We sure do like those Christmas cookies

December 2, 2015

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It's barely December and we can already check "bake Christmas cookies" off our advent count-down list! Hudson is the perfect age to enjoy decorating cookies and I honestly couldn't wait to get started. I've been looking forward to this all year. 

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To say that Hudson loved it would be an understatement. He thought it was basically the best Christmas activity ever! And I have to agree...it was the perfect way to kick off the holidays.

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I found what worked best was to frost the cookies on my own and then let him have at it with the sprinkles. I tried letting him frost some cookies and all the frosting ended up either on his face, his shirt, or in his mouth. Basically everywhere BUT the cookie. 

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They turned out surprisingly cute. My boy sure knows his way around a sugar cookie. 

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He gets it from his mama. Baking cookies was the perfect activity for the two of us to enjoy together. 

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Of course we still managed to make a big mess.

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But it was totally worth it. I mean, look at that face!

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After we made our cookies we packed them up so that we could spread a little Christmas cheer to some of our neighbors. We just moved so we don't really know anyone yet! We are totally setting a trend in the neighborhood! I'm trying to teach Hudson that Christmas isn't just one day....it's a season of joy and giving. And what better way to spread cheer than with cookies!

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I mean, who wouldn't love a package of these cookies waiting for them at their front door?

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You can find the super cute #SpreadCheer printable tags I used here. They have several and they are all perfect for gift giving! It's such a fun way to spread holiday cheer

Want to know my secret recipe for making perfect Christmas sugar cookies?

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Yep! I used this sugar cookie mix from Betty Crocker and it really can't be beat! My husband didn't believe me when I told him they weren't from scratch. They are that good. And so easy to make. We will for sure be making them again. And again. For the frosting I used Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting...because it is hands down my favorite. And after cleaning a million sprinkles off of my floor I was happy to not have to clean up even more dirty dishes. Win-win.

I want to encourage you to spread a little Christmas cheer to your friends and neighbors this season! Be sure to visit the Betty Crocker website to download a coupon and some #SpreadCheer tags.

And I'm going to help you spread some cheer by giving you a $20 Paypal gift card to get you started! Enter below.

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38 Responses to “We sure do like those Christmas cookies”

  1. I've got my eye on that Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles recipe, though, classic sugar cookies with Kenley is a must at some point this season! :)

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  2. We love decorating sugar cookies too, but oh man cleaning up sprinkles is a pain! Love your packaging and adding the cookie cutter is a cute addition!

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  3. I do this everyyear for sugar cookies, easy peasy and less clean up. The fun part is the decorating anyway.

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  4. So fun! We haven't baked or decorated cookies yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so very soon! Those holiday blossoms are fun, and you can't be the combination of a cookie AND a Hersey kiss. :)

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  5. I want to try the Christmas tree cookie pops. What a great idea! I will share them with my cousins and their kids when they come visit.m

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  6. I would make those easy Christmas snickerdoodles and give them to the staff at my school.

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  7. I sure would like one of those boxes sent my way ;)!

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  8. I'd like to spread the cheer to my sister!

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  9. I'd love to try the salted toffee bars!

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  10. I love making holiday blossom cookies! Or let's be honest any cookies! I love the holidays and love to spread cheer to all of those who need it!

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  11. That face!!! What a fun activity! he looks so happy!

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  12. That sugar cookie peppermint bark is calling my name! Holiday baking is on our list too, one of my favorite activities by far! We spread cheer by sharing with friends and family.

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  13. So much fun, and the cutest gift x

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  14. Chocolate chip reindeer cookies!

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  15. I want to #SpreadCheer to my neighbors.

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  16. I want to try Buckeye Delights Recipe

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  17. I want to make the Chocolate Chip Reindeer Cookies

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  18. I want to spread cheer to my friends.

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  19. I need to try that cookie mix. We tried the roll kind yesterday. I was thinking those would definitely be set up for cookie cutters, but they were a mess. They didn't come up after you cut them and it was a huge mess. Going to try Betty next time!

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  20. Anything Peanut Butter has my belly wanting MORE!!! I want to spread cheer to my neighbors :)

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  21. Oh, this is so cute! I love baking with the kiddos! What a fun Christmas gift to give to friends and neighbors, too! Love love love!!

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  22. the salted toffee bars look delish! i know our neighbors would love to come home from work and see a box on their front step :)

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  23. Hudson looks SO happy with those cookies! Looks like you guys need to do more baking :)

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  25. I would love to try the snowflake mittens cookies !
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  26. I can't wait to make sand tarts with my kids. But going to also try the sugar cookies

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  27. I will be spreading cheer to seveear angel tree recipients this year.

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  28. https://www.instagram.com/p/-rdnKbAJrm/ We love to #spreadcheer to the local nursing homes each holiday season. They always enjoy it. We also like to take platters of cookies to the local police and fire stations.

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  29. https://www.instagram.com/p/-rdnKbAJrm/ We love to #spreadcheer to the local nursing homes each holiday season. They always enjoy it. We also like to take platters of cookies to the local police and fire stations.

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  30. We have those same jammies!!!! And now I'm hungry for cookies! We just bought a special Santa plate for Santa's cookies and a mason jar for his milk for Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays, Julie!

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  32. So glad you just referenced these again, I was just searching for recipes but this sounds so easy and yummy!

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  33. I would love to spread cheer to my neighbors.

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  34. I really want to try the Candy-Kissed Snowman Cookies!

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  35. I want to spread cheer to a few of my neighbors.

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  36. I want to try the Holiday Blossom Cookies
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  37. I surprised 3 of my neighbors with holiday cookies
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