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Eagle Brand Stand Mixer Giveaway — Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream

by on November 25, 2013 · 178 comments

Eagle Brand has created a new Eagle Brand Bakes Pinterest board, and to help spread the news, they’ve asked me to make two recipes, pin them and give away a stand mixer! It’s days like this when I just love coming to work ;).

Eagle Brand

So first, here are the two excellent recipes I chose to make and review:

First up is Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream, and I am not exaggerating when I say this might be Eagle Brand’s best “no-ice-cream-make-required” recipe. It has just the right amount of pumpkin, a hint of spices and bits of cookie scattered throughout. Just remember to let it sit out for a few minutes to soften before serving. For the gingersnaps, I used the crispy type rather than the really crunchy type, but I suppose any gingersnaps will work.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream

The second recipe worth pinning is Fudge-Filled Holiday Peanut Butter Bars. One of my favorite holiday memories is baking these bars for my high school teachers, but as I read through the recipe I noticed Eagle Brand updated the recipe quite a bit by incorporating sugar cookie mix and a hint of almond extract.  This version is even better than the original and would be a hit at a Christmas cookie exchange — just remember to throw on the sprinkles!

Eagle Brand Peanut Butter Fudge Bar

And now for the giveaway. Eagle Brand would like to give one USA based reader the following:

• Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk – Regular, Low Fat and Fat Free varieties
• A KitchenAid® 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

I know you’ll find lots of uses for the condensed milk, and the mixer’s not to shabby, either! I love the sleek, stainless color and am impressed with its ability to knead dough.

To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite baking memory. I will pick one comment at random on the morning of December 2 around 8 AM CST. To be safe, try to get your comment in by midnight the night before.

Disclosure: I received a matching set of items for review.

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Published on November 25, 2013
Justin S November 26, 2013 at 8:32 pm

My mom would always let me decorate the Christmas cookies. In retrospect, I used way too much frosting, and they were pretty much inedible by the time I was done with them, but that was really nice of her to let me do that.

Char November 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I don’t remember very much about my mother because she died when I was 13 years old, but I do remember she loved to bake cakes especially at Christmas. She would make a coconut cake from scratch, even to cracking open the coconut shell and grating the coconut meat.

Martha November 26, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Baking bread with my Nana. She baked it every Saturday for most of her long life. By hand in a large aluminum pot. She never had a stand mixer. I wish I could learn to make bread that tastes like hers did. But I have yet to master it.

Carole Resnick November 26, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Baking or cooking ANYTHING with my grandmother. Rose Cornsweet gave me my foundation.

Susan Christy November 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Baking cookies with grandma – such great memories!!!

Stephanie November 27, 2013 at 5:31 am

The first memory that comes to mind is the first time I tried to bake cookies on my own. I found my own recipe, did everything myself, and when they were done, I took one to my grandmother to sample. Obviously I had done something terribly wrong because they were awful… but she just laughed and helped me start over. :)

sarah November 27, 2013 at 12:38 pm

one of my earliest, and favorite baking memories is one of my grandmother. she taught me out to make tortillas, pastelitos and biscochos. whenever i make them to this day it reminds of her light and the grand times i had learning to cook with her.

beth November 27, 2013 at 3:36 pm

It’s all about the Christmas cookies. One of my favorite memories has to be when a local cable channel came to our home and taped my family baking cookies for the town Christmas cookie contest. We didn’t win, but it didn’t matter. Such a special memory for all of us.


Carol J. Boykin November 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I started a tradition of baking and decorating Christmas cookies when my children were very small. They would each get their own piece of cookie dough and a rolling pin. With 3 children it didn’t take long for the kitchen to be covered in multicolored sprinkles, icing, and upon occasion, pieces of sugary, sweet dough would fly through the air. There is no doubt things got a little crazy, but we always had the best time. Then there’s that time I call the lull – the children are grown, doing their own thing, baking doesn’t seem important to them anymore. Then suddenly grandchildren come along and I hear them tell their children that baking Christmas cookies is a tradition in our family as if it had never stopped. It warms my heart.

