Who doesn鈥檛 love a good countdown? They鈥檙e all about building excitement and anticipation, from launching spaceships to ringing in a new year. Heck, there鈥檚 even a song or two written about them! We especially love the countdown to Christmas, which is why we鈥檙e partnering with Hershey to make a cute, colorful and most definitely tasty advent calendar (that ALSO doubles as a mini christmas tree). Check out the video to see how it鈥檚 done.

Such a colorful delight! Need more deets on how to make a calendar of your own? Scroll on!

HERSHEY鈥橲 Kitchens Cookie Advent Calendar

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 陆 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup HERSHEY鈥橲 Kitchens Premier White Chips
  • 1 cup HERSHEY鈥橲 Kitchens Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles

First, gather your ingredients.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream butter with the sugar and brown sugar. Then, beat in eggs and add vanilla, baking soda, salt and flour. Mix until smooth.


Fold in HERSHEY鈥橲 Kitchens Premier White Chips, HERSHEY鈥橲 Kitchens Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and sprinkles. Side note: These chips also make great little snacks, while you鈥檙e baking. :)


Place one-inch diameter balls of dough on cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes and let cool. Set aside while you make the advent calendar. Look how colorful they are!

Advent Calendar Materials:

  • cookies
  • foil
  • white paper
  • metallic paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • pen
  • tape
  • needle
  • string

Pull together all your materials. It鈥檚 always good to be prepared!


First off, make the HERSHEY鈥橲 KISSES shaped cone. Rose gold is so HOT right now, we couldn鈥檛 resist! Cut one circle out of white paper and cut a larger circle out of metallic paper. Cut slits into each circle. Next, form a cone with the white paper and secure with tape. Wrap the metallic paper around the white paper cone. Secure cone with tape. Wrap the bottom of the metallic cone around the bottom of the white cone and tape.


Make your little tags out of white paper. The wavier the better 鈥 it adds more character! Label the tags with numbers from 1-25.


Thread some string through the point of the cone to make a loop. Tie the ends together, and then, tuck the numbered tag into the cone.


Make the bottom to keep the cookies snug by tracing the bottom of the cone on white paper. Draw three rectangles around the circle. (These will be the tabs that help secure the bottom of the cone.) Cut out.


Next, wrap cookies in foil to keep them fresh and place inside cone.


Tape the bottom to the HERSHEY鈥橲 KISSES shaped cone. You鈥檙e done!


Look how the calendar can double as a Christmas tree. The ultimate 2-in-1! Plus, it鈥檚 PERFECT for a tiny living space.


Now that鈥檚 some tasty inspiration.


It鈥檚 the final countdown鈥 but best to start with number one!

How do you count down to Christmas? Share your advent calendars with us by tagging @BritandCo on Instagram.

Video: Caroline Hetzel, Katie Booker + Michael Sullivan

Cookie Production + DIY: Caroline Hetzel

Styling, Advent Calendar DIY + Production: Irene Lee

Photography: Chris Andre and Brittany Griffin