Two of my favorite things about the holiday season are extra family time and baking with my girls. I love to bake! I spend hours in my kitchen every single week preparing meals for my family, but baking with my girls has to be a favorite of mine. I love the giggles, the eagerness to help, and the tradition.
Today I want to share a favorite new cookie recipe of ours and tell how baking with my girls has become a little bit easier lately.
Baking cookies doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t have to worry about measurements, tons of ingredients and hours spent in the kitchen. Baking cookies doesn’t have to be something that you plan out way in advance. And baking cookies is never something you have to do alone. All hands on deck is what I say! Even the youngest of bakers can get involved.Sharing my #holiday #baking secrets. https://ooh.li/7885c92 #ad #HolidaysWithBetty #BakeWithBetty Click To Tweet
Today I want to let you in on one of my little secrets, Betty Crocker cookie mixes. These mixes are easy, affordable, convenient AND delicious. They are a must have item to keep on hand, especially during the holidays. My local Walmart keeps a HUGE variety of Betty Crocker mixes on hand from classics like sugar cookies and oatmeal to seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice and gingerbread.
Recently I took the classic oatmeal cookie mix and added a few ingredients to it to transform it into something new. Betty Crocker mixes are SO versatile you can add ingredients like chips and nuts to them or bake them in different ways like cookie cups and bars.
- 1 Package Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter *Melted
- 1 Egg
- 1 T Water
- 1/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 Cup Baking Toffee Bits
- 1/4 Cup Chopped pecans (optional)
- 1) Stir the cookie mix, melted butter, egg, and water together until well combined.
- 2) Stir in the chips, bits, and nuts until combined
- 3) Scoop the cookies out by the tablespoon. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes until the bottoms are lightly brown.
A fun twist on a classic oatmeal cookie. I love the hints of chocolate from the mini chips and the salty chewiness the toffee gives them. These cookies were an instant hit with the whole family. I have no doubts we will be making more of them soon!
So as you prepare to do you holiday baking this year remember Betty Crocker mixes and how easy it is to mix up some cookies, and memories, in the kitchen.
What is your favorite flavor Betty has to offer?
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