5 Holiday Cookies to Make with Your Kids

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Whether you are celebrating the end of Hanukkah or getting ready to start your Christmas and Kwanzaa festivities, now is the perfect time to get the kids in the kitchen and bake up some sweet treats. Here are some fun (and easy!) recipes to get you started from Food Network.

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White Chocolate Confetti Christmas Cookies
Want to add a touch of holiday magic to your cookies? Break out the red and green sprinkles. These treats look festive with their holiday colors and white chocolate drizzle but they’re easy to make. The cookies come together in a few simple steps (measure, mix, scoop, flatten and bake) and the white chocolate decoration is a cinch — just microwave until smooth and then drizzle over the cookies with a spoon.

Holiday Haystacks
These chocolate treats technically aren’t cookies but we’re certain that Santa would approve if he found a few of these left out on Christmas Eve! A welcome addition to any holiday cookie plate, these no-bake goodies come together fast — and with just 6 ingredients.

Coconut Macaroons
Too cold to play in the snow? These sweet, five-ingredient treats are shaped just like snowballs — but they taste a lot more delicious!

Eggnog Blossoms
This is the perfect recipe for bigger kids who want to learn to bake from scratch. You’ll find that, as long as you keep a watchful eye and handle the cookie sheets going into and out of the oven, older kids will be able to tackle just about everything else. Let them measure and mix, shape and roll the dough and carefully press the unwrapped candies into the warm cookies.

Snickerdoodles
Turn on some holiday music and preheat the oven — it’s time to make (and eat!) snickerdoodles. This classic cookie is so easy to make that even the littlest of kiddos can help shape the cookie dough into balls — and roll them in cinnamon-sugar.

Get more great cookie ideas here.

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