The holidays are all about giving. Why not spread cheer! Hey all, we have been baking holiday cookies and recipes again. It’s a great way to surprise neighbors, friends, and family. We can’t tell you how much fun we’ve been having. Are you ready to #SpreadCheer and make somebody’s day?!
Grab this easy way to spread cheer, make holiday cookies and get your free printable Cookie Gift Tags to add to your containers. No need for it to be Christmas to do it either. Seriously, you only need about an hour for some of these easy cookie recipes. Got your cookies made? Scroll to the bottom and print your cookie gift tags. If you are looking for other printables for the holidays see all of our Christmas Printables.
What to bake when you are short on time?
What’s been really nice is we (Sammie and I) have been getting in quite a bit of family time with our baking projects. We’ve really enjoyed the quick and easy solution of using Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes when we don’t have the time to bake all day. Not only for gifts but, as rainy day activities or for gatherings.
We’ve been trying all kinds of the Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes. It’s really been a great way for Sammie to get involved with baking and saving me time. Since she’s a teen now she can really do this by herself but, we enjoy baking together. The cookies are just as good as starting from scratch! They taste 100% homemade. Just sayin’. But, you can find all our cookie recipes, including our favorite Santa Cookies!
Easy Holiday Cookies
Some of our favorites have been the Sugar Cookie, Snickerdoodle and Oatmeal Cookie Mixes. What’s yours? There are plenty to pick from, that’s for sure. Here’s how easy they are to make!
Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes
How to use, bake and package cookies to spread cheer!
Yes, it’s really this simple!
- Open package into a bowl
- Add butter, 1 egg ( and 1 tbsp. water if called for or flour adjustment, if called for)
- Scoop, drop onto the baking pan
- (optional) flour bottom of a cup and slightly flatten
- Bake until done when cookies are slightly brown on the bottom (10-12 min*see pkg.)
- Let cool
- You can have cookies in less than an hour!
How to decorate your cooled cookies?
- For decorating the Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookies we purchased Whipped Vanilla Frosting.
- When the cookies are cooled, spread the whipped frosting, and then add Christmas candy sprinkles to decorate them.
- We found mini-holiday treat/giving plates at our local store.
- We loaded them up with 3 or 4-holiday cookies that had been decorated and wrapped them to give friends and neighbors.
- I also purchased cookie tins at the craft store to put the cookies into for gifting and spreading holiday cheer.
Optionally you can add a bow and these free printable cookie gift tags!
Sammie is going to be delivering more cookies over the holiday break. This is a great idea for giving baked goods to families too. Who will you #SpreadCheer to?
- Cookie Recipes
- Christmas Printables
- Ideas from Betty Crocker that we loved is this idea, it’s one of my favorites! I think the grandkids will love the Iced Cookie Tree Pops
I’d love to make some for our forest themed baby shower this winter that we are throwing. But, you can make them for the holidays, even New Years too.
- Can’t wait to make easy cookie recipes? Snag a coupon to get baking! “A coupon will be available to print at home and redeem for the retailer of your choice.”
- “Coupon Offer: “Save $0.50 when you buy ONE (1) Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mix.
What kind of cookies do you enjoy baking for the holidays?