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4 Easy Christmas Cookies to Make With Kids

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In our holiday dreams baking with kids is a peaceful bonding experience serenaded by Nat King Cole. Yet too many of us know the reality can include frustrated tears (parents included) and a kitchen littered in red and green sprinkles. Not to fear…the team at Lake Appliance Repair has recipes for Christmas cookies to make with kids that will save your kitchen and your holiday spirit.

Easy Christmas Cookies to Make With Kids
(and Keep Everyone Smiling)

Our simple Christmas cookie recipes are quick to make and require only basic skills to ensure that you and your little ones stay happy and engaged. Emphasizing collaboration and creativity, these are Christmas cookies to make with kids that still leave time for other holiday planning and make you feel like a holiday baking team.

#1 No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Balls

It doesn’t get any easier than a no-bake dessert, making this simple recipe a great choice for Christmas cookies kids can make. Rolling the dough into balls is like using play dough, while rolling them again in confectioners sugar (or any parent-approved topping) after chilling is just more fun.


  • Cocoa powder
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Flaked coconut
  • Powdered sugar

Get full recipe here.

easy christmas cookies to make with kids
Photo Credit: The Spruce Eats

#2 Thumbprint Cookies

This classic not only has the fun of rolling dough into balls but the added joy of squishing a tiny finger right in the middle before adding jam to the thumbprint. And since freedom of choice is a Christmas gift unto itself, kids can change up the filling with frosting or candies if their hearts desire.

Before you slide these into the oven, make sure you know how to best preheat the oven for cookies so they bake to golden perfection.


  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Jams or fillings of choice

Get full recipe here.

simple holiday thumbprint cookies
Photo Credit: The Spruce Eats

#3 Easy Gingerbread Cookies

This is one of those easy holiday cookie recipes for kids where a little shortcut saves time to focus on what’s fun about gingerbread cookies: decorating them. With packaged sugar cookie dough that you flavor with molasses and spices, you can jump right to the fun of gingerbread cookie cutters. After the cookies cool, consider it a compliment if your children say they want to decorate their cookie to look like you.


  • Packaged sugar cookie dough
  • Molasses
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground cloves
  • Cinnamon

Get full recipe here.

christmas cookies kids can make
Photo Credit: Pillsbury

#4 Frosted Reindeer Cookies

If decorating a gingerbread cookie just isn’t enough to fill your small baker’s need to embellish, these cookies should do the trick. Who wouldn’t have fun making antlers out of pretzels? These are great Christmas cookies to make with kids because premade dough and frosting saves you time and kids have license to use their favorite candy for reindeer faces.


  • Packaged sugar cookie dough
  • Ready-to-Spread vanilla frosting
  • Small pretzel twists
  • Candy of your choice

Get full recipe here.

easy holiday cookie ideas
Photo Credit: Pillsbury

We hope our list of Christmas cookies to make with kids brings back the joy of holiday baking with your little ones. Happy Holidays from all of us at Lake Appliance Repair!

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