Thursday, November 26, 2015

Spread Cheer through Baking {Recipe & Giveaway!}




Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it's time for all things Christmas fun, holiday cheer and baking goodness. I'm so stinking excited... to decorate my home, deck out my tree, and bake yummy treats for my family and friends. Giving cookies has always been a family tradition and this year we are starting early. Spreading cheer through baking has never been easier with Betty Crocker cookie mixes.


The kids and I got busy in the kitchen this week. I headed to Walmart and bought the traditional sugar cookie mix and my personal favorite, peanut butter cookie mix. I'm usually pretty reluctant to let my kiddos bake with me {clean freak problems} but for spreading holiday cheer, I had to let them get in on the action. We made three types of cookies... Roll out Sugar Cookies, classic Peanut Butter Cookies, and Heidi's favorite, Coconut Snowball Cookies. 


Snowball Cookies are super easy to make thanks to Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix.

What you need:
  • 1 pack Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • Sprinkles for garnish {optional}
What you'll do
  • Stir together cookie mix, egg and butter
  • Roll dough into little 1 inch balls
  • Fill a small bag with coconut flakes and shake each ball in the coconut until the whole dough ball in covered
  • Bake at 375 for 8 minutes or until the coconut starts to turn lightly golden
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes
  • Enjoy! 



The kids also got messy decorating shaped sugar cookies and pressing peanut butter cookies. 

Once the cookies were done and we had eaten our lot, I got to the best part of the process... packing the cookies and creating little gifts to leave on our neighbor's door steps. Once again, Betty Crocker rocked it with these FREE printable Cookie Gift Tags! They are so cute {& free} it makes spreading cheer that much easier. There are also more printables, like holiday coloring pages for kids and recipes. 


Once we were all cleaned up and ready, Heidi was more than happy to deliver our cookies and #spreadcheer

Creating holiday traditions like this is one of the many reasons I love having children during the holidays. Watching them give back to those who have helped them over the year is a very special gift for me. And to show my gratitude to you and to spread a little more cheer, I'm giving away a $20 Amazon gift card {perfect for the New Year!} It's so easy to enter! Also, don't forget to print your coupon to save $0.50 on your own Betty Crocker Cookie Mix.



***Make sure to tag me in your post or link your #SpreadCheer post to a comment on my blog story so that I can choose a winner and give them their prize!***

Have a wonderful December, filled with lots of hugs, lots of giving, and lots of Cheer! 




30 comments:

  1. We do elving in our neighborhood where we anonymously leave a bag of small gifts on a neighbor's porch.

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  2. I like the gingerbread men and the trees.

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  3. I would spread cheer to my son's teachers.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  4. Very cute! Love the idea of spreading cheer through baking. Gifting doesn't have to be expensive. :D

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  5. Those coconut cookies look delicious! Baking with kids can be so much fun. =)

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  6. Last year my brother baked some amazing christmas tree cookies and they were so well received. This has reminded me of them and has also reminded me that gift giving doesn't have to be expensive as long as it comes from the heart.

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  7. The cookies look so cute! The kids will surely love baking especially if it's Christmas.

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  8. I would spread cherr to my neighbors living right around me.

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  9. The cookie coloring pages are cute with the trees and gingerbread men.

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  10. I'd #SpreadCheer to the lady next door. She is a bit older and never gets company,
    Jennifer Rote

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  11. I like the cookie coloring page gingerbread men.
    Jennifer Rote

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  12. I like Cookie Coloring Page

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  13. I choose to #SpreadCheer to my neighbors.

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  14. I would love to try the recipe for Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies. I would share joy by making homemade treats for my family and friends.

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  15. Ashleigh these look wonderful, the kids looked like they were really having fun!!
    Happy Holidays!!

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  16. That is so nice, a wonderful thing to do with the kiddos.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  17. They look so tasty. Spread the cheer with the Snowball Cookies and my favorite coloring page is the Star.
    Happy Holidays!!!

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  18. super cute and super yuuum, Ashleigh..I guess I can do that together with my kids as well :)

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  19. I would have to say that it was a neighbor - shaunie

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  20. I'd have to say the cookie coloring pages - tree - shaunie

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  21. I would spread cheer to my mom

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  22. I love the gingerbread men coloring. I would spread cheer to my neighbors!

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  23. These are come precious cookies! Love the softness of them. https://www.instagram.com/p/-rdnKbAJrm/

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  24. RAFFLECOPTER: JENNIFERANNE
    Do you mean from the website? It would be #SpreadCheer Plaid Presents
    Otherwise, I would spread cheer to some ladies in a nursing home

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  25. Here is the link to my share: https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/673798397510332416

    I spread cheer to my friends and neighbors.

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  26. I nominated friends and family to #SpreadCheer

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  27. I nominate my honey to #SpreadCheer

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  28. This is a great lesson for kids, baking and then giving

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  29. I love baking cookies with my kiddo, and these turned out so cute! We'll have to give this recipe a try!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

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