12/18/15

Giveaway! Sweet Holiday Cookie Gift Ideas #SpreadCookieJoy #MyKrusteaz

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
This year is the first time I've ever tried Krusteaz cookie mixes. They sent me a big package of five different cookie mixes, plus goodies like a tote bag, apron, cookie cutters, decorating pen, Ball mason jar, and even some recipe ideas. I donned my new apron and headed off to the kitchen with my tote bag full of baking gear.
My goal was to come up with as many different cookie gifts as I could with my cookie mixes. I started with the Oatmeal Scotchie cookie mix. They are really easy to make and come with butterscotch chips already in the mix. I only needed to add one egg and one stick of butter to the cookie mix for perfect cookies.
I made about two dozen cookies from the Krusteaz mix and put a coffee-glaze drizzle on half of them to make the Jolty Scotchies recipe from the idea on the box. They are SO delicious! Krusteaz also offers other stir-in ideas on the box so I can make them different every time.
Next, I used the Shortbread Cookie Mix to make Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies. I added one stick of butter to the cookie mix and the raspberry jam after they cooled. The Krusteaz box says it will make about 3 dozen shortbread cookies, but I used larger cookie balls to make them thicker because I love shortbread so I got about 2 dozen.
The Shortbread mix felt dry when I first started working it, but I used my hands to knead it well and the dough came together beautifully. I used a wooden cookie press to make the raspberry jam indentations after they came out of the oven. They are simply beautiful and very tasty!
The Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix is perfect for making traditional decorated Christmas cookies. If you need a gift idea for someone who loves to bake, you could create a cookie gift basket with a box of Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie mix, a set of mini cookie cutters, and an icing decorating pen!
The Krusteaz sugar cookie mix is wonderfully easy to work with for making Christmas cookies. I rolled out my cookie dough with loose flour on a piece of parchment paper. The mini cookie cutters come in 12 different shapes, plus I used my own circle cutters to make some larger snowman cookies.
Then I used the icing pen and some sprinkles to decorate them. They are light and crispy! I always include some traditional cookies in my gifts that I give to my neighbors each year. I like to give baked goods as gifts because I know they will be enjoyed and I love to bake!
The Krusteaz Gingerbread Cookie smells wonderful. Another wonderful cookie gift idea is to put the cookie mix into a Ball Mason Jar, like the one Krusteaz sent to me, and make a little recipe tag that tells how to create the cookies. Attach it with some string and put a bow on top for the perfect gift. The Ball Mason Jar is also the perfect size to store all 12 of the mini cookie cutters, so that would be another clever gift idea!
I noticed the Gingerbread Cake recipe on the back of the box, so I decided to make little gingerbread cakes with my eight-loaf pan. I got eight delightfully fluffy cakes from one box. I dusted each one with sifted powdered sugar and they are ready for gift-giving!
The Krusteaz Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix is my husband's favorite. On the box was a recipe idea to make Cocoa Snickerdoodles by adding a bit of cocoa to the included cinnamon sugar packet, so that's what I made from the cookie mix. I am so thrilled with the Krusteaz cookie mixes and my holiday cookies have never looked more festive! I even picked up some of their bread mixes at the grocery store to try them out too.
I found some glass bowls with lids that are perfect for gift-giving and bought some holiday-printed wax paper to put in the bottom of each bowl. Using the lid of each bowl as a guide, I cut the wax paper just a bit bigger than the lid, then set them in the bottom of each bowl. I filled the bowls with the cookies and cakes, sealed the lids tight, and gave them to my neighbors and to my mail carrier. They were so happy and everyone raved about the holiday treats!
Visit www.krusteaz.com to find out how you can Spread Cookie Joy this holiday season! They have tons of great ideas for using their cookie mixes to make delicious treats. For even more great food ideas, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Click HERE for a money-saving coupon! Don't forget to enter to win a Krusteaz Cookie Joy Package below!

Win a Krusteaz Cookie Joy Package!
One winner will win ALL of the following:
  • Two boxes each of the following mixes: Shortbread, Gingerbread, Snickerdoodle, Butter Vanilla Sugar and Oatmeal Scotchie
  • Fun holiday baking items like an apron, tote bag, cookie cutters, frosting decorating pen and a mason jar (for gifting and storage!)
  • Holiday cookie recipe ideas for inspiration
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on 12/30/2015. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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73 comments:

  1. I would love to find (and try) the Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

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  2. I would love to try the shortbread cookies! They look delicious!

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  3. I want to try the ginger bread ones!

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  4. I really want to try the butter vanilla sugar cookie mix, I love sugar cookies and it sounds really good.

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  5. I love Kruteaz mixes. I first would want to try the Gingerbread mix for the Holidays.

