Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids

Easy, Delicious, and Kid-Friendly Christmas Cookies

November 30, 2018
Snowball Cookies

Try one of 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.

Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids (and Adults)

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.

Photo Credit: C. Quinnell

Gingerbread Boys 
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 
Yum. What more is there to say? 

Credit: Emily Adamson

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

Photo Credit: Sam Jones

Christmas Cookies 
The classic sugar cookie. Use different cookie cutters to mix things up, then decorate your heart out!

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

More Cookie Recipes: 

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

And watch our short video with Christmas Cookie Baking Tips!

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Eat, drink and be merry,

Eat, drink and be merry, right? Which is what I was doing at the last family Christmas party I went to, enjoying the variety of cookies made by my many aunts, until a cousin says, haven't you had enough of those? Bah, humbug.

bah humbug is right

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Ha ha ha.  We hear you. Got to love those family members! Enjoy yourself this holiday season!

I'm looking for Christmas

I'm looking for Christmas cookie recipe and this is a good one thank you For my children to be making for the holidays but I wanted to ask can I still use the recipe with no shortening r do you have a recipe with Christmas cookies with no shortening added

When making baked goods, you

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When making baked goods, you can substitute butter for the shortening in an equal amount.