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This happens every year….by the time Christmas baking comes around, I'm tired and don't have the energy to pull out all of those ingredients to bake goodies. My teen daughter loves the tradition of baking cookies together. I want that to always be a fun memory for her that she'll carry on one day with her children. My college student son lost cooking interest sometime ago. I'm a little excited that he's taking a cooking class for the month of January as an elective. Just hope he doesn't slice off a finger!
I had never tried these convenient cookie mixes by Betty Crocker®.
I think you'll like these Christmas Cookie Ideas!
I was really pleased that they have no colors, no artificial flavors and no preservatives! They are so affordable and can be purchased at your local Walmart with this coupon.
I love that the baking mix is an all in one packet. No having to purchase all those individual ingredients that may end up sitting on the shelf after the holidays. Buying a mix makes it so much easier and budget friendly!
Here are the peanut butter cookies. We baked them as a larger cookie. Of course Christmas cookies are all about the sprinkles. This is I think my daughter's favorite part!
You add the sprinkles to the top of each cookie before placing in the oven. This way they bake into the cookie and stay in place.
Hint: Before I place the tray in the oven, I tilt the tray into the sink slightly, so any sprinkles left on the tray slide off.
These taste every bit as good as homemade. This actually got me a bit excited about doing more baking after my daughter gets out of school for the holiday break.
Don't think that you have to stop at just baking a plain peanut butter cookie!
Get creative! You can add additional ingredients to the dough. The next batch I plan to add milk chocolate chips to the dough!
There goes my waistline. I have a major weakness for the peanut butter and chocolate combination. YUMMY!
With the second cookie, we decided to experiment a bit. That's what makes the Betty Crocker® cookie mixes so easy! All that was required for this Sugar Cookie mix was a stick of butter and 1 egg. I know…simple!
I had chopped walnuts and cranberries on hand so decided to add those to make a more adult cookie. The cranberries would look festive.
I added a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 1/2 a cup of dried cranberries, chopped to the batter.
Baking cookies with my daughter with Christmas music in the background is so special.
Treating ourselves to a plate with a glass of milk was such fun.
Both cookies are so moist. I wouldn't hesitate to bake batches and package for neighbor gifts. They look and taste homemade!
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I'd love to hear about any other ingredients that you'd suggest adding to these Betty Crocker® Cookie pouches to make a special treat.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker. The opinions and text are all mine.