Saturday, May 18, 2013

Kitchen Week Finale: Giveaway!

Today is the grand finale of Kitchen Week. And, as promised, there will be a giveaway!

I love to bake eat cookies. However, chocolate chip was getting a teensy bit boring this past winter. So I switched it up one day by substituting 1/2 the chocolate chips with an equivalent number of peanut butter chips. The result?? Delish! Then recently Griffin asked for Oatmeal Raisin, which is not my favorite. How could I make it more tasty? I substituted almond flavoring for the vanilla. And the cookie was beyond amazing! Have you ever tried it?

What I like to do is mix up the batter, put enough on one cookie sheet for our treat, and then freeze the rest of the cookie balls. I can pull frozen cookie dough from the freezer anytime (including in the morning before school to pack in lunchboxes).

I use the larger tray for the cookies I am baking. The smaller tray slides right into our freezer to store the cookie dough. I don't cover it or do anything special, and have never had any problems with freezer burn. We usually eat the cookies fairly quickly (within a week or two). The cooling racks are essential for when the cookies come out of the oven.

This is the scoop that I use. It is the mid-range size from Pampered Chef.

Which brings us to the best tool of all. This mini spatula, also from Pampered Chef, is the object of our giveaway. It works perfectly for peeling your cookies off the sheet as well as for serving up the perfect-sized brownie (or lemon bar).

Lansing-area Pampered Chef consultant, and my friend, Ellen Block is giving away one mini-spatula to a lucky reader of Cosy Carolina. Just leave a comment below telling us your favorite cookie! Be sure to leave an email address so we can contact you if you are chosen. The results of the drawing will be posted next Friday so you have until then to submit your entry. Good luck!


  1. hmm, my favorite cookie? All of them? No, really, I have an oatmeal cookie recipe "Bobbie's oatmeal Cookies" from Allrecipes that is great. That is my (current) favorite

    Great idea about only baking a few at a time, will have to try that.
    And the pampered chef scoop & other pampered chef stuff make great gifts

    1. Thanks for entering! Swap out the vanilla in your recipe and tell me if you love it!

  2. I have that little scoop and I love it! I also use it to scoop out watermelon balls! My favorite cookies are shortbread. I generally make bar cookies so it goes so much faster. The truth is I have passed off the cookie making in our house to the 14 year old daughter and I just get to eat! (and finish the cleaning :)
    Ashley Rane Sparks

    1. Oh how fun; something to look forward to when my daughter gets older. :) Thanks for entering!

  3. Frozen raw cookie dough.....brilliant! Because I am gluten free now, I love macaroons. I have the same scoop as you, but I don't have the mini-spatula. Fun giveaway!

    1. I don't know if I have ever eaten a macaroon, but I am trying to be gluten free most of the time so I'll have to look into it! Thanks for entering!


Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie


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