These Christmas cookie recipes for kids are perfect for doing some baking with kiddos this holiday season. If you’re hoping to do some baking with kids here are some easy cookie recipes for kids this Christmas.
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.
Finding Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
With that in mind, I really wanted to find some easy cookie recipes for kids to try that would be perfect for getting little hands involved.
So I put together this list of easy cookie recipes for kids that have very kid friendly steps. Your kids are going to love knowing that they had a hand in creating holiday cookies for loved ones. You’ll be happy to create holiday memories without the power struggle!
Christmas Cookie Recipes Kids Can Help With
Christmas Magic Cookie Bars
These Christmas Magic Cookie Bars look so amazing. Not only are they delicious and super simple, your little can pretty much assemble the entire thing by himself.
Mom or Dad will only need to put the pan in the oven, take it out, and cut the bars. How fun!
Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sandwiches
File this one under, “I like baking with my kids but ain’t no body have time for that!” Simply make the peppermint filling, sandwich between big, pre-made cookies, and roll in sprinkles.
Kids would love to press the top cookie on the sandwich or roll the sides in sprinkles!
Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies Treats
These Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for little fingers – literally. Have your kiddo do the actual thumbprints for these cookies and follow behind filling with jam.
Grandma Cochrane’s Homemade Pecan Sandies
These Pecan Sandies are not only delicious, but they use a cookie scoop to get from bowl to pan! My boys LOVE playing with the cookie scoop, and it would be such a fun task to hand over to your little.
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Stackable Christmas Tree Cookies
How cute are these stackable Christmas tree cookies? Not only are they so cute, but they are so kid friendly.
Bake the actual cookies while your kids are at school and let them go to town with the canned frosting and sprinkles, constructing their own little cookie trees.
Lump of Coal Rice Krispie Treats
Who hasn’t threatened their kids with a lump of coal on Christmas? These Lump of Coal Rice Krispie treats are so cute and kids would LOVE smooshing the sticky mess together!
These are a great starter Christmas Cookie Recipe for Kids and getting them involved in your holiday baking.
Super Simple Christmas Donuts
These simple Christmas treats don’t use any kind of heat or even knives – just store bought donuts and decorations. Kids will love using their creativity on these masterpieces!
Okay, so tell me – what were some of your favorite holiday memories? Which of these Christmas cookies would your kiddos have the most fun making? Let me know in the comments!
Need more easy Christmas cookies? Try my post of over 20 no bake Christmas treats!
Want more recipes to make with your kids? Check out our list of the best baking cookbooks for kids!
Want to keep it a bit healthier? Try these 15 Easy, Healthy Christmas Snacks Your Kids Will Love!
Thank you so much for this post!! I have four little ones ages 3, 2, 1 and 7 months. The older three always want to help in the kitchen but I am never ready for the mess. These are perfect for them to do this week!
Oh, yay!! I’m so glad. I feel you – the mess can be insane, but I definitely find that very specific tasks that can be “theirs” really helps!