Having fun with children in the kitchen is one of my favorite things.
It’s important to pick recipes that are easy enough that you, as the adult, won’t stress over unusually complicated or perfect cookies. Expect finger-licking, raw dough eating, messy children and kitchen. Relax and have fun!
These 10 recipes fit my rule of thumb: KISMIF – Keep It Simple, Make It Fun perfectly. With that in mind, not all these cookies are baked from scratch. Feel free to substitute your own cookie recipe to be decorated.
Candy Bar Pretzel Bites Recipe From: The Gunny Sack
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies Recipe From: Baker Girl
Santa Hat Brownies Recipe From: Daisy’s World
Beautiful and Buttery Holiday Spritz Cookies Recipe From: Oh My! Sugar High
Sugar Cookie Tip: if you are baking with younger children, one way to streamline the process and cut down on time, is to roll out the dough, cut the cookies out, place on cookie sheets and give each child their own cookie sheet to decorate.
For some reason, I’m completely smitten by melting snowman cookies. Following are three different versions with varying levels of difficulty.
Melting Snowmen Cookies Recipe From: Little Broken
Melting Snowmen Cookies Recipe From: Kraft
Melting Snowmen Cookies Recipe From: Treehouse Parents
Lidia’s Simple Sugar Cookies Recipe From: Community Table
Christmas Pretzel Buttons Recipe From: Sweet Anna’s
Christmas Snickerdoodles Recipe From: Craving Cobbler