Your kids will love making and eating all these Christmas treats! Plan a few for a Christmas party or anytime you need holiday desserts.
Hello, I’m Keri from Backyard Summer Camp and One Mama’s Daily Drama. With the holiday season just about here, I’m collecting all the cute and easy Christmas treats and desserts to make for parties or just to enjoy at home with my family.
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There’s something about Christmas time that makes me want to bake and eat all the holiday desserts. I’m always looking for new party food ideas to bring to a potluck or just try at home with my kids.
Since my kids were toddlers, I’ve always tried to make time to bake our favorite sweets together. Now that they’re teens, it’s an annual tradition!
Best holiday dessert supplies
Here are a few of my favorite cooking tools to use for holiday baking.
- Wooden rolling pin
- Silicone baking mat
- Christmas cookie cutters
- Christmas spatula
- Metal baking sheets
- Decorating tips and bags
- Christmas sprinkles
- Christmas cupcake liners
Tips for Cooking with Kids
How can I get my kids involved in holiday cooking?
Older kids can practice measuring or cutting soft ingredients. And tweens can complete a simple recipe with plenty of help from adults.
How do I avoid a big mess while cooking with kids?
A sink full of dirty dishes and a few food drips on the floor are probably unavoidable – even if it’s just adults in the kitchen. Before you start cooking, fill up the sink with warm soapy water. Then you can add dirty dishes to wash at the end or designate one person to clean as you go.
How can I make cooking with kids easier?
The most important part of cooking together is to have fun. Let go of high expectations and don’t worry about the food turning out picture-perfect. This is a learning process and if it becomes a tradition, your kids will get better every year!
How do I avoid mistakes while cooking?
Start by making sure you have all of the ingredients for a recipe. Collect everything you’ll need – ingredients, supplies, etc. – before you start. Supervise measurements to help kids avoid common mistakes, like mixing up teaspoons and tablespoons.
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Our favorite Christmas treats
We’ve got tons of fun holiday desserts here on Messy Momma Crafts and our sister sites, Easy Recipe Depot and Ideas for the Home by Kenarry!
Christmas Light Cupcakes
We adore these Christmas light cupcakes and you won’t guess what the lights are made from! They’re just chocolate candy M&Ms turned on their sides. Bake up a batch of cupcakes and have kids do the decorating.
Chex Marshmallow Cereal Bars
Chex marshmallow cereal bars are a fun twist on Rice Krispies treats. If you’re looking for no-bake Christmas treats, add these to your list.
Holly Crinkle Cookies
Christmas Tree Cupcakes
If you love the look of decorated holiday desserts, but pressed for time, make these Christmas tree cupcakes. They start with store-bought cupcakes and all you need to add the trees is a single tip to pipe in a spiral pattern.
Christmas Tree Brownies
Rich and chewy, these Christmas tree brownies remind us of our favorite Little Debbie snacks. They’re fun to make and to eat!
Marshmallow Snowman Treats
Mini Christmas Cakes
Frosty the Snowman knew the sun was hot that day… and you can have fun making these meringue snowmen treats with your kids. No need to worry about piping a pattern – each one can be unique!
Kids will love helping to make these reindeer brownies. Set up all the pieces to decorate and let them place all the pieces on the cutout shapes.
Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
Don’t be nervous to try these Christmas tree meringue cookies, even if you’ve never made meringue before. This is a beginner-friendly recipe with plenty of tips to ensure your cookies are perfect on the first try!
Don’t these snowman cookies just look so friendly? Get creative and have kids decorate their faces will a variety of sprinkles and candy shapes.
Candy Cane Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Wafer Cookies
Decorating store-bought cookies like these chocolate dipped wafer cookies is a simple way to save time during the holidays. Make this foolproof, no-bake holiday treat in minutes with just a few items.
M&M Hot Cocoa Bombs
M&MS hot cocoa bombs are perfect for Christmas gifts or just to enjoy on any cold winter day. We love making up a batch to enjoy with the kids after driving around town to look at Christmas lights.
Christmas Tree Linzer Cookies
Linzer cookies are a classic Austrian treat that’s similar to shortbread and has a cutout window filled with jam. These Christmas tree linzer cookies are the perfect festive addition to your holiday party.
If you liked these Christmas treats, then be sure to check out these other holiday recipes on One Mama’s Daily Drama.