Getting your children involved with some of the Christmas food preparation can keep the children entertained while some of the jobs get ticked off the list!
Children will also enjoy making treats for everyone on their Christmas list from their friends or teachers to Father Christmas!
Remember cooking with children should be fun so allow them to get creative while they are developing their skills.
Here are a few simple recipes that you might like to try:
Peppermint Creams -These are egg free and so easy to make! Of course, they are perfect for getting creative by decorating the mints and for those who like crafting, making a gift box to present them in.
Basil and Cranberry Pinwheels – These involve no cooking and are very festive. Any left over turkey or any other meat can be added.
Cheese and Chive Tartlets
– These mini bites are perfect for the festive season. Pass them round to unexpected visitors, serve them as a pre dinner bite or as part of a buffet.
Christmas Apple Sandwiches
– These are such a great idea of Amy’s at Feeding Finn. They are no cook, nutritious and such fun! Any filling could be used – so let your children get creative! How about cheese spread and chive, yeast extract, hummus? I think all children will love these!
Dips are so handy during the festive period too. Different things can be dipped to add variety and they are quick and easy to make.
Mince pies are also perfect for little ones to get involved in making.
Have you got any favourite things to cook with your children at Christmas?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone