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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 (35)

Jasmeet Kaur Posted on Nov 15, 2018

My son is already so excited about Christmas.. we are definitely going to make these.. thank you for the idea

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Alexx Bloom Posted on Nov 13, 2018

These are so simple and fun to make I will surely try this with my cousins, so cute it is

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Neha Jain Posted on Nov 13, 2018

some really good decorations for Christmas cookies are really good to make Christmas with kids I would love to try with my girl

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Snigdha Prusti Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Awesome and very much funfull DIY.. Kids will definitely enjoy doing all this. Will try these for this Christmas.

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Judy Morris Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Hey thanks for this post cause I was looking for Christmas biscuits recipe especially for my son who is super fussy eater. I think these preparations if made good he will love it.

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Jiya Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Wow I was searching a post and ideas for Christmas snacks. And found your post. this has given me a great tips. I will try these with my kids.

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Nidhi Km Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Wow! This is a beautiful article. An innovative way to celebrate Christmas and even involve kids in the celebrations. Thanks for sharing recipes of cookies

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Jhilmil D Saha Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Omg these are cuteness overloaded. I would definitely love to encourage my little one to get involved in these sort of delicious decors for Christmas this year.

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Shub B Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Those are some cute cookies that kids would love. We will try it with my kids, for sure they will love it.

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Milan Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Hey thanks for sharing this post. For me baking means making cakes only but this time for Christmas will surely try this recipe for cookies. Looks simple n easy.

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Noor Anand Chawla Posted on Nov 13, 2018

How wonderful! I love that you have shared your own personal knowledge and easy tips and tricks. I will definitely do this with my little one soon!

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Deepa Posted on Nov 13, 2018

This post reminds me of Christmas. The cookies recipe looks so easy and must try for the festival. Thanks for sharing.

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Dips Posted on Nov 13, 2018

These are amazing cookies and I am sure making it with kids would be fun unlimited. Easy peasy and beautiful too. Some serious Christmas goals.

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Neha Jella Posted on Nov 13, 2018

This is the best way for a mother to spend some time with her child in making some edible Christmas decoration. Even kids will enjoy making cookies. Thank you for such a lovely post.

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Gunjan Upadhyay Posted on Nov 13, 2018

These look so interesting. I am sure my son will enjoy cutting cookies with me, will try it soon

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Gurjeet Chhabra Posted on Nov 13, 2018

thats so creative idea, I will also indulge by baby to make these yummy edible decors. You are all set for christmas

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Sonam Jauhri Kumar Posted on Nov 13, 2018

What a lovely idea! I\'m bookmarking this for Christmas time! My daughter would love to help me make these :)

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Nisha Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Wow my kid would love these cookies. Indeed he would be a part of the preparations as well. Thanks for sharing. It is a must try.

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Hema Gayatri Posted on Nov 13, 2018

Aww.. this is such a cute post. I loved the entire idea of DIY cooking, would love to try it out with my little one. Thanks for sharing

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Jhilmil Bhansali Posted on Nov 13, 2018

How delicious, I\'m sure to get these Christmas special cookie moulds and engage my son in making these cookies. Christmas tree one seems the most enticing. www.mommyinme.com

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Seema Wadhwa Posted on Nov 13, 2018

I think this is exciting not just for kids but adults too. I would happily engage in Christmas DIY activities. This was an interesting read.

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Namrata Kumari Posted on Dec 23, 2017

Your ideas are super cute and creative for Christmas

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Humaira Posted on Dec 22, 2017

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

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Maaofallblogs Posted on Dec 22, 2017

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

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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.

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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 ...

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Preety Tiwari Posted on Dec 21, 2017

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

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Anamika Debnath Posted on Dec 21, 2017

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

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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!

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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.

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Snigdha Prusti Posted on Dec 21, 2017

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

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Nisha Malik Posted on Dec 21, 2017

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

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Bushra Khan Posted on Dec 21, 2017

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

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Jhilmil Posted on Dec 21, 2017

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

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Jiya Posted on Dec 21, 2017

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

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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.

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