Mocha Cinnamon Chip Cookies

*** Out of 225 entries, congrats to McCormick Prize Pack Winner Jody (jodyscorner@)***

*** Team 6 (that’s US!) won the bake sale! Yipee! Thanks so much for your pins! ***

A few weeks ago I received an invitation from McCormick and Mom It Forward to participate in a virtual bake sale. Who am I to say no to cookies?!

In this season of life, I am trying (many times unsuccessfully) to “Just Say No” to outside volunteer and joining opportunities, because when I say no to one thing, I’m essentially saying “Yes!” to something more important. So what’s a mom to do when she wants to help out but can’t really give more time outside the home? Sign up to bake! I’m your girl if you need a cake for a funeral dinner or treats for the concession stand. Hosting a bake sale fundraiser? We’re all over it!

McCormick sent me a whole host of spices and extracts to play around with for the bake sale, but one favorite flavor caught my eye.

Mocha Cinnamon Chip Cookies :: Amy'sFinerThings.com #McCormickBakeSale

It’s a grown up cookie for the bake sale! Bring on the coffee! I was inspired by McCormick’s Chocolate Chunk Mocha Cookie, and decided to switch it up with cinnamon spice and cinnamon baking chips. Yum!

Bake Sale Tips

No one wants anything left over on the bake sale table.  Keep patrons grabbing for the goods with these tips:

  • Change up the portion size and price accordingly. Instead of a plate full of brownies, pack a few individually with a pretty ribbon. Little kids with “lucky coins” (that’s what Mr. 3 calls his money) can buy a treat with their own money!
  • Think savory.  Sweets are popular, but savory cheese biscuits or herbed knotted rolls would be just the thing someone needs to go with dinner that night.
  • Go gluten-free. Customers with special diets are often left empty-handed at bake sales.  If you have a special gluten-free treat to share, make it and label it as such.  Homemade jelly in pretty jars will disappear in a flash, too.
  • No refrigeration required. Keep the banana cream pie back home to enjoy with the family. No one wants droopy goods that have sat outdoors in the sun for a few hours.
  • Back to the basics.  Homemade bread sells like hotcakes at bake sales! It’s practical, delicious, and something a lot of people just don’t have the time or know how to tackle on their own.

I’m on a team with 6 fun new-to-me bloggers for this Virtual Bake Sale. We’ve been drooling over each other’s photos all week, and decided that collectively, we very much like chocolate. ;) Have a craving? We’ve got you covered! This bake sale happens to be a competition, and if you would repin my recipe (each repin is a “sale”) I would be ever so grateful!

Delicious Chocolate Desserts

PheMOMenon :: Chocolate Almond Sugar Cookies

Café Johnsonia :: Raspberries N Cream Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Is This Really My Life? :: Chocolate Caramel Blondies

Lil’ Luna :: Chocolate Mint Cookies

Double Duty Mommy :: Truffle-Tini Wafer Brownies

Are you drooling with us?!  There is so much inspiration for creative baked goods and more from McCormick. Follow their social media channels for easy dinner ideas, holiday treats, and cooking tips and tricks.

Pinterest (Virtual Bake Sale Board)

Facebook

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Win a McCormick Baking Creativity Kit (giveaway closed)

Part of the fun of this Virtual Bake Sale is that one of you will win a McCormick Baking Creativity Kit worth $75, including everything you need to be inspired year-round, like spices, extracts, food colors, baking tools and tip sheets. Enter in the form below!

 

Giveaway ends Sunday, September 29, at 11:59 pm, CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and notified by email. US addresses only, please.

Do you shop from or participate in bake sales? What goes over well in your area? What is your favorite item to take or buy?

 

This post is sponsored by McCormick via the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. As always, all opinions are my own. 

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Comments

  1. Wow..would like to bake with this kit!

  2. You made me think of my mom. Every bake sale she participated in she took Monkey Bread. Not once did she have to bring it home and most times it was sold before it even made it to the table. She used to make the dough from scratch and I remember many evenings rolling ball after ball so they could rise over night. She wasn’t allowed to bring one batch; she always had to bring double and then we had to also make one for the neighbor too. I need to have my kids make that with me some day.

  3. We’ve been known to buy a few whoopie pies at bake sales in our area!

  4. I love chocolaty cookies and usually add a bit of espresso powder to deepen the flavor.

  5. Yay, thanks for the giveaway! perfect for the Holidays. The pictures above look DELICIOUS!

  6. Looks so good (even though I don’t immediately think about mocha) but chocolate + cinnamon , oh, yes, please!

  7. Nia Hanna says:

    You have got a winner recipe in my book. I think I may have found a new favorite cookie. Made these last night and froze half the batter in cookie balls to bake up fresh whenever the mood strikes. With these cookies I think the mood will strike often! Oh and thanks to McCormick’s recipe on the back of my coffee extract box, next on my list is their Double Macchiato Cupcakes! I think I’ll have to get out for another bottle of this extract to keep on hand for more cookies too, I’ll definitely want to share them with friends.

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