Easy Christmas Cookies for Kids & Holiday Baking Crafts
Perfect for days off and cozy weekends inside, these baking and kitchen crafts for children of all ages are easy, adorable and delicious!(11 Photos)
Coconut Rice Krispie Snowmen
If you use a 10-ounce jar of marshmallow fluff in place of the marshmallows, your snowmen will be even whiter.
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These cookies are as fun to eat as they are to make. If peanut allergies are a worry, switch out the peanut butter dough with a gingersnap one.
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Gingerbread House Recipe & Template
When the weather outside is frightful, it’s time to stay indoors and make a holiday gingerbread house. Using homemade or store-bought pieces, assemble and decorate a cozy candy shack for eating and/or displaying.
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Fragrant and sweet, these classic Christmas cookies are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Relax and let little ones decorate however--and as much!--as they'd like.
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Aunt Sis’s Strawberry Tart Cookies
These lovely little thumbprint cookies, each one like a tiny strawberry pie, will be the first to disappear at your holiday party. Bake them, and you’ll understand why.
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Chai Gingerbread Cookie
Try chai for a modern twist on a classic Christmas recipe.
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Green marshmallow and cereal wreaths are a holiday favorite, but these have gotten a makeover. We've updated their look with a fetching bow made of red licorice string.
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Frosted Ornament Cookies
It wouldn't be the holidays without frosted cookies. Ornaments of all shapes are especially fun to make, either as edible treats for the tree or simply for the cookie plate.
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Snow Angel Chocolate Cookies
Let kids trim out snow angels or snowflakes from slips of paper, then lay these stencils on the cookie’s surface while confectioners’ sugar “snow” gently drifts down from above.
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Christmas Tree Ornament Cookies
You don’t even need cookie cutters to turn this easy-to-handle sugar cookie dough into circles or diamonds. Use the rim of a glass if you like a more uniform look.
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Graham Cracker "Gingerbread" Cottages
Forgo the time-intensive making of a gingerbread house this year and instead put together a sweet and simple no-bake "candy cottage". Using graham crackers, cake icing and a few simple sweet treats you’ll be able to assemble an entire village in the time it would take you to make one spicy dwelling.
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