Have fun baking and decorating with the little ones this holiday season with the help of these 26 kids’ Christmas treats recipes. From simple roll-out cookies to beginner cake decorating projects, these easy Christmas desserts are a great way to spend time with the family, make some fun holiday memories and turn snack ideas into delicious holiday treats kids will love!

There are always a few fussy folks at a holiday party that are hard to win over with almost any kind of fun Christmas treat. Kids of course are a whole other story! One minute they’re happily downing chocolate covered rice krispie treats or sucking on candy canes shaped like Christmas trees, while the next they’re throwing them on the ground and demanding to eat nothing but white chocolate (which they usually don’t like) and some leftover cream cheese from your morning bagel run! 

Well, these extra kid-friendly recipes were collected especially for the hard to please with little hands. So pick out a few and give them a try in your kitchen this holiday season. Maybe those little ones will even stop running around for a minute or two and lend a hand since these treats are nearly as much fun to bake as they are to eat!


1. Simple Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

Enjoy some family fun time with the kids while you bake and decorate these Simple Christmas Cut-Out cookies together. Start with our tasty Roll-Out Cookie Dough recipe, then top these cookies with white icing and a variety of holiday sprinkles. P.S. Santa loves these!

2. Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Cupcakes

Give Santa a break from the cookies with these Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Cupcakes. Made using the tips of store-bought sugar cones, these cute cupcakes are a fun way for kids to get crafty in the kitchen.

3. Sweet and Petite Gingerbread House

Home sweet home! Have fun building and decorating a gingerbread house with the kids with this easy Sweet and Petite Gingerbread House. With everything you need included in the kit, this is a fun and convenient project for blistery winter weekends.

4. Christmas Tree Cookie Cake

Kids will love trimming the tree with this jumbo Christmas Tree Cookie Cake. Start by icing a large tree-shaped cookie with green buttercream, then let the kids have fun decorating with an assortment of sprinkles and icing decorations.

5. North Pole-R Bear Cupcakes

When it comes to easy Christmas desserts for kids, you can’t get much cuter than these polar bear cupcakes! Start with your favorite vanilla cake recipe, then top your cupcakes with creamy vanilla buttercream and shredded coconut. Finally, add a cute face using marshmallows and candy eyeballs. The kids will love these!

6. Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without gingerbread cookies! Easy to make, roll and cut, this classic gingerbread cookie recipe is a great way to teach kids how to bake and decorate. Top them with royal icing accents for that traditional look, or use store-bought icing pouches for easier decorating.

7. Candy Cane Cake

If you have older teens or tweens looking to get started with cake decorating, this Candy Cane Cake is a great place to start. Decorated using Icing Pouches (which include decorating tips), this cake is great for beginners and young bakers and decorators.

8.Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies

Spritz cookies are great Christmas treats to make with kids. Simple to prepare and fun to press, these Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies make it fun and easy for kids to start baking. Drizzle your cookies with melted Candy Melts candy, or leave them as is for a tasty, buttery treat!

9. Peppermint Cocoa Spoons

After a long day of building snowmen, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of hot cocoa, and these Peppermint Cocoa Spoons will give your drink a little swirl of sweet and spice! Dip these peppermint-flavored spoons in melted candy and sprinkles, then use them to mix your hot cocoa for a festive treat kids can make all on their own. They also make great gifts!

10. Easy Mitten Cookies

Warm up your kitchen this winter with these sparkling Easy Mitten Cookies. Decorated using green, red and white icing, then topped with colorful sanding sugars, these treats are simple for cookie lovers of all ages. Don’t forget to leave some out for Santa!

11. Artistic View Gingerbread House

This Artistic View Gingerbread House is great for little ones who love to color. Cover your house panels with white fondant, then use edible FoodWriter markers to draw on your own decorations. A fun project to do with the whole family, there’s no wrong way to decorate this house!

12. Melting Snowman Cut-Out Cookies

Kids are sure to have a blast decorating these fun Melting Snowman Cut-Out Cookies. Topped with royal icing and marshmallows, these cookies dry hard, so they’re great for packaging as gifts for friends and family.

13. Mini Hot Chocolate Brownies

Looking for some easy Christmas desserts for kids to make together? Look no further than these Mini Hot Chocolate Brownies. Irresistible brownie bites are topped with a hot cocoa whipped cream and mini marshmallows for a tasty treat that pairs perfectly with cocoa or coffee. Kids can make the brownies themselves, or you can use store-bought brownie bites for a simpler dessert.

