"You write the blueprint for your life, and you get to erect and furnish that edifice with the events, people, and yes, foods that bring you the utmost joy."
- Jocelyn Delk Adams
Looking for some easy Christmas cookies to make with the kids? We've got 10 of the easiest, most versatile cookie recipes the whole family will enjoy.
Whether you're baking cookies from scratch for Christmas or for that other special event you've been looking forward to, you can count on these cookies!
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If you like these cookies, you'll love Ukrainian Christmas bread, easy bannocks, chocolate pumpkin bread pudding, mallorcas, Peruvian squash donuts, and Easter bread.
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Are Christmas Cookies Easy to Make?
With these cookie recipes, it's so easy it should be a crime. Baking cookies from scratch is simple and fun for the whole family, if you've got the right recipes.
We've done the work for you and found 10 easy Christmas cookies you can enjoy around the holidays or anytime you'd like to sprinkle in some joy.
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There are recipes for every continent and they're excellent resources for kids to keep in their continent boxes along with other geography and culture materials.
10 Easy Christmas Cookies From Scratch
1. Thumbprint Cookies
These thumbprint cookies are a crowd-pleaser and they're made using a kid-friendly visual recipe. That's right! Sit back, relax, and let kids lead the way using this free recipe with pics.
2. Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who doesn't love the sound of easy chocolate chip cookies? These salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are a little salty on the outside with a lot of sweetness on the inside. No doubt, you'll love biting into these caramel-stuffed cookies by Jocelyn Delk Adams, author of Everyday Grand.
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3. Sugar Cookies
If you like sugar cookies, you'll love these easy sugar cookies. They're so simple, you only need 3 ingredients to make them. Talk about effortless.
How does a soft and chewy snickerdoodle sound? Pack on the cinnamon and get right to baking with these classic chewy snickerdoodles.
We like to get cozy under a warm Pendleton blanket and read a book while we enjoy holiday cookies and admire the stockings.
Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults is the perfect book for moments like these. All ages will enjoy!
5. Oatmeal Cookies
Take a pass on plain oatmeal cookies and make these oatmeal scotchies instead. Easy and the perfect combination of oatmeal and butterscotch.
6. Shortbread Cookies
You can't have easy Christmas cookies without these whipped shortbread cookies. With just 4 ingredients needed, you'll have shortbread cookies to enjoy in no time.
7. Butter Cookies
Danish butter cookies can also be made with just 4 ingredients and they're simple enough to make any time of year. You don't have to wait for Christmas to bake these easy Christmas cookies.
8. Ginger Snaps
Gingersnaps are a popular holiday cookie and these soft and chewy gingersnaps won't disappoint. They're subtle with just the right amount of spice.
9. Peanut Butter Cookies
If you like peanut butter as much as we do, you'll definitely want to try these peanut butter cookies. With just over 30 minutes needed to make them, you'll be biting into easy Christmas cookies before you know it.
10. Grinch Cookies
Want to amp up the excitement at your dessert table? Bring on the red and green with these grinch cookies. While not entirely from scratch, these grinch cake mix cookies are sure to capture hearts and minds while saving you time and effort in the process.
Free Leaf Identification 3-Part Cards
Learn more about trees and leaves with these free leaf identification 3-part cards. With 14 different species to explore, there's plenty of opportunity to get creative. Leaves include oak, poplar, maple, walnut, aspen, pine, alder, ash, olive, eucalyptus, willow, cypress, acacia, and horse chestnut.
To use these leaf identification cards as 3-part cards, print 2 copies and cut the labels off one of the copies. The youngest of kids can match the picture cards. As kids are mastering letter recognition and letter sounds, they can practice matching the label as well.
The 3-part cards are designed to be used with a collection of leaves, with the Mirus Toys double-sided leaf puzzle, or with your favorite tree books. Match leaves found in nature or the double-sided leaf puzzle pieces to the picture cards for object-to-picture matching.
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Montessori's Five Great Lessons provide children with a contextual understanding of who they are, where they come from, and their unique purpose or cosmic task. Sounds like a big undertaking, right? Well, it doesn't have to be.
We've expanded upon the traditional lessons geared toward elementary students to include works applicable to environments of various ages and learners with a variety of interests. This family-style approach supports everyone in your homeschool, nurturing the wonder and joy of all who participate.
10 Easy Christmas Cookies From Scratch
- Make any or all of these easy Christmas cookies around the holidays or any time of year you want a sweet treat.
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