It’s that time of year! One of our favorite Christmas traditions has always been getting together to bake cookies for Santa – and we always make extra for the family too. Check out these fun and easy holiday baking projects, and don’t hesitate to get the whole family involved!
1) Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies
Remember making these? These classic holiday thumbprint cookies are great for kids of all ages. The older ones can get involved with the actual measuring and rolling, and the littlest ones can help unwrap the chocolate kisses and put them in the indentions. Plus, chocolate and peanut butter are total crowd pleasers. Get the recipe at Eating On a Dime.
2) Pretzel Hugs
These sweet-salty little treats are way easy to make, and suitable for kids of all ages. All you need are pretzels, Hershey’s Hugs, and M&Ms. No stress, minimal cleanup, and tons of fun for everyone. Thanks to Sally’s Baking Addiction for the tip!
3) Melting Snowman Cookies
You guys! These are adorable. Sugar cookies are some of the easiest cookies to make and, because the cookies don’t need to be perfectly circular, this is the perfect project for kids. With a lot of decorated cookie recipes, they look great in pictures but when attempted by non-experts, end up looking sort of sloppy. These guys have the sloppiness built right in, and that’s why we love them. Details at Baking and Mistaking.
4) Confetti Cookies
These super-simple cookies are fun, easy and work with just about any cookie you feel like making. Just fill a pan with sprinkles and roll the cookie dough ball around in it before bakings. Too fun – and perfect for kids. See more at Sweet Bella Roos.
5) Jumbo Gingerbread Men
Gingerbread men are a Christmas classic, and with good reason. Kids love getting to decorate them, and everyone loves getting to eat them. Check out Sweetapolita’s recipe for instructions on how to make your own giant gingerbread man cookie cutter, and for some cute ideas for decorations!