Pillsbury Holiday Baking Giveaway

A few days ago I posted a photo of my “Garland Green” frosted Christmas tree and my attempt at a Texas shaped Christmas cookie on a stick made with new products from Pillsbury® Baking. Now it’s your turn to have some fun!

Pillsbury Holiday Baking

To help you along, Pillsbury would like to give one USA based reader a Holiday Celebration Starter Kit which includes the following items:

Garland Green Vanilla Flavored Holiday Funfetti Frosting
Rudolph Red Vanilla Flavored Holiday Funfetti Frosting
Dark Chocolate Seasonal Cake Mix
Chocolate Peppermint Cookie and Peppermint Frosting
Traditional Holiday Sugar Cookie Mix
A $100 Visa Gift Certificate to make the holidays a little more fun!

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment saying what your favorite thing to bake or eat is during the holiday season. I will pick one comment the morning of Monday, November 18, so please try to get your comments in by midnight on Sunday.  And don’t forget to check out the super cool Pillsbury Baking Pinterest Page and “like” Pillsbury Baking on Facebook. More recipes and things to do with the holiday mixes can be found on Pillsbury Baking Website.

Good luck!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored, but the opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Darlene says

    My favorite holiday treats that I like to bake are the same ones I like to eat – cookies. How convenient! For some reason, the cookies I choose to bake during the holidays have to be special cookies (not chocolate chip or oatmeal, even though I ordinarily love those) – cookies that are frosted or decorated, or ones that are made with an extract I don’t commonly use.

  2. Kathy says

    When we lived in MN for a few years I started baking kringla for the holidays, and it’s become my new favorite tradition.

  3. Maureen says

    I love love making things with pumpkin and eggnog–just not together. I make pumpkin crisp and pumpkin-banana bread and also eggnog bread and eggnog cheesecake bars and eggnog pound cake.

  4. CindyD says

    I always make Old Fashioned Butter Cookies cut into star shapes. The rest of my Christmas cookies vary from year to year but I always make these!

  5. Sara says

    I love baking (and eating) Christmas cookies! All kinds–sugar, cherry, peppermint, chocolate, whatever my little brain dreams up!

  6. gwen says

    My favorite thing to bake is gingersnaps because my family loves them; my favorite thing to eat are almond flavored candy cane cookies made by friend Alex – they are delicious!

  7. jennifer J-W says

    I love making cookies. My favorites are probably Mexican Wedding Cakes, but last year I also made a red velvet version that was really good.

  8. Crystal says

    My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is sugar cookies and birthday cake. We have 2 birthdays in the month of December so I am always baking!

  9. Bunny says

    I love making traditional iced Christmas cut out sugar cookies but with a twist. When I moved to Florida I started making them using a palm tree cookie cutter and decorating them like Christmas trees!

  10. Shari says

    Every year, I make at least 2 huge batches of spritz cookies – everyone loves them and so much easier than rollout cookies!

  11. Marsha M. SOCAL says

    I love baking pies and cakes for the holiday dinners. Everyone in the family expects me to bring them now. Pecan pie is my mother in-law’s favorite.

  12. Michelle R. says

    My favorite thing to make is these little green, almond-flavored Christmas tree cookies with a 1940s Mirro cookie press passed down from my great-grandmother to my grandmother, to me. Now I make them every year with my twin sons, and decorate with fun sprinkles and sugars!

  13. Blessie Nelson says

    My favorite holiday treat is a gooey dark chocolate Kladdkakka which is a Swedish version of a sweet and dark gooey brownie! A dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cranberry crystals – makes everyone at home very happy during the holidays!

  14. Christy says

    My favorite thing to bake for the holidays are cutout sugar cookies. My 2 and 4 year old grandsons are my decorators, such great memories!

  15. Jan Harris says

    I already love to bake cookies, so that’s a given. But this area is loaded with persimmons, they grow almost wild. So this year I am making persimmon pudding, my Mothers recipe. Thanks for the opportunity Anna.

  16. pitpat says

    I love baking cookies. Always try a new recipe at this time of year. We also get together with my mother to make cut-out cookies. It’s a family tradition.

  17. says

    My favorite thing to bake and eat during the holidays is chocolate sundae cookies. They bring back nice childhood memories.

  18. Deb says

    My favorite thing to bake during the holiday season would have to be cookies. Baking and decorating cookies for the holiday’s is a yearly tradition that I share with my 14 year old grand-daughter. She looks forward to doing this with Meme each and every year, she refers to this time has her time alone with Meme. I have done this with her from the time she was able to stand on a kitchen chair and help has she use to put it….now she really does help and she loves it and so do I.

