Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for kids! There’s no school, a visit from Santa Claus, and the opportunity to tuck into tonnes of festive treats. They say food tastes better when you make it yourself and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of easy biscuits, cupcakes, and treats that can be made by your budding little bakers. From traditional gingerbread goodies to mouthwatering reindeer brownies, here are our top picks for easy Christmas baking for kids.

Baking utensils

Before we dive into those delicious recipes, let’s take a look at some baking bits and bobs you may need.

  • A rolling pin is always a great shout, especially if you want a nice even batch!
  • Worried about your precious mix sticking to your baking tray? Some parchment paper works wonders. 
  • No cupcake is complete without an equally pretty yet practical case.
  • Measuring out ingredients shouldn’t have to take ages. Grab yourself some measuring cups and spoons so you can get to the eating part quicker!
  • Cake tins are a surefire way to keep your cake in shape. Why not switch things up and use a square or heart shaped one for your Christmas creations?

Christmas cupcake ideas

Knowing how to perfect the art of the cupcake is a skill every young baker should have under their belt. Don’t let the fear of soggy bottoms and lumpy batter stop you from making the ultimate festive cupcakes! Here are some Christmas cupcake ideas that you and your little one are sure to love baking together.

Elf and Santa cupcakes

It doesn’t get more festive than Santa and his little helper cupcakes. Kids are sure to love creating the icing and moulding it into the big man himself! These are the perfect bit of Christmas fun for when you have an hour or two spare between festivities. 

Hot chocolate cupcakes

When it comes to seasonal drinks, hot chocolate has got to be up there with the best! Combine it into a cupcake mixture and you’re onto an absolute winner. This particular recipe has pre-bought cupcakes but feel free to make your own.

Polar bear cupcakes

How does sweet fondant icing combined with coconut flakes sound? If the answer is delicious then you must give these polar bear cupcakes a try. Taking less than 30 minutes to make, excited kids won’t have to wait long to enjoy this festive bake.

Christmas biscuit recipes

Snowy chocolate crackle biscuits

The name alone should be enough to convince you to give these a go but in case you need further convincing, it’s only a 4 step recipe! Kids can even choose to double up on the chocolate, making it perfect for any sweet tooth in your family.

Bourbon biscuits

Chocolate bourbons are immensely popular among kids, so they are bound to love making their own ones! To give them that festive touch, pipe in some coloured icing and dust them with flour. Voila!

Stacking snowmen biscuits

Kids absolutely adore making snowmen in their back garden so it makes sense that they’ll love creating them in the kitchen! From cutting out their round bodies to forming their tiny carrot noses, your budding bakers will love putting their skills to the test with this recipe. Did we mention, they take less than 45 minutes to make?

Festive cake ideas

When it comes to Christmas baking, the humble Christmas cake has got to be top of the list. However, it can be notoriously difficult to make, not to mention it’s rather boozy. With this in mind, here are some kid-friendly festive cake ideas!

Snowman cake

If you’re looking for the perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit, give this snowman cake a try. Kids will have loads of fun creating the icing and moulding it to make different parts of their snowy friend. It also serves 16 people so is perfect for Christmas parties and gatherings!

Christmas tree cake

Kid-friendly? Easy to make? Super scrummy? Yes, yes, yes! No matter how your Christmas tree cake comes out, there is one thing we can guarantee; you’ll have loads of fun making it with your kids! Decorate with their favourite sweets and then tuck into it as a family.

Gingerbread ideas

Now, we can’t talk about Christmas baking and not include gingerbread! Everyone enjoys the delicious spiced flavour of gingerbread, not to mention the icing and sweets that usually accompany it. The best part? You can be as creative or as minimalist as you like, the end result will always be delectable. Bake some for yourself or treat a loved one to some in a Christmas hamper.

Gingerbread reindeer

A little switch up from the traditional gingerbread man, these gingerbread reindeer are sure to go down a treat with your kids. Not only do they make wonderful accompaniments to your afternoon cuppa, but they also double up as adorable tree decorations…that’s if you manage not to eat them all first!

Gingerbread house

Do activities get more festive and wholesome than decorating a gingerbread house? We don’t think so! Make one from scratch or head to your local supermarket, then decorate it to your heart’s content with chocolate buttons, smarties, or whatever your taste buds desire.

Gingerbread buddies

If your little ones fancy sticking to traditional gingerbread men (but with a slight twist), these gingerbread buddies are the one for them. This particular recipe comes with a video so you know exactly what your batter is supposed to look like right until it goes into the oven. It also has some baking tips so your gingerbread is the best it can be!

Festive brownie recipes

Christmas tree brownies

Have you ever met a kid that doesn’t love brownies? How about Christmas tree brownies? With less than 10 ingredients, this particular recipe is as easy as it gets when it comes to Christmas baking ideas for kids. Just be sure to make enough for the whole family to enjoy!

Reindeer brownies

How do gooey, melt in your mouth, chocolatey reindeers sound? The answer is obviously delicious and the best part is, you and your family can easily make them. Use pretzels as antlers and you’ve got yourself a winner!

Chocolate orange brownies

Calling all fans of Terry’s chocolate orange, this brownie recipe is made for you! While this recipe uses dark chocolate, kids may prefer the lighter taste of milk chocolate. Whatever you choose to go with, you can guarantee you’ll be coming back for more!

Christmas cookies ideas

It’s no secret Santa loves a cookie (or two) when he comes to deliver presents and kids are bound to love making them just for him. They are also a real crowd pleaser among kids, making them the perfect accompaniment to a Christmas eve box. Here are some super easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids.

Santa hat cookies

If you’re after a recipe that is just as fun to make as to eat, then these Santa hat cookies are perfect! Little ones will love dipping their cookie creations into melted white chocolate to achieve the classic Santa hat trim. They also make for wonderful DIY tree decorations as well!

Stacked Christmas tree cookies

Normal Christmas tree cookies are so last season, that’s why these stacked ones are a fabulous idea! Use as many sprinkles and edible decorations as you like to create the ultimate Christmas tree. You really can’t be creative enough with this one.

Christmas sugar cookies

If it’s a super simple yet tasty kid’s baking recipes you’re looking for, look no further than these Christmas sugar cookies. Whip out your finest cookie cutters and let kids decorate them however they’d like. The key is to just have fun with these cookies!

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