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Give the Gift of Cookies with Betty Crocker

by Megan

I really love the whole Christmas season. Not just because I can use the threat of Santa not coming if my kids aren’t behaving, but because people are generally nicer to one another. Sometimes it’s something small, like saying Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, or something big, like donating gifts or money to people in need.

Give the Gift of Cookies and #SpreadCheer with Betty Crocker #ad

One of the other things I love about Christmas is sharing goodies with friends. I love when you come home and find a tray of goodies on your doorstep. It’s not about getting the goodies (although I am a sucker for anything with sugar), but just knowing someone was thinking about us makes me smile. But as we all know it’s better to give than to receive,  so what better way to get into the giving mood than giving a delicious treat to someone you care about.

I can’t think of a better treat to share than cookies! Making cookies at my house needs to be cheap and easy. I don’t have the time to make crazy recipes, and with 6 kids, I don’t have the funds for fancy ingredients. With Betty Crocker cookie mixes I can make yummy cookies in about 20 minutes. With flavors like sugar, chocolate chip and peanut butter, you can make anyone’s favorite! Betty Crocker wants to be part of your holiday celebrations, and part of the sharing, so they created the #SpreadCheer campaign. Isn’t that the cutest hashtag? I just love it!

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

My kiddos love chocolate chip cookies (it’s even the kind they choose to leave out for Santa every year), so we picked up some Betty Crocker mixes to use as we #spreadcheer. I got enough so we could sample our creations!

Betty Crocker cookie mixes are ridiculously easy to make. I’m not kidding, you only need to have butter in your fridge to make these cookies!

don't forget the butter
Mmmmm butter

Add the butter, water and mix, stir it up and pop it on your cookie sheets.

mix it up
making cookies for the neighbors
betty crocker cookies are so good

10 minutes later, you can snack on gooey chocolate chip cookies. This is good news, because you will definitely need to make more if you plan on giving them to friends! Who can resist a warm cookie? #notme #myhipsdontlie

taste test

Now that we had our treats we needed to decide who we were going to surprise!  We decided on our good friends the Haroldsens. We used the downloadable coloring sheets and gift tags to include with our goodies. After finishing them up (and restarting any that were covered in chocolate fingerprints!), we packaged them up for delivery!

putting the cookies in a pretty basket

We decided to ring the doorbell and run!  I kept the getaway car running as the girls rang the bell and left the cookies and ran giggling to the car.

our spreadcheer dropoff
drop them and run
You can tell this is Arizona…one of my children has no shoes on.

They decided that we need to #SpreadCheer every year, so we are adding this to our holiday traditions!

You can pick up Betty Crocker mixes at a grocery store near you, but first visit their site for a coupon to save $0.50 (top right)! Have fun and #SpreadCheer!

Giveaway Time!

Did you and your family #SpreadCheer? We want to see it! Post a photo of your basket to social media (include the hashtag #SpreadCheer), then comment here with a link to your social post and tell us who you surprised! One winner will receive $20! You have until Christmas Day. Have fun and #SpreadCheer!

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D Schmidt December 2, 2015 - 2:23pm

I am spreading cheer to my Husband, he has been having a rough few health months and needs some joy. This is the post https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/671357054515339264
I would love to try the recipe for Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies. I would #SpreadCheer by making homemade treats for my family and friends.

Christine December 4, 2015 - 11:24am

We gotta take care of our guys, especially when they aren’t feeling well! Nice job!

Megan January 4, 2016 - 10:59am

You won the giveaway! I’ll be contacting you right away, congrats!

shelly peterson December 3, 2015 - 7:03pm Reply
Christine December 4, 2015 - 11:25am

Awesome job Shelly! These look great! Isn’t it fun to surprise your friends?

shelly peterson December 4, 2015 - 11:50am

Thank you! We had a fun time doing this! :)

Leigh Anne Miller Borders December 5, 2015 - 7:02pm

https://www.instagram.com/p/-rdnKbAJrm/ We #spreadcheer by tkaing some chocolate chip cookies on a platter to the local nursing home.