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Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids

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Try These Easy, Delicious, and Kid-Friendly Christmas Cookies

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Want to get the kids involved this holiday season? Try making these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids (or adults)! These recipes are easy to bake and, oh, so delicious! See the recipes for snowball cookies, gingerbread boys, shortbread, and more.

6 Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids

Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies filled with jam are a delicious treat all year long, but especially at Christmas! They’re super simple to make, too.

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Gingerbread Boys 

Smaller than their grown-up counterparts, these gingerbread boys are perfectly bite-sized. Just don’t eat them all in one sitting!

Gingerbread boys

Dried Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Sweet meets tart in these tasty cookies. Yum. What more is there to say? 

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Turtle Thumbprints

Who doesn’t love the caramel and pecan combo? These cookies are simple to make and attractive, too!


Snowball Cookies 

A lovely Christmas cookie reminiscent of fresh snow that’s easy to make and very tasty.

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Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies 

The classic sugar cookie. Use different cookie cutter shapes to mix things up, then decorate your heart out!

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More Cookie Recipes to Try: 

Love to decorate cookies for Christmas? View our selection of basic sugar cookie recipes.

And watch our short video with Christmas Cookie Baking Tips!