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Quick & Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes

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Baking has always been a love of mine. I remember a couple of years ago, the first time I made buttery homemade pie crust using the Barefoot Contessa’s recipe, I was so proud of myself! Also, I remember when I was a girl and made my first cake using Betty Crocker™ boxed cake mix… I was also so proud of myself! Sometimes I love to try new recipes and make everything from scratch, and sometimes store bought baking mix is just as good and can save you money too.

Making cookies around the holidays is something that I love to do. Cookies are treats that I love sharing at family parties as well as at work, and today I have two new super easy cookie recipes using Betty Crocker™ cookie mixes from Walmart.

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I am so excited to have partnered with Betty Crocker™ to share my recipes using their cookie mix, especially now as a new mom-to-be. I am expecting my first little guy early next year, and holiday baking with him is something that I am really looking forward to. I think either of my two recipes would be great to make with your little ones because they are quick and easy so they do not require a lot of ingredients or measuring.

When I was growing up my parents always made sure that we put out milk and cookies for Santa. Those are memories that I still cherish to this day. Christmas was always a special time of year. Holiday traditions make life more memorable and bring me tons of joy. I plan on making new traditions with my little family too.

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 Maybe making cookies during the holidays could be a new tradition for you, or if you already make cookies for the holidays, check out my recipes using cookie mix as well as tons of others here.

See my recipes below and get the ingredients you need at a great price. Have some fun baking for the holidays! #BakingwithBetty

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 Carrot Zucchini Muffin Top Cookies

Everyone knows that the best part of a muffin is the top of it. This cookie is a mix between a cookie and a soft and fluffy muffin top. Plus, there are some sneaky vegetables in there too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pouch Betty Crocker™ Oatmeal Cookie Mix (17oz)
  • ½ Cup Butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Small Zucchini
  • 1 Carrot
  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grate zucchini and carrot on the small side of a hand grater.
  2. Mix softened butter and egg in a large mixing bowl. Stir in grated zucchini, grated carrot, cookie mix and flour. Stir all ingredients until well combined.

(Optional step: Let the dough cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This will make the dough easier to scoop out. Turn the oven on later if you do this step)

  1. Use a large spoon or small ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes. The cookies should be light golden brown around the edges.

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 Walnut Snowcap Cookies

These buttery cookies completely melt in your mouth. The walnuts add texture, and the powdered sugar top make them extra festive.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pouch Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix (21oz)
  • ½ Cup Butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  • ½ Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar (for topping)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine.
  2. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes or cool it down in the freezer for 15 minutes. You want the dough to become more firm when cold.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take about a tablespoon of dough and quickly roll into a ball. Place dough balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet with some room for the cookies to spread. Bake 13-15 minutes.
  4. Let the cookies cool completely. Add powdered sugar to a small bowl, and dip the top of each cookie into the powdered sugar.

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