10 of Our Favorite Easy Cookies to Bake With Our Kids

updated Jul 5, 2023
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There are weekends, snow days, and school holidays that just call for some cozy and easy baking with the kids. Cookies are always a go-to because you can mix them up together and enjoy the treat in less than an hour.

We love a classic chocolate chip cookie — and our favorite recipe is included here — but mixing something new up always adds to the baking fun. These are 10 of our favorite easy cookie (and cookie bar) recipes for baking with kids that have never failed to bake up beautifully and be a delight for the whole family.

Cookies to Bake With Kids

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Trail Mix Cookies
Trailblazing oatmeal cookies chock-full of sweet, savory, crunchy, and chewy ingredients.
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Funfetti Cookies
A box of cake mix and a few pantry staples are all you need to make festive Funfetti cookies.
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Super Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles are a beloved classic, and for good reason: They are buttery, soft, and cinnamon sugar-dusted. Let your littlest kiddo be in charge of rolling these in the sugar coating.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

You kind of can’t go wrong with the classic chocolate chip cookie, whether you use this recipe or the back of the yellow bag version.

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Palmiers look and feel fancy, but they are literally just puff pastry and sugar. Your kids can help roll out the dough, fold, and cut it with ease.

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Mini Fruit Pizzas

If you are looking for a way to decorate cookies without messing around with royal icing and a million sprinkles on the floor, try these fruit “pizza” cookies.

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PB&J Crumble Bar Cookies

Cookie bars are awesome because you don’t have to do a ton of scooping and rolling. These taste like a peanut butter cookie and a jam bar combined.

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

These sugar cookie bars are soft and buttery on their own, but add the creamy frosting and you’ll be a parent hero.

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The World's Easiest Cookies
You just need four ingredients and a little elbow grease to make macaron-flavored cookies that are crisp on the edges and chewy in the center.
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S'mores Bars
Making a graham cracker cookie into a s'mores bar that you can take anywhere.
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