5 Incredibly Delicious Cookie and Brownie Recipes

These delicious recipes are sure to be a hit.These delicious recipes are sure to be a hit.It's back-to-school time, and for many of us, that means back-to-baking time, as the new school year brings with it many after-school and weekend bake sales. This time of year is fun for kids, but can be a little stressful for parents who are deciding what to bake. To ease you back into the bake-sale season, we've rounded up a few quick and easy McCormick recipes that that will please both you and the kids.

The two most iconic bake-sale items and crowd favorites are fudgy brownies and chocolate chip cookies. To make your next bake sale a hit, we've taken these American classics and added a new twist. With a few "secret" ingredients like ground cinnamon and flavored extracts, these traditional desserts are given new flavors while still maintaining their traditional appeal.

To make your bake sale even more special, try displaying the cookies and brownies on brightly colored napkins and paper plates. Also, be sure to incorporate an ingredient list tag to avoid any allergies that patrons might have. You could even include a recipe card along with the baked item so that people can make this delicious treat again - or they even may bring it to the next bake sale.

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Bake sales are not only for a good cause, but they bring the community together, too. Rock this year's bake sale and support your local cause with a few simple additions to classic desserts. Check out these new recipes for jazzed-up brownies and cookies that the kids (and adults) will devour.

Mexican Chocolate Brownie Recipe

A touch of cinnamon transforms a brownie mix into the perfect dessert for a Mexican dinner at home.

Click here to see the Mexican Chocolate Brownie Recipe.

Orange-Kissed Brownie Recipe

Make brownies from a mix special with a kiss of orange extract and chocolate chips.

Click here to see the Orange-Kissed Brownie Recipe.

Raspberry Brownies

Brownie mix gets a special flavor twist easily by using raspberry extract. The raspberry chocolate frosting makes the brownies even more delicious.

Click here to see the Raspberry Brownie Recipe.

Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Flavors of warm vanilla and chocolate blend together to make a wonderful combination in these favorite chocolate chip cookies.


3 1/4 cups flour
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Drop by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

Recipe Details
Servings: 30
Cuisine: American
Special Designations: Kid-friendly

Double Chocolate Chunk Mint Cookie Recipe

Chocolate and peppermint are a winning combination when it comes to desserts. These cookies have deep, rich chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate, as well as cool peppermint flavor from peppermint extract.

Click here to see the Double Chocolate Chunk Mint Cookie Recipe.

-Emily Jacobs, The Daily Meal

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