Spreading Cheer with Cookies


We are now well into December and the holiday season and Elin and I have already been thinking about baking and making cookies. She has really been talking about it a lot and so I finally thought it was time to make good old sugar cookies–frosted, of course!

Those have always been my favorite kinds of cookies at Christmas and Elin loves getting to cut the shapes out of the dough and putting the frosting on.

I wanted to be fast and efficient this year since we have so much going on that I just picked up Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie mix and their vanilla frosting. As well as some their decorating icings.

Here is a coupon code if you would like to get some this holiday season.


Elin was so good at putting in the ingredients.

As we were making the cookies, we discussed who she would like to give them to as a surprise and to spread cheer and she picked her Nanny and Papa. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the fact that she realized if she picked them as recipients she knew she spends time at their house and might get to eat some of the cookies with them.

No, I’m sure that never crossed her mind.


I got brave and let her stir. Thankfully she kept it all contained and in the bowl.


Here are a couple of our creations. I must say they turned out so delicious!!!



Here they are all packaged up and left on Nanny and Papa’s porch for a sweet treat.


We have enjoyed giving Betty Crocker cookie mixes a try and we hope you enjoy this coupon.

Also, Betty Crocker would like to give one reader a $20 gift card for the holiday season. Rules:
• Create a #SpreadCheer basket and post an original photo of it on your social channels with the hashtag #SpreadCheer (and also nominate your friends by tagging).
• Confirm your entry by commenting on your blog discussing who you chose to #SpreadCheer to AND a link back to your social post.

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  1. Elin looks like she LOVED making cookies this year 🙂 I still have to make cookies with Odette and I can’t wait!

  2. haha you’d think stirring would be easy enough but more often that not Aria gets it all over. I have squash down my hate mess making mind set and just let her do it. Such cute cookies. I’m all for some help in the sugar cookie department, mind always end up terrible =( Great giveaway.

  3. Aw, so sweet that Elin chose her Nanny and Papa to deliver the cookies to!

  4. So fun! I love that photo of Elin! I can’t believe how grown up she looks! We love giving cookies to our neighbors! We have such a fun street and our neighbors are the best!

  5. Elin looks like she had a blast and was a huge helper! I love baking with my son! I have to get over my OCD while baking with him though. Ha ha! We are baking some sugar cookies tomorrow.

  6. The cookies turned out so cute!! Elin looks like she had so much fun. Glad to hear the taste good too. I might be using these this season too.

  7. She dd a great job stiring and decorating! We love to bake so I can’t wait to put our goodies together for our neighbors!!! Betty Crocker has the best stuff.. they are my go to brand for sure 🙂

  8. Those cookies are too cute to eat! Great job, girls!

  9. Elin looks like she knew just what to do! What a sweet little helper.

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  11. Letting them stir is always the scary part! I dread the day Ez asks to crack the eggs. But I guess messes and memory making tend to go hand in hand. Elin looks like she’s having fun and the cookies turned out super cute! Sugar cookies + frosting are definitely my favorite Christmas treat as well.

  12. Leigh Anne Miller Borders says:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/-rdnKbAJrm/?taken-by=laborders2000 We like to #spreadcheer each year to the local nursing homes and police and fire stations.

  13. shelly peterson says:

    We #SpeadCheer to friends and neighbors. https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/675617425056894977