Baking with Unilever for the Holidays + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Food
January 14, 2013

This holiday season, I used Unilever products a lot more in my holiday baking and cooking endeavors than I had in previous years and the results were great!  Some of my favorite Unilever brands for baking include Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Promise, Brummel & Brown, and Imperial.  I used them to make holiday veggie dishes, casseroles, cookies, and more!

When it comes to soft spreads, there are often times many misconceptions.  As part of the Good to Know Initiative, Unilever has set out to dispel the myths and share the facts with bakers and cooks everywhere.

With a wide variety of soft spreads, including Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Promise, Brummel & Brown, and Imperial – Unilever has a spread for YOU.  And best of all, they can say ALL of their spreads are Good to Know because they:

–       Have 0g trans fat per serving

–       Contain no partially hydrogenated oils

–       Have no cholesterol

–       Are 70% less fat than butter per serving

–       Have 30% fewer calories than butter per serving

Now that the nutrition numbers had grabbed your attention, you might be wondering how they taste?  Unilever feels strongly that their spreads are not only a better nutrition option than butter, but they’ll also keep your holiday recipes tasting delicious!  This holiday season, I took their challenge and tried one of my own cookie recipes – using soft spreads instead of butter – and it tasted great!!!  Check out the recipe I prepared:

Wilton Cookie Exchange 2012 7

Candy Cane Blossoms (by Hershey’s) 


–       1 bag of Hershey’s Kisses (Candy Cane flavor)
–       ½ cup (1 stick) Country Crock spread
–       1 cup Granulated Sugar
–       1 Egg
–       1-1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
–       2 cups All-Purpose Flour
–       ¼ tsp Baking Soda
–       ¼ tsp Salt
–       2 tbsp Milk
–       Red and Green Sugar Crystals


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Remove wrappers from candies.
  2. Beat Country Crock Spread, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended.  Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to Country Crock spread mixture, beating until well blended.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll some in red sugar and then roll some in green sugar.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set.  Remove from oven; cool for 2 to 3 minutes.  Press a candy piece into the center of each cookie.  Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.  Cool cookies completely.  Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

If you’d like to take the challenge and prepare a recipe using soft spreads in the place of butter, you’ll definitely want to enter this fun giveaway!

Unilever Prize PackGIVEAWAY


–       Silpat Baking Sheet Liner

–       Steel Cooking Rack

–       Nonstick Cookie Sheet

–       Stainless Steel Cookie Scoop

–       $10 Gift Card to purchase your Unilever spread of choice and baking ingredients

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I received a prize pack to facilitate this review.  This giveaway was sponsored by Unilever.
All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

70 Responses to “Baking with Unilever for the Holidays + Giveaway”

  1. Amanda E. says:

    I would try baking lemon cookies with country crock instead of butter to see what they taste like.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I would bake peanut butter crunch cookies

  3. Julie Wood says:

    I will be baking my favorite cookies called Snickerdoodles!

  4. Reese says:

    Wow, those cookies look delish! I have a cheat day coming up where I’m allowed to cook something that’s a bit unhealthy, I’ll have to remember these. Thanks for the recipes.


  5. Louis says:

    I’d bake a red velvet cake
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  6. aly says:

    I would bake snickerdoodles!

  7. Michelle C says:

    I would bake blueberry muffins. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  8. Amanda J. says:

    I’m baking biscuits

  9. jennifer lane says:

    Red velvet cookies with cream cheese in the middle!

  10. Calli says:

    I’d bake some chocolate chip cookies!

  11. Kelly D says:

    I would bake a banana bread.

  12. Jeanna says:

    I would make chocolate chip cookies!

  13. Jessie C. says:

    I’d bake raisin oatmeal cookies

  14. Rust says:

    Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies

  15. Rust says:

    I meant to add to my Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Cookies — with country crock!

  16. sandra says:

    maybe some molasses cookies

  17. Becky Davis says:

    i love baking chocolate chip cookies

  18. Ashley N. says:

    I’d be baking chocolate chips cookies and sugar cookies!

  19. Tamara B. says:

    I would bake Snickerdoodles and some sugar cookies

  20. rachel says:

    I’d make brownies!

  21. Ellie W says:

    I would bake pecan pie cookies.

  22. Realia M says:

    i would bake some gingerbread balls

  23. Vera Khule says:

    I would bake some pumpkin bread

  24. D SCHMIDT says:

    I would bake some snickerdoodles!

  25. Cynthia R says:

    i’d bake some brownies made from scratch!

  26. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d use it to make Banana Bread.

  27. Kim C says:

    I would bake oatmeal raisin cookies, with cranberries

  28. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’d give to my daughter who is forever baking for my grandchildren. She bakes cookies, cakes, and so many things

  29. I’m thinking some calzones!

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  30. Daraya says:

    Biscotti! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  31. Joseph Stowell says:

    I usually use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! instead of butter or other margarine when I bake cookies and cakes.

  32. Jennifer says:

    I love to make cucpakes!

  33. Jennifer B says:

    pumpkin choc chip cookies

  34. Barbara S says:

    I love making cookies so I would make peanut butter ones regular & vegan fo my son

  35. I’ve been craving muffins of some sort, so I’d probably opt for a healthy gluten and wheat free muffin!

    Thank you for this great opportunity 🙂

  36. Kathy S says:

    I would back chocolate chip cookies.

  37. Kristi C says:

    I would make Snickerdoodles.

  38. Allison Downes says:

    I would make some chocolate chip cookies

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  39. Jean says:

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

  40. vickie couturier says:

    cookies for the grankids

  41. clarissa says:

    i have been wanting to make pies

  42. katherine d says:

    vegan sugar cookies

  43. Marci says:

    I would make snowball cookies!

  44. Audra Weathers says:

    I would make a big batch of peanut butter cookies.

  45. kathy artis says:

    Peanut butter cookies

  46. Katherine says:

    probably some kind of dessert

  47. Natalie Nelson says:

    I would probably make my sugar cookies.

  48. latanya says:

    chocolate chip cookies

  49. Tim says:

    With the silpat matt and the cookie scoop, I would have to say we would make some cookies with it. And by we, I mean my wife and daughter will make them while me and my son contrinually ask”are they done yet”.

  50. Stephanie from CT says:

    chocolate chip cookies

  51. Ani says:

    I’d bake some double chocolate chunk cookies.

  52. Jamie Brigham says:

    I would make Snickerdoodle cookies for myself and my son, they are our favorite cookie.

  53. Crystal Warren says:

    I would bake these corn flake cookies what are ooey gooey messes if you don’t have the right cookie sheet!

  54. april yedinak says:

    Cake mix cookie bars

  55. Patti Hess says:

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  56. Becca says:

    Probably chocolate peanut butter brownies

  57. Daniel M says:

    i’d make some chocolate chip cookies

  58. nannypanpan says:

    chocolate chip cookies

  59. David says:

    I would like to attempt to make oatmeal scotchies.

  60. Autumn Carriker says:

    I’m a chocoholic, so something chocolate for sure! Brownies maybe!

  61. kelly g says:

    chocolate chip cookies

  62. Ashley S says:

    red velvet cake cookies 🙂

  63. Amy Z. says:

    I’d bake some oatmeal cookies!

  64. Cindy says:

    Oatmeal raisin cookies.

  65. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says:

    I would make my hubby’s favorite cookies, drop cookies aka stove top cookies 🙂

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  67. Jennifer says:

    I’d try it for cupcakes

  68. Tara A. says:

    I would bake squash cookies (sounds weird, but I love them.)

  69. Noreen says:

    Chocolate chip oatmeal

  70. Missy L says:

    I’d make some kind of cookie

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