Make this Christmas fun and exciting, by baking colorful and cute cookies in your very own kitchen. Looking for some inspiration? Read on for designs and ideas that will make your cookies stand out from the rest. And, yes you can take your children’s help in making them too!
Celebrating a traditional Christmas starts from your kitchen and you know it’s coming when your kitchen is aromatic with all that baking you do. Cookies of all shapes, sizes, colors that tell you Christmas is round the corner is a great feeling. And when your kids go all out to help you with baking cookies, it’s guaranteed to be a wonderful Christmas.
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Here are 25 Christmas cookie ideas you can choose from for a lavish Christmas table:
51 Best Christmas Cookie Ideas for Kids
Festive Christmas Trees
1. Candy Tree Cut-Outs
Sparkling in the Christmas glow are the candy ornaments decorated on cornmeal cookies. Grab a bite?
2. Christmas Tree Stacks
Give your Christmas tree cookies more dimension by layering stars in a graded coloring style.
3. Cookie Christmas Trees
With cookies shaped like trees, it’s great to see them decorated with red and green sprinkles–all the colours of Christmas in each cookie.
4. Minty Christmas-Tree Cut-out Cookies
Line up Christmas tree cookies in a row and add a mint outline to them for festive colour. Simple, but effective.
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Santa Claus Cookies
5. Santa Face Shortbread Cookies
A bit of Christmas fun with Santa’s face on your cookies is something your family will love. Making them out of oatmeal adds to the health quotient. Combine the two and you have a Christmas table with a difference.
6. Santa Sugar Cookies
Decorate sugar cookies with Santa’s distinctive red headgear and white pompom and endearing face and smile.
7. Santa Cookies
Santa cookies are topped with thick creamy icing and finished with tiny candy eyes and candy dipped sunflower seeds.
8. Santa’s Boots
This time, ditchsugar cookies for boot-shaped sweets, dipped in honey and orange juice and accompanied by blanched almonds, aromatic spices and candied citrus peel.
That lovable snowman
9. Snowman Cookies
Melt-in-the-mouth cookies your kids will make easily. With a bit of dried papaya for a nose and an Oreo biscuit for good effect, this one’s got the fervour of the season alright.
10. Snowman Pops
Make these adorable cookies for kids to gobble up. After all, they are irresistible in appearance and taste.
11. Melted Snowmen
Easy to make and decorate, these melted snowmen will be the highlight of your holiday party.
12. Adorable Melting Snowmen
Using store-bought chocolate cookies, decorate these no-bake cookies and top them up with candy and sprinkles.
13. Marshmallow Snowmen
Sweet and delicious, these adorable snowmen can kick up a storm of fun for kids.
14. Holiday Snowman
Decorate your snowman cookies with glazed icing of powdered sugar. Cut out bits of chocolate chip for his eyes and buttons and stick a gumdrop bit for a nose.
15. Thumbprint Snowman Cookies
Bake the delicious cookie dough and once cool, fill them up with icing. When they set, add in the face and buttons.
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The Christmassy feel of Gingerbread
16. Gingerbread Village
You can make a village of whole wheat gingerbread houses instead of just one big gingerbread house.
17. Gingerbread Friends Garland
Of course, they are sweet to eat and quite an eyeful too, but these cookiesare also a beautiful holiday decoration. Give them eyes, a mouth, nose and buttons with tiny cinnamon and icing.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
18. Gingerbread Reindeer
Here’s an innovative way of making your reindeer. Bake the gingerbread men as usual and invert them to make reindeer. Sprinkle icing sugar over the deer’s antlers and add a bit of red candy for a nose.
19. Reindeer Sugar Cookies
On sugar cookies, place a bit of red candy for a nose and make simple but cute reindeer sugar cookies.
20. Reindeer Cookies
What best can you do with chewy chocolate cookies but convert them into reindeer cookies?Pretzel antlers complete the picture.
21. Chocolate Reindeer
Yet again, with a base of chewy chocolates, make the reindeer’s eyes with candy, red gumdrops for the nose and salty pretzels for the antlers.
22. Rudolph Delights
Delicious, adorable and very cute, they’ll adorn your table.
