As a child, you just don't realize the amount of work that your parents put in to ensure that holidays are special.
For Christmas, moms and dads everywhere already have to do the usual amount of cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, traveling and more, but then they also have to do all the added secretive Santa Claus duties, right?
For Easter, how many of you parents out there already had a full plate of responsibilities but then also added on things like filling and hiding eggs or putting together a fun Easter basket? It would have been nice if there really was a bunny to do some of the jobs, wouldn't it?
So when it comes to simplifying as many things as possible around the holidays, Pillsbury makes that possible with their Ready to Bake! Cookies. No mixing, no slicing, no mess — just place cookie dough rounds on a cookie sheet and bake.
But this year Pillsbury made things even more fun by adding in the magic of Disney with their Easter Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Shape Cookies.
If you've never tried Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Cookies, you're missing out. They're just so easy to make and the results are always delicious. Now with the addition of the Disney themes, there really is no way that these pre-cut cookies won't make baking fun for the whole family.
When a Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Prize Pack arrived at our door, it was just the thing to provide some quick, easy, tasty entertainment to our Easter preparations.
Unfortunately it didn't end up being quite so easy to have these cookies hop off the shelf and into our oven in time for Easter, as they were difficult to locate anywhere near us. Thanks to the Pillsbury product locator, we finally tracked down a package of the Disney/Pixar Cars Ready to Bake! Shape Cookies, but it took extra time before we were well over on the other side of the city to pick them up.
Once we had the cookies home, however, then the quick convenience of these packages was evident... not to mention just how cute these cookies are, thanks to their Disney designs.
Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Shape Cookies are ready to enjoy in 8-10 minutes and both of the girls were thrilled to be able to help lay them out onto the pan in preparation. When we pulled them out of the oven, their eyes lit up at seeing Lightning McQueen baked right into each one.
These were such a fun way to conclude our Easter celebration that I'm sure we will be trying out many more of the Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Shape Cookies for upcoming holidays. From Mother's Day to Halloween to St. Patrick's Day (and everything in between), these are just such a cute way to have an easy and colorful treat.
Found at your local grocer (although take it from me, use the product locator before heading out!), Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Shape Cookies retail for around $2.50 a package. But, wait! Don't shop without a coupon! Visit this link before you go shopping to download a printable coupon for $1.10 off the purchase of one package of Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Shape Cookies. That's a deal not to be missed!
Thanks to the generosity of Pillsbury, one person will also get to bring home the joy of delicious, no-work cookies, because...
One lucky person will win a Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Prize Pack*!
*Prize Pack contains: a VIP coupon for a free package of Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Disney Shape Cookies, a cookie jar, a cookie spatula, and an oven mitt
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