Favorite Holiday Baking Traditions #GetYourBettyOn {Giveaway}

Monday, December 22, 2014
One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking cookies. As a child, I remember helping my mom bake dozens upon dozens of cookies. She would fill our kitchen counter with row after row of our favorite Christmas cookies.

Today, I share that same tradition with my daughters. Although I have to admit one loves to help bake the cookies and the other loves to eat the cookies. For us it's an entire process from deciding on the types of cookies we'll bake to shopping for all the ingredients to baking them to enjoying the fruits of our labor.

This year, we downsized our baking in light of Harper's diabetes, but we certainly weren't going to let this holiday tradition pass us by no matter what! One of my favorite cookies to make is sugar cookie cutouts. I love rolling the dough, choosing the cookie cutters, and of course, decorating them.

Yesterday, Harper and I whipped up a batch of these family favorites. When baking with children, you need to give up the notion of perfection. They tend to do everything overzealously, from stirring the dough to decorating the cookies.

We spent most of the morning and early afternoon shopping. So by the time we were ready to start baking, we needed a little help from Betty Crocker. Rather than making the dough from scratch, I started with Betty Crocker's Sugar Cookie mix in a pouch. Just be sure if you are using the cookie mix that you follow the directions for cutout cookies rather than the normal sugar cookies.

Here's a plate of a few of our finished products (like I said, kids can be ambitious cookie decorators!) It's fairly obvious who decorated which cookies!

Betty Crocker shares more ideas for sugar cookie recipes.

This holiday season and beyond, you can #GetYourBettyOn by baking up some delicious goodies for yourself or for guests with baking products from Betty Crocker.


Betty Crocker has created a basket filled with baking goodies for one lucky Pieces of a Mom reader. The basket (image attached) includes:

  • Kitchen tablet stand
  • Betty Crocker™ Mixing Spoon
  • Betty Crocker™ Oven Mitt
  • “Get Your Betty On” Apron
  • Gingerbread Cookie Cutter
  • Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix
  • Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Betty Crocker™ Whipped Vanilla Frosting
  • Betty Crocker™ Holiday Recipe Booklet 2014 – feat. The Top 10 Cookie Decorating Ideas of 2014

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