Baking cookies with our little girls is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Another Christmas tradition we started a few years ago is giving to others. So I was thrilled to jump on the Betty Crocker Spread Cheer Christmas campaign as this will be a way to incorporate both traditions. It is really a nice gesture to surprise someone (a friend, neighbor, relative, or someone in need) with a freshly baked batch of wonderful Christmas cookies.
Betty Crocker cookie mixes make cookies so easy to bake and give back to those who mean a lot to us. They provide that sweet treat without needing extra time and without going through the hassle of some long grocery list and extra baking time. With all the baking that goes on in our home during the holidays, I am really looking for shortcuts and for easy. Plus, I am not good at coming up with from-scratch cookie recipes anyway, so Betty Crocker helps me out in both areas.
About 2 weeks ago, I used a packet of Betty Crocker Sugar cookie mix to bake cookies for my daughter’s birthday party. I bought the mix about a month earlier and it was just sitting in my pantry waiting to be used. Everyone loved the cookies. They were so easy to throw together and they were buttery and just the right texture. So when this new opportunity to #spread cheer came around I could not pass up on it, knowing the quality of Betty Crocker cookie mixes! These #spreadcheer mixes come in three different varieties, sugar cookie, peanut butter, and chocolate chip. For inspiration on all the lovely easy recipes you can make with Betty Crocker cookie mixes, see here.
I bought the sugar cookie mix at my local my local Meijer Grocery Store. And also bought chocolate chips, too. Because really, who resist a good chocolate chip cookie? Not I! But all I need to bake this batch of cookies was one pouch of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix, 1 stick butter, an egg, and about 8 minutes of baking time. Really, it is that simple. Follow the instructions on the package for mixing and baking!
Getting the kids involved in the baking process is a great way to help them learn and be involved in the entire #spreadcheer opportunity. Our girls were supper excited to help out as usual. And I was happy to let them help!
They did a fabulous job helping me. And of course, testing them out, too!
As you can see, I am really no professional cookie decorator. But it is fun to make traditions and memories as we bake and cook together. And it does not have to be perfect to spread some cheer. Does it?
You can also use these free coloring pages for cookie shaping ideas. The kids will have fun coloring them.
When the icing was dried we packaged our cookies in Christmas-y items to give to our friends. We used these pretty #spreadcheer printables from Betty Crocker to make it extra special.
The printables come in lone large size and various smaller sizes.
Our friends had no idea we were doing this but they were so happy to receive the cookies. Only one kid was willing to take a photo, though. Gotta love that cute little face!
So now it’s your turn. You can make one person happy this Christmas by spreading some cheer to them, too. Betty Crocker is offering a $0.50 cent discount coupon code on any one Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mix. Snag your coupon here. And also, one of my readers will win $20 to help purchase #spreadcheer products at their local Meijer grocery store. Let’s keep the cheer going, shall we?
Simply fill out your information below to enter. And don’t forget to print out those pretty and free #spreadcheer printables from Betty Crocker to include in your packaging. Use the hastag #SpreadCheer when sharing on social media. Now go spread some cheer!!
How will you spread some cheer to someone this holiday season? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments!