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Quick After School Treat and Fun with Betty Crocker Baking Mixes

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Recently Betty Crocker sent me a fun gift package filled with baking mixes along with an oven mitt, sturdy spoon and tech device stand, to help jump-start a baking frenzy with a few of my grandchildren. Ok, as you can plainly see the gift package arrived during the Christmas holidays but most of you know I was away with illness for several weeks, therefore this post will center around after school fun with the family.

betty crocker cookies Cupcakes Baking After School Family Food Decorating Homemade Cooking recipe baking mix

One afternoon after the boys arrived home after school we decided to give Betty Crocker a run for her money err… taste. Because they are hungry and up to the taste challenge test!

Each of the cookie mixes only required a few ingredients such as an egg, water and butter along with a quick whip with a sturdy spoon to be ready for the oven. Our packages made between 11 and 14 cookies each (depending upon the size you make your cookies), which is the perfect size for a fun snack.

betty crocker cookies Cupcakes Baking After School Family Food Decorating Homemade Cooking recipe baking mix

We and by we I mean my 2.5 year old granddaughter decided we needed Icing for the cookies and cupcakes, therefore she decided upon her upmost favorite color… PINK not only was the icing pink but she wanted to toss on pink sprinkles so it would match! Anyone see a pattern here… if any article of clothing has a drop of pink on it… it matches! Toss on a few sprinkles and you have a tasty treat for after school made in under 30 minutes!

betty crocker cookies Cupcakes Baking After School Family Food Decorating Homemade Cooking recipe baking mix

The boys were so excited about helping me decorate the cookies, yet when the time arrived they were off playing, but quickly arrived when the baked goods were ready to be eaten!

betty crocker cookies Cupcakes Baking After School Family Food Decorating Homemade Cooking recipe baking mix

Once the cookies were finished, and had done the job off staving off hunger (snort & laugh) we popped a dozen cupcakes into the oven for an after dinner treat.

We used a super small heart-shaped cookie cutter to place the sprinkles on the cupcakes in honor of the up and coming holiday… Valentine’s Day! Yes, I realize Valentine’s Day has come and gone but seriously, children love sprinkles in any shape for form on their baked goods ;) and we almost always have sprinkles left over from some baking project or another set aside. Our cookies and cupcakes didn’t turn out like the ones pictured on the Betty Crocker web site but I’m sure the children will attest to the fact they tasted mm mm good as they wipe the frosting from their little faces and hands.

betty crocker cookies Cupcakes Baking After School Family Food Decorating Homemade Cooking recipe baking mix

Search the Betty Crocker site for a fun or challenging holiday recipe suggestion before the next holiday rolls around.

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I wouldn’t mind giving something like these fun-filled Surprise-Inside Cupcakes a try during our next after school baking frenzy.

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