23. Candy Cane Monster Cookies
Red and white candy cane monster cookies are combined with candy cane, peanut butter, chocolate and oatmeal and of course, peppermint.
24. Peanut Butter Monster Cookies
Here’s a departure from all other Christmas cookies. These are no-bake peanut butter and chocolate cookies made without eggs. Yummy!!
25. Holiday Monster Cookies
These saucer-sized and monstrous cookies are dotted with traditional chunks of peppermint, red and green candy, white chocolate chips and salty pretzels.
26. Snowflake Chips Cookies
Using chocolate chip dough without the morsels, make your own Snowflake Chips Cookies. Top with exciting snowflake sprinkles and tiny white morsels.
27. Shining Stars Cookies
With sugar-cookie dough you can’t go wrong. Use cookie cutters to make the stars and let your kids squirt dots of decorating gel.
28. Amazing Snowflake Cookies
Why depend on Oreos for cookie bases when you can do equally well? Use blue fondant and with a cookie cutter, make the circular cookie bases. Use a piping bag to pour out the frosting to create your very own take on snowflakes.
29. Shining Snowflakes
Bring in the season with white and blue shiny icing on your cookies and a dash of some coarse sugar.
30. Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies
Buttery cookies get a topping of serious spiced apple. Eat with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!!
31. Berry-Sage Thumbprint Cookies
Top these thumbprint cookies with a dollop of fresh fruit and serve with cinnamon ice cream.
32. Starry Thumbprints
Dress up these cookies with shining sugar and some metallic embellishments.
Candy Cane Cookies
33. Candy Cane Cookies
Make chocolate cut-outs and drizzle them with white chocolate and chopped peppermint candies. Place them in a red pail and you’ve set off the festival mood.
34. Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookies
Dressed up in the official red and green of Christmas, these cookies are full of verve. Topped with sprinkles and they are ready to go.
35. Candy-Cane Twists
These twists of candy cane are great fun for kids. With cream cheese in the dough, it is pliable to knead but firm when chilled.
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36. Snickerdoodle Sandwiches
Easy to make and hard to resist, these sandwich-designed cookies are topped with a honey and cinnamon filling and raisins.
37. Easy Christmas Snickerdoodles
Here’s a colourful departure on traditional snickerdoodles. Made in red and green, they depict the colours of the season.
38. Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies
Are you nuts about cinnamon and sugar? You’re sure to want to try these cookies.
39. Christmas Snickerdoodles
Just what your cookie plate’s been missing–the holiday cookies replete with flavour and fun.
40. Crunchy Snickerdoodle Cookies
The classic snickerdoodle cookie undergoes a bit of a makeover with a crunchy outside and a chewy and tender middle.
41. Oh so Light Whipped Shortbread Cookies
Made traditionally, these cookies are the delight of every Christmas table.
42. Nougat and Shortbread Cookies
Soft, tender and buttery, these shortbread cookies are topped with a little chocolate nougat candy in the centre.
43. Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies
Dark chocolate and chopped dried cherries are the big flavors of these cookies.
44. Silky Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread cookies, full of butter, are dipped in smooth melted chocolate and left to set. Drizzle melted chocolate over this for a delicious Christmas delicacy.
45. Almond Snowball Cookies
Fill up your cookies with grated coconut and give them a topping of slivered almonds and a maraschino cherry for a complete Christmas look.
46. Snowball Cookies
No almonds but all the goodness of coconut go to make these wonderful cookies.
47. Crunchy and Colourful Biscotti
Classic crunchy cookies get a festive whirl with colourful sprinkles and white chocolate.
48. Cranberry and Almond Biscotti Cookies
A basic almond biscotti with its trademark crunch and a slight flavour of lemon zest and nutmeg go to make these classic cookies.
Christmas Meringue Cookies
49. Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
These light and melt-in-the-mouth cookies are easy to make, easy on the eye and come with all the festive fervour and colours.
50. Little Meringue Mice
Fluffy and cute, these meringue mice are made with almond slivers, licorice and decorating gel.
51. Meringue Wreath Cookies
As the name suggests, these are cookies in the shape of Christmas wreaths and made in the meringue style.
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With such a vast array of choices, you’re sure to have a wonderful Christmas with the choicest cookies on your table. Merry Christmas!!