Festive and Fun: Creative Christmas Cookie Recipes to Make with Kids

Get the whole family involved in holiday baking with these creative and fun Christmas cookie recipes that are perfect for little hands to help out with. From decorating sugar cookies to making reindeer-shaped treats, these recipes will bring some extra joy to your kitchen this season. 

Classic Thumbprint Cookies

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These easy thumbprint cookies are a classic holiday favorite and so simple to make! Buttery and delicious cookies with a sweet jam filling, they are so easy to customize too.

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Christmas M&M Cookies

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These classic M&M cookies are the perfect cookie to make with the smallest bakers. This is an easy recipe that everyone will love!

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Oreo Truffles

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Oreo Truffles combine the delectable taste of chocolate cookies with a fun candy coating.

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Gingerbread Kiss Recipe

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Bake a batch of these soft Gingerbread Kiss Cookies that are flavored with molasses and warm spices, rolled in sparkly white sugar, and topped with a Hershey’s kiss chocolate.

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Oreo Reindeer

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These festive Oreo Reindeer Cookies are guaranteed to be the cutest treat on holiday cookie platter this year!

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Cake Mix Cookies

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Simple to make Christmas cookies featuring a blend of vanilla and chocolate cake mix are dotted with festive red and green M&M’s, then adorned with additional seasonal treats.

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Chocolate Kiss Snowball Cookies

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Chocolate Kiss Snowball Cookies – These classic snowball cookies are rich, buttery, delicate, delicious and have a chocolate surprise inside. A perfect Christmas cookie recipe that everyone will love!

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Easy Grinch Cookies

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These Grinch Cookies will have your heart growing three sizes with every bite.

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Taylor Swift Chai Cookies

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Bring a bit of spice into your holiday cookies with these chai cookies made popular by Taylor Swift. They’re sweet and full of cinnamon spice and perfect for cookie swaps!

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies are a long-enjoyed favorite, especially at holiday time. Sweet and salty peanut butter cookies are made perfect with a Hershey’s kiss in the center.

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  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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