Everyone decorates Christmas cookies at some point in December, right?
Maybe you do it at home just for fun, to give to the neighbors, or at some Christmas party. Regardless, decorating Christmas cookies with kids can be fun and stressful all at the same time.
You are always looking for the cutest but simplest things to do with your little ones, so I am sharing my favorite top 5 easy ways to decorate Christmas cookies with kids.
Christmas Cookies With Kids
It is easy, cute, and tasty. What’s not to love, right?
You choose to make homemade cookies or buy some mix. Top with your favorite white icing, a little bit of black icing for the string, and MnMs for lights.
This idea came from Dessert for Two and you can see how she made it here.
Here is our attempt
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
My son is all about Rudolph this year, so I’m sure we’ll be making this one.
Top your cookie with some chocolate-covered pretzels and MnMs and you’re done! How easy is that?
If you are a super mom and want to make the cookies from scratch you can see how BakerGirl made hers here.
These were incredibly easy and cute!
Ornament Sugar Cookies
I think I must really like MnMs because here is another one for you!
Decorate your ornament however you would like, add a Rolo and now you have an ornament!
If you are feeling brave you can add some sprinkles to make your ornaments sparkle.
See how Your Cup of Cake made their homemade cookies here.
Here are some of our masterpieces.
Christmas Chocolate Kiss Cookies
You have seen a lot of these kiss cookies around but how cute are these!
The perfect sprinkles can really make a difference and you know your little ones love using every kind of sprinkle out there!
Tracey at The Kitchen Is My Playground has the best technique for making a cookie that doesn’t change shape in the oven.
See how she does it here.
We made ours using peanut butter cookie mix which paired perfectly with the chocolate kiss.
Melting Snowmen Cookies
I saved my favorite for last!
Not only is it too cute to handle but it has all of the best things:
- You pick your favorite cookie mix. No need to make cookies from scratch.
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells
- Melted white chocolate
Yes, the noses are orange Starburst! No worries if you are not a fan, easily substitute with orange icing.
We used candy noses we found and mini Reese cups cut in half for the hats.
We will be trying all of these! We’ll take some to the neighbors, some to family and friends, and some will stay right at home for us.
Let me know your favorite Christmas cookies to make or to eat.
Want to do more with the kids? Ok, you jolly mommy! Here are 10 Christmas crafts that you can also use as gifts.