Spreading Joy with 4 Easy Holiday Themed Cookies

Spread joy with Holiday Themed cookies

I always like to joke around and say – “Don’t trust anyone who says no to a Cookie!” I mean, seriously, who can say no to cookies? If you do, well, we can’t be friends. Okay, I’m kidding 😀 But I confess that I’m addicted to cookies and I like to indulge in them every once in a while. I feel Holidays are the time when everyone should treat themselves without that guilty feeling 🙂 

So the other day when I was at Walmart, I got really excited looking at all the fun Holiday set up in the baking aisle. And then I ended up buying several of the Betty Crocker Cookie Mix like their Chocolate Chip, Walnut Chocolate chip, White Chip Macadamia Nut,  as well as their limited edition cookie mix such as their Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread!

betty crocker cookie mix

For this Holiday season, I’m sharing four delightful ways in which you can make fresh, moist and delicious cookies using Betty Crocker Cookie Mix.

The first one is a cute ‘Rudolph the Reindeer inspired Pumpkin Spice Cookies.’ I mean just look at how cute they are!

I just pressed M&Ms for the nose & eyes and stuck chocolate pretzels as the ears. Easy and cute! It’s a fun little activity for the kids as well.

Rudolph the reindeer Pumpkin spice cookies

To the rest of the Pumpkin spiced cookies, I applied buttercream frosting and sprinkled some cinnamon on it.

Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I was also feeling a little more festive, so I went ahead and made Gingerbread cookies since I love, love, love them!!!!

Gingerbread cookies

Betty Crocker Holiday Cookies

While the Reindeer & Gingerbread Cookies are mainly geared towards the kiddos, I wanted to make something where the adults can have a little fun as well. So I made these lovely Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot glasses! Using a silicone shot glass mold, I baked the Betty Crocker Cookies.

Chocolate chip cookie shots

This was actually inspired by this famous bakery in New York called Dominic Ansel Bakery where they started serving cookie shot glasses. Unfortunately, there is always a huge queue and by the time your turn comes, the cookie shots are sold out. Bummer!

So I thought, well, let’s make it at home and have a little fun!

Once the Chocolate Chip cookie shot glasses are out of the oven and are cool, put a little bit of melted chocolate inside to evenly coat the insides, pour a little milk into them and drink up! Cheers!

Then add any flavored milk of your choice, drink that milk and take a little bite from that cookie shot glass!!

Ahh… Sinfully Divine!!

Now they say baking is science, but for these recipes – you don’t have to do any rocket science! Just follow the instructions given at the back of the Betty Crocker Cookie Mix (that is – add 1/3 cup of butter and 1 egg. Mix it well and your cookie dough is ready!)

Read on to find out how I made all the four delicious and drool-worthy cookies –

Spreading Joy with Four Easy Holiday Themed Cookies


    Rudolph the Reindeer and Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies
  • 1. Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Pumpkin Spice Mix - 1 Packet
  • 2. Softened Butter - 1/3 cup
  • 3. Egg - 1
  • 4. M&M candies - red or multi-colored
  • 5. Chocolate Pretzels - 6-8
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • 1. Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix - 1 Packet
  • 2. Silicon Shot Glass Mould
  • 3. Butter - 1/3 cup
  • 4. Egg - 1
  • 5. Betty Crocker White Frosting Gel
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots
  • 1. Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix - 1 Packet
  • 2. Silicon Shot Glass Mold
  • 3. Butter - 1/3 cup
  • 4. Egg - 1
  • 5. Milk (for pouring in the shot glasses)
  • 6. Chocolate Chips - 1 cup
  • 7. Vanilla Extract (optional)


  1. Rudolph the Reindeer & Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies
  2. Follow the instructions on the packet - Heat Oven to 375 F. Mix the softened butter and eggs in the cookie mix until soft dough forms. Drop rounded tablespoonful dough balls onto ungreased cookie pan. This makes larger cookies.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  4. When they are warm, place one M&M candy in the center of the cookie. Break chocolate pretzel into pieces and use the curved part and press it on the sides for antlers.
  5. When the cookies come to normal temperature, add eyes by using brown/ black frosting gel.
  6. Gingerbread Cookies
  7. Follow the instructions on the packet. Roll the dough and use gingerbread cookie cutter to form shapes. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Once the cookies are cool, decorate them with white frosting gel.
  9. Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots
  10. Follow the instructions on the packet - Heat Oven to 375 F. Mix the softened butter and eggs in the cookie mix until dough forms. (If you think the dough is too soft, place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes so that it will become a little firm)
  11. Take the silicon glass mold and press the cookie shots inside the molds. Make the thickness of the cookie shot about 1/4 inch thick.
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  13. Let it rest for about 10 minutes before you remove them from the silicon mold.
  14. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for about a minute and put this melted chocolate inside the shot glasses
  15. Add vanilla extract to milk (optional) Pour cold/ warm milk in these Cookie Shot Glasses just before serving.


Pour milk right before serving. Additionally, you can also add a little Nutella inside the cookie shot glasses and then pour milk in it. You can also add warm coffee or any other beverage of your choice. but make sure that it is not too hot, otherwise the base of the cookie glass will become soggy and fall off.

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So this is how you can make these fun and delicious Holiday inspired cookies using Betty Crocker Cookie Mix. You can use any cookie mix of your choice and recreate these recipes.

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What are some of your favorite holiday recipes or traditions? Will you be making them this year? Also, don’t forget to check out Betty Crocker Cookie Mix on the Walmart page to get inspired and head over to your local Walmart to get started with your holiday baking!

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