This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.
I’ve mentioned many times how much the boys enjoy cooking with me.
I will admit that when they were smaller, I found this stressful. Especially baking.
It always seemed that they wanted to “help” when I was working on a cookbook or developing a recipe that required precision. Around Christmas, which is always a busy time of year for recipe development, I found myself saying no to their offers to help more often than I should.
Then I realized that I was sending the wrong message.
Cooking with children shouldn’t be stressful; it should be a time to enjoy the simplicity of creating something as a family.
These days, I keep our Christmas cookies simple with Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes, which are available in Sugar Cookie and Peanut Butter.
They make sure that I stay focused on what is really important about our holiday traditions – spending time together!
I love to spread cheer with simple surprises for them throughout the holiday season. One of my favorite ways is in impromptu baking session. There is nothing like spending special time together in the kitchen and curling up in the early evening with a holiday movie.
I love the convenience of the mixes, which are easy to pick up at Walmart. (You can get a coupon here.) I am thrilled with how easy they are on the budget . Mom-hacks like these leave me with the energy to get creative with the kids and enjoy the holiday season!
What are your favorite ways to spread cheer during the holiday season?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker. The opinions and text are all mine.