I have many memories of baking with my mother during the holiday season, and it’s a wonderful activity to be able to now do with my own children. We don’t bake anything too fancy or complicated (who has time for that) but I do have some tried and true favorites that we make every year. I’m sharing some favorite links to traditional holiday desserts to make around Christmastime, and a few I found online that are just too good to pass up. One tip: you will most definitely make a mess. And that’s okay! Not only is it a great way to spend time with your kids, completing small tasks gives them a sense of accomplishment and pride. Plus you get to eat cookies!

Food Network

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Food Network

Ahhh a classic! This one is so simple and great because little hands can help with it! Adding the chocolate chips, squishing the butter – just make sure it’s the grownups taking it out of the oven.


The Bump

The First Year Blog

Not only do all of the recipes look delicious on The Bump’s holiday baking roundup, but how festive is this Christmas Wreath Cookie from The First Year Blog? Yes, please! Kiddos will loooove decorating this festive treat.

Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker

Sufficed to say, Betty Crocker is one of the most trusted names in the baking biz. And this round up of holiday baking recipes is a perfect example! And seriously, how cute are these polar bear cookies


Food Network


The Food Network has some easy and delicious cookie recipes you can bake with the kids, including this recipe for reindeer snickerdoodles. Yum!



Sally’s Baking Addiction

One thing I love about Buzzfeed is their sense of humor. Christine Byrne writes, “If you have the patience for a gingerbread house, that’s great. If not, you can stack chocolates on pretzels and call it a day.” A hilarious and yummy recipe round up for you and the kids, like this Peppermint Crunch Puppy Chow from Sally’s Baking Addiction.