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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.

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  • Kelly Carlson
    December 4, 2013

    My favorite part of baking, especially during the holidays, is remembering all of the treats my mom and I used to bake growing up and now that I have a 2 year old little girl I am enjoying teaching her to bake the same treats!

  • Justin S.
    December 5, 2013

    I like to make Buche de Noel. It can me kind of a pain, but it looks great without needing to be decorated.

  • KAte
    December 5, 2013

    For a number of years I’ve been doing holiday cookies, but this year I think I’m going back to my old standby; my grandmother’s cranberry bread recipe.

    Although, I am always a big fan of anything that pairs chocolate and mint, another good old holiday standby.

  • Torry
    December 5, 2013

    For years my family exchange cookies, and my mom and I change our cookies each year.
    This year my mom is making biscoff-like cookies, and I’m making gooey-butter cookies.
    And for tradition I’m making a buche-de-Noel with eggnog ice cream for dessert on Christmas day.

  • Avra-Sha Faohla
    December 5, 2013

    What I love to make: Cookies of any kind!

  • Ren
    December 5, 2013

    Our holiday baking has been the same for several generations… biscotti, and chocolate cookies for gifts.
    And for the gatherings… red velvet , and spice cakes. Even the young ones participate.

  • Allison Downes
    December 5, 2013

    I love making pumpkin cake rolls.

    Thank you for the chance to win this!

  • terri ann hanway
    December 5, 2013

    Tradition in our house is Scottish shortbread & trifle.Wouldn’t be xmas without them !

  • Katrina
    December 5, 2013

    I always loved making buckeyes with my grandmother every year!

    December 5, 2013

    I love to bake traditional British rich fruit cakes.

  • Nat
    December 5, 2013

    Peanut butter blossom cookies!

  • amber
    December 5, 2013

    love to bake and decorate Christmas sugar cookies

  • Melissa L.
    December 5, 2013

    I love to make cookies for the holidays. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Barb B
    December 5, 2013

    Every year, my Mom, my sisters and I baked several kinds of Christmas cookies, which we gave to friends and neighbors on Christmas Eve. We left some for Santa when we were young, and we got to eat the leftovers! Now we alternate Christmas between my family and my husband’s family, and I only get home every other year. I do some baking, but it’s not the same doing it by myself.

  • Susan Christy
    December 5, 2013

    I’m more of a candy maker, but I do like to bake Big Soft Ginger cookies and Reese’s Temptations.

  • heidi
    December 6, 2013

    I just love to bake….like everything!! Favirite lately is my soft gingersnaps…yummmmm!

  • Nancy Kinder
    December 6, 2013

    My favorite is making Thanksgiving lunch for my daughter & her three kids, because it means so much to my daughter! She always wants ham, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls & pumpkin pie…”It’s tradition Mom!”.

  • Stephanie P.
    December 6, 2013

    Love baking cookies for family cookie exchange, it’s fun getting to try different types of cookies and get new recipes.

  • Christina S
    December 6, 2013

    Chocolate pudding pie. We have to make that ever year for Thanksgiving. And everyone in the family makes sure they get a slice. We jokingly watch each other to make sure no one eats the whole pie before desserts are served!

  • Renee Richardson
    December 6, 2013

    I love making cookies with my kids on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂


  • Jessica L
    December 6, 2013

    For the past two years, I’ve participated in a cookie exchange party with five other girls. We would cook 2-4 dozen cookies each! My favorite recipes are gingersnap cookies and white chocolate cranberry cookies.

  • Jessica
    December 6, 2013

    I used to go with my mom to my grandma’s house for a huge cookie exchange. My mom had five sisters and we would cram into my grandma’s tiny kitchen. They would all bring some cookies/goodies to share and then they would bake together too. My mom and sister try to do this every year too. Now that I have my daughter, I look forward to when she can participate as well..

  • Krysta
    December 6, 2013

    My favorite thing to make for Christmas are cookies. The two favorites are my grandma’s sugar cookies, and a recipe for peppermint pressed cookies that I got from a Better Homes & Gardens kids’ cookie book.

  • Claire
    December 6, 2013

    I love decorating gingerbread houses with my classroom! Not much baking, but lots of decorating!

  • Emily Walker
    December 6, 2013

    Christmas is always my cookie baking time! I’ve been collecting recipes since I was 16.

  • Sara
    December 6, 2013

    bake cookies while it snows outside

  • rayraycartucci
    December 6, 2013

    I love to make home made spice cake like my grandmother did every year for Christmas. I miss her and when I smell the cake in the oven it brings such fond memories to my mind!

  • Megan
    December 6, 2013

    Zucchini bread, just like my grandmother’s recipe!

  • Mimi
    December 6, 2013

    We make old fashioned chex mix…chex cereals mixed with nuts and seasonings…baked in the oven.

  • Amy Stump
    December 6, 2013

    My dad and I used to stay up late one night, a week before Christmas and bake cookies. It’s one of my favorite memories with him. Now, my daughter and I are starting the same tradition.

  • heather
    December 6, 2013

    I love to make Christmas sugar cookies and decorate them together its our tradition.

  • KathY S
    December 6, 2013

    We bake and assemble gingerbread houses every year.

  • anne
    December 7, 2013

    I love to make mexican wedding cookies (those little cookies rolled in powdered sugar) around Christmas. I don’t really eat them other times of the year, but the holidays show up and I want to make them!!!