We are full on into holiday season and I am so excited! I love everything about the holidays…the decorations, the music and especially the food! Nothing will put you in a festive, holiday mood like decorating Christmas cookies! This year Betty Crocker has a fun campaign encouraging everyone to #SpreadCheer and we wanted to be a part of it. We chose our awesome new neighbors across the street to be the recipients but first the girls and I had to head out to Publix to find what we needed for our baking party!
The girls couldn’t wait to get started. They love being mommy’s little helpers and I put them to work right away! I measured the ingredients and they took over from there. I’ve been so busy this week preparing for out of town guests and planning our Thanksgiving celebration that I really appreciated how easy these cookies are to make! The ingredients were slightly different for each recipe but as long as you have eggs, butter and oil on hand, you’ll be good to go. I think I’m even going to start keeping an extra pouch or two in my pantry, just in case!
The stirring was a little more difficult, though little Keira let her big sis know just how it should be done! She was also very worried about our “mess” but I let her know that it’s not really baking unless you get a little messy.
While I finished the stirring, Keira decided to make a cute game out of matching the “mommy” cookie cutters with their “babies”.
Once the dough for the sugar cookies was ready, it was really time to have some fun! You’ll want to use lots of flour so that the dough doesn’t stick when you’re working with it. I put some on the dough, the rolling pin, and the cutting board.
The girls were very focused while they cut out and decorated their sugar cookies!
Ashling even noticed that our sprinkles were made by Betty Crocker too!
Ready for the oven! They may not look like they came from Martha Stewart’s kitchen but they were made with lots of love, and isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?!
The peanut butter cookies were about as easy as you can get. The girls helped mix the dough, then I rolled them into balls and put them on the cookie sheet. I had some chopped pecans in my pantry so I gave the cookies a little extra topping.
For the chocolate chip cookies, I took some inspiration from the Betty Crocker website. If you haven’t checked it out yet, they have all the Christmas cookie recipes you could ever want! You can even sign up to get a new Christmas cookie recipe delivered to your inbox every day (I did). The “gift” cookies looked like a lot of fun to make so I cooked the dough in a 8×8 glass pan to make cookie bars. Once it cooled, I sliced the edges off, cut it into squares and we make our “gifts”.
The girls and I were pretty happy with how our cookies turned out and couldn’t wait to #SpreadCheer!
Not only are there coupons and cookie recipes at the Betty Crocker page, you can also find some really great printables such as gift tags, #SpreadCheer cards and coloring pages! We printed the gift tags to use for our cookies!
Now it was time to deliver our cookies! We sure hope our new friends enjoyed them!
Betty Crocker wants you to join us! Visit the #SpreadCheer page to download a coupon and create a basket of your own. Post it on social media and nominate two friends to make #SpreadCheer gifts as well. Not only will you make someone’s day but it will also get you a free entry in the $20 giveaway below!
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