Emily S H November 27, 2013 at 6:25 pm

My favorite baking memory would have to be making a pecan pie with my grandmother. She didn’t use recipes so my sister and I would watch her and try to write everything down!

Joshua H November 27, 2013 at 6:27 pm

My mom and I bake Christmas cookies every Christmas Eve

Arthur Martin November 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

My grandmother making homemade donuts.

Angela Y November 27, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I remember waking up early in the morning to bake sweets with my grandmother for the holidays.

Connie November 28, 2013 at 4:48 am

I loved going to the apple orchard with my mom and grandmother to pick out apples, then coming home and baking a pie. I started out with mixing up the cinnamon sugar mixture for the apples and gradually took over slicing apples and rolling out the crust as I got older. Still have the recipe I carefully wrote down as a child, complete with misspellings and little doodles that I use every year around the holidays to bake pies with my friends for our holiday parties.

barbara n November 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm

My favorite baking memory is decorating sugar cookies with my 2 children!

Martha in Georgia November 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

I learned to bake at a relatively young age. My mother does not like sweets and she does not like to bake. I love sweets, especially cookies. My mother bought cookies from the grocery store, but I wanted the chewy goodness of a homemade Toll House cookie. I learned to bake while in middle school and have enjoyed baking ever since.

PS – my trusy Kitchen Aid stand mixer recently took a tumble while mixing up a batch of ginger cookies and I’m afraid that it’s time for a new one. To win this giveaway would be fantastic!

Kristen November 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I remember baking apple pie with my grandma…she was the best and her kitchen always smelled so good.

Pat November 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

The first Christmas after I moved away from home I decided to try and make cookies for my friends and neighbors. That was pretty ambitious since I had never really baked before. It’s now become my Christmas tradition.

Annette November 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

When I was quite young, my neighbor and I would pick wild blackberries and my mother would help us make pies. We did all the work while she supervised, teaching us how to knead and roll out dough. It was so much fun and we’d do this several times a week; she never tired of it.

Mom24_4evermom November 30, 2013 at 6:14 pm

My favorite memory was as a new, young, mom making chocolate chip cookies for Valentine’s Day and my baby was sitting in his high chair watching and banging with a wooden spoon.

Carolyn November 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I always remember making cakes with my grandmother when I was little. She would make these delicious yellow cakes from scratch. Then she would buttercream frosting and add a little red food dye to make the frosting pink. We would eat the cake immediately after it was frosted.

Holly S. November 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm

When I was 5 or 6, my mom let me come up with any recipe and she would help cook it. I came up with a Saltine and Cream Cheese casserole. She baked that sucker up and it wasn’t too bad!

jan n November 30, 2013 at 11:35 pm

I will never forget the first time I decorated Cookies with my late grandmother…she taught me the love for baking.

Katie M December 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I remember standing on a chair in our house in Maryland, “helping” my Mom bake chocolate chip cookies when I was about 5. She showed me how to crack eggs, how to sift flour and then level off a measuring cup, how to pack brown sugar into a cup, and then she let me lick the beaters. All of those lessons have stayed with me, and I even bought a flour sifter when I moved into my first apartment after college (which thoroughly amazed my Mom :) )

Julie December 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

When my kids and I would bake and decorate christmas cookies-when they were younger

D SCHMIDT December 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

My favorite memory is my Mother teaching me to bake gingerbread men, it was so much fun and such a nice bonding experience.

Rachel DeHart December 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm

My favorite baking memories is making oatmeal cookies and brownies with my mom when I was little and me and my son making Christmas cookies the other day.

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tammigirl December 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I still remember doing Christmas baking with my grandmother, grandfather, and aunt. They always showered so much love on me, and made me feel so safe. Even now, baking makes me feel safe.

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