Children Cooking at Christmas

Fun things to make and bake with children at Christmas.
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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:

Christmas Recipes

Peppermint Creams -These are egg free and soChristmas - Easy to make Peppermint Creams. 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 –Christmas - Cranberry and Basil 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 - Cheese and Chive Mini Tartlets are perfect for the festive season and easy to make with children.Christmas - Cheese and Chive Mini Tartlets - Perfect for Christmas and the New Year.





Christmas Apple Sandwiches
Healthy treat for toddlers at Christmas.– 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.

Chive Dip Dips are perfect for the Festive Season. Chive Dip is easy to make with children.

Easy Peasy Parsley Dip Dips are perfect for the Festive Season. Parsley Dip is easy to make with children.

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 🙂


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46 thoughts on “Children Cooking at Christmas

  1. These are brilliant I love getting my kids in the kitchen and cooking for the holidays. What great ideas here. Thank you ever so much for linking up to SWM You have such a lovely blog here. I wish you a huge happy new year!!! #sharewithme

  2. What lovely ideas! I love that there is a range of different things to try. These would have been great for christmas if I’d read your post earlier, but im sure some of these can be adapted for trying throughout the year too :-). Thanks for linking this up to #MarvMondays! Emily

  3. We have been cooking so much lately, I feel like we haven’t left the kitchen, but the kids are loving it. All your recipes look delicious. We are going to try the peppermint creams next.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsbeKids

  4. These are all brilliant ideas! My son is 2.5 and has just started baking with me. I love to bake treats at Christmas and can’t wait to have him help me 🙂 #kcacols

  5. Just adding “glycerine” to my shopping list. Peppermint creams look amazing and so simple to make. I think we’ll have a go at these on Xmas eve.

    Thanks lovely and merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Dawn x


  6. You have some lovely ideas here, I am going to pin the cheese and chive tarts, I think these would be good to try making with my daughter. We tried making chocolate cupcakes last week, we seemed to get more mix on the floor than in the cases, but like you say it’s about letting them get creative, so I try to take a deep breath and not worry too much about the mess!

    1. Thank you. I know what you mean about the mixture being, well probably anywhere, except in the right place! I hope you and your daughter enjoy making the tartlets. They are so easy and quite tasty too 🙂

  7. Christmas apple sandwiches? Awesome idea! Definitely going to do this tomorrow. Thank for the fabulously simple idea.
    We’re making coconut ice tomorrow, which is also super-simple.
    Lovely ideas, thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS

  8. Great list of recipes there. I have made the peppermint creams before. I gave them as Christmas gifts actually. Thanks for the reminder, I might just make them again this year.
    Amanda #KCACOLS

  9. What a fab way to get the kids involved! I especially love the pin wheels! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again in the New Year xx

  10. I just bought some mini shapes cutters. I think I will get Ethan experiment with cutting of the peppermint. Great list for festive seasons. Thank you for linking up with me again. Have a lovely holiday! Xx #FabFridayPost

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