10 Easy Christmas Cookies to Make With Your Kids
From adding icing and sprinkles, to creating mini reindeer and gingerbread men, there are lots of ways to get kids excited about making of each of these easy holiday cookie recipes. Kids of all ages will enjoy making these easy Christmas cookies. Keep things simple with classic Christmas cookie flavors, like gingerbread men, cut-out sugar cookies, and peanut butter balls. Add decorative flair with colorful sprinkles, sugar, and candies.
Corn flakes are coated in melted marshmallows, then topped with cinnamon candies to create these sweet little edible Christmas wreaths. This no-bake recipe is great for a quick cooking project that will keep little ones busy and result in a fun holiday treat to eat.
Peanut Butter Balls IV
Sour Cream Cut-Outs
Sour cream and cake flour make these cookies a little softer than your average sugar cookie, which means they can be decorated like a cupcake! Let kids swirl on icing and top with colorful sprinkles. Allrecipes home cook giland says, "I had so much fun making these cookies with my two year old last night. This dough was so easy to work with. I rolled mine really thick so my son could pick up the cookies easily once they were cut out without tearing or breaking."
These gingerbread men are a little less gingery than the average gingerbread cookie recipe, which CAPE MOM77 says makes them perfect for her young son's still-developing taste buds. "I would describe this as a cross between a gingerbread cookie and a butter/sugar cookie," she says. "It was great. I made this recipe with my husband and son last week and we had a blast."
Soft Christmas Cookies
Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
These cookies give kids lots to help with: pressing "thumbprints" into cookies (use small bottle caps like those found on an empty bottle of vanilla extract to make indents), filling with jam (spoon jam into small resealable plastic bags with one corner snipped off to make it easier for kids to aim), and drizzling with icing. And remember—uniform-looking or not, it'll still taste delicious!
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
"Fail-proof," raves home cook Steph. "I followed the directions and everything turned out perfectly." She does have one extra tip, though, to keep the peanut butter cups from melting into the just-out-of-the-oven cookies: "Freeze unwrapped PB cups (or put in fridge)—it's easier to press the frozen candy into the hot cookie without it falling to pieces."
michaux98 adds, "Huge hit in my house. And so easy and fun for my 8- and 4-yr-old to make."
Chocolate Crinkles II
Chocolate cookie dough gets coated in confectioner's sugar before baking, giving these cookies a bit of a snowy vibe that's perfect for the holidays. Little ones will love shaping these into balls and rolling them around in powdered sugar.