Easy, Yummy and Fun! 10 Kid-Friendly Cookie Recipes

Easy, Yummy and Fun! 10 Kid-Friendly Cookie Recipes

Anjali Prasertong
Dec 13, 2012

It isn't hard to convince kids to join in the fun of making holiday cookies. After all, the reward is dozens and dozens of cookies, as well as a bonanza of icing, frosting or powdered sugar to decorate them. But not every cookie recipe is a good choice for children; some are too fussy, others combine flavors most kids won't appreciate. These 10 recipes use kid-friendly flavors, include interactive steps that are fun for little hands — chocolate-dipping! sugar-dusting! — and don't require any special techniques.

1 Two-Bite Nutella Chocolate Cookies: Tint the icing red and add a little mint extract to transform this Halloween treat into a candy-cane-striped cookie.
2 Gingerbread Christmas Tree Ornaments: Pretty, sturdy gingerbread cookies that can be hung on the tree or eaten once frosted.
3 Peanut Butter & Fudge Oatmeal Cookies: Peanut butter oatmeal cookies with a dollop of chewy, melting chocolate fudge on top that are so simple to make, they don't even require a mixer.
4 Holiday Snowballs: A glittery riff on Mexican wedding cookies.
5 Brown Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting: Made with a touch of whole wheat flour, these cut-out cookies are irresistible with a big dollop of cream cheese frosting on top.

6 Super-Soft Snickerdoodles: A cinnamon-spiced classic.
7 Sensational Peanut Butter Cookies: Our version of the no-flour, no-butter recipe that has taken the Internet by storm.
8 Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Cherries and Pecans: Chunky cookies that are easy to adapt with whatever add-ins your child wants — or doesn't want.
9 Chocolate Chip and Toffee Shortbread Cookies Reportedly a hit with elementary school teachers, these chocolate-dipped cookies would make great holiday gifts.
10 Best Cut-Out Sugar Cookies: This easy-to-handle, remarkably tasty holiday workhorse is the cut-out sugar cookie to make and decorate with kids.

Do you have any recommendations for kid-friendly cookie recipes?

Related: Delicious Classics & New Favorites: 18 Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

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