Bake up something delicious in no time with some help from Betty Crocker! I love to surprise my friends with cookies to #SpreadCheer during the holiday season.
I love baking with Betty Crocker™ cookies mixes because they take the guesswork out of trying new cookie variations. It also cuts down on prep time so you’ve got cookies within 20 minutes from start to finish! There’s no reason in my kitchen to bake cookies from scratch when I’ve got the delicious and affordable alternative: Betty Crocker™ cookie mixes.
Another reason I love Betty Crocker™ cookie mixes is that it makes baking with my kids much easier! Instead of measuring out a long list of ingredients, we’re dumping a few ingredients in the bowl and laughing about the fun we’re going to have eating our cookies when they are done! And of course we clip the Box Top for Education on the package so our elementary school can buy new library books.
Now for my Poinsettia Cookies I wanted a brilliant red color and a fantastic flavor so I used raspberry gelatin as an addition to my Sugar Cookie mix.
My youngest son is 9 years old and he is a little baker! He loves to help me in the kitchen, especially when he gets to use kitchen tools like the electric mixer!
But the most exciting kitchen tool he got to use was the cookie press. Look at the expression on his face! He said the cookie press reminds him of some of his toys and he really got a kick out of filling it up with dough and then pressing the flower-shaped cookies onto the baking sheet.
I had confetti candy decor that was several different colors, so I picked out the yellow confetti to use as the center of my poinsettia flower. Feel free to substitute any candy decor that you have for the flower’s center.
Here’s the final Poinsettia Cookie after baking! Now it does spread out while baking, but I still think it looks like a poinsettia.
1 bag of Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix (17.5 oz)
1 stick of butter softened (1/2 cup)
1 package (about 4 oz) raspberry instant gelatin
1. Soften butter at room temperature about an hour before baking
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
3. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with an electric mixer
4. Spoon dough into a cookie press with a flower-shaped disc at the end
5. Press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet
6. Bake cookies for about 6 minutes or until edges start to brown
Now that your cookies are made, you’re ready to #SpreadCheer and surprise a friend or stranger with some homemade goodness.
We surprised our friends by driving to their house and delivering the Poinsettia Cookies. It’s so much fun to do impromptu visits to friends during the holiday season because you get to see how they decorated and chat about holiday plans. I hope you’ll print this Betty Crocker coupon to help you #SpreadCheer too!
Who will you #SpreadCheer to with homemade cookies? Leave a comment and tell me!
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Originally posted December 16, 2015.