If you are looking for some of the best Christmas cookie recipes for kids, these are some great ideas! From Santa cookies to Christmas sugar cookies, you will love making these with your family.
Amazing holiday cookies recipes & ideas
It’s almost Christmas, and you know what that means – Christmas cookies! This also means Christmas trees, gingerbread houses, ugly Christmas sweaters, holiday parties, and of course, baking cookies with the kids. Whether you are preparing cookies for Santa’s visit, participating in a holiday cookie exchange, or just want to enjoy some holiday cookies at home with the kids, you need some good recipes to guide you.
33 Best Christmas cookie recipes for kids
Nothing beats the smell of fresh-baked cookies, especially around the holidays! If you love baking cookies and enjoy spending time with your kids, making Christmas cookies with your kids could be a fun and memorable family holiday activity. From sugar cookies to gingerbread and everything in between, here are a bunch of yummy Christmas cookie recipes to inspire you.
Christmas gingerbread cookie recipes
Classic gingerbread man cookies – Bright-Eyed Baker
If you are looking for a classic gingerbread cookie dough recipe, this one is perfect to make your own gingerbread man cookies (or woman)!
Gingerbread cookie Christmas tree stars – In the Playroom
Yes, making gingerbread houses is fun, but these gingerbread cookie stars made into Christmas trees are, too!
Egg-free small-batch gingerbread cookies – Chocolate Moosey
These gingerbread cookies are eggless and use royal icing to decorate.
Gluten-free gingerbread cookies – Caramel and Cashews
These gingerbread cookies are gluten-free and make a great gluten-free holiday cookie recipe for kids.
Vegan gingerbread cookies – Addicted to Dates
These soft and chewy vegan gingerbread cookies have a hint of orange zest, spices, and are coated in an eggless royal icing.
Holiday sugar cookie recipes
Cut-out sugar cookies – Meals by Molly
Follow this recipe to make the perfect cut-out sugar cookie dough for your holiday cookies.
Hot cocoa mugs sugar cookies – Marathons & Motivation
Make these cute Christmas sugar cookies that are decorated like hot cocoa mugs!
Mexican sprinkle sugar cookies – The Six Figure Dish
These colorful cookies are so much fun and make great holiday sugar cookies!
Stacked sugar cookie Christmas trees – Wow, It’s Veggie!
Frost these sugar cookies and make fun edible Christmas trees. These made such fun holiday cookies for kids to make!
Cream cheese sugar cookies – Shugary Sweets
These Christmas cookies use a base of butter and cream cheese to make the delicious sugar cookie dough.
Christmas lights sugar cookies – Hip Homeschool Moms
These cookies are decorated with festive holiday lights and are perfect to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Christmas character decorated cookies
Easy Grinch cookie recipe – 3 Boys and a Dog
These cute green Grinch cookies are so much fun for kids who love watching the Grinch Who Stole Christmas!
Melted snowman cookies – Sugar and Soul
These adorable cookies use a large marshmallow to make a melted snowman!
Mickey Mouse Christmas cookies – Cutefetti
These adorable holiday cookies feature Mickey Mouse, a fun family Christmas cookie recipe!
No-bake reindeer cookies – Thrifty Northwest Mom
Make super cute reindeer Christmas cookies, Nutter Butter style! This idea is a kids favorite Christmas cookies.
Easy Santa cookies recipe – Dear Creatives
These Santa Claus Christmas cookies are so cute! How fun it will be to decorate these with the kids!
Chocolate holiday cookies
Chocolate peppermint cookies – Nourish Plate
These chocolate Christmas cookies look so delicious with the addition of peppermint chips!
Chocolate turtle cookies – My Organized Chaos
These homemade turtle thumbprint cookies have a caramel thumbprint center with delicious pecans and cocoa powder.
Chocolate crinkle cookies – The Gay Globetrotter
This classic Christmas cookie recipe uses chocolate cookie dough, is rolled in powdered sugar, then baked to make a fudgy holiday cookie.
Chocolate Mint Cookies – Borrowed Bites
A lot of kids love the flavors of chocolate and mint, and they can get them both in these mouth-watering chocolate mint Christmas cookies!
Chocolate dipped shortbread cookies – The Monday Box
These cookies are dipped in chocolate twice and adorned with fun holiday-themed sprinkles to make some of the best Christmas cookie recipes for kids.
Peppermint & candy cane cookies
Easy peppermint sugar cookies recipe – Gimmie Some Sugar
These peppermint sugar cookies are easy to jazz up your traditional sugar cookies and they are so delicious!
Gluten-free candy cane cookies – What the Fork Food Blog
These red and white twisted candy cane cookies are super cute for kids to make this Christmas.
Peppermint hot chocolate cookies – Savvy Honey
If you love hot cocoa, you will love these Christmas peppermint hot chocolate cookies, topped with a golden marshmallow, chocolate, and pieces of peppermint candy.
Peppermint Keto Christmas cookies – The Foodie Affair
This is a sugar-free peppermint holiday cookie recipe that you can slice and bake!
Linzer cookie recipes
Spiced orange chocolate Linzer cookies – The Spice Train
These Christmas Linzer cookies are made with a traditional dough that’s spiced flavors of orange, cardamom, and cinnamon
Cranberry Linzer tart cookies – Caramel and Cashews
These Linzer cookies are made with sugar cookie dough and filled with a fresh cranberry jam, a classic Christmas cookie recipe that is festive and fun to make!
Gluten-free Linzer cookies – The Gluten Free Austrian
If you love making Linzer cookies but are gluten-free, this recipe for Christmas Linzer cookies uses different flours and is filled with Nutella goodness!
More holiday cookie recipe ideas
Christmas pinwheel cookies recipe – Swirls of Flavor
These red and green swirl cookies look like a fun kids’ favorite Christmas cookie recipe!
White chocolate covered Oreos – Kelly Stilwell
These Oreos are covered in white chocolate to make amazingly cute Christmas cookies.
The best small-batch chocolate chip cookies recipe – Honey + Lime
These delicious chocolate chip cookies are easy to make with little hands and perfect to leave out with milk for Santa’s visit!
No-bake Christmas wreath cookies – Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt
Make these delicious no-bake Christmas cookie wreaths with marshmallows, sprinkles, and more!
Vegan snowball cookies recipe – Vegan Huggs
Make your holiday complete with these festive Vegan Snowball Cookies. They are light, crisp, buttery, and coated in sugary heaven! Plus, they require just 7 simple ingredients and take 25 minutes to make.
Enjoy these family Christmas cookie recipes!
We love the holidays, but they get better and better when we are spending time together. Kid-friendly Christmas baking recipes can be so much fun, so choose your favorite cookie recipe and start baking with your family this holiday season!
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