Have you heard about Betty Crocker’s #SpreadCheer campaign? It’s all about making the world a better place during the holiday season by spreading cheer with the gift of cookies! It’s a simple way to surprise the people you care about and let them know how much you appreciate all that they do.

Spread Cheer - Holiday Cookie Gift Baskets

For me, it’s easy to come up with people that deserve cookie baskets. There is the postman, who constantly brings all of my boxes to my front door. Then, there is my neighbor Mr. M, the electrician, who never charges us for fixing our electrical problems. Oh, and I can’t forget all of the kids’ coaches who give freely of their spare time. There are a number of other people that touch our lives each day, but I decided to make my first few Spread Cheer – Holiday Cookie Gift Baskets for my husband and his co-workers.

Spread Cheer Holiday Cookie Gift Basket Recipient

You see, my husband and a few of his buddies will be working a 12-hour security shift on Thanksgiving and into Black Friday morning to help keep the holiday shopping madness in check. If you’ve taken part in the Black Friday craziness, you know how insane people can get. Fights break out, tempers flare, people get trampled, and so much more – it’s just a stressful time to be working security. And since my husband and his co-workers are sacrificing time with family to ensure the safety of Black Friday shoppers, I thought it was only fitting to send a #SpreadCheer cookie basket to work with him.

Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes

Since I didn’t want my husband to know what I was doing, my daughter and I baked the cookies in the late hours before Thanksgiving morning. Thanks to the Betty Crocker cookie pouches, I was able to make three cookies in record time – peanut butter, sugar cookies, and chocolate chip!

Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix

Depending on the cookie, all I needed to do was open the cookie pouches, add a few additional ingredients, and bake. Easy-peasy!

Making Sugar Cookies

Here’s my daughter helping me with the sugar cookies. She had a blast cutting out fun shapes and decorating the cookies with royal icing.

Spread Cheer – Holiday Cookie Gift Baskets

Holiday cookie gift basket supplies#SpreadCheer Gift Tags

Once the cookies were done, I packaged them in cute bags and baskets. Then, I headed to the Betty Crocker #SpreadCheer page and printed out the FREE cookie gift tags to add the finishing touches to my Spread Cheer – Holiday Cookie Gift Baskets. Betty Crocker has made it so easy to brighten someone’s holiday that I plan to make more cookie baskets!

Want to help spread cheer and let someone know that their good deeds don’t go unnoticed? You only need to follow four simple steps:

  1. Get a Betty Crocker Cookie Mix coupon.
  2. Bake cookies.
  3. Package and deliver to someone special.
  4. Share the cookie basket. Next, tag and nominate a friend on social media to help #SpreadCheer. Remind them to use the hashtag #SpreadCheer so others can veiw too!

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  1. Oh these are adorable and I do love a homemade gift! These cookies look too good to eat though Erlene. Thank you for linking up to our very first #OvertheMoon linkup and hope to see you next week.

  2. This an awesome idea 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Have an awesome day!

  3. My favorite way to #SpreadCheer during the holidays is donating to the toy drive which I just did this morning..also donating food to food bank

  4. I love the idea of making holiday cookie baskets. I know that I would be thrilled to get one. My favorite way to spread cheer is to make cookies with my nephew.

  5. Thanks so much for this! I have a cookie party coming up and Man, for the life of me, I can’t get decent cookies made to give out! My daughters and I will be doing this 🙂
    I found you through the Merry Monday’s link up party 🙂

  6. I like to donate when I can, it warms my heart to help others. I just donated 10 bags of rolls to a thanksgiving dinner and they even sent me some pictures of their day 🙂 That makes me smile.

  7. We like to bake cookies and breads for our family and friends. We also visit the local nursing homes too.

  8. Do I really have to pick a favourite? That is so unfair! -lol- I love chocolate so naturally I would gravitate towards the Chocolate Chip Reindeer Cookies. Then my eyes glance over and see ever so cute Present Cookies and not to mention tiny Mitten Cookies and Christmas Tree cookies that are all made from some of my favourite things. I cannot pick a favourite. LOL

  9. My favorite way to spread cheer is contributing to our family community cookie and candy tray. Everone puts one in and then everyone gets a tray with samples of everything everybody made.

  10. What a thoughtful idea for your husband’s co-workers! I love those cookie pouches. They make cooking baking easy and they always turn out just right. The labels are great. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.