Celebrate More Holiday Pillsbury Baking Giveaway! (closed)


More people bake during the holiday season than any other time of year. Not only does cold weather mean that it’s nice to have the oven on, heating up the kitchen, but there are all kinds of parties and get-togethers to celebrate – and often celebrating means sharing homemade baked goods. I bake all year long and it always seems a little bit more special around the holidays. To make sure that your holiday baking goes smoothly, I teamed up with Pillsbury® to host a holiday giveaway that includes lots of goodies that will allow you to celebrate more easily – and more deliciously – than ever. The gift pack is full of seasonal mixes and frostings, and includes a gift card that will ensure that your kitchen is well-stocked with anything you might need for your holiday baking projects!

The winter giveaway includes:

  • One Garland Green Vanilla Flavored Holiday Funfetti Frosting
  • One Rudolph Red Vanilla Flavored Holiday Funfetti Frosting
  • One Dark Chocolate Seasonal Cake Mix
  • One Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix
  • One Peppermint Frosting
  • One Holiday Sugar Cookie Mix
  • A $100 dollar Visa or American Express gift card

Total estimated giveaway value: $115

To enter the contest, just leave a comment below and tell me about your favorite holiday baking tradition or what you love to make. The winner of the contest will be chosen at random, so those who love to decorate gingerbread cookies to serve at holiday parties will have a equal chance to those who always whip up a batch of eggnog pancakes on Christmas morning! The contest ends at midnight Friday, December 6th and one winner will be randomly selected from the entries at that time. Don’t forget to fill in your e-mail on the comment form (it will not be made public), as that is how I will contact the winner, and good luck to everyone!

And if you need some inspiration when it comes to putting those mixes to good use, try making my Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Tart. It’s perfect for entertaining and you would never guess that it started with a sugar cookie mix!

I have been compensated by the J.M. Smucker Company to promote its Pillsbury Winter products, but the opinions expressed are my own.  ©/® The J.M. Smucker Company. Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license.


  1. We love to make Spritz cookies and have the kids decorate with Christmas sprinkles and anything red or green

  2. I bake thousands of cookies (no exaggeration !) for the four households that make up my husband’s family, plus a New Orleans Bread Pudding with hard sauce for Christmas Eve and pies for Christmas Day.

  3. I always make Fudge and shaped cookies.

  4. Lots and lots of cookie baking, sharing them and leaving cookies out for Santa.

  5. My holiday baking tradition is to make kringle for Christmas morning!

  6. My baking tradition is making my hubby’s favorite cookie; Santa’s Whiskers.

  7. We started a new tradition this year. The Friday after Thanksgiving my daughter helps me prepare the sugar cookie dough, while it chills my daughter and my wife set up the Christmas Tree and set out the Christmas decorations. Afterward we roll the dough, cut and bake the cookies and end the afternoon by decorating them. A big mess, but lots of fun!

  8. peppermint bark with dark chocolate

  9. I get together with a group of friends at one house and we bake cookies for an entire day.

  10. My favorite holiday baking tradition is to make peanut butter blossoms.

  11. We always bake cookies with my mom for her church and then a boat load of them for family Christmases and to send to people. And we ALWAYS make Andes Candies cookies; it’s just not Christmas without them.

  12. I always bake cookies with my mom, sister, and nieces. It’s an all-day event!

  13. I always make pumpkin gingerbread at some point. This year, that day is today…it’s in the oven right now! :-)

  14. i bake tons of cookies for family and friends

  15. I bake party mix,gingerbread,windmill cookies,sugar cookies,mint chip cookies,apple crisp , and loaves of bread.

  16. I get together with my aunt each year and we try a new cookie recipe, I search all year for the perfect recipe!

  17. Our families tradation is to bake shortbread cookies and other baked goods weeks , starting in late Novemeber, ahead.Also since my family had a Ukrainian background we have a tradational Ukrainian christmas eve supper.

  18. My favorite tradition is having a baking marathon with my mom to help prepare dozens of trays of baked goods for the non profit she works at.

  19. my favorite holiday baking tradition is baking molasses cookies.

  20. I am the go to cookie woman in our family and I also love to make pecan pies and banana nut cakes for Christmas!

  21. I love baking holiday cookies with my friends and family!

  22. Usually a big bake-a-thon with my mom.

  23. My family always tries to make the same cut-out cookies and Snowballs every year and we use my grandma’s cookie cutters.

  24. Mine is to bake a dessert I’ve never made before for Christmas Eve. The ones that work can go into the rotation for next year.. though some don’t make it.

  25. making cut-out cookies with my goddaughter and her brother. They love to push down the cookie cutters and eat the dough!

  26. I have young kids, so the typical cut out cookies with frosting are tradition around here.

  27. I like to bake biscotti

  28. LOTS of spritz cookies!

  29. Right now I’m trying to bring back a family tradition. When I was little we always made a 3-D gingerbread train from a set of cookie cutters from Avon, but I haven’t made one in quite a few years. This weekend I’m planning to get my cookie baking on though. Wish me luck.

  30. I try to mimic everything my mom makes – cut out sugar cookies, fudge, and tons of other items from scratch. They are good, but as soon as I go home, I eat what she makes – especially the peanut butter balls.

    I have mastered my own white chocolate cranberry cookie recipe!

  31. We do cookies and other desserts, the grand kids help sometimes

  32. We bake tons of tiny loaves of banana and pumpkin bread to give to friends and family.

  33. Zucchini bread as many as 50 loaves for holiday parties and gift giving!

  34. For the holidays I make brown butter cookies for my dad to give away to his coworkers. And of course some for the family as well.

  35. I love to make truffles to give to friends and this year I’m starting a cinnamon roll tradition! :)

  36. I make chocolate covered pretzel rods every year for family and friends :)

  37. The peppermint chocolate chip cookies would make a great gift for cookie exchange…

  38. We make gingerbread men and run around the house when they come out of the oven, chasing each other and singing, “you can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man”!

  39. My holiday tradition is a traditional Swedish brownie cake called KladdKakka which became popular because all my guests loved it – so now its a tradition to make it every year!

  40. Our tradition includes my great grandmother’s Attic Cookies (a spice cookie), my mother-in-law’s chocolate crinkles and my grandmother’s bread. Lots and lots of flour and measuring and mixing, but also a great deal of sharing.

  41. I like to bake a sour cream pound cake for the holiday.

  42. I love making cookies with my kids. They like anything they can help with. They especially love rolling molasses cookies in sugar before baking them.

  43. My mom and I make sugar cookies and several types of breads.

  44. I make a lot of eggnog bread and eggnog cheesecake bars and eggnog pound cake –my family like eggnog.
    I also make some mint frosted chocolate topped brownies and some saltine toffee. I also make a wreath shaped chocolate bundt cake and a bunch of cookies.

  45. I love baking Christmas cookies with my mom and sister, to prepare for when all of our relatives come to visit

  46. My mom and I always bake cookies together on Christmas eve day to share with our family that night and the following day.

  47. I make and give as Christmas gifts for our children and friends– 4 diff kinds of quick bread (12 loaves each) and 4 diff kinds of yeast bread (12 loaves each) sugar cookies and 3 other kinds of cookies (10 dozen each) many candies and cupcakes and 6 gallon bags of frozen homemade egg noodles–!!!!

  48. I make russian tea cakes and chocolate krinkles every year. If I dont there is much sadness!

  49. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls! I’m thinking I need to make some tonight…

  50. May daughter and I make sugar cookies, the kind you roll and cut. She is in charge of decorating them and does a very colorful job every year.

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