Cookies and kids just go together don’t they? So why not have some fun family-time baking, with these 8 Easy Cookie Recipes you can do with the kids? We don’t think you’ll have too much problem getting cookie tasters either!
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Baking cookies is not only a treat to eat, but a fun activity to do together. Even toddlers can get hands-on because most recipes are quite forgiving. Then, as your child grows, they can take on more responsibility and make these with your supervision.
If you are a novice baker, don’t panic! Start with these easy cookie recipes and you’ll soon learn the basics. If you’re looking for even more baking inspiration, we’ve got cookies for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas that are sure to go down a treat!
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1. Jello cookies & Jello play dough
The nice thing about this recipe for Jello cookies from I Heart Naptime is you can turn it into homemade playdough. Not only tasty, but fun too.
Wash the kids’ hands (and counter of course) and then let the kids imaginations go wild! This is a great example of play time and cooking at the same time, keeping your little ones occupied for quite a while.
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2. Emma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you like the really sticky, gooey chocolate cookies you get in the States then Emma’s Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is for you.
It’s a super-easy cookie recipe to follow, and the kids will love helping with this, knowing they can sample the end product!
3. Soft Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
This is one of our favourite easy cookie recipes that we come back to time and again. The easy to to follow recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction for soft cut-out sugar cookies has crisp edges and room for lots of icing and sprinkles.
Use your favourite cookie cutter shapes and have fun baking and decorating!
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4. Eloise’s Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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5. Peanut Butter Cookies
This gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe from I Am Baker is very simple to follow, and you’ll also find other great recipes on the site. Be careful though – you may become addicted to these scrumptious cookies.
6. Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies
This Cranberry & White Chocolate chip cookie recipe was sent in by Mykidstime parent Deirdre C, and they are easy to make and yummy!
Perfect at Christmas, or for any time of the year, when you are looking for a sweet treat to make with the kids.
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7. No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
These chocolate oatmeal cookies don’t involve any baking and are perfect for letting your kids join in with the messiness of melted chocolate.
We especially love that there are videos to show you each step so you can’t go wrong either, and what’s not to love about any recipe that doesn’t require turning on the oven!
8. Gummy Bear Thumbprint Cookies
Melt your favourite colour gummy bear in the middle of these cookies for a completely different (and colourful) cookie surprise. This thumbprint cookie recipe by The Baking Robot is simple to follow and ideal for getting your children involved in the fun of baking.
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Have your say! Easy cookie recipes are essential with kids – what’s your favourite? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!