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Cute Holiday Gift Basket - Betty Crocker

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Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

If you’ve never made a personalized gift basket for someone this holiday season is a great time to start.   It is a something that people always remember, in-fact I can recall gift baskets I received about fifteen years ago.  The way the basket looked, the contents and of course the person who gave it to me are all fresh in my mind. Being on the flip side of it is even better in that you get to pick out each little thing and have a blast making it more personal it with your own touches.  This year I’m going to give a basket to some teachers, an aunt and one of my friends who has been absolutely clutch in lending a hand with the kids.  When making baskets I like to add something homemade, like a small piece of art or something crafty like an ornament.  This year my homemade items are seasonal cookies.  They taste great and they really are from our whole family as my kids were very involved in making them.  Included in the gift basket are some other cute items, including a couple of things to get each person started on making their own cookie batch.

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

Baking is a great way to spend time with the kids and get them involved in a productive activity.  They get to use different motor skills like stirring and kneading dough, and the rolling pin duties which also helps build strength.  My son loved that part best but was also pooped after just a few minutes.  It was nice to have extra help on all the aforementioned activities, my hands enjoyed a little break.  Another thing I like to bring the kids in on is measuring out all of the ingredients.  Anything that involves math is a plus in my book.  The kids had the most fun with the last steps of putting on the frosting and sprinkles.  The anticipation had built up a little bit with each step of the process, and afterwards they were absolutely ready to wolf down the whole lot of them, so self-control was the final lesson of the day.  I took some pics of their whole baking process and may toss a few in with the gift basket’s card.

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker


Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker


Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker


Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker


I have gone with Betty Crocker cookies for years.  I personally like them crispy as I feel that’s what a traditional holiday cookie is all about.  My husband likes them the slightest bit softer and asks that I alter the baking time slightly for him (such high maintenance, that guy).  We tried the frosting from Betty Crocker this time and the tube was perfectly manageable for my little ones.  The frosting tastes great too, very satisfied customers here.


Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker


Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker
Sugar Cookies - Betty Crocker

#SpreadCheer this holiday season with a personalized gift basket.  Add in some items that people can spoil themselves with (I went with some nice soap sets), something from the heart like a craft item or baked goods, and most importantly a big dose of love. You can purchase Betty Crocker at local Walmart Stores or online.

Cutout Sugar Cookies Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 30
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoon All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Butter Margarine or Spread, melted
  • Candy Sprinkles
  • 1 Package Betty Crocker Decorating Cookie Icing
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 ºF and lightly grease a cookie sheet
  2. Stir flour into dry cookie mix in a medium bowl
  3. Add melted butter and egg, stir until soft dough forms
  4. Divide the dough in half and Roll each half with a rolling pin for about 1/8 inch thick
  5. Using cookie cutters, cut your dough into desired shapes
  6. Place the cookies into a cookie sheet
  7. Bake for about 5 - 7 minutes or until brown
  8. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes
  9. Scoop a tablespoon of frosting into the center of the cookie using a small spatula or use Betty Crocker Decorating Cookie Icing
  10. Sprinkle each with candy bits

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  • Reply
    Christina Gonzalez
    Nov 30, 2015 at 1:17 am

    I love the present cookies.

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    Harmony b
    Nov 30, 2015 at 1:26 am

    The reindeer cookies

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    Valerie kuehn
    Nov 30, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Snowflake Mittens

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    Dawn Schmidt
    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

    My favorite is the Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

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    Jodi Hoppe Wresh
    Nov 30, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Reindeer cookies

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    Jodi Hoppe Wresh
    Nov 30, 2015 at 11:29 am

    My fav is the Reindeer cookies, they are so cute!

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 11:47 am

    My kids would love the reindeer cookies

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Nov 30, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Those sound perfect for my cookie exchange! I need to pick some of these up!

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    soha molina
    Nov 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I like the Snickerdoodles.

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    They are so precious, and they look like they had so much fun making these cookies! Great photos and great memories!

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    Thomas Murphy
    Nov 30, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I like the reindeer cookies

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I like the present’s cookies,,,,

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    Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    Nov 30, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Love the idea of a frosting “tube” so much easier for the kids!