  19. Andrea D. says

    I love making cookies with peanut butter cups in them for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  20. Nancy Shields says

    I make pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter, several different types of cookies and peppermint cake and punch. Happy holidays! 🙂

  21. Mary Lynn says

    My Dad’s press cookies and my Aunt Catherine’s cut out cookies are the best. I have already started baking Poppyseed Bread.

  22. Heather says

    My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is Peppermint Blossoms… well actually peppermint anything to tell the truth.

  23. says

    Those are my favorites too! That’s the recipe my husband’s grandma used and he always talks about how good her sugar cookies were. He loved them. So, it was awesome, when I found that recipe a few years ago and made them for him. The secret is the powdered sugar. It makes them so light!

  24. Caley says

    All Christmas baking is great, but I love to make cookie dough truffles. This year I want to try to decorate some like teddy bear faces and some like snowmen heads. 🙂

  25. Karen Schmidt-Dill says

    There is so many choices that are favorites for the holidays! Each year I make the crushed sandwich cookie truffles, but I dearly LOVE the chocolate orange cookies for a special holiday treat.

  26. Polly Price says

    I like to bake all kinds of cookies, banana bread and gingerbread! Looking forward to the Holidays!

  27. Amy M says

    My favorite cookie to make during the holiday season would be my grandma’s favorite Magic Cookie Bars. I think of her every year when I make them. She would dye the coconut green!!!

  28. Judy says

    My very favorite thing to bake and also eat are Pecan Balls rolled in powdered sugar. I believe they are also called Mexican Wedding cookies also. Regardless they are delicious!

  29. meredith says

    Im new to baking, so im limited in my recipes, but I really like making sugar cookies with the kids

  30. rebecca says

    The cookies that I love to make the most are the cookies my girls and grandsons help me with. We pick a day and make cut out sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, oreo balls and some new cookie that we haven’t made before.

  31. Maureen Yin says

    My Mom and MomMom baked the best sugar cut out cookies. They rolled and cut from December 1 until Christmas eve filling many large tins with these special treats. Both are in heaven now but their love of baking these cookies have stayed with me. I bake them each Christmas for my siblings and my three sons. Every time I bring out a sheet of these sugar cookies out of the oven I can almost see Mom and MomMom smiling at me as its the same kitchen they baked in! Happy Baking to All Maureen

  32. says

    One of my favorite things to make at Christmas time is gingerbread cookies! The aroma lingers in the kitchen for days and it makes the whole family get in the spirit of Christmas! The hardest part is getting one fresh out of the oven before they are all gone!

  33. Tami says

    My favorite would definitely have to be pumpkin rolls. Throughout Thanksgiving and Christmas I am baking for my family and others, and the most requested would have to be my pumpkin rolls. The house smells yummy and there are always smiles in my kitchen!!!

  34. shirley says

    We love baking/decorating cut-out sugar cookies; almost always we also make biscotti with pistachios and dried cranberries; ‘tassies’ – several versions: pecan, brownie, and 1 or 2 others.
    I like to make quick breads with different fillings and often give those as gifts to friends/neighbors.
    A MUST if family members will be here is a brioche like dough shaped into Santa’s face (its about 13 inches round and the dough shapes easily. Found the recipe in a Sunset magazine holiday special in the late ’60’s and its one of the family tradiitons!

  35. Alyson says

    My favorite holiday treat to eat is toffee! I’ve only successfully made it once, so my standard go-to is chewy sugar cookies with Christmas tree squiggles and sprinkles on top.

  36. Louise says

    I am a retired/disabled Senior Citizen, bored with being stuck at home. Just started baking again and am enjoying the homemade baked goods.

    I have TWO favorites, sugar cookie cut outs and Snickerdoodles. They are my Mom’s recipes so I probably enjoy they a bit more than most people.

    I am going to give homemade cookies and sweet breads this year for Christmas gifts (money is tight) and plan to decorate the cut outs with Royal Icing and have my little brand new decorating tips ready to go. Wait till my son, who is in his 40’s, tastes the candy cane cookies. It is the same recipe I used when he was a kid! Would you believe I still have the 70 cent cookbook I used back then? It is copywrite 1963!!

