The giveaway is closed.
You have officially been invited to my Easter cookie decorating party happening today on Sweet and Crumby. This is a virtual decorating party, so please use your imagination and jump right in.
Do you want a chick, an egg or a bunny to decorate? I have plenty as you can see. I also have a plethora of gorgeous, bright colors thanks to the nice people from McCormick who asked me if I wanted to host a give away. So I actually have real, live and in-the-house party favors for two readers of Sweet and Crumby!
We have a McCormick Give Away!
TWO readers can WIN a gift pack of spices which will include Cinnamon , Ginger and Paprika, a bottle of their Pure Vanilla Extract and two boxes of their Food Colors that you can use to decorate cookies and dye Easter eggs. See details below and be sure to enter before Monday, 4/18.
As a bonus, I was also sent some great recipes for a savory and sweet Spring brunch along with some festive Easter recipes. You can find the recipes on McCormick’s site. I was particularly excited about this Cinnamon and Nutmeg spiced cut-out cookie recipe which I have included in this post. My first bite of these lightly spiced, beautifully tender cookies, and I knew it was going to be a new favorite at our house. I brought a plate to the office, and they were devoured in no time.
Well, without further ado…please join in. And if you would like to win a gift pack of some McCormick spices and Food Coloring for your holiday decorating, then please go to McCormick’s site and let me know in my comment section which recipe you would love to make using the items from the gift pack.
I have two McCormick gift packs to give away. Please enter by Sunday, 4/17 and I will announce TWO WINNERS on Monday, 4/18.
Spiced Cut-Out Cookie Dough
Makes 6 dozen or 24 (3 cookie) servings.
(Cookies come out light brown because of the spices…keep that in mind when making icing colors)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes per batch
2 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Colorful Cookie Glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
3 to 4 drops McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dyeor 3 to 4 drops McCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors and Egg Dye
1. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat granulated sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and 2 teaspoons vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.
2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with favorite cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
4. For the Glaze, mix confectioners’ sugar, milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Stir in corn syrup until glaze is smooth and glossy. (If glaze is too thick, stir in small amount of additional corn syrup.) Stir in 3 to 4 drops food color until evenly distributed and glaze is smooth. Add additional drops of food color until glaze is of desired color. To glaze cookies, hold a cookie by its edge and dip the top into the glaze. (Or spoon the glaze onto cookies using a teaspoon.) Place glazed cookies on wire rack to dry.
April 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm
To me, the cinnamon mocha ice cream sandwiches grilled strawberries looks great! So, I guess thats what I’m entering in at the moment! 🙂
April 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm
i meant to say “with” between Sandwiches and grilled…. sorry
April 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm
How adorable! Very seasonal and very festive!
April 15, 2011 at 6:09 am
How exciting for you to host your first give away! You did a great job in decorating your cookies, I’m so impressed!! And I love the McCormick recipe site! I can tell you right now, I’ll be coloring my Easter eggs, making the deviled eggs and fruit salad for Easter, the Crumb Cake is perfect for a Baptism I’m baking for and the Layered Salad is perfect for using up my leftovers!! Thanks for posting!
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April 15, 2011 at 6:46 am
I agree with Linda, your cookies look great! I like the Peter Rabbit cake. I would probably make that for my husband to take to work. They would like that!
April 15, 2011 at 6:58 am
Your cookies look wonderful! The Spiced Springtime Sugar Cookies are calling my name!
April 15, 2011 at 8:59 am
Your cookies are so cute, and they sound very yummy as well!
I think it’s so great that you are hosting a giveaway, and if I were to win I would love to try out their recipe for Flower Cupcakes (http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Desserts/Flower-Cupcakes.aspx). I think these cupcakes would be a great way to try out the food colours and the end result is so cheerful and perfect for spring 🙂
April 15, 2011 at 9:48 am
What an awesome giveaway!
I think I’d make the spiced sugar cookies.
April 15, 2011 at 10:27 am
Your Easter cookies bring back fond memories of me and my grandmother in the kitchen when I was little. I going to make them with my god children. 🙂
April 15, 2011 at 6:50 pm
These are just the cutest cookies ever Geni. These are up there with coloring eggs. So much fun, colorful, and representing spring time. Love it.
April 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm
the crumbcake – though to be truthful i would have to alter the recipe since it uses a cake mix and i don’t…
April 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm
I love the basket full of colorful cookies! I would definitely make sugar cookies with all those goodies. My colleague’s baby shower is coming up so I have to come up with some cutesy marine-life themed cookies!
April 16, 2011 at 8:02 am
How awesome for McCormick to ask you to do a giveaway 🙂 I would make the Cinnamon Crumb Cake because I think it looks delicious. I would also like to make the Bunny Cupcakes because they are just too cute 🙂
April 16, 2011 at 8:03 am
I’m a subscriber 🙂
April 16, 2011 at 8:04 am
I added you to my blogroll since I’m already a regular reader of your blog anyway. I should’ve done it before now.
April 16, 2011 at 8:41 am
Those are great looking cookies! Fun to make, fun to eat!
April 16, 2011 at 8:56 am
Ooooh I love this giveaway! And those cookies are absolutely adorable :)) I would love to make that cinnamon crumb cake and the bunny cupcakes!
April 16, 2011 at 8:57 am
I’ve subscribed to your blog as well, yay 🙂
April 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm
Beautiful and full of color. The perfect Easter cookies.
April 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm
I want to try the Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies, adding the extra vanilla is a wonderful idea!
April 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Also, I am a subscriber!
April 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm
I would love to use the items to make some cookies. Thanks for linking this up so I could come and enter your great giveaway.
April 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Molten Spiced Chocolate Cabernet Cakes is what im entyering
April 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm
I would like to make devils eggs for appetizer, the herb pork roast with ginger peach glaze for the main meal and very vanilla fruit salad for dessert.
April 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm
This is so neat, your cookies look so yummy.
They have so many recipe, as for me I think I would like to try the Cinnamon-Glazed Sweet Potato and Apple Bake.
April 17, 2011 at 12:04 am
Those cookies will please the eyes of any child (as well as adults). They look so pretty!
April 17, 2011 at 4:11 am
I love being invited to parties. Especially when they involve cookies. These are adorable!
April 17, 2011 at 8:37 am
Your cookies are such beautiful colors. I think the cinnamon crumb cake looks delicious!
April 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Roasted red pepper dip sounds scrumptious.
Thanks for hosting t his. It is a great gift to receive.
April 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm
Wow, what a great giveaway (I think I say that with every giveaway)! I have a sweet tooth, but I don’t like my recipes to be overloaded with sugar. That’s why I would make the lemon cheesecake bars! Combining ginger with lemon and vanilla extract sounds delicious!
April 18, 2011 at 8:52 am
Great giveaway and beautiful cookies! I would definitely make McCormick’s mini cheesecakes recipe. Looks so fun and delicious and simple! Thanks for sharing. Have a great Monday!
April 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Spiced Springtime Sugar Cookies (cut out)