When my children were young, cooking was always our form of craft.
I’d rather give them a big hunk of cookie dough to roll and cut and shape and mould than play doh (at least if they ate it they’d be fine) and instead of glitter and glue and a thousand bits of cardboard all over the bench, my children would sit for ages decorating a few cupcakes each.
At the time, the best thing was that we then have snacks to share with friends when we met at the park. And they would so proudly save one for when Dad came home … he would very patiently crunch through bright green icing with a thousand silver cachous and a rainbow of sprinkles.
And now that they are older, at least two of them are still keen on cooking. Which I love because I can delegate dinner every now and then or if we’re going to be out, I know they’ll be able to fend for themselves.
Needless to say, I was always on the hunt for recipes for cookies kids can cook. Not too hard and relatively quick from beginning to end so they didn’t lose interest.
If you’re keen for your kids to get involved in the kitchen, this Collection of Cool Cookies Kids Can Cook will get you going!
We’ve selected some of our favourite cookies that have been created by MoM Members and the MoM CookClub team … and we think they are all a great place for kids to get started in the kitchen.
Which one of these do you think you’d start your kids on?
Stained Glass Cookies! Heaps of fun with coloured gels for the fillings. And great practice for the cookie cutters.
Chocolate Chickpea and Peanut Butter Cookies … a great way to add a little protein without too much sugar!
Super Easy Busy Bee Biscuits | no baking and a perfect way to introduce icing. Bound to keep your little bees busy for hours!
Choc Crackle Top Biscuits … fun to roll and fun to watch the tops crack too! A mini chemistry lesson!
Lego Cookies! We think these will be a huge hit every single time – no matter how many times you make them.
Cornflake Cookies … now there’s a very welcome blast from the past.
Want to know how to make a batch of Rainbow Cookies? Steer clear if your kids don’t do well with food colouring
Custard Biscuits! So crisp, buttery and full of our favourite custard flavour.
Jelly Bean Nest Cookies … perfect for kids’ birthday parties or even an Easter celebration.
Cranberry and White Choc Chunk Cookies – get the kids to make these and then steal them for your afternoon cuppa!
These Fondant Malt Cookies are a brilliant way to work on fine motor skills with younger children.
These Flower Biscuits are so simple … but so effective!
Gummy Bear Gum Drop Cookies … this is what happens when the kids make some crunchy vanilla cookies and melt their Gummy Bears!
Do your kids like their eggs sunny side up? Better still they’d probably prefer them on a biscuit! Egg Biscuits … yes please!
Heading off on a picnic? A Teddy Bear’s Picnic? Your kids will be over the moon to pack a little lunchbox full of these Teddy Bear Biscuits and head outside.
So not all kids want a sugar fest when they’re baking. These Orange Polenta Biscuits are just the ticket!
Naw! How cute are these Sweetheart Biscuits? Everyone has a variety of heart shaped cookie cutters … but these could work well as stars too!
If you’re a fan of a TWIX bar … you’re going to love these Twix Inspired Biscuits!
Peanut M&Ms are amazing on their own … but they’re even better if the kids use them to decorate their Peanut M&M Cookies!
Kids driving you stir crazy telling you they’re bored? Get them to work in the kitchen to whip up these Malt Spoon Biscuits – they’ll be perfect with your afternoon coffee (or a tub of ice cream)!
So there you have it … our favourite right now biscuits and cookies that we think are perfect for kids to learn to love baking.
Which of these biscuits or cookie recipes are you going to try? Or if you have already, share how they turned out in the comments below.
The MoM Cook Club Team x