Christmas time is here and there are plenty of ways you can get into the holiday spirit. While hanging Christmas lights, wrapping presents, and singing carols are all fantastic, festive activities, nothing beats cooking with your kids, creating delicious Christmas themed dishes.
Not only does cooking with your kids provide you with great Christmas food but it will also create long-lasting memories. Your kids will grow up remembering the floury mess they made when baking Christmas cookies and the times they got to lick the spoon after whipping up some homemade jam. So it is time to make some wonderful holiday memories with your kids by giving these Christmas recipes a try. Put on some Christmas music and get ready to cook together as a family!
15 Christmas Recipes for Kids
These cute little desserts are a refreshing minty treat and also a very kid friendly activity. Your kids can play with the dough, rolling it and cutting shapes in order to create an adorable polar bear. Set these out on a tray for any Christmas guests to admire!
All you need to make regular old pancakes into Christmas pancakes is a few festive cookie cutters! Make regular pancakes and then let your kids cut out any Christmas shape they’d like. Even the youngest ones can do this! Add some syrup and you have an instant, perfect Christmas breakfast.
Any Rudolph cooking project is an absolute must at the holiday season! This melt-in-your-mouth shortbread is an amazing cookie that also happens to have an adorable red nose and antlers as well! The decorating part of this recipe is great for younger kids while the older ones will love making the cookie.
Cracking eggs, whisking ingredients and then utilizing the microwave are all things your kids can easily do in the kitchen and the result will be some fantastic, homemade eggnog. Older kids will be able to make this tasty Christmas treat on their own while the younger ones will need a little help but will love drinking their creation in the end!
Sugar cookies are an essential Christmas dessert and this recipe idea is an easy way to turn regular old sugar cookies into something fantastic. A little frosting and a little stacking action by your kids and you will have gorgeous sugar cookie Christmas trees! This is a great way to help your little ones work on their fine motor skills while making a festive cookie treat.
If you are looking for an easy but fun kitchen activity this holiday season, these snowmen are it! This activity is quick to set up but will provide hours of entertainment for your kids. They can stack the snowmen, get them “dressed” with edible decorations and then eat them. Sounds like a perfect Christmas project.
While leaving out cookies for Santa is a well-known Christmas tradition, what about Santa’s reindeer? They need to eat too! Make this reindeer food snack mix with your kids and create a new tradition of feeding Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve. Of course, you will love to eat this too!
These ornaments are beautiful on your tree, fun to make and also great to eat! Even the littlest hands will be able to create these gumdrop ornaments and they will look perfect, no matter what colors or patterns your kids come up with. Be sure to eat them they year you make them as they may not be so delicious next year.
Any chocolate lover will enjoy this Christmas cooking project as you will get to play with (and eat!) creamy, decadent chocolate. Your kids will also love putting the reindeer faces and mini snowmen onto the chocolate, decorating it perfectly for the holiday season. This bark makes a fantastic gift as well!
If you want to make a salty and sweet treat with your kids at Christmastime, these Christmas tree pretzels are easy, adorable and delicious. Decorate the trees with any small candies or sprinkles and let your kids have fun and get creative! The results will be tasty and beautiful.
This multistep Christmas activity is great for your kids and fun for you as well. Putting sticks in marshmallows, dipping them in melted chocolate and decorating them will create delicious and pretty Christmas treats. Wrap them up and give them as gifts or just let your kids eat them right off the sticks!
Of course, pizza is great any time of year but when the weather turns cold and the Christmas season is upon us, a snowman pizza is necessary. Your kids will love decorating their snowman pizza and then eating it right after! A great way to have fun at Christmas and to make dinner at the same time.
Measuring, pouring and decorating is what this Christmas kid activity is all about. Set jars up for your kids to scoop cookie ingredients into. With a little bit of your help and some accurate measuring, your kids will create beautiful and tasty gifts for everyone on their Christmas list.
Making and decorating a gingerbread house will give you a full day of Christmas cheer. Baking the gingerbread house will let your kids, measure, mix, roll and stir and the decorating of the house will let your kids be creative in the kitchen, making the house of their dreams!
Use a few Christmas cookie cutters to give your breakfast a holiday makeover. Cut out shapes in your bread and then place it in a frying pan. Crack an egg in the center and you will have a healthy breakfast your kids will gobble up! Let them cut the shapes out of the bread so that everyone can participate.
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Cooking with your kids at Christmas is a great family tradition that you will love. The memories you will make and the amazing food you will create is one of the best gifts you can get. Enjoy these kid-friendly recipes and have a Merry Christmas!