One of the best parts of blogging is making amazing friends! I have also found that some of those friends encourage and inspire me on a regular basis. Back in "the good old days" of blogging, my friend Stephanie and I ran a photo challenge called Edit Me and we worked so well together and quickly became great friends. Stephanie kept blogging long after I quit, and so when I picked it back up again recently she has been a constant source of encouragement. So anyway (I know, I know... what does this have to do with cookies?!) she recently posted on her blog about the #SpreadCheer challenge. This is something that was practically made for me and Aiden. We both love to make goodies for our friends, and this was an excuse to do just that!
The challenge website suggests using cookie mix. Now, while I would normally lean toward making mine from scratch, I loved the idea of letting Aiden do the baking himself and this meant a lot less measuring. He bakes all the time, but I usually assist with measuring the dry ingredients especially. With this cookie mix he could just rip and dump. So we went for it. And I wanted to make them extra cheerful so we mixed in an unexpected ingredient... fruity pebbles cereal!
We prepared the cookies according to the package directions, and then we stirred in one cup of cereal. We then rolled the cookie dough in to balls like usual, and baked them according to the original directions on the cookie mix package. Once our cookies were baked, we got ready to make our deliveries! Well, first we sampled them of course! The fruity pebbles are perfect and make the cookies both tasty and cheerful!
My little elfy helper and I delivered our goodies to some friends, and we definitely spread some cheer along the way! I am sure there will be many more deliveries to other family and friends between now and Christmas! We are just getting started!