McCormick Spring Pin-Spiration Recipe Contest & The Delicious McCormick Recipe We Tried

Right now until Sunday, April 22nd, McCormick is hosting a deliciously fun contest through Pinterest. We just got into Pinterest recently, so we just had to tell everyone about the McCormick's Spring Pin-Spiration Recipe Contest!

Do you have a Pinterest account? If not, you need to make one to participate! Then, follow McCormick's Pinterest page! After you do that, create a "Board" in your Pinterest Account named “McCormick Pin-spiration” . Next comes the really fun part. Look around McCormick.com for some delicious Spring-time recipes and pin 5 of your favorites. Then, pick your very favorite and make it at home. Take a picture of the finished product in all its glory for your 6th and final pin on Pinterest! After that, email your board to: mccormickpinterest@webershandwick.com! Click HERE for all of the info about the contest or click on the image below:
 How easy is that? This is such a fun contest that we decided to join the fun and bake our own favorite recipe from McCormick.com! Growing up, my Mama always, always used McCormick products for all her baking needs. She absolutely loved to bake, especially around the holidays. Any time a holiday rolled around, I knew we'd be in for something delicious. Now that I am older, I also use McCormick products. They are the best and I only buy the best for my family, of course! For our recipe, we made the Vanilla-Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies we found from the McCormick's Pinterest Page & their website. There are some great recipes on their Pinterest page, so take a look!

So, here's the recipe to the recipe we tried (from the McCormick website:

Vanilla-Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 5 dozen or 30 (2 cookie) servings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes per batch
3 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
4 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
2. Drop by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

We cut the recipe in half to make enough for our family, which was a big mistake because this went extremely fast! I almost missed out on taking a picture, but luckily there were a few left! We did one thing different to make our cookies more "Springy". How? We used pastel color chocolate chips along with the usual brown ones! I was worried they wouldn't work as well, but they ended up being just as good! They didn't show up as much as the brown ones, though. We could also use the McCormick Food Coloring to color the cookies in Spring colors next time, too! The boys love watching batter change colors!

Here's our finished Vanilla-Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Here's Josiah, who made me take a picture of him with "his" cookies. As you can tell in the above picture, he'd already taken a bite out of another cookie after eating 2 others before I caught the little cookie monster! Obviously he approves!

Don't they look delicious? I have a feeling we'll be making these again. They are easy to make and a little different from the usual chocolate chip cookies. I love the stronger vanilla taste that is not overwhelming. It just makes the cookies irresistible!
Here are the boys eating the cookies "all gone", as Liam says! Now that you've seen our recipe, take a look at our Pinterest Board full of Spring Recipe ideas!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCormick. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating


Danielle Harper said...

With how much ur kiddos are enjoying those cookies I will definitely have to give it a try and see what my girls think!

Six in the Nest said...

They must have been good! :) I love vanilla...McCormick's is great!

Full Time Mama said...

Sounds SUPER good, and I love the little bunny and chick on the plate! =) Your boys are so super cute!

Whitney @ Momma Knows Best said...

Those looks very tasty! The food coloring is a fun touch for the kiddos, too! I will have to try these with Kynlee one day soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe :).

Tree said...

They looks super delicious! And the boys look really happy to be eating them. lol

Mimi B said...

Those cookies look so yummy. Any left for me? I love McCormick spices! Got a cupboard full of them!

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