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9 Super Easy Cookie Recipes for Kids to Make

Updated on March 6, 2017
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Recipes that kids love to eat, are easy to make or can be made ahead. Cookies, snacks and menu ideas.

easy cookies for kids to make
easy cookies for kids to make

Kids Make Homemade Cookies

As parents and grandparents we are always trying to think up memory making occasions with the kids, and what better way to do that than making cookies? Kids love to eat cookies and, when kids make cookies, they really like eating them.

When making cookies, kids not only learn the process of mixing the cookie dough, they also learn about careful measuring. Baking cookies is both fun and educational. I searched the web to find cookie recipes that the kids could make, with a minimum of help from a parent or grandparent. Or, even if the parent or grandparent had to be completely involved, the process of making and baking the cookies would be enjoyable for them.

Find the recipe for making the cookies shown above by going to the Betty Crocker site.


1. Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

And these are really special snickerdoodle cookies because two of them hold a tasty filling to make a sandwich. Find the recipe for making these sandwich cookies at Better Homes & Gardens.

2. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy, quick and foolproof. Now, that's a perfect recipe for making cookies with kids. Consider that using a cake mix, to make the cookie dough, will keep the activity length down to about their attention span. This simple, tasty recipe can be found on the sally’sbakingaddiction site.

3. Thumbprint Cookies

You'll soon find out which jelly is the kids' favorite when they start filling the thumbprints in these cookies. You'll find the recipe for making these cookies at grandparents.com.

4. Pretzel Buttons

Although these pretzel buttons are a great Christmas cookie, think about using pink M&M's for Valentine's Day, and appropriate colored candies for other holidays and occasions. A nice, easy cookie that the kids will have a great time making. The recipe is found at Sweet Annas.

5. Cookie Pizza

Can you think of any kids who would be willing to help make cookie pizza? Go to Better Homes & Gardens for the recipe and then begin making memories with the little ones.

6. Dipped Pretzel Rods

Pretzels are usually a snack that mothers don't mind letting the kids eat all they want. Maybe there should be a limit to how many of these dipped pretzels are eaten at one sitting, but they still aren't extremely sweet. Go to the kitchen is my Playground to find the recipe.


7. Easy Chocolate Cookies

The main ingredient for making these cookies is a box of chocolate cake mix, so you know you'll have some cookies made quick and easy. The recipe for these easy chocolate cookies is found on the circle of moms site.

8. Peanut Butter and Banana Drops

Imagine how great the house will smell with the aroma of these cookies in the air. Better Homes & Gardens has the recipe for these cookies on their site. These cookies use a package of refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough to make them super easy to make.

9. Rainbow Cake Mix Cookies

Unless you would add a flavoring when making these cookies, I guess it doesn't matter what color they are they will all taste the same, because they start with a white cake mix. Of course they could be frosted with different flavored frosting also. Find the recipe to make these cake mix cookies at THE 36th Avenue.


Grandkids Making Cookies at my House

Getting a work table ready

The following pictures and recipe shows my grandchildren, Ella and Devin, making cookies at my house.To prepare for making cookies, we moved an end table from the living room and covered it with a dish towel. Then we tied dish towels, I didn't have aprons for them, to keep the cookie dough off their clothes. I gathered the ingredients together and measured them for the grandkids, and then let them do the dumping and mixing. The following is their experience in pictures.

Cookie Ingredients - Measured and ready

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cookie-ingredients

This is the recipe used, but instead of chocolate chips, M & Ms were used.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup soft shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teas. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teas. soda
  • 1/2 teas. salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 6 -oz. pkg. choc. chips

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly mix the shortening, sugars, egg and vanilla. Add the flour, soda and salt. Stir in the chopped nuts and chocolate chips.Drop by spoonsful on an ungreased cookie sheet, about two inches apart.Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until light brown. Cookies should be soft.
Cast your vote for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have Clean Hands - before cooking

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washing-hands

Add sugar to the softened shortening.

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adding-sugar

Next add an egg.

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in-go-the-eggs

Add the teaspoon of vanilla.

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add-the-vanilla

Start with some of the flour.

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start-adding-flour

Add more flour and stir with two hands.

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Put spoonsful of dough on the cookie sheet.

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Put an M & M on top of the cookie.

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First pan ready for the oven.

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ready-for-the-oven

Put the cookies on a rack to cool.

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cool-the-cookies

One sheet of cookies done, and one in the oven.

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one-sheet-done-one-to-go

On a plate and ready to serve.

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cookies-on-a-plate

Cookie break with Grandpa.

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Beverage of choice? Got Milk!!

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Cookies perfect for dunking.

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Do you remember the first time you made cookies?

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Package the remaining cookies to take home to Mom and Dad.

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leftover-cookies-go-home

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Know any kids who want to make cookies? - or leave a comment.

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      TheDeeperWell 5 years ago

      I bet your grandkids loved it that they were part of a squidoo idea...I always say that squidoo is like a kind of scrapbooking.

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      reasonablerobby 5 years ago

      What great family photos. I would love my own holiday as 'No Assignment Marking Day' after two semesters at University I sure do need it LOL :)

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      I love the idea of being able to make up my own holiday-- it makes me really consider what I think is important in life, and then find a way to celebrate it. I enjoyed reading how you would celebrate a day you could make up for yourself. Congratulations on making the best of Silly Celebrations for March. Blessed.

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      oh sweet!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Very cute lens! I loved seeing the pictures of your grandchildren - they looked like they were having a blast.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Congrats on making the monster board - hope to see a purple star on this one too. Sincerely, Rose

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Hey Hey! Such a great day to celebrate by making cookies. Save one for me please.

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      Melody Lassalle 5 years ago from California

      What a wonderful holiday! I bet the house smelled great afteward.

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      Ellen Mitchell 5 years ago

      I'm game for a holiday like this. Cute lens.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Those children deserve a google +1 (and grandma and grandpa too).

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Oh, this was such a wholesome read for me . . a far cry from my newly declared 'Make Up Your Own Holiday Day' lens - ha! The photos are wonderful and I can't wait to have grandchildren now. Looks like a lot of fun!Take good care,Rose

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      Cute lens :)

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      gamrslist 5 years ago

      i want some cookies now ill go buy some thanks for cool lens

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      What a lovely idea!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      They look like they are having so much fun and a great way to keep them busy and happy for their visit.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      AWESOME! Looks like they had a great time! You are such a good grandma!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Loved every picture! Can see you are enjoying the joys of being a grandmother!

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