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Christmas Baking with Kids

There is a saying that I love “Memories are made in the kitchen” and for me growing up they certainly were around Christmas Time. Part of the traditions that we enjoyed as a family when I was a child was baking along with my mother and grandmothers during the festive season. I remember making Christmas Cakes, Puddings, Biscuits/Cookies and Desserts that we would enjoy from Christmas Eve through to New Year’s Day. Those Christmas Baking Recipes I’ve passed down to my children as well as introduced some more and now my kids look forward to Christmas and spending time in the kitchen with me as one of our Holiday Traditions during the Christmas break from school and work.

15 + Delicious and easy Christmas recipes that you can actually bake with kids from toddler upwards

Kids Christmas Bakes

There is a variety of different ideas here as we have grown with the kids from 2011 through to now I have shared more and more complex recipes so some of these are great to bake with toddlers over Christmas and others we are making now that my kids are much older. Check the descriptions I have included with the recipes to find out the age that we would recommend making these cakes, cookies and desserts and try them out with your kids as well as you too make memories in the kitchen over Christmas with these Easy Kids Christmas Baking Ideas.

Christmas Cookies to Bake with Kids

Easy Gingerbread Recipe so simple kids can make it. Ideal for making Gingerbread Men and Cookies

Essential Christmas Cookie to make with kids our Kid Friendly Gingerbread Recipe is ideal to make with kids from preschool upwards. Just monitor the stove with them as it is “HOT”.

Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.

Simple, easy and no fuss our Snowball Cookies have only 3 ingredients and are perfect to make with Toddlers and older kids. Using a Cake-Mix from a box you can make these no matter how good or bad a cook you are.

Elf on the Shelf with Christmas Eve Cookies for Santa and his Elves

A tradition a friend introduced me to just last year was Elf on the Shelf and one of the suggestions she had was to get the Elf to bring the ingredients to make some cookies. We decided on these easy cookies and these are now our Christmas Eve Cookies to leave out for Santa. They are so simple toddler can make them and older kids would be able to make them independently once they can read.

Simple recipe to make gingerbread snowflake cookies perfect to cook with kids and make edible gifts for friends and family this holiday season.

Using no heat but lots of strength these Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies are great to make with preschoolers and older. If you have a stand mixer than they would be much easier to make and you could possibly have your toddlers help make them too.

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Another simple favourite cookie to make that my daughter insists on baking every Christmas are our White Chocolate, Cranberry and Walnut Cookies which she bakes especially for her Pops my dad as he said they were his favourite.

Throw your own How the Grinch Stole Christmas Family Movie Night with these recipes, drinks, snacks even style your hair like someone from Whoville!

If you are a fan of The Grinch and How the Grinch Stole Christmas then these Grinch Heart Cookies are perfect to cook with kids. I just love the green sprinkles on them although the one pictures above is the only one that doesn’t have what seems like half a jar of Sprinkles on them.

Easy Christmas Recipes to Bake with Kids that you and they can actually enjoy cooking together as they have been tried and tested in our own family kitchen

Christmas Cakes and Pies to Bake with Kids

EASY Kid friendly pastry to make ideal for those Christmas Mince Pies and the pastry recipe works every time

Making Mince Pies with toddlers and preschoolers should be a disaster. BUT… we have a No Roll Pastry recipe which is ideal to use to make Mince Pies with as it’s supposed to be handled. So give it a try this tasty No Roll Pastry for Christmas Mince Pies is a tradition that my kids loved to make every year.

Christmas recipe for mince pies

If you want to avoid making pastry all together these Mince Pies with Ready Rolled Shortcrust pastry as even easier to make.

Tasty Gingerbread Cupcakes with mini gingerbread men and a cinnamon buttercream icing for Christmas Party Cakes

With older kids, these Christmas Gingerbread Man Cupcakes are great to make. I do the swirl of icing and my kids make the gingerbread men and help make the cupcake batter.

One of the first recipes we ever shared here on Rainy Day Mum was a simple Reindeer Cupcake that toddlers and you can make together. J was only 2 when he did these with his Pops and Nana and T just a baby.

Christmas Treats and Snacks to Cook with Kids

Some of these treats and snacks are real bakes others are more fun Christmas food for kids to make in the kitchen.

Slow Cooker Fudge Making So Easy Kids Can Do it too

Still, our favourite basic recipe for Christmas Treats to cook with Kids is our Slow Cooker Fudge. T was just 3 and a half when she made this all by her self as a present for her preschool teachers. Well since then we’ve made lots of different variations of fudge together you can find them ALL on our Delicious Chocolate Fudge Recipes Page here on Rainy Day Mum.

Easy no-cook recipe for traditional Peppermint Creams ideal for Kids to make and give to friends and family this Christmas.

I love Peppermint Creams and inspired by a fun Christmas Book for Kids we decided to create some delicious Peppermint Cream Mice. Because of the egg white in them, I wouldn’t recommend making these with very young children and both of my kids were at school when we tried this recipe for the first time.

No-cook snacks inspired by the song and story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ideal to make with and for kids this Christmas.

This recipe though for a Reindeer Snack is IDEAL to make with toddlers just like our Reindeer Cupcakes above. Why not make them and then sit down and read Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Easy to make Grinch Themed decorated nutter butters for kids

Another fun snack for kids to “bake” is our Grinch Nutty Butters – the baking is more melting of the candy melts but the kids will love making them especially if like for our Grinch Heart Cookies they are a fan of the movie or book.


These cute Reindeer and Rudolph Oreos are easy to put together and ideal for Kids Christmas Parties. With no baking, you can put together a delicious cookie that everyone will enjoy.

Another quick treat to “bake” with kids for Christmas these Oreo Rudolph and Reindeer Cookies are easy and you and the kids will love creating the antlers from chocolate.

Smooth and delicious Snowmen Choc'o Brownie Flavour Oreo bites, only 3 ingredients and made in a few minutes perfect for Christmas Treats for all the family

Another simple Oreo treat or the kids to make are these simple Oreo Snowmen which are simple and easy to make just like the Rudolph ones above.

More Recipes to Bake with Kids

We love cooking and baking with the kids throughout the year and you can find even more recipe ideas here on Rainy Day Mum. Click on the links below to take you to more recipes ideal for Kids.

Why not Pin these Baking Recipes for Christmas to make with Kids later

A collection of recipes that you can actually cook with kids for Christmas. These cakes, cookies, treats and snacks are ideal for cooking with kids from toddlers up. Each recipe states whether we've cooked it with toddlers, preschoolers or older kids.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.

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