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Collection of simple Christmas cookies that the whole family will love. These recipes are all easy to make, delicious to eat and the kids will enjoy decorating them. When it comes to baking for kids, the simple recipes are always the best. These Christmas cookies are all perfect for the holiday season.Related articles:
Cookies are awesome at the best of time, but with the crazy season creeping up fast, simple Christmas cookies are almost mandatory.
It’s a time when we celebrate with those we love and most certainly over indulge in food, but you really don’t want to be spending hours in the kitchen creating masterpieces. Simplicity is the name of the game here.
Christmas is also a fantastic time to get in the kitchen with the kids, have some fun and generally spread some festive cheer. If the kids are in the kitchen with you, the recipes generally need to be relatively straight forward. You are with me on this one right?
If you love Christmas cookies and you love cooking with the kids, then you are going to love this selection.
When Should You Make Christmas Cookies?
Christmas cheer really begins on the 1st December. In fact, it can even start before then with some Christmas parties and events taking place from mid November. So really, Christmas cookies can be made anytime from then.
But hey, what’s the rule really. If you want to make a Christmas cookie and it’s mid September, then make one. You can always claim that you are practicing for the real event!
If you intent to make the cookies in advance to eat closer to Christmas you can easily freeze them, but take note of any decoration that you have on them, as not all decoration will easily freeze. In those cases you would be better to make the cookies, freeze and defrost and decorate as you wish to use them.
As a general rule of thumb, it would be alright to freeze cookies for 2-4 weeks, but it’s best to avoid a longer period of time if you don’t want them to go dry. If however you are freezing just dough, then you can do that for up to six months, provided you have wrapped the dough well.
What Is The Most Popular Christmas Cookie?
What defines the most popular Christmas cookie? It really is a difficult question to answer. However, if you think of what people traditionally think of as a Christmas cookie then you might like to make one of the following;
Fun & Simple Christmas Cookies Recipes
For some basic fun, creative and delicious Christmas cookies then take a look at the following simple recipes. The kids can enjoy creating them with you and the entire family will certainly enjoy eating them.
1. Cornflake Wreaths
Source: Tastes Better From Scratch
These cornflake cookies wreaths are simply perfect for Christmas.
Not only are they delicious, but how creative are they?
Kids absolutely love Christmas crackles, and these ones are just extra fancy. They are simplistic to make, look stunning and very tasty to eat.
2. Santa Cookie Pops
Source: Life With 4 Boys
Good old Santa has to make an appearance, and these Santa Cookie Pops are simply adorable. What kid wouldn’t enjoy tucking into these!
This is also the perfect Christmas cookie to make with the kids as they would love creating his smiling face.
3. Reindeer Cookies
Source: Smart Party Planning
I tend to make these reindeer cookies every year and they are always a huge hit with the kids.
Although I have to say that they were a huge hit with my hubby too! I think there will be a competition this year as to who can get to them first. Hubby or our 4 year old daughter!
4. Melted Snowman Cookies
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These melted snowman cookies are also always a winner and they are so incredibly easy to make. With minimal ingredients, the kids can easily help to decorate them and the best thing is that the messier that they are the better they look.
In terms of simple Christmas cookies, this one is an absolute winner.
5. Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
Source: Back To Her Roots
Christmas wouldn’t quite be Christmas without the candy canes and these chocolate candy cane cookies look simply divine.
6. Candy Cane Meringue Cookies
Source: Bless This Mess Please
Another variation on the candy cane that looks just as irresistible are these candy cane meringue cookies.
Those goey chocolate chips in the meringue just want to make the mouth water.
Christmas is a magical time and it’s definitely when we spend a lot more time in the kitchen. If the kids love to get involved, then these simple Christmas cookies will be exciting for them to make.
Bake, decorate and eat. It’s the perfect thing to do at Christmas.
I hope you have a magical time in the kitchen with the kids this year. I would love to hear what your favorite Christmas cookies recipe is that you will be baking with the kids this year.Let’s keep in touch. Did you love this selection of simple Christmas cookies? Sign up to the weekly newsletter to be kept up to date with other easy Christmas recipes. You will also be updated with easy party, decoration and printable ideas. See you there!