How To Make Homemade Christmas Sugar Cookies With Your Kids

One of my favorite things that I like to do with my children this time of the year is making homemade Christmas sugar cookies.  Let’s see, six kids with flour all over my kitchen counter (and floor) sounds crazy, right? When I look around my kitchen and they have all bolted off for mom to clean up I ask myself, “What have I gotten myself into”? Then I quickly remember it was all work it. From the giggles, the conversations we have had while making the cookies to their excitement at their completed work. It is all about making memories. Yep, it is a lot of work but well worth it!  

Ingredients:

2 cups of all-purpose flour

3/4 cups softened salted butter 

1/4 tsp. salt (1  1/2 sticks)

1 large egg

a small pinch of nutmeg

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

3/4 cups of sugar

toppings for cookies

plastic wrap

 

I am all about not separating my ingredients and tossing everything in my mixer which makes life so much easier. Personally from any recipes, I have made separating ingredients (wet with wet, dry with dry) the flavors have always tasted the same to me.  First, the kids and I go through all our cookie cutters and pull out our favorites to use.  Then we pull out all of our ingredients out of the pantry and refrigerator as well as the measuring instruments.  With excited kids gathered around my kitchen counter we are ready to go! 

 

We measured out all our ingredients into the mixer: flour, salt, sugar, vanilla, and butter. Next, we added the remainder of the ingredients in the mixer. Then we rolled the dough into a large ball and wrapped it in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to chill for an hour. 

After the dough is chilled I sprinkled flour on the clean kitchen counters as well as giving my rolling pin a good coating of flour and rolled the dough out. using a rolling pin.  After the kids cut out the cookies using their favorite cookie cutters they placed the cookies on a baking pan. (To avoid broken cookies, I highly recommend using a silicone mat). NOTE: If your dough starts to fall apart roll it back into a ball and put it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes and then continue the process. Once all the cookies are on the baking pan the kids used different dye-free decorations which I bought at Aldi’s. Finally, bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. If you like your cookies a little more firmer bake for a few more minutes. 

 

When the cookies are done baking allow them to cool on a baking rack. Once the cookies are cooled it is time to enjoy the fruits of your labor! I know they are not beautiful or Pinterest perfect but the memories we created were perfect for me! They make a nice treat this time of the year or a nice gift for a loved one.

 

What are your favorite cookies to make with your children? 

 

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Comments

  1. There’s nothing better than getting in the kitchen and baking with the kids. I love making cookies with them.

  2. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My kids have never made cut out cookies, but I guess we do need to try! I love a homemade sugar cookie and think they would enjoy this!

  3. I love making sugar cookies. We have already made some for the holidays too. They are so much fun to do with the kids. They always have so much fun.

  4. Making cookies with the kids is always so fun. My kids love making cookies for Santa

  5. Spending time with the kids making cookies creates memories that will live forever. My daughter and I used to do this when she was young.

  6. Making sugar cookies is one of our Christmas traditions!

  7. We are planning a kids cookie party soon! I think it will be a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing these tips with us!

  8. I always make cookies with my son! Such a great tradition! Always a lot of fun!

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