  37. Geni says

    Every year since my two daughters where old enough to help in the kitchen we have stayed up baking cookies Christmas Eve to give away to all of their friends and of course, family.
    It was fun to watch them go through cook books and magazines every year searching for the recipes that they wanted to make, sometimes we would have 8 or 9 different cookies , the oven was on ALL DAY !
    As they got older they would save recipes they found through out the year and bring them out when we would plan our shopping trip for all of our supplies.
    The one cookie that we make , every year, no matter what else is on the menu is an old recipe from my Grand Ma Mary, a simple little cookie made with TONS of butter, vanilla ice cream and flour, topped with fruit preserves and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
    I love spending the day in the kitchen during Christmas with my girls even now that they are grown, and look forward to the day when my grandson joins us as we pick through recipes and make tons of cookies late into the night.
    Oven , hang in there Girl !

  38. Martha in KS says

    The holiday season is my favorite time to bake assorted cookies. I’ve wondered why I only make these things one month a year.

  39. Laura says

    I always make a huge batch of butter cookies – my great aunt’s recipe – that my family looks forward to every year.

  40. Emily says

    Decorated sugar cookies. I used to love making your almond roca but now I have a child with nut allergies so we keep that out of the house.

  41. Leigh M says

    Our traditional favorite here is Cherry Icebox cookies, and my kids most look forward to the gingerbread houses. Can’t wait!

  42. Marty C says

    I make Sand Tarts and fruitcake cookies from my mom’s old Mennonite cookbook. Baking Christmas cookies with Mom is one of my best childhood memories.

  43. Mike Davis says

    I make a few metric tons of gingersnaps for the holidays but this year, I’m going with Brownie Biscottis.

  44. Jennifer says

    My favorite Christmas cookie is the pfeffernusse, a hard German cookie my Grandma makes. My Grandma is now 96 and after she makes these cookies she sends a bag off to each of her children, at least the ones who enjoy them. 😉 She won’t tell me the recipe because she says it’s to difficult for me to understand. This year however, I plan to get the recipe from her. We’ll be celebrating our first Christmas with our son, her Great Grand Son, and I hope now that I am a mom, she will entrust me with the recipe to continue the tradition with my family.

  45. Wild Orchid says

    I love making and eating sugar cookies!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  46. says

    Fun give away!
    I make some ridiculous Christmas cookies over Thanksgiving weekend. They are German Anise Molasses cookies and have weird ingredients: citron, ground pecans, black pepper, Jack Daniels whiskey, lemon zest, molasses, oil of anise. They are a ton of work and very pretty looking, and I love the notion that I am carrying on a family tradition (on my husband’s side).

    kimfluck2 at hotmail dot com

  47. Debrah H says

    I have always carried on a tradition of baking cookies for the holiday season. My favorites are snickerdoodles and russian teacakes.

  48. Susan Bickta says

    Nice giveaway for the holidays!! I LOVE making white cut out cookies using my mother’s awesome recipe!!! Great family fun!

  49. says

    Our family likes the traditional holiday flavors of pumpkin and cranberry- so we bake a lot of quick breads with both flavors. Thanks for the giveaway contest!

  50. Anne says

    My favorite thing to bake AND eat during the holidays is stollen. I make the dough in my bread machine, then shape it, let it rise, and bake it in the oven. I love it myself, and I give several of them away as gifts, which are always well received.

  51. Margie Metz says

    I am a 2nd generation Italian-American and I really enjoy cooking and most of all, baking. I have 5 adult, married children who have blessed my husband and me with 11 wonderful grandchildren. And they all love COOKIES!!! That is, with the exception of our youngest who lives in Copenhagen, Denmark and is only 5 months old.
    Anyway, the grandchildren seem to have several favorites: 1. Decorated Sugar Cookies, 2. Lady Locks, 3. Caramel Cups, 4. Pizzelles, 5. Peanut Butter Blossoms, 6. Glazed Anise Cookies and 7. Gingerbread Men.
    There was a time when I would bake 30+ kinds of cookies and then make up cookie trays and give them to family, friends and neighbors but a few years ago I found out I had stage 3b Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and I went through almost 6 months of chemo. Today I am cancer-free, thank You, Jesus! However, I don’t know if it’s just old age (I’ll be 64 tomorrow) or because of having gone through that difficult time; or maybe it’s a bit of both but I don’t do all that baking anymore. Now I just try to make the kids’ favorites and maybe Hungarian nut rolls and perhaps a couple other kinds but I’d really like to have the grandkids who live here locally come over so we can have a bakathon and make more than cookies—some fun memories!