My foodie friends kept ranting that they were missing my recipe posts. So here's one for them. I was approached by Influenster for their #MakeItYours  Cookie Campaign with Country Crock Spread. I had never used Country Crock before, so it was a challenge for me.

The main ingredient , the Country Crock Spread was provided by Influenster through their Influenster Vox Box. Thank you !

It was pretty soft and easy to spread. And the fact that color of the spread was so close to regular butter, it kinda fools the eyes . Even after baking 4 dozen cookies, I still had some left for spreading on my toast for breakfast. I had received a coupon in my mail and I redeemed the coupon at a retailer of my choice. selected the Original style. The cookies were pretty good and it tasted great on my toast. This will surely find a place in my grocery list when this tub runs out.

As I had never baked cookies with a butter alternative, I decided to stick to something safe. Chocolate is always fool proof. Add to it more chocolates and maybe a smidge more, you are basically on very safe ground. The #MakeItYours Campaign comes with a basic cookie recipe, which cane be altered to many varieties. From confetti to bacon chocolate, the possibilities are quite a few. My pick was the Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are many cookie recipes ,which call for the dough to be chilled before being baked. I liked the fact that the #MakeItYours Recipe did not call for an extra chilling time for the dough. It just called for the Butter Spread to be kept in the refrigerator before mixing in the ingredients.

The cookies were soft and quite tasty, to be honest. Nowhere did I feel that they were not made with regular butter. My husband had already polished off four from the first batch while I was busy in the kitchen with the rest of the batches. It made exactly 4 dozen cookies. So its a good recipe if you want to make cookies for goodie bags or cookies for a kid's birthday birthday.

My only alteration to the original recipe was that I had used Dark Brown Sugar, which has a larger molasses content. It made the cookies a bit chewy and soft, and that's how I like my chocolate chocolate chip cookies. You can stick to Light Brown Sugar if you don't like chewy cookies.

Recipe adapated from : Country Crock Make it Yours

Country Crock Spread : 1 cup (cold from the refrigerator)
Granulated Sugar: 3/4 cup
Light Brown Sugar : 3/4 cup
Egg: 1
Egg Yolk: 1
Vanilla: 2 tbsp
Salt: 3/4 tsp
Baking Powder : 1 tsp
Baking Soda : 1/4 tsp
Unsweetened Cocoa : 3 tbsp
Chocolate chips : 12 oz( 1 1/2 cup)
All purpose flour: 3 cups


Pre-heat the oven to 375F.

In a large mixing bowl, mix in the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, cocoa and vanilla.

Fold in flour, baking powder, baking soda until well incorporated.

Mix in the chocolate chips until every spoonful of the dough has some of the mix ins.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough in the ungreased tray. Leave a gap of around 3 inches in between the dough balls.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the out edges are light golden.

Cool one minute on a wire rack. Remove from trays and cool completely.

Enjoy ! Bon Appetit !

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Influenster and Country Crock. The opinions and views are those of my own, although the product was complimentary .

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