Family Date Night: #SpreadCheer Neighbor Treat Baking

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I recently heard about the Betty Crocker #SpreadCheer campaign that’s going viral and thought it would be the perfect family date to kick off the holiday season!

Here’s the premise: if you’ve heard of being “Boo-ed” at Halloween, it’s the same idea for Christmas! One family starts out the chain by making a plate of treats for another family with a Spread Cheer printout or card. That family then returns the favor by sending a plate of treats they have baked to a new family or two in their neighborhood. By the end of the holiday season hopefully the entire neighborhood has been blessed with a little holiday cheer in treat form!

Because we’re limited on time with a newborn, we picked up a few Betty Crocker cookie mixes so we could make a cute plate full of variety.

I love that there’s only about 2 ingredients to add, and you have some delicious cookies ready in no time! Soften butter, an egg, a mix, and a mixer and you’re all set (cute baking buddy optional).

We made sure to introduce our little man to one of our favorite pastimes- the holiday baking date.

And we got to enjoy his eyes get huge in awe of the mixer. Seeing things through the eyes of a baby has already made me enjoy life a lot more! I forgot how cool electric mixers are, and sometimes his awe of things remind me how cool the world really is.

We baked up several kinds of cookies together as a family. 
When we were done we assembled a large platter to start this off in our neighborhood. 
Even with a printer not functioning super awesome to use the cute printables, we made a little a little poem and went with it. 

We won’t mention which family member has spit up functioning like a geyser these days, so we’ll just pretend we’re not all wearing new shirts and say we had a lovely time delivering cookies and teaching our baby to #SpreadCheer and give and serve during the holiday season!

To get your own neighborhood in on the action we’re offering a $20 PayPal giveaway for you purchase your own cookie mixes and #SpreadCheer this holiday season! (Open to anyone with a PayPal account). 

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Best of luck, and don’t forget to tag your images online so we can spread the joy in person and through the Internet!

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  1. Shelly Peterson says:

    I would make the Chocolate Chip Reindeer Cookies and share them with my friends.

  2. Sarah Coggins says:

    So fun! I like the little poem and can fully relate to the outfit change. That's happened many, many times between my 2 kids.

  3. Christine Everyday says:

    Cutest pictures ever, and I love these ideas!

  4. Cathy Mini says:

    How adorable!! And thanks for the giveaway–ps I have NO idea how I wasn't already following you on Twitter. Gah! Well, now I am at least #BetterLateThanNever

  5. Chrissy Delacy says:

    You guys are cute with or without spitup 🙂 those cookies look tasty!

  6. The Vintage Chateau says:

    I love these cookie mixes during the holidays! I use them all the time.

  7. Anne Schumann says:

    This looks like so much fun! Such a fun way to add your little man to your dates!

  8. Emily @ says:

    I'd share the chocolate chip reindeers with Hudson! 🙂

  9. Shelly Peterson says:

    Here is the link to our #SpreadCheer goodies:

  10. laborders2000 says:

    I would make the holiday blossom cookies and share them with the local fire and police stations in my community.