I'm the first to taste the cookies (I mean someone has to make sure they are good to eat!) but Hubby will return to the cookie jar the most.

Hubby would love the Spicy Pumpkin Cookies.

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The first to reach into the cookie jar would be my 16 months old daughter! 🙂 Love the Orange Coconut Cookies recipe from the Crisco site!

These look amazing! Thanks so much for adding them to Cupcake Tuesday!

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My cookie culprit is my husband, hands down! I would say his favorite recipe would be the Almond Crisps!

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Hubby is the first to get to the cookie jar and he goes for a plain sugar cookie.

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I'm a follower and I'll confess that I'm the 1st person to reach into the cookie jar (actually, the cookies don't always make it into the cookie jar – I can't resist!)

My favorite Crisco.com cookie is the Almond Mocha Cookie Bars. Mmmm, doesn't that sound yummy?

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I'm a new follower (from WFMW)! And I love this giveaway.

Okay – I'm the first one in the cookie jar – sometimes it's really good to be the 'mommy' 🙂 and I'd pick the confetti chocolate chip cookies from crisco.com. Those sound AMAZING 🙂

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I follow your blog and the first person to be in the cookie is my 3 year old. He loves his treats! My favorite recipe from Crisco is their Chocolate Chip Cookies. We make them often!

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Usually it's my mom. She loves cookies more than cake, ice cream, or any other dessert!

Following you Via GFC..my middle daughter (age 4) is the first to reach. She would like the Blonde Brownies from Crisco

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My 16 yr old son can't keep his hand out of the cookie jar. He loves Crisco's Brown Sugar Cookies.

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I'm the first in the cookie jar and I like the Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies.

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my SON is the first to reach into the cookie jar!!

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I follow your blog and my husband would be the first to dip into the cookie jar! We call him the cookie monster!! lol I would love to fill my new cookie jar with Chocolate Drop cookies from the Crisco site!

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Follow (Heidi V.) My sister was always the first in the cookie jar now it's my daughter who is the cookie monster…Here favorite is Almond Cookies.

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I love chocolates cookies! This so mouth watering. I need to try this to make my mouth stop watering. LOL.

I follow now.

My hubbie is the FIRST into a batch of homemade anything…lol. I think we would all love the Frosted PB squares!!! YUM

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My 8 year old son is always the first in the cookie jar. He has a huge sweet tooth. He'd love the Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles or the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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I'm a follower. I am the first in the cookie jar, and I like the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookie recipe.

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The 1st would be my husband…the cookie fiend!

I love the Candy Cane Cookies on Criscos site–they are delightful!! 🙂

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My hubs is the first one to the cookie jar.– First one in the morning… and first one after dinner! 🙂

You just can't go wrong with the ultimate choc. chip cookie. 🙂

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That would be me… I'd like the classic chocolate chip cookies!

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My favorite recipe from Crisco would be the Frosted Peanut Butter squares. PB + Choco is a heavenly combo!

Thanks so much for the chance to win this and Happy New Year!

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I would be the first in my family to reach for a cookie and my favorite recipe would have to be snowball cookies. I had no idea that they even had recipes on the website, thanks for letting me know!

&& thanks for providing such a great giveaway. I just started a collection of collecting cookie cutters.

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I follow! I would be the first to steal cookies and the snowball cookies sound delicious!

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Well, that would be me. I'm the biggest cookie lover, and I really can't resist the classic chocolate chip.

Me and my daughter would be reaching into the jar at the same time. We have the sweet tooths. Favorite recipe is the classic sugar. Can't go wrong.

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I am definitely the first one into the cookie jar. I have to make sure they taste good before giving them out, right?

I think the coffee spice cookies recipe looks fantastic!

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It's my husband, every time!

And the chocolate coconut bars look delish!

My hubby is definitely the first and our daughter is so much like him she's right behind him!

I could totally use that! New follower! Brownie Reindeer icso sweet.

My hand is first in the cookie jar, I figure I make them I should get to enjoy them!

I love chocolate and peanuts so the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies are number 1 in my books

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I follow your blog! My culprit is definitely my oldest son and he says the chocolate chip cookies!

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I am following your blog via GFC. The first one to typically reach into the cookie jar at my house has to be my husband. His favorite recipe that we would love to try out from their site would be Candy Cane Cookies

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My daughter is the first one to run to the cookie jar. Her favorite would be the Chocolate Gingersnaps.

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My oldest daughter is the first and makes sure she gets the last cookie. Her favorite would probably be the chewy brownie cookies!

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