I love giving out treats to our friends, neighbors and teachers for the holidays. It might seem like a simple gift but I feel like the time and energy that I put into baking should show these people that we appreciate them and are thinking of them. With Betty Crocker cookie mixes it’s easy to make a ton of cookies really easy. Plus, they are really fun to transform into more than the simple cookie in the package. At our local Walmart I had a ton of mixes to choose from so I grabbed several that I thought I could transform into more than just what was in the package.
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms
To turn this mix into Peanut Butter Blossoms simply prepare the cookies as directed.
Once a dough has formed roll into balls that are about 2 tablespoons of dough.
Roll balls in sugar.
Bake as directed.
Once removed from oven, push a chocolate kiss into each one while hot. These cookies are so delicious to eat hot or cold, but the gooey chocolate when they are hot is my favorite.
Like mentioned above, the cookies become crumbly after about two days so deliver these to their destination promptly.
Chocolate Pie Bites
This last option is the most delicious option, but requires the most effort (but boy, does it pay off!)
Prepare the sugar cookie mix as directed. Using about 2 tablespoons of dough at a time press into a mini cupcake pan to create a bowl shape.
Bake as directed.
The cookies will fluff up in the oven while baking so I then pressed the cookies against the walls of the pan to get the cup shape back. You need room to add the pudding!
- 1 2⁄3 cups water
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 5 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 egg yolks , beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a medium sauce pan, WITHOUT heat, mix water and cornstarch and cocoa until smooth.
Sir in Eagle Brand milk and beaten egg yolks.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick in saucepan.
Stir in 2 tablespoons butter.
Cool slightly (stirring occasionally).
- Spoon into cookie cups
- Top with whipped cream