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  6. I love their products! I made a Cinnamon Swirl Cake last weekend.Their Candied Pecan Thumbprints recipe looks good!

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  7. I'd love to make the CANDIED PECAN THUMBPRINTS, they sound easy and delicious!

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  8. I'd love to make some Cutout Gingerbread Cookies!

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  9. I'm actually curious as to what the Honey Wheat pancake mix tastes like.

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  10. I really want to try the Organic Double Chocolate Brownie

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  11. I'd like to try the Honey Wheat Pancake mix first :)

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  12. i wanna try some Honey Wheat Pancakes thanks

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  13. Your shortbread cookies look amazing! I'd love to try to replicate them. :)

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  14. I would love to make the Iced Cutout Sugar Cookies.

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  15. I have tried their pancake mix and love it. I would really like to the Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie

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  16. We use many of their mixes and love them. Would like to try the gingerbread and snickerdoodle for sure

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  17. I want to try the Gingerbread Cookie mix.
    P.S. My name on the giveaway form is Joni Mason

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  18. I would love to try the Snickerdoodle cookies. I have tried the muffins and love them!

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  19. Their cornbread is the best.ever. I would like to try gingergerbread
    Vickie

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  20. Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake & Muffin, yum.

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  21. i would like Snickerdoodle Cookies

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  22. I would love to try the gingerbread cookies!

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  23. I would like Krusteaz's Meyer Lemon Cookie mix the most

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  24. I would like to try their Shortbread Cookie Mix.....love the Snowflake Cookies on their site

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  25. I have not tried the Shortbread cookie mix. So I would choose that one.Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  26. I would love to make their ICED CUTOUT SUGAR COOKIES. They look so good & delicious! :D

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  27. I'd like to try the Shortbread Cookie mix.

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  28. I would love to try the snickerdoodle cookies. They all sound so delicious.

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  29. The snickerdoodle and gingerbread mixes are calling out to me! I love the holiday ideas that are on their site!

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  30. I would like to try the snickerdoodle mix.

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  31. I would love to try the snickerdoodle and the gingerbread cookies mixes.

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  32. I would love to try the banana quick bread

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  33. Shortbread cookies. Those are one of my favoriets.

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  34. I'd like to try the "recipe" for Sugar Cookie Ornaments.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  35. I'd love to try the triple chocolate chuck cookie.

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  36. We love Krusteaz Honey Cornbread! So good!

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  37. I want to try the Gingerbread Cookie mix.

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  38. I would like to try the Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie, yummy.

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  39. I like the molten deep dish cookies. I am not sure I could pull it off, but they look great.

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  40. I'd like to try their Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix and the ZOOM Hot Cereal.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. I would like to try the Shortbread Cookie Mix!

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  42. I would love to try the Italian Herb pizza pocket recipe.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  43. I'd like to try their Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  44. I would like to try the Belgium waffle mix.

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  45. The entry form does not load for me. Says not available. These look great. (for my entry).

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  46. I want to try the day after Elvis pancakes! Only 4 ingredients! Trisha Burgess

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  47. I want to try the Apple Spice pancake mix.

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  48. Although I've tried--and enjoyed--Krusteaz cookie mixes, I have yet to try any of their pancake or waffle mixes. In particular, the Blueberry Belgian Waffle Mix looks great, something I'm sure would be a hit in this house.

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  49. Gingerbread Cookie mix sounds really good love to try it.

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  50. I'm looking for the Organic Double Chocolate Brownie to try

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  51. With so many sweet treats for the holiday, I'd like to change it up with meatball calzones.

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  52. I want to try the snickerdoodle cookies.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  53. For me I would love to try the Meyer Lemon Cookie, sounds light and refreshing. hubby likes the Snickerdoodles..

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  54. I would like to try the Banana Nut Muffin Mix.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  55. I'd love to try the shortbread cookies or some of the pancake mixes!

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  56. Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Cookie Bars recipe looks amazing to me!

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  57. I would like to try the Meyer Lemon Pound Cake. It looks similar to the one I get at Starbucks.

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  58. The blueberry pancake mix sounds great.

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  59. I'd like to try their Banana Nut Muffin mix

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  60. I would like to try the Snickerdoodle Cookies

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  61. I would like to try the lemon bars. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. I would like to try the Honey Cornbread and Muffin Mix.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  63. I would like to try the Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancake mix.

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  64. I would love to try the Lemon Crepes recipe using the Krusteaz Heart Healthy Buttermilk Pancake Mix. http://www.krusteaz.com/recipes/lemon-crepes

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  65. I want to make the Meyer Lemon Cookie.

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  66. I would like to try the Snickerdoodles. They are my husbands favorite.

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  67. The banana quick bread sounds really good.Would love to try it !

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  68. I would like to try the Shortbread Cookie mix

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