Christmas cookies, Christmas Decorations, Christmas traditions, Christmas in India, KetchupMoms

DIY Delicious Christmas Decorations Your Kids Will Love

An observer and not a child is born. These words of wisdom rang in my head, when recently my daughter, while playing with clay said "see mom I'm making cookies". She has been observing me all these days playing with cookie dough and cookie stencils, trying to roll out Delicious Christmas Decorations. 

trying to roll out Delicious Christmas Decorations.

I playfully rolled out some cookie dough to her and she bowled me over with her expertise at cutting cookies of different shapes. Just there and then I decided that these were going to be a smashing add on to my kids advent calendar. Instead of distributing candies to our friends this Christmas, I'm going to make small packs of such cookies for them to share.

DIY Delicious Christmas Decorations 
Santa cap, Santa gloves to Christmas tree or a star, the kids can simply bake beautiful cookies with a very simple recipe of butter cookies.

What we need:

Interesting Cookie cutters (Play Dough Shape Cutters also work fine)


Enthusiastic little Bakers

A lot of patience too 

trying to roll out Delicious Christmas Decorations.

Ingredients
• Flour - 3cups(not firmly packed)
• Unsalted butter-1cup
• Sugar -1cup
• Egg - 1
• Baking powder - 1tsp
Vanilla extract - a few drops

Step-by-step
1. Sieve together flour and baking powder and set aside.
2. Whisk together your egg, sugar and vanilla essence in a kitchen mixture.
3. Add butter to it. Butter can make your cookies soft, soggy or hard. So measure to the last gm. 
Butter used, should be soft at the room temperature. DO NOT microwave it .
4. In this mixture of egg, sugar and butter add the flour, spoon by spoon. Again the flour should not be firmly packed that is, do not bang the cup on the surface for making room for more flour.
5. A soft dough will be ready for the kids to roll out cookies.
6. Refrigerate it for 15 mins. (during winters one can live it outside too). 

trying to roll out Delicious Christmas Decorations.    

Let the kids take over and have fun:

7. Let the kids use the rolling pin to spread out the dough, almost 1/4inch thick.
8. Let them use the cookie cutters (which can be slightly dusted with flour) to cut out cookies of desired shapes.
9. Now for the cookies to retain their desired shapes refrigerate them for another 10 mins.
10. Meanwhile prepare your baking tray by covering it with parchment paper, that will help in even baking of the cookies.
11. Take out your cookies from fridge and set them on baking tray. Slide down your tray in the preheated oven and bake them up at 220°C for 15 mins.
12. Soft, delicious and super easy butter cookies are ready to be devoured.
14. Once these cool off, let your kids decorate the cookies with royal icing, gems and sprinkles.

  cookie dough and cookie stencils, trying to roll out Delicious Christmas Decorations.   trying to roll out Delicious Christmas Decorations.

Important:
*Roll out the dough in one direction (preferably) to avoid it from sticking to the rolling pin.
*Makes around 18 to 20 cookies.
Again the no. depends upon the shape and thickness of the cookies.

                                      cookie dough and cookie stencils, trying to roll out Delicious Christmas Decorations.

Making these cookies is such a stress buster and the end product is a treat itself. So, engage your children in the shaping part and see the smiles dance on their faces. My little daughter loved her mittens and Christmas bells the most. We also had fun baking our Christmas Cake together. And if you are looking for DIY Christmas Tree ideas, we suggest you try this.

So here we are signing off on a Merry Christmas or Feliz Navidad!

Comments (14)

Namrata Kumari Posted on Dec 23, 2017

Your ideas are super cute and creative for Christmas

  Reply

Humaira Posted on Dec 22, 2017

Very interesting post. Cookies are so delicious. Great decoration thoughts. Very well written.

  Reply

Maaofallblogs Posted on Dec 22, 2017

Surely cute decorations, surely making my kids do them, thanks for sharing!

  Reply

Shub B Posted on Dec 22, 2017

This is such a great ideas for our kids. It\'s so nice that we teach our kids in baking at a younger age. and It seems that your siblings really enjoy it.

  Reply

Dipika Singh Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Amazing, too happy to see all these cookies and delicacies. I am saving the recipe and will try with my little girl for sure... though I am a sad baker ...

  Reply

Preety Tiwari Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Amazing DIY in cooking, I really liked the way of making cookies, kids will definitely love it.

  Reply

Anamika Debnath Posted on Dec 21, 2017

these cookies looks beautiful and tasty. I think your little one enjoyed a lot.

  Reply

Minakshi Bajpai Posted on Dec 21, 2017

They are so amazing and easy to do. Definitely trying them out, at least a few of them. Thanks!

  Reply

Preetjyot Kaur Posted on Dec 21, 2017

You have taken Christmas decorations to the next level. This is such a great idea. I\'m going to give this a shot.

  Reply

Snigdha Prusti Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Oh my the cookies look so cute and yummy too... The best Christmas cookie ever...

  Reply

Nisha Malik Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Wow such beautiful designs. Baking can be really fun. I wish I was that creative with food.

  Reply

Bushra Khan Posted on Dec 21, 2017

This is fun activity with the kids, nice way to introduce love of cooking!

  Reply

Jhilmil Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Superb ideas, I thought of baking some of the stuff for Christmas edible decors with my pre schooler.

  Reply

Jiya Posted on Dec 21, 2017

Wow you have shared some amazing ideas to involve kids in decoration. Thansk for this post

  Reply

Ruchi Peoples

Ruchi Peoples is a mother to two beautiful kids. And in between balancing a teenager son and a toddler daughter she is mastering the art of Baking. Truly when it comes to baking, she takes the cake.

Featured Video

Noodles Recipe for Kids

25 Sep 2018

Recent Posts