Giving teachers and a helpers homemade treats at Christmas has become a bit of a tradition in our house. It’s also a tradition to have the kids help make these yummy gifts, so over the years we’ve collected quite a few ideas for Christmas treats kids can make.
These recipes are simple, and very forgiving, so even young ones can join in with mixing or decorating and older kids can make some of these treats entirely on their own.
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Gingerbread cookies are always a favourite and this ginger bread men recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is easy to make, with lots of good tips.
If you can’t manage the fuss of rolling out cookie dough then try these gingerbread cupcakes for a really quick and easy alternative.
If ginger bread is not your thing, this sugar cookie recipe from Well Plated is eays to make and easy to roll and cut.
A little easier than using cookie cutters, these Christmas tree cookie pops from The Decorated Cookie are lots of fun to decorate too.
Making a gingerbread house is lots of fun, but also a lot of work, but you could make a whole city full of these little jelly bean biscuit houses for cute gifts.
These Christmas Cookie Bars from Childhood101 are great made in a nice tray and gifted along with the bakeware.
‘Two ingredient’ fudge is super easy to make and you can change it up with different flavours and additions. This is the recipe we use from Living on a Dime.
Rocky road is another easy, ‘no-cook’ recipe. This white chocolate, strawberry and cranberry rocky road is a more grown up version and makes a lovely teacher gift.
We had loads of fun making these cute pretzel reindeers from I Heart Naptime.
We made these dark chocolate sea salt almonds as gifts last year and they were a hit, plus it is super easy to make a huge batch of them!
The kids often make these giant chocolate freckles as gifts for their friends.
Do your kids like to help with Christmas baking?
What is your favourite Christmas treat to make with your kids?
Feel free to share or link to your favourite recipe in the comments below, we’d love to add some new items to our list!
If you are making some of these Christmas treats as gifts you might like to make a thank you card to go with them.