My kids really get excited when I ask them to help out with baking during the Christmas holidays.

And, when I ran across this video on easy Christmas cookies for kids, I thought this is perfect to share with all of you who have kids who are always asking to help in the kitchen.

So, if you are searching for easy and delicious Christmas recipes you & your kids can prepare together, you’ll love this video which features the fun kids Christmas cookie dessert tutorial

Christmas Cookie recipe for kids that’s easy! Learn to make Reindeer Christmas Cookies, no bake, in this easy DIY tutorial. To make the reindeer Christmas cookies you just need pretzels, nutter butters, & M&Ms candy.

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Holiday Gumdrop Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups spiced gumdrops
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnut
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Step 1: Cut gumdrops into small pieces, reserving black ones for another use. Now, place gumdrops in a bowl.

Step 2: Add walnuts, raisins and 1/4 cup flour to blow; toss to coat and set aside

Step 3: In a mixing bowl, cream brown sugar and shortening. Add egg; beat in buttermilk.

Step 4: Combine baking soda, salt and remaining flour; stir into creamed mixture.

Step 5: Add gumdrop mixture and mix well. Chill for 1 hour.

Step 6: Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Step 7: Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Christmas Cookie Cut Outs


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Sift together flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.

Step 2: Beat the butter and sugar with electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth.

Step 3: Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before
adding the next.

Step 4: Beat in the vanilla with the last egg.  Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated.

Step 5: Cover and refrigerate dough overnight.

Step 6: Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 

Step 7: Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with Christmas
cookie cutters. 

Step 8: Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Step 9: Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 10: If using cutters that have small appendages, such as reindeer legs, reduce the baking time or they will overcook.

Step 11: Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Preparation:

  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • any color food coloring (optional)

Step 1: Beat the butter and confectioner’s sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl, mixture will be stiff.

Step 2: Add the vanilla and slowly mix in the milk a little at a time until a spreading consistency is reached.

Step 3: Stir in food coloring, if desired. Make sure cookies are completely cool before frosting.

Nutmeg Cookie Logs


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons rum flavored extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavored extract
  • 3 drops red food coloring


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

Step 2: Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine and  white sugar.  

Step 3: Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla, egg, and 2 teaspoons rum flavoring, then mix well.

Step 4: Add 3 cups flour and nutmeg.

Step 5: Roll into long “logs” 1/2 inch in diameter, then cut logs into 3 inch strips.

Step 6: Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Step 7: Let cool and frost.

Frosting Preparation::  

Step 1: Cream together 3 tablespoons butter and confectioner’s sugar. 

Step 2 : Add 1/ 2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon rum. 

Step 3: Stir in milk (may add more to reach desired consistency).  

Step 4: Add food coloring and spread over cooled cookies. 

Step 5: Decorate with chocolate sprinkles (optional

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Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups cornflakes cereal
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) package cinnamon
  • red hot candies


Step 1: Microwave marshmallows and butter on High for 2 minutes.  

Step 2: Stir, then microwave on High for 2 minutes more.  Stir again.  (This can be
done in a double boiler if one doesn’t have a microwave.)

Step 3: Add and mix quickly the coloring, extracts, then cornflakes.  

Step 4: Drop by spoonfuls in clumps on greased wax paper and decorate with 3 red hots each.

Step 5: Once cool, transfer to lightly greased serving/storage tray with lightly greased fingers.

Christmas Orange Rind Cut-Out Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds


 Step 1: In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 1/4 cups of the sugar. 

Step 2: Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Step 3: Sift flour and baking powder together. 

Step 4: Add flour mix to the butter mixture alternately with the sour cream.

Step 5: Blend very well and add the orange zest.

Step 6: Wrap tightly and chill overnight.

Step 7: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease
baking sheets.

Step 8: Turn chilled dough out on to a floured surface and roll out to 1/4
inch thick. Now, cut into desired shapes.

Step 9: Combine the 1/3 cup white sugar and the finely chopped almonds
and sprinkle over the tops of the cookies. 

Step 10: Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
for 10 to 12 minutes. 

Step 11: Remove from oven and let cookies cool on rack.

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Above all, I hope you found these Christmas cookie recipes to be just what you were searching for!

Thanks – Jean



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