#SpreadCheer with Sugar Surprise Cookies & PayPal Cash Giveaway

Sugar Surprise Cookies

These Sugar Surprise Cookies are one of my all time favorite cookies to make and to share. Each cookie has an Andes mint hidden inside and while they’re baking the flavor of the mint infuses throughout the entire cookie for a wonderful taste sensation. You don’t even have to ice these cookies but the kids were so thrilled to make these for our neighbors and insisted on the icing and sprinkles.


We are so fortunate to have many wonderful neighbors! Some of our neighbors have taken the kids out fishing on their boat, another gentleman insists on taking our garbage cans to the street on trash day during his daily walk, and we have neighbors who have helped with repairs and given us hand me down toys. I’m sure that we don’t tell them often enough how much we appreciate them so what better time than during the holiday season to help spread some cheer! We used these adorable free printable gift tags from Betty Crocker to decorate our goody bags then the kids had a blast delivering them to our neighbors.  While you’re at the Betty Crocker Spread Cheer page be sure to check out all the other free printables, coloring pages and grab some coupons.


5.0 from 8 reviews
Sugar Surprise Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 package Andes Mints
  • ½ cup or 1 stick of butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • Optional - icing and sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Stir together contents of packaged sugar cookie mix, softened butter and egg.
  3. Scoop a tablespoon of dough and flatten it slightly in your hand. Place an Andes mint in the center and form the dough around the mint like a "package".
  4. Tip: The dough is sticky so it helps to moisten your fingers with water as needed to help shape the dough.
  5. Place the cookies two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  6. If desired, ice with your favorite icing and decorate with sprinkles.

I’m super excited to be able to giveaway $20 PayPal cash so one lucky reader can buy some Betty Crocker cookie mixes to make their own favorite recipe and spread some cheer. To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. Of course the most fun method of entry is to make your own cookie goody bags or baskets and spread the cheer! This giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday, December 19th.

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Making Mini Pizzas with the Kids & $15 PayPal Cash Giveaway

Thanks to Viva Italia Days at Publix: Hunts Tomatoes, Progresso™ Brand Products, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Breads, Betty Crocker™ Cookies for sponsoring today’s discussion.

Making Mini Pizzas with the Kids

The kids always enjoy helping out in the kitchen and one of their favorite things to make is these mini pizzas. They’re fast, easy, fun, delicious and the best part is that there are always leftovers for snacks the next day! Not to mention that I don’t have to do anything but supervise and take them in and out of the oven.

Making Mini Pizzas with the Kids

Publix Viva Italia Days sale starts on February 19th and runs through March 4th and there will be even greater in-store promotions (more than $7.00 in savings!) so you can get the ingredients you need to make your favorite Italian meal for less.

Grab these great printable coupons for your next Publix trip plus more from Ready, Plan, Save and check out these fabulous recipes from Progresso, Pillsbury, Hunt’s and Betty Crocker:

5.0 from 3 reviews
Mini Pepperoni Pizzas
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Serves: 40 pizzas
  • 2 - 8 ounce packages Kraft Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 - 4 pack Pillsbury Refrigerated Biscuits (40 biscuits)
  • 1 - 4 ounce can Hunt's Basil, Garlic & Oregano Sauce
  • 1 package Sliced Pepperoni
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Flatten each biscuit with your hands and place them close together on cookie sheets.
  3. Spread tomato sauce on each biscuit and place two pieces of pepperoni on top of each one.
  4. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top of the pizzas and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms of biscuits are lightly browned.

I’m super excited to be able to giveaway $15 PayPal cash so one lucky reader can buy some goodies at the Publix Viva Italia Days sale to make an Italian meal for their family. To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Wednesday, February 25th.

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Festive Baking for the Holidays

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Festive Baking for the Holidays

Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of spending time in the kitchen baking with my mom. As a single parent with five kids and a full time job I don’t do nearly as much baking as I would like to, but I do try to make time to create in the kitchen with the kiddos. Of course holiday baking is always my favorite –  I love this time of year and how holiday baking gets me in a festive mood. Thank goodness Betty Crocker makes so many great mixes that we can start out with. Last night the kids and I whipped up a batch of Holiday Toffee Brownies, we started with a Betty Crocker brownie mix, added Hershey’s Heath Bits ‘O Brickle toffee bits, then iced the brownies and sprinkled them with Betty Crocker Festive Trees Decors. The kids had a blast and the brownies were delicious. Check out the chocolate on my daughter’s face, before she even finished icing the brownies!

Festive Baking for the Holidays

With the holiday baking season upon us the Betty Crocker Bake Center has everything you need to create delicious goodies for your family and friends. You can find exclusive savings on essential baking mixes and ingredients from brands such as Betty Crocker, Hershey’s and Ziploc® brand containers, available at Publix in addition to new baking recipes to delight your guests. Save on all your favorite baking products, including:

In-Store Savings

  • FREE Ziploc® brand container with the purchase of any three (3) Betty Crocker™ Baking Mixes, Hershey’s® Kisses/Baking Chips, or Betty Crocker™ Decorating Items. Look for coupon in the Betty Crocker in-store display at your local Publix. Coupon available while supplies last.
  • Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake any flavor on BOGO, available 11/13 – 11/19*
  • Betty Crocker Frosting any flavor 2/$3, available 11/13 – 11/19*
  • *Dates might vary in certain markets.

Printable Coupons

  • Visit www.ReadyPlanSave.com to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
  • Save 75¢ when you buy TWO Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, SuperMoist® Cake Mix.

Let the holiday baking fun begin!


Betty Crocker Pouches & Gift Card Giveaway

Betty Crocker Pouches

I love that Betty Crocker has always made baking easy, but now she makes it cheaper too with new small size pouches for just $1 each! You can get all your favorites like cookies, brownie, muffins, Bisquick® biscuits, pancakes, and even pizza crust in a pouch to make your dinner or dessert super simple. All you have to do is add water and your baking is a breeze! With 16 different varieties, you’re sure to find plenty for your family to love.

Betty Crocker Prize Package

  • 3 samples of new small size pouches: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Triple Berry Muffin, Three Cheese Biscuit
  • Apron with detachable towel
  • 2 oven mitts
  • $10 Walmart gift card
  • Retail Value: $60

Betty Crocker has graciously offered to giveaway a $10 Walmart gift card, samples of their new small size pouches and the other goodies listed above to one lucky winner! To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Friday, September 13th.

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Disclosure – I received the products shown above from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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