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Easy Easter Cookies 3 Ways Using Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix

Posted Mar 29 2013 10:02am

Easy Easter Cookies with Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix

Easy Easter Cookies with Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix

Easy Easter Cookies Made 3 Ways – Plain, Rolled in Pastel Sugar Crystals, and Topped with Cadbury Mini Eggs – all from a package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix .

Most of the time I prefer to bake cookies from scratch. But when time is short a package of Betty Crocker cookie mix is the next best thing. I like the Betty Crocker pouches much better than the rolls of refrigerated cookie dough. The cookies taste more like homemade to me, probably because you add your own real butter and egg. So I always keep a package or two in the pantry for when a cookie craving strikes, like the other day when I wanted to fill the cookie jar with Easter inspired sugar cookies.

One package of mix makes 36 cookies, so I decided to make 12 each of 3 different kinds. I started by making 12 plain sugar cookies, since Rod loves them…

Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies

Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies

I rolled the next 12 in pink and purple sugar…

Easter Sugar Cookies

Easter Sugar Cookies

And the last 12 I topped with a couple of Cadbury Mini Eggs…

Mini Egg Sugar Cookies

Mini Egg Sugar Cookies

They didn’t come out quite as pretty as the Cadbury Topped Easter Egg Sugar Cookies from last year…

Last Year's Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Last Year’s Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

I’m not completely sure why. I may have used less butter and/or chilled the dough so that they would hold their shape better. There are just so many variables when baking, even from a mix!

I added 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon to the mix along with the butter and egg, but it’s totally optional. A little lemon zest would be nice too.

Each plain or sugar coated cookie has 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, the Cadbury Mini Egg topped ones have 3.

Homemade cookies (of a normal size) rarely have more than 2 or 3 PointsPlus values, making them an excellent way to satisfy a sweet craving while easily staying within your daily PointsPlus allowance. It’s another of the many reasons I love cookies so much.

Enjoy!

Easy Easter Cookies 3 Ways Using Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
 
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Easy Easter Cookies made 3 different ways, all from a package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 36

Ingredients
  • 1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs (optional)

Instructions
  1. Position an oven rack in the center of your oven and heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pull out 2 or 3 cookie sheets and set them aside.
  3. Mix the cookie dough according to the directions on the package using softened (not melted) butter. It’s really pretty easy. Just dump the mix into a bowl. Add the softened butter and an egg and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. For plain cookies , place tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on cool ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. For sugar topped cookies, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll them in colored sugar crystals and place them 2 inches apart on the cool ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. For Mini Egg Topped cookies, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on cool ungreased cookied sheets. Top each cookie with 2 Cadbury Mini Eggs.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown around the edges.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheets for a minute or two before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Repeat with remaining cookie dough, being sure that the cookie sheets have cooled before placing more dough on them. (I sometimes rinse the backs of the cookie sheets under cold water to speed up the process.)

Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 plain or sugar topped cookie): 80 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein and 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. Each Cookie topped with 2 Cadbury Mini Eggs has 111 calories and 3 PointsPlus.

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