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    Liz Mays
    Nov 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Aww, what a fun time with the kids. I loved making cookies with my children. Those Betty Crocker ones are delish!

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    Elizabeth O.
    Nov 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Baking is always awesome when you have kids around. They really love helping out! Those sugar cookies look so good!

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    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    My two kids was love cookies and i think they will be enjoying to make cookies. This is a fun bonding

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    Clo Nevaeh
    Nov 30, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    How cute! They looked like they were having bunches of fun! We love making sugar cookies!

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    Gina M (Wild Orchid)
    Dec 1, 2015 at 2:45 am

    I love the snowflake mitten cookies!

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    amanda sakovitz
    Dec 1, 2015 at 3:01 am

    the reindeer cookie

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 4:23 am

    The peppermint sugar cookie bars would be my favorite.

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    Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey
    Dec 1, 2015 at 7:07 am

    I would love to try these sugar cookies. Baking them would be a fun bonding with the kids!

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    Kelly D
    Dec 1, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I like the Holiday Blossom Cookies.

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    Karen Glatt
    Dec 1, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I like the Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark, and want to make it for the Holidays!

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    These cookies look SOOOOOOOO good!!!! It’s getting pretty cold here. I might need to break out the baking supplies!!!

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    Nicole Herose Cochingco Escat
    Dec 1, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Oh my goodness! I’m sure my nieces and nephews would love it.

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    Mary Fagans
    Dec 1, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I would love the sugar cookies!!!!

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    Jonathan Seow
    Dec 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Oooo… the reindeer cookies look delicious!

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    April G
    Dec 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    When I see this, I think of the meme “I never thought I had OCD until I had kids.” I know that they would have so much fun in the kitchen and I can’t help but think that everything will be a mess afterwards.

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    Karen Jaras
    Dec 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I love the reindeer cookies.

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    Kayla Starrett
    Dec 1, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I like the snowflake mittens cookies!

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I love making cut out sugar cookies with the kids at Christmas! These look cute – love the snowflakes.

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    Dec 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I like present cookies.

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    Dec 2, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I didn’t realize that Betty Crocker had a sugar cookie mix, efect for the holidays!

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    Dec 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I love these Betty Crocker mixes, they’re super easy to make especially for kids! Such an awesome giveaway too! I entered!

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    Dec 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    you’ve got some cute pastry chefs right there. My daughter and I enjoy making cookies for Christmas and we use BC mixes as well.

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    Dec 2, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    The Reindeer Cookies look awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Nupur G (@Mom2MyPrincess)
    Dec 3, 2015 at 5:03 am

    I love chocolate chip and mint cookies

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    Dec 3, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    The mittens are too cute!

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    Heather scherer
    Dec 3, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I love the snowflakes, I love cookies my kids go crazy for them

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    Michelle Gray
    Dec 4, 2015 at 6:24 am

    The reindeer cookies are so cute!

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    Dec 4, 2015 at 8:08 am

    I love the present cookies.

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    Dec 4, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    We love to make, decorate, and eat the cutout sugar cookies! The snowflakes and the reindeer!

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    Randy Fulgham
    Dec 4, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    i like the reindeer cookies muself

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    Dec 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I like the holiday blossom cookies

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    Krista M.
    Dec 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    snowflake mittensare my favorite

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    judy sizemore
    Dec 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    reindeer cookies

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    shelly peterson
    Dec 6, 2015 at 3:46 am

    like the Chocolate Chip Reindeer cookies.

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    Kathryn K.
    Dec 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I like the christmas tree cookies.

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    Tiffany Dover
    Dec 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I LOVE the reindeer cookies!

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    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Sugar cookies

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    Mary @leyn16
    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:56 am

    The snowflake mittens cookies!

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    Michelle hinman
    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Holiday Blossom Cookies

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    Dec 9, 2015 at 4:53 am

    snowflake mittens

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    Eva Biggs
    Dec 9, 2015 at 5:21 am

    The reindeer cookies are cute!

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    Jessica To
    Dec 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I like the snowflake mitten cookies.

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    LaTanya (@sweetums82)
    Dec 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    present cookies

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    Leigh Anne
    Dec 9, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I like the holiday blossom cookies. I think they are really cute and I know they would taste great!

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