14. Stick People Gingerbread Cookies

Kids can have fun making their own clothes for their stick figure cookies with this fun gingerbread cookie project. Since these cookies are decorated using icing pouches (which include decorating tips), there’s no need to worry about coloring icing or preparing decorating bags. Simply attach the tip to the icing bag and pipe away!

15. Mini Santa Hat Cakes

Everyone can enjoy their own little Mini Santa Hat Cake with this easy and fun decorating project. Made using the Rosanna Pansino Swirl Pan, these mini cakes are great for beginners. You could even use blue or green icing to make winter hats instead, making these fun treats for any snowy celebration!

16. Christmas Reindeer Cake

Make a dessert Santa will surely approve of with this cute Christmas Reindeer Cake. Simple enough for older kids looking to try some new decorating techniques, this Christmas cake is topped with candy antlers and a face piped with buttercream. You could even use red buttercream instead of black for the nose to make a Rudolph cake!

17. Candy Cane Cookies

These buttery Candy Cane Cookies are great for those who love a pop of peppermint! A must-have for holiday cookie platters, these peppermint cookies are a simple and easy cookie you’ll love making with the kids. Try them dipped in milk for a delicious after-dinner treat.

18. Olaf Marshmallow Treats

Build a snowman from the comfort of your own kitchen with these cute Olaf Marshmallow Treats. Mini and standard marshmallows form Olaf’s body, then an icing decoration is used for his face. Arrange in a vase or on a platter, or insert them into a cake or cupcakes for a fun treat topper.

19. Christmas Cookie Dunkers

Sweeten up a cup of hot cocoa with these Christmas Cookie Dunkers. Topped with a drizzle of Candy Melts candy and holiday jimmies, these dunkers are easy for kids to make and gift to teachers, neighbors and friends.

20. Pull-Apart Brownie Bite Christmas Tree

No need to slice and serve this Christmas dessert! Made by arranging brownies on a board, this pull-apart Christmas tree is a fun way to teach kids how to decorate. Simply cover the tree with pull-out stars in various shades of green buttercream, then top with your favorite holiday sprinkles!

21. Frozen Candy-Dipped Pretzels

If you and your kids love the salty-sweet combo, you’re going to love these candy-coated pretzels. Large pretzel rods are dipped into Candy Melts candy and sparkling sugars to create a snack that looks like it was dipped in snow. Use them as party favors for a winter birthday celebration or add them to your cookie platter for a little splash of color.

22. Christmas Cake Balls

Take a break from cookie baking and make a batch of these fun Christmas Cake Balls. Kids will love mixing and rolling these cake balls by hand, and you’ll love how easy they are to decorate! Simply dip them in thinned Bright White Candy Melts candy and top with your favorite holiday sprinkles.

23. Edible Christmas Ornament Cookies

Get creative with your ornaments this year. The kids will love making these cute Edible Christmas ornaments then hanging their creations on the tree.

24. Candy-Coated Christmas Sandwich Cookies

Whether you’re looking for a cute stocking stuffer or a fun decorating project for the little ones, these Candy-Coated Christmas Sandwich Cookies are an easy project no matter what the occasion. Start with your favorite store-bought chocolate sandwich cookie, then dip them in thinned Bright White Candy Melts Candy. Finally, top each cookie with a little candy tree (or use sprinkles if you’d like) for the perfect finishing touch.

25. Sugar Cookies 3 Ways

Kids can have fun expressing their creativity with this 3-in-1 cookie recipe. One batch of dough is divided into three portions, then each portion gets its own fun topping. Use chocolate chunks, jimmies and nonpareils as we did here, or try mixing in your own favorite candies and toppings.

26. Sweet Snowman Cupcakes

These snowmen cupcakes are the perfect winter baking project! These easy to make snowmen are made of marshmallows and pretzels making it the perfect treat to make with kids.

Looking for more inspiration? Try our supersized list of easy Christmas treats recipes that are perfect for Christmas!

Having a tree trimming party this year? Browse our great collection of Christmas tree desserts to help fill the bellies of a hungry crowd.

Is there a fan of rich, creamy and decadent desserts in the house? Well don’t waste any time and take a look at our list of absolutely indulgent Christmas cheesecakes to get your baking juices flowing!

So, which of these fun recipes are you going to make this season? ? Let us know in the comments below! And we’d also love to see what you and the kids are making for the holidays! So, share a picture of their cookies, cakes or cupcakes on Instagram and tag us @wiltoncakes.

26 Kids' Christmas Treats They'll Love

These tasty, easy to make Christmas treats are perfect for little hands and are great for passing out at parties during the holiday season!
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