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Tuesday 27 September 2016
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Host the Perfect Holiday Playdate and Make the Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Growing up, my mom worked full time, just like I do today. She didn’t have a ton of extra time, but there were always packages of Betty Crocker® Sugar and Peanut Butter cookies in the cabinet ready to make at a moments notice. It brings back such fun memories of baking with my mom every time I open my own pantry and see the packages of cookie mix with the iconic Betty Crocker® branding. A few Sundays ago, my girlfriend and her son were coming over to finally see the new house, and I thought it would be awesome to host the perfect holiday playdate and Make the Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever! The kids would love decorating some cookies, and thanks to the genius of Betty Crocker® Sugar and Peanut Butter Cookie mix, I wouldn’t have to feel overwhelmed getting everything together.

Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP | Family Fun Ideas

Decorating the tree over after Thanksgiving definitely has put me in the holiday spirit. On my weekly shopping trips to Walmart, I find myself automatically drawn the baking aisle. I love seeing all the festive cookie decorating options. It also doesn’t hurt that my local Walmart Super Center has an entire middle aisle display of pretty sparkly sugars, icings and festive sprinkles all available for adorning our soon to be baked classic sugar cookie cutouts. Betty Crocker® offers simple baking solutions and convenient products to meet every shopper’s budget.

Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP | Family Fun Ideas

My husband has yet to question the amount of Betty Crocker® baking mixes that come into the house for the holiday season. Especially since he’s my best taste tester, and I’m saving money using these coupons to save $.50 on the purchase of Betty Crocker® cookie mixes for a limited time only. Baking cookies on a whim is so easy with Betty Crocker® Sugar and Peanut Butter Cookie mix.

Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP | Family Fun Ideas

Sharing a batch of cookies with neighbors or your coworkers is a great way to Spread Cheer with Simple Surprises This Holiday Season! Homemade cookies put a smile on everyone’s face. Taking time to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year lets you reconnect as a family, and maybe even enjoy some cookies and a cup of coffee with a friend you’ve known since eighth grade.

Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP | Family Fun Ideas

Decorating classic sugar cookie cutouts brings out the inner artist (and kid) in everyone.

Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP | Family Fun Ideas

I swear I didn’t even try and help my son with his cookies, or try and clean up the spilled sprinkles and sugar before they were done. That alone took strength for me. Instead, my girlfriend and I grabbed a few cookies and joined the decorating fun too.

Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP | Family Fun Ideas

There is nothing more precious to me than the gift of time spent with my children. Enjoying some deliciously decorated cookies in the process is just an amazing bonus.

Easiest Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP | Family Fun Ideas

 

What’s your favorite activity for unplugging and reconnecting with your family over the holidays?

 

 

Christmas Sugar Cookie Cutouts
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 3 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white or Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • Betty Crocker™ decorating icing (assorted colors), if desired
  • Betty Crocker™ decorating sprinkles and sugars (assorted colors), if desired
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, melted butter and egg until soft dough forms.
  2. On floured surface, roll dough to about ¼-inch thickness. Cut with about 2½- to 3-inch cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. Spread frosting on cooled cookies. Decorate as desired with icing, sprinkles and sugars.
  5. Store cookies in tightly covered container.

 
 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker. The opinions and text are all mine.