Creative cookie hacks for the holidays
With December drawing near, holiday cookie baking season is officially here.
BettyCrocker.com, Pillsbury.com and Tablespoon.com are filled with easy-to-access cookie recipes boasting holiday spirit for all taste buds. But there’s still something special about pulling out that ingredient-stained family cookbook, with recipe notes scribbled along the pages, passed down from generation-to-generation.
From creating classics like Russian Tea Cakes to adding pizzazz to pre-made Pillsbury dough when you’re short on time, our recipe content – in print and on digital platforms – truly has something for everyone.
Both Betty Crocker and Pillsbury have “cookie countdowns” going on right now. All you have to do is sign up on BettyCrocker.com or Pillsbury.com to receive a recipe in your email inbox once a day leading into the holidays.
While we have endless cookie content available at our fingertips, it’s still fun to learn about baking best practices during face-to-face interactions in the kitchen.
So, for our “A Taste of General Mills” podcast this month, I caught up with Cathy Swanson Wheaton, the executive editor behind many of your favorite Pillsbury and Betty Crocker cookbooks, to hear her secrets for cookies that look and taste great.
During our oven-side chat, Wheaton shares her personal and professional perspective on all-things cookies. You’ll learn about:
-Current trends and twists on the classics
-Simple mistakes that have big consequences during the baking process
-Creative cookie decorating ideas when you’re short on time or ingredients
-Swanson Wheaton’s favorite cookie-baking traditions
Listen (16 min)
SHOW NOTES – Episode 39: November 28, 2018
Link: Russian Tea Cakes
Link: Pillsbury cookie dough
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