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My Family's Favorite Holiday Tradition

No matter how the year has treated us, my family always looks forward to the holidays. It's a time that we can show appreciation to one another for the support we've felt throughout the year. And this year is no different. My mom, daughter and I made it a point to schedule in a few of our annual holiday bake fests even though our calendars have been more than full this season. You're never too busy to make time for family and I've found that if I don't make sure I get in plenty of quality time in with them during the holiday season, my favorite time of year just doesn't seem quite as magical. And baking together is my family's favorite holiday tradition, thanks to my mama, so you can bet I'm always going to make that happen if I can...especially now that my baby girl loves it as much as we do!

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That being said, for our first baking date we didn't have the whole day to devote to it. We only had a few hours. Thankfully, General Mills saved the day! Not only are some of my favorite holiday ingredients General Mills products...(hello Betty Crocker and Chex!), but thanks to Pillsbury ready-made dough we were able to get some baking done with our tight time frame. Now just because we weren't baking the dough from scratch doesn't mean we couldn't put our own personal touch on our sugar cookies. Get ready for the easiest cookie hack ever...When using ready-made dough like Pillsbury, roll it into little balls and then roll those balls into bowls filled with festive sprinkles and sugar. Your cookies will come out covered in holiday sparkles! This was the first year we tried that and I do believe it's going to become a part of our tradition from here on out!

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