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Easy Home-made Christmas Cookies

Updated on December 11, 2015

Quick and Easy Christmas Cookies

Christmas to me is about spending time with the ones you love and let's be honest.... trying to find time to do the small things is very difficult.

I found a recipe that doesn't take long and I get to spend time with the kids too!

The Christmas cookie recipe is easy and the preparation time is so quick that it will take only a half an hour of your time to do.

While you are busy with something else in the kitchen the kids can cut out the dough with all different types of shapes and if you don't have cookie cutters than they can mould their own creative ideas into the cookies that they want.

All you need for this is to ensure that they wear an apron and you have a space for them to make the cookies and they can also learn how to clean as they go!

Quick and Easy Cookies

Delcious Christmas cookies
Delcious Christmas cookies

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Kids Cookies and Family Time

There are many recipes for Christmas cookies and most of them are delicious but time consuming! We don't have the time these days to sit around and wait in the kitchen whilst something in the oven is baking and a recipe like this is a great idea because it does not take long at all and you can continue on to do something else afterwards without making a day of it. The kids will love it because it is simple and easy, not much mess and you get to spend a little time with them doing something fun and stress free. Once they know how to make it, you can let them prep these cookies next time with a little help from mom.

Mix the sugar and margarine until creamy
Mix the sugar and margarine until creamy

Easy and Fun

The cookies are so much fun to make because they are easy and the recipe can be followed by the kids without any complications. They will enjoy adding the ingredients and it is also fun to do the mixing because a lot of the time cookie dough can be rough and difficult to mix around. This one is easy and fun and the dough can be mixed by the children. The only thing you will have to keep an eye on is the choc chips.

Add the egg yolk into the sugar and margarine mix
Add the egg yolk into the sugar and margarine mix
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 40 cookies

Ingredients for Basic Cookies

  • 2 egg yolk
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 100 grams margarine
  • 400 grams flour
  • 25 grams cranberries
  • 25 grams choc chips

Basic Christmas Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Grease the baking tray
  3. Beat the margarine and sugar in a bowl with a wooden spoon until creamy
  4. Add the egg, a little at a time
  5. Sift the flour into the bowl
  6. Mix well to a firm dough
  7. Roll out the dough to a 5mm thickness and cut into shapes with cookie cutter
  8. Place onto the greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown
  9. After baking, place on a cooking rack for cooling

Flour the workspace to prevent the cookies from sticking

Use cookie cutters to make shapes and don't forget to flour the work station
Use cookie cutters to make shapes and don't forget to flour the work station

Cutting the Cookies into Shapes

Cookie cutters can be used to make things easier
Cookie cutters can be used to make things easier

Helpful Tips

This recipe is made for children to use so the ingredients are easy for them to measure.

The amount of sugar in the cookies is not as much as most cookie recipes but everything in moderation!

I found with this recipe that you do have to monitor the oven as they sometimes brown a lot quicker than 10 minutes.

When the kids are cutting the dough, be sure to teach them to clean as they go so that there is not a big mess for mommy to clean up afterwards.

It is also a good idea to limit their intake of the raw cookie dough so that they do not feel sick after one cookie.

Ensure that the cookies are the exact thickness to prevent them from burning.

Easy cookies for the kids to make

Your kids will have so much fun making the cookies for Santa
Your kids will have so much fun making the cookies for Santa
Even the teens will enjoy the Christmas cookie making
Even the teens will enjoy the Christmas cookie making

Home - made Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies that are so easy to make and bake for 10 minutes only
Christmas Cookies that are so easy to make and bake for 10 minutes only

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Basic Cookies for Moms with no Time

The basic cookies are easy to make and they are quick.

You need at least half an hour of your time to spend with the kids and they will have so much fun!

The recipe is easy but it doesn't make many cookies and if you would like more than the recipe gives you, just double the ingredients.

You can add cranberries, cherries, choc chips or anything to make it delicious for you and the kids.

If you don't have cookie cutters let the kids use their imagination and make their own creations.

It is so easy to make the kids can do almost everything, leaving you to put it into the oven.

The Patient Chef

Moms with no time do not have time for kids to mess and destroy the kitchen that is why we need to let them know the rules before they join you in there.

Let your kids learn that cleaning as you go is important.

Make sure that they know that the kitchen is dangerous and they need to listen.

Give them instructions before they start so that they know what to do and when to do it.

Kids will make a mess in the kitchen, especially when baking anything, so be prepard for a little mess and let them know that everyone needs to work as a team to clean up afterwards.

Let them have fun whilst doing their creative cooking and give them a little room to be inventive and creative, even if it is a crazy design. They need to have the freedom to explore too!

If they have loads of questions it is probably because of the excitement of cooking with mom, so be patient and just go with it.

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    • Tashaonthetown profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Pelati 

      3 years ago from South Africa

      I am not too sure but you could add a little tofu or baking soda as the egg is a thickening agent in the recipe.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      any idea what to replace egg yolk?

    • Tashaonthetown profile imageAUTHOR

      Natasha Pelati 

      4 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you! They were delicious

    • torrilynn profile image

      torrilynn 

      4 years ago

      Christmas cookies are always delicious especially when you make them yourself. nice hub. voted up.

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