Start a new family tradition and make holiday cookies with your family!
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For the last four years we have made Christmas cookies as a family. OK so my son (who is now 4.5 yrs) didn’t help too much at the start but he loves helping now! My mom is usually staying with us and my husband (who usually lets me handle all the cooking) joins in with the decorating too. I love our tradition!!
We usually use a sugar cookie dough but as soon as I saw the Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Cake Mix in Walmart recently, and saw that you can also use it for cookies – I knew it was time for a change. The idea formed and I also picked up some Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting which comes with pretty sprinkles! To decorate the cookies I chose some M&M’s® White Peppermint (in candy cane colours!) and M&M’s® Holiday Milk Chocolate (in fun red and green!).
My son loves helping me in the kitchen, so we mixed up the cookie dough together.
We made the cookie dough into balls then flattened them with the back of the mixing spoon. The box suggested it would make three dozen cookies but we only managed to make two dozen – I guess we made them quite large!!
Once the cookies had baked, I transferred them to a cooling rack. Then it was time to use the Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting! My son and I worked on this together, creating lots of lovely family memories as we worked!
I started adding the decorations – the M&M’s® White Peppermint gave the cookies a wonderful classic candy cane taste and look, and the M&M’s® Holiday Milk Chocolate gave a great pop of colour! And of course we had the sprinkles from the frosting, too!
My husband needed no persuading to come out from behind the camera and we finished decorating the first dozen cookies. When the second batch were cool enough we got started on those, too!
Here are some of our favourite holiday cookies (the plate is also from Walmart!). They’re not professional or trendy, but they are perfect to us.