If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids over the school holidays, but you want to stay in to avoid crowds, stay in and bake cookies with them with these cookie recipes.
On top of having fun, this helps kids with hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and can boost reading skills when you go through the recipes and also strengthens their hands when they do things like squeeze icing bags. Baking also helps small children to do math and plan, too. Also, following your verbal instructions can help your child’s listening and sequencing skills.
Small kids can help to stir ingredients, knead dough and scoop batter into baking pans. Tweens, on the other hand, pick up practical life skills. You can allow let them make decisions like how much chocolate chips to add. With that, here are some cookie recipes you can make with your kids. Happy baking!
Love chocolate cookies but prefer something not too sweet? Try this dark chocolate and raspberry cookies recipe – a combination of raspberry for the subtle zest and dark chocolate for, well, chocolate.
Chocolate chip cookies are the classic cookie to bake. But, why use one type of chocolate chips when you can have three? Bake these wonderful chocolate cookies to give as gifts or just for the family.
These easy to prepare, no-cook needed cranky cat cookies are a great party snack that need not be limited to just Halloween!
Turn up the notch on your favourite cornflakes and turn them into cookies. Goodbye soggy cereal, hello buttery-smooth cornflake cookies!
What’s better than normal chocolate chip cookies? Big choc-chip cookies with an Oreo in the centre.
Delectable peanut butter pretzel cookies filled with warm, oozing chocolate. Easy to prepare and great for when guests are over for a visit!
These gorgeous freckle-top cookies are perfect for birthday parties, playdates or as after school snacks.
Amazing to look at and delicious in taste, these chocolate-y marble cookies are fun to make!
These delightful Chicken and Egg Cookies are perfect for your little ones!
If you like the classic PB&J, you’ll love the cookie version of it with this finger licking recipe for peanut butter & jelly drops.
Make regular butter cookies more decadent with this easy recipe for maple syrup butter cookies!
Perfect for any time of the day, these gorgeous double chocolate brownie cookies are simply irresistible!
Originally used to make shortbread, this matcha cookie recipe gives a healthy modern twist to cookies with a special magic touch of green tea.
If you like Fig Newtons, you’ll love these crunchy and beautiful fig & hazelnut pinwheels.
Text: Atika Lim, additional reporting: Simone Wu
This post was updated on August 5, 2020.