Some of my favorite holiday memories as a kid is baking cookies. My mom and I would make a list in early December of all the cookies we were going to make, buy ingredients, and then on her day off we would bake for hours. We would end with – no joke – thousands of cookies. They would get separated, packed into tins, boxes, and bags, and dispersed among friends, family, teachers, hair dressers, the mail man – really anyone who we ever encountered that was kind.
It’s one of the memories that I want to share with my own kids. This Christmas will be the first that I feel pretty comfortable letting Ryan help me bake and ‘take on’ some tasks of his own rather than do the holiday baking while he sleeps.
With that in mind, I really wanted to find some cookie recipes to try that would be perfect for getting little hands involved. Obviously, you can always have your kiddo stir in some ingredients or count out items when measuring, but if you’ve ever encountered a stubborn 3 year old, you’ll know that just ‘helping’ never works out well. It always ends in, “I can do it myself!” and if the step they want to do isn’t SUPER kid friendly, it never works out well.
So I put together this list of cookie recipes that have very kid friendly steps – your kids are going to love knowing that they had a huge hand in creating holiday cookies for loved ones and you’ll be happy to create holiday memories without the power struggle!