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Christmas parties, shopping, entertaining out-of-town guests, recitals, events, shows…that pretty much sums up my December. With all of these extra activities, there’s barely any time for baking my favorite holiday cookies and treats. And that’s where my good friend, Betty Crocker® comes in! #bakingwithbetty
During the holiday season I always have a few pouches of Betty Crocker® cookie mixes in my pantry along with a well-stocked selection of holiday sprinkles, icing sugars, candies and the like. That way I can whip up a batch of Christmas cookies when needed.
My kids (ages 5 and 2) love baking treats with me, especially Christmas cookies. When we make cookies together I like quick, easy recipes that help build their kitchen confidence. I have a few recipes in my repertoire that use Betty Crocker® cookie mixes that are easy enough for even my 2-year-old to help out with like these Gummy Bear Thumbprint cookies.
With this recipe for Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies my 2-year-old helped me dump all of the ingredients into the bowl, mix the dough, and roll the dough into the red and green decorating sugars.
The holidays are all about making the season bright, right? With this Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies recipe I wanted my cookies to be bright in color and flavor! The decorating sugar and gummy bears in these Christmas cookies definitely achieve that! My kids love them and they’re perfect for spreading cheer with simple surprises! Plus you can make them from start to finish in just 45 minutes! They’re so easy to make, let me show you how!
How to Make – Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies
- Gather all of the ingredients and make the dough.
- Roll the dough into ball and then into decorating sugar. Place dough on cookie sheets 2-inches apart.
- Bake for 6 minutes, then make an indentation in each cookie with your thumb.
- Fill each indentation with a gummy bear.
- Bake another 1-2 minutes, until the gummy bears melt.
- Cool on wire racks until set. Enjoy!
For this recipe I picked up all of my ingredients at my local Walmart. I was able to find the Betty Crocker® cookie mixes on the baking aisle and on the special holiday baking island. Their mixes are great for everyone’s budget (especially when you have a coupon) and time constraints!
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Cook’s Note – Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies
- Cookies will keep, in an air-tight container at room temperature, for up to 5 days.
- Cookies will keep in the freezer, between pieces of parchment in an air-tight container, for up to 3 months.
- 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- Red or green decorating sugar, optional
- 36 gummy bear candies
- Move oven rack to middle position, and heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment or silicone liners, set aside. Place decorating sugar in shallow bowls, set aside.
- In large bowl, add cookie mix, butter, egg and flour. Stir until dough forms.
- Roll dough into 36, 1-inch balls. Roll balls into decorating sugar and place them 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake, one cookie sheet at a time, for 7 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from the oven and use thumb to make indentation in center of each cookie. Place 1 gummy bear into each indentation. Return cookie sheet to oven for another 1 ½ minutes to melt gummy bears.
- Cool cookies 5 minutes then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookie sheet.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker®.
How are you spreading holiday cheer this season? I’d love to know which holiday cookies you’re making, leave a comment below to let me know!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker. The opinions and text are all mine.