Crofter's Organic + Giveaway + Recipe

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Monday Everyone! I am so sleepy from staying up late and watching The Grammy’s.  Thankfully I have a large cup of coffee and I'm nibbling on these delicious PB & Jam Thumbprint cookies I made over the weekend using Crofter’s Organic Spread’s.




Crofter’s has been around for over 20 years specializing in organic fruit spreads, conserves and jellies and is currently the largest organic jam manufacturer in North America. Owner’s Gerhard and Ghabi Latka founded Crofter’s in 1989 and are passionate about producing high quality spreads using fresh harvested organic fruits and heritage fruit varieties such as Senga Sengana strawberries, Willamette raspberries, and Morello cherries.

I like that Crofter’s uses cane sugar in their super fruit and premium spreads and white grape juice concentrate for their just fruit spreads making them a much healthier choice compared to a lot of the other jams out there.

I received jar’s of the Apricot, Morello cherry and Strawberry Premium Spreads and the North American Super Fruit Spread which contains wild blueberries, wild cranberries, red grapes and morello cherries aka antioxidant overload!



My favourite of the 4 spreads was the strawberry.  It was by the far the best strawberry jam I have ever had.  It wasn't too sweet and you could taste the natural flavour of the fruit.  The texture was thick but not too gooey, it was perfect to spread on toast or to use in these Pb & Jam Thumbprint cookies I made.  The Superfruit spread was very dark and rich and had a tart taste to it. I could really taste the grape in it which was really nice and the spread was a little less thick than the premium jams but still very spreadable. 

Try out Crofters: You can try a wide variety of other flavours available at Crofter’s by entering my contest below.  Two lucky winners will win 2 vouchers’ each for free jars of Crofter’s Organic Spreads! Contest is open to Canadian and US residents.

Want to buy it: Crofter’s is available at a wide variety of grocery stores throughout Canada and the US.  You can use the store locator guide here to find out the closest location near you.  You can also purchase them online at: http://well.ca/brand/crofters-organic.html

Use it in a recipe: Crofter's website offers a ton of delicious recipes using their spreads.  You can find their recipes here or you can try out my yummy PB & Jam Thumbprint cookies.



PB & Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Ingredients:
  • 1 stick and 3 tbsp of butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 jar of your favourite Crofter’s spread
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter and sugar until combined and smooth.
  3. Add in the vanilla extract and mix.
  4. Slowly incorporate the flour and mix well until combined.
  5. Roll dough into small balls and flatten out onto a greased baking sheet.  If the mixture is too crumbly just add a bit more butter and roll the dough into your hands to warm it up.  Press your thumb into the centre of each flattened cookie and fill it with the jam.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are starting to brown.  Let cool on a wire rack as you prepare the peanut butter/oil mixture.
  7. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat peanut butter for 15 seconds or until melted. Add in the olive oil and stir.
  8. Drizzle the warm peanut butter over the cookies using the edge of a knife or fork. 
Let the peanut butter cool before digging into these incredibly addictive cookies!






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43 comments

  1. Amazing give away !
    My favorite taste is apricot, I love the sweetness of it :)

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  2. These would be a huge hit with my kids. They look tasty.

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  3. Oh my goodness, those cookies sound amazing. I am a huge PB & J sandwich fan, so those just have to be absolutely tasty!

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  4. These cookies look so yummy! My hubby loves Pb&J and he would love these. What a great giveaway!
    xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.com
    p.s. Hop on over to Lynn and Lou to win a $50 gift card!!

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  5. So many good performers at the grammy's! These cookies and the jams look great :)

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  6. That peanut butter looks great drizzled on top!

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  7. I'm so excited. This recipe made my day- it's without eggs!!!! Or I'm temporarily blind:) (I'm allergic to eggs). I'll make those cookies for sure because they look so so so delish. Oh, and I love Crofter's spreads, the one with white grape juice concentrate, always buy them at Whole Foods. What a sweet giveaway :)

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    1. Yep no eggs in these :) They are such tasty cookies, you will love them :)

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  8. Yum! We sell Crofter's jams at my work, and always get great feedback about the brand. They have some really tasty sounding flavours (super fruits mmmmm!).
    I've just made a batch of jam yesterday and these thumbprint cookies are looking very enticing! It's as if you made them with me in mind :D

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    1. Your jam looks amazing! They would go great in these cookies :)

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  9. Awesome recipe Natalie! The Cherry sounds amazing:)

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  10. Oh, I love the idea of using pb cookies for thumbprints! Totally yummy! I love tart jams and jellies so the Superfruit sounds amazing!

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  11. mmmm those cookies look beyond delicious!

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  12. Love their jams because they are not overly sugary. The cookies look divine; who doesn't love PB&J in any form? ;)

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  13. I love jam cookies. These look delicious.

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  14. I love to use jam in baking! These cookies look lovely.

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  15. A peanut butter cookie with whole wheat flour, I love that! Lately I want to add some non-white flour to everything I make, it makes them so interesting. Wonderful cookies Natalie!

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  16. What beautiful looking jams and jam cookies were the favourite cookie of my childhood xx

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  17. Would try these jams on the cuteness of the bottles alone. I am a sucker for nice packaging.

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  18. Hi Natalie,

    I love PB and jelly and your cookies look great. I will be extremely happy munching these in front of TV watching the Grammy's... Yum!

    Zoe

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  19. Your cookies look amazing, Natalie! Love the finishing drizzle =)

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  20. i bet that apricot sweetened w/ just juice would be awesome on some toast or in these cookies.

    fruitcrmble AT comcast DOT net

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  21. These cookies look amazing! I love the drizzled peanut butter and suspect they would go a long way to countering tiredness ;)

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  22. I have loved strawberry anything when I was younger, so strawberry is definitely my favorite.
    And peanut butter and jam cookies? Now we're talking!

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  23. nice, i love your strawberry items. because it is my favorite items, thanks for sharing me

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  24. These cookies look wonderful and the jam sounds amazing!

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  25. I am a huge peanut butter and jelly fan and these cookies look delish!

    My favorite jam flavor changes, but right now it is raspberry.

    So glad I found your blog and looking forward to checking out your recipes! :)

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  26. I have a jar of Crofter's in my fridge right now!! Love the stuff. Raspberry jam is my favorite. And these cookies - uh swoon.

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  27. Can't say I've seen Crofter's here but those cookies sound great!

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  28. i LOVE thumbprint cookies! these look sooo good. PB+J in a cookie, genius!

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  29. Who can resist PB & J? Certainly not me, particularly when made into a cookie. Great looking stuff - thumbprint cookies are always so much fun.

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  30. Wonderful giveaway! And those cookies look absolutely DELIGHTFUL :) I hope you're having a fabulous week, Natalie! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day full of smiles and love!

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  31. I love strawberry and this is such a great giveaway!

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  32. Great cookies, and the Crofters jams sound delicious!

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  33. Cookies are the breakfast of champions. Really if you break down the ingredient list what is really different? You have your bread, peanut butter and fruit jam.... I like how you swirled the peanut butter on top. Take Care, BAM

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  34. I love Raspberry jam!

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  35. I love raspberry jam too! A friend made some fresh raspberry jam for her wedding favor and when I used up the last of it, it was one sad morning:(

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  36. These are fun cookies to make! So pretty with the filled jam in the middle. Strawberry jam is always my favorite. Can't wait to try this brand. :)

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