The Best Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Cookies, from Pumpkin to Reindeer

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I'm pretty sure Pillsbury cookies are every child's introduction to salmonella. I grew up eating at least a spoonful of Pillsbury raw cookie dough every time I baked chocolate chip cookies. My parents noticed my love for raw cookie dough and warned me of the dangers of foodborne illness. I can see why a parent would hate for their 9-year-old daughter to suffer through those symptoms, but as an adult, I'm ready to risk it all for some raw chocolate chip cookie dough.

As a kid, I even thought the Pillsbury Doughboy, AKA, Poppin' Fresh looked delicious. Oh, come on, you don't think he looks like a delicious little marshmallow? The Pillsbury marketing team is golden. Just like their light golden brown chocolate chip cookies that I still buy over a decade later.

Growing up, Pillsbury ready to bake chocolate chip cookies was a year-round treat in our household. Don't get me wrong, I love Betty Crocker & Toll House, but there was always refrigerated cookie dough in the house. Once Halloween or Christmas rolled around, I took a short hiatus from Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies for their holiday sugar cookies.

Pillsbury sugar cookies are also a fan favorite, but specifically, their snowman and pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies. The second I bite into a pumpkin-shaped cookie, my heart starts beating to the rhythm of I Put a Spell on You, and suddenly I remember every line to Hocus Pocus. Once I bite into a snowman sugar cookie, my heart starts beating to the rhythm of Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, and I feel ready to do some Christmas shopping.

These cookies bring me the sweetest memories, and I blame them for my sweet tooth. I keep a pack of chocolate chunk cookies in the fridge, so I always have a chewy dessert. Walmart has a variety of flavors and holiday cookies from Pillsbury. Did you know there's a Pillsbury holiday cookie just for Thanksgiving? I'm here for it!

The Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Sugar Cookies include the following ingredients: enriched flour bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, palm oil, water, canola oil. contains 2% or less of: wheat protein isolate, baking powder (sodium aluminum phosphate, baking soda), eggs, salt, yellow 5 & 6, artificial flavor, blue 1, sodium benzoate (preservative).

Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Cookies

1. Pillsbury Sugar Cookies

I'm ready for a box of these!

2. Pillsbury Ghost Shape Sugar Cookies

Once I finish the pumpkin cookies, it's time to eat some ghost cookies. This sugar cookie dough is limited edition, so make sure to grab it while you can!

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Allison Johnson

I made sure to pair my ghost, Scooby-Doo, and pumpkin cookies with Pillsbury's Pumpkin Spice Rolls, Salted Caramel Apple Cookies, and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies. I enjoyed them all, but let me just rave about the pumpkin spice rolls first. They are huge, and the middle of the rolls is seriously to die for. They were moist, sweet, and so warm even after cooling off for 15 minutes.

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Allison Johnson

The salted caramel apple cookies made the house smell delicious. Not just the kitchen, but the entire home smelled amazing. I couldn't get enough of them.

3. Pillsbury Snowman Shape Sugar Cookies

I'm definitely buying these once Christmas is near.

4. Pillsbury Christmas Tree Shape Sugar Cookies

Santa will love these.

5. Pillsbury Sugar Cookies

Classic, but so delicious.

6. Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

The greatest cookies of all time.

Tip: Add some vanilla ice cream on top of these delicious cookies. It's so yummy, and I do the same thing with my fudge brownies.

7. Pillsbury Reese's Cookie Dough

For the Reese's fans.

8. Pillsbury Hearts Shape Sugar Cookies

Who says chocolate covered strawberries are the best Valentine's Day treat? I'll take some heart-shaped cookies!

9. Pillsbury Reindeer Shape Sugar Cookies


Can't go wrong with more Christmas cookies.

10. Pillsbury Bunny Shape Sugar Cookies

Yes, you can buy bunny cookies for Easter!

Baking Buy: Cookie Sheet

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place cookie dough rounds on a new cookie sheet. These do bake well on an ungreased cookie sheet!

Does General Mills even know how iconic they are? I mean, I crave Toaster Strudles every time I quote Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls, and I use any special occasion as a reason to bake cookies. It's been said that cookies can be addicting, and I have to say, I might be a victim of Pillsbury's cookie recipe.

This post was originally published in 2019.