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spread cheer this holiday season {+ giveaway}

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that my little elf Eleanor and I had a holiday surprise up our sleeves! We decided to spread some Christmas cheer to our loved ones the best way we knew how – sweet treats! 

spread cheer with betty crocker
With  some help from Betty Crocker, Eleanor and I set to work making our very first batch of cutout sugar cookies together! The mix kickstarted the whole process, which was good with a two year old’s attention span… and my patience level ;)

spread cheer with betty crocker
She was SO proud to do the mixing all by herself!

spread cheer with betty crocker
Baby Evie even got in on the fun!

spread cheer with betty crocker
Eleanor chose our shapes – a Christmas tree and a holiday bell! (The latter because she thought I meant Belle from Beauty and the Beast #onetrackmind)

spread cheer with betty crocker
I think our first pan turned out pretty great – complete with some extra thumb prints courtesy of Eleanor!

spread cheer with betty crocker
While we waited for our cookies to bake and cool, I grabbed a fun coloring activity from the Betty Crocker website. Eleanor designed cookie mockups for some decorating inspiration. They were very elaborate ;)

spread cheer with betty crocker
Next up was decorating! Eleanor had one simple rule: You can NEVER have too much frosting or sprinkles! And I wholeheartedly agree!

spread cheer with betty crocker
Eleanor immediately gobbled up her cookie creations, so we packaged mine into boxes and tied them up with baker’s twine and adorable little tags!

spread cheer with betty crocker
Now it was time to spread the cheer! My little Christmas Elf delivered her goodies straight to her grandparents’ doorsteps!

spread cheer with betty crocker
It’s safe to say this won’t be the last time Eleanor and I tackle holiday baking together. I made some delicious sweet treats with an equally sweet little girl! We had such a fun time bonding in the kitchen, and she felt so great delivering her “tookies” to her grandmas!

How to Spread Cheer:

  1. Visit the Spread Cheer page and get your coupon to save $0.50 when you buy ONE (1) Betty Crocker™ Cookie Mix. Download the coupon here!
  2. Bake and decorate your cookies! Make sure you taste test ;)
  3. Package your cookies up – don’t forget the tags!
  4. Deliver them to your friends and family and encourage them to keep the momentum going and spread cheer themselves!

Use the hashtag #SpreadCheer on social media and tag your friends to nominate them! Let’s see how many people we can get to pay it forward with some sweet treats this holiday season!

Enter to Win!

Every holiday elf could use a little help this time of year. Enter to win $20 in Paypal to help make your holidays a little sweeter!

Giveaway Instructions:
To enter visit the Betty Crocker #SpreadCheer page and you must create a #SpreadCheer basket and post an original photo of it on your social channels with the hashtag #SpreadCheer (also nominate your friends by tagging).
Come back here to confirm your entry by commenting on this blog discussing who you chose to #SpreadCheer to AND then link back to your social post. Winner will be chosen 12/30/15!

{The winner of the original Target GC giveaway has been chosen and will be contacted via email}

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