Favorite Christmas Cookies for Kids

These recipes are my favorite holiday cookies to bake with the kids—and to eat right along with them!

EASY GINGERBREAD COOKIES Little gingerbread men are fun to make, decorate, and eat. This is always one of the first holiday cookies we make each year.


EASY SUGAR COOKIES This dough is so easy to work with and doesn’t need any electric mixers—just clean hands.


Christmas Cookie Cut-Outs This easy to work with dough is one of our favorite holiday activities (right up there with Salt Dough!).


OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES These soft cookies are a perfect afternoon snack (pair them with milk!) or dessert.


PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES These fluffy cookies are not super sweet. We like them just fine as is with the chocolate chips for sweetness!


SWEET POTATO COOKIES If you find yourself with some sweet potatoes to use up, these are a great option!


EASY CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES A little cocoa powder in the batter goes a long way in these delicious (and lightly sweet) cut-out cookies.


HEALTHY OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES These classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies have lower sugar but all the flavor and texture you crave.


FAVORITE APPLE COOKIES These hearty apple cookies are plenty sweet, yet low in added sugars. You can also serve them as breakfast cookies (you may just want to leave the icing off!)


NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS Add these to a cookie tray or make them to share with the family—they’re easy and delicious.


NO-BAKE APRICOT BALLS Just 5 ingredients and about 15 minutes are all you need to make these delicious cookie bites.


GRAHAM CRACKER PEANUT BUTTER BALLS Think the flavor of S’mores in a fridge-stable format and you have these no-bake bites!


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