Spread Cheer with Betty Crocker this Christmas! – Frugal Novice

Spread Cheer with Betty Crocker this Christmas!


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!

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  • HS December 3, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I love sugar cookies.

  • D Schmidt December 4, 2015 at 8:56 am

    We love sugar cookies the most.

  • Janet W. December 4, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I love to eat peanut butter cookies!

  • Elena December 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I like to make oatmeal cookies

  • Margaret Smith December 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite.

  • Holden Humphreys December 4, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Always loved making snickerdoodles.

  • shelly peterson December 4, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I like peanut butter chocolate chip

  • Ann Fantom December 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    My favorite cookie to eat is Macadamia nut white chocolate chip cookies

  • Candra Evans December 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    You can never go wrong with chocolate chip cookies!

  • Cynthia C December 5, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I like to eat pizzelles at holiday time.

  • Debbi Wellenstein December 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I switch off between peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies.

  • Barbara Montag December 5, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    My favorite is oatmeal raisin cookies.
    thank you

  • Leigh Anne Borders December 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Our favorite type of cookie to make is the sugar cookie.

  • Janice Cooper December 5, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    My favorite cookies to eat and make are chocolate chip. Nothing beats a warm chocolate chip cookie.

  • nickie December 5, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    I like to make oatmeal cookies

  • GussyKnotts December 6, 2015 at 1:43 am

    My favorite cookies are peanut butter cookies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jessica To December 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    My favorite cookie is a seven layer cookie.

  • Allison Swain December 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I love making oatmeal cookies.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lauren December 7, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I like molasses cookies.

  • Natalie December 8, 2015 at 6:35 am

    My favorite type of cookie to both make and eat is oatmeal butterscotch cookies!

  • Sarah L December 9, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I like peanut butter cookies best.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Amanda C December 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Such a cute idea! I love all the different designs! I’d probably go simple, I love a good sugar cookie! :)

  • natasha lamoreux December 10, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    My favorite cookie is the chocolate chip because you can make so many different varieties of them. I love adding different nuts and peanut butter.

  • Amy Orvin December 14, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I love making chocolate chip cookies and eating them all up!

  • Sarah Hayes December 17, 2015 at 12:08 am

    chocolate chip oatmeal is the best cookie on the planet

  • Laura J December 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Oh one of my favorites is the thumbprint cookies with a butter cream frosting in the middle!

  • Julie Lundstrom December 20, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I like Chocolate Chip cookies and Sugar Cookies. I also like peanut butter cookies.

  • kjasus December 20, 2015 at 7:07 am

    i love to make frosted sugar cookies this time of year

  • Rosie December 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    My favorite cookie to make and to eat are decorated sugar cookies!! I love collecting cookie cutters, too!

  • Cynthia R December 22, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    My favorite cookie to eat is oatmeal raisin. My favorite cookie to make is chocolate chip.

  • Allison Swain December 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I love chocolate chip cookies.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Yesenia Salgado December 25, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I love making chocolate chip cookies! But I always like to try something new with cookies recipes! & thanks to Pinterest, I always find such great cookie recipes. :)

  • Kristi C December 26, 2015 at 4:31 am

    My favorite cookies are snickerdoodles.

  • Birdiebee December 26, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    My favorite type of cookie to make and eat is a frosted shortbread cookie.

  • Gina M December 27, 2015 at 5:45 am

    I love a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  • Jennifer Marie December 27, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I love eating sugar cookies.

  • clynsg December 27, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite.

  • Tara December 27, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    We love to make chocolate chip cookies!

  • Don D December 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Lemon Cookies are my favorite to eat/make. Found a recipe that was delicious.

  • Breanne December 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I like no bake cookies.

  • Susan Smith December 27, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    My favorite cookies to eat and make are chocolate chip.

  • Stephanie Larison December 27, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I love the peanut butter cookies with the hersheys kiss in the middle.

  • Laurie Emerson December 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    My favorite cookie to make and eat is Oatmeal Raisin.

  • Thomas Murphy December 27, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I like sugar cookies.