Christmas baking for kids
The perfect Christmas baking ideas for kids to try this festive season.
The festive season is such a lovely time to do some Chistmas baking with kids. We’ve got the perfect bakes for you if you want to get in the kitchen to spend time and start some traditions with your children this Christmas.
We’ve made traditional recipes easy so they’re simple enough for kids to try like our gingerbread or our easy mince pie recipe and we’ve got lots of easy Christmas cookie recipes.
Christmas is also a great time to take everyday bakes and turn them into something fun and festive for kids. Kids will love getting to make and/or decorate our Christmas reindeer brownies, our melted snowman biscuits or our cute snowman cupcakes.
Find all of our Christmas baking ideas below or check out some of our favourite Christmas bakes for kids.
Easy Christmas baking for kids
These rudolf reindeer brownies are a bake kids will love this Christmas. They use our really simple brownie recipe and with the addition of a few decorations make these fun festive treats – perfect for any Christmas bake sale or party.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without mince pies (at least not in our house). This easy mince pie recipe is so simple and shows you how to make your own shortcrust pastry (although you can use shop bought pastry). If you’ve never made your own mince pies, try it this year – they’re so much nicer than shop bought ones.
This easy gingerbread recipe for kids is a classic Christmas recipe. Nothing smells more like Christmas than a batch of these baking in the oven. And if gingerbread men aren’t your thing the simple gingerbread recipe can be turned into the beginnings of a fabulous gingerbread house.
While not so much for eating, these stained glass biscuits are a great activity for children this Christmas. Using a simple biscuit recipe and some boiled sweets, they’re the perfect addition to any Christmas tree.
Lebkuchen are a delicious, honey sweetened, spiced cookie traditional in Germany. They’re easy to make and a perfect Christmas treat.
Nothing is more quintessentially Christmasy than making these festivesugar cookies. They’re super easy to make and so much fun to decorate – what a great Christmas tradition to start with your kids.
These Christmas tree brownies are the perfect way of turning some delicious brownies into something fun and festive. The easy brownie recipe is so simple for kids to make and they’re sure to enjoy getting to decorate them as well.
Make some magical memories with your kids this Christmas and find out how to make your own homemade gingerbread house (complete with template).
A festive favourite for a lot of people, these easy snickerdoodles with their deliciously crisp cinnamon topping will make your house smell fabulously festive.
Rocky road is one of the easiest things you can make with your kids. You can add anything you want to this no bake treat making a great way of using up any excess Christmas chocolate.
If you want a delicious melt in your mouth cookie look no further than these Danish butter cookies. They’re the sort of biscuit you find in festive biscuit tins, and make great gifts for friends and family.
This Nutella Christmas tree is an easy bake but makes a great centrepiece for any Christmas party. Not to mention how delicious the gooey chocolate with the crisp pastry is to eat.
Puff pastry mince pies are a really easy and tasty alternative to traditional mince pies.
What’s not to love about these cute melted snowman biscuits. Simply take our easy biscuit recipe and add a marshmallow and some icing and you’ll get these fun, festive treats kids will love.
This simple recipe for Malteser fudge is both delicious and really easy to make. Get your kids involved in making them and you’ll have the perfect homemade gift for family and friends.
Crinkle cookies are everything you could want in a holiday cookie – they’re deliciously fudgey and chocolatey on the inside, not too sweet, and crispy on the outside (as well as festive looking and pretty!)
These mincemeat palmiers are an easy alternative to a traditional mince pie. If you use ready rolled pastry, your kids can have these ready in no time.
These cute snowman cupcakes are the perfect winter treat for all the family. Using just a basic cupcake recipe, kids will enjoy getting to turn these into fun Christmas cupcakes – they’re a great bake for any Christmas party or cake sale.
If you’ve got any festive shaped cookie cutters, this recipe for Christmas shortbread is a great way of using them. The easy shortbread recipe turns into these delicious Christmas treats – the perfect gift for friends and family.
What could be more Christmassy than a festive yule log. And this recipe is easy enough for kids to help with. Why not get your kids involved in making this delicious Christmas centrepiece.
These viennese fingers are buttery, melt in the mouth biscuits turned festive with some fun, festive sprinkles. The shops are full of Christmas baking decorations so why not use some up in a delicious Christmas biscuit.
A fun and easy no-bake Christmas recipe for Christmas wreaths. Made from cornflakes and marshmallows, they’re a really simple Christmas idea which is great for any kids who love getting their hands messy in the kitchen.
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