Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids

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Christmas Cookies to make with kids

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

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Do you want to get the kids involved this holiday season? Are you looking for a fun vacation activity? Try making these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids (or adults)! These recipes are easy and fun to bake and are, oh, so delicious! See the snowball cookies, gingerbread boys, shortbread, and more recipes.

5 Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids

Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

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

Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies
Credit: C. Quinnell

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
Gingerbread Boys 

Turtle Thumbprints

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

Turtle Thumbprints

Snowball Cookies 

These lovely Christmas cookies, reminiscent of fresh snow, are easy to make and very tasty.

Snowball Cookies 
Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies 

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

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies 
Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

More Cookie Recipes to Try: 

Do you and your family and friends love to decorate cookies for Christmas? View our selection of basic sugar cookie recipes.

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Jennifer Keating

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. She is an active equestrian and spends much of her free time at the barn. When she’s not riding, she loves caring for her collection of house plants, baking, and playing in her gardens. Read More from Jennifer Keating

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