We’re in the midst of the Christmas season, and I’ve been trying to brainstorm about what to do for our neighbors. They’re great – always happy to keep an eye on our house when we go out of town, and just all-around good people.
We decided it’d be fun to spread a little holiday cheer to them by making some cookies to surprise them with. Betty Crocker inspired the idea with their free gift tags and info sheets about how to participate in continuing on with spreading the fun to others.
It’s a busy time of year, though, and we knew there’d never be a perfect time to work on cookies. Then I remembered how quick & convenient the Betty Crocker cookie mixes are, so we knew we could make some great cookies even on a busy weeknight. We ran over to H-E-B to pick up the mixes and the few other things we’d need.
We decided to make sugar cookies, and besides the mix we only needed two other ingredients – a stick of butter (melted) and one egg. SO easy, and stuff we already had on hand in the fridge.
We scooped out the cookies & ended up with 36. That’s a lot of cookies, perfect for multiple gifts! Then the kids took turns rolling the scoops into balls and then rolling those in red, white, and green sprinkles.
I’ll admit, I had to let go of my perfectionist tendencies when we were working on the cookies. When you’re baking with kids, it’s never going to be a neat process, but the mess is part of the fun – so just enjoy the process!
They turned out SO great – colorful and oh-so-Christmassy… and delicious, too (J admitted to me that he ate three this morning when he woke up, because he just couldn’t resist).
Once the cookies cooled, I put them in a little box, tied it up with red & white twine, and then added one of the free Betty Crocker #SpreadCheer tags. Again – so easy, and so cute!
I love all the tags they have available in their free printable – aren’t they great?
C drew a picture to go along with the cookies:
And then this morning before school we ran over to leave them on our neighbors’ porch for a fun surprise!
I hope you’ll get in on the fun too! Make the world a better place this Christmas when you spread cheer with the gift of cookies! When you surprise your favorite people with fresh-baked goodness made straight from the heart, you’re letting them know that their good deeds don’t go unnoticed. Celebrate the season by spreading cheer with cookies, and help get the word out to inspire others to keep the celebration going. This Christmas, giving back is easier than ever with simple cookie recipes from Betty Crocker.
And guess what? I’m hosting a giveaway for a $20 Target Gift Card so you can buy everything you need to spread cheer with your family!