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Easy recipes to bake with kids

We all need a handful of easy recipes to bake with kids during a long break at home. It’s also a great opportunity to get them into the kitchen with you and spend some quality time together as a family!

Kid friendly baking recipes collage

When I was little, I never liked being in the kitchen because cooking always seemed like such a chore. But nowadays, I have a lot more appreciation for time in the kitchen, plus I think baking is way more fun!

So what’s the easiest way to get your kids to join you in the kitchen? How about some fun and easy recipes to make delicious treats everyone will love? They won’t be able to say no to that, and I hope you’ll have fun with them baking up these yummy treats.

#1. Shortbread Cookies

These celestial shortbread cookies are one of my most popular Instagram posts. They are made by adding 1/4 cup of unicorn sprinkles to my classic shortbread cookie recipe. The kids will love these for sure!

Sprinkle shortbread cookie dough on a baking tray

To create the moon shape, simply use a circle cookie cutter, make one cut for a circle shape, then make the second cut on the circle shape dough by offsetting the cutter to get the moon shape.

⁠Be sure to freeze cutout dough completely before baking as the added sprinkles make them spread more than the classic recipe.⁠

#2. Snickerdoodles Cookies

Soft and chewy snickerdoodles are hard to resist. The comforting scent of cinnamon and buttery taste of these cookies will make everyone happy no matter what’s going on out there in the world. You can also make a version with chocolate chips or transform the classic recipe into chocolate snickerdoodles.

A stack of Snickerdoodle Cookies

#3. Dark Chocolate S’mores Crack

Campfire S’mores right from your oven! This graham cracker toffee recipe takes just 15 minutes. And seriously, who can say no to graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows, plus don’t forget that toffee layer.

Dark Chocolate S’mores Crack is an easy Graham cracker toffee recipe that you can whip up in just minutes. Enjoy this version of S'mores without having to light a camp fire! #SundaySupper | wildwildwhisk.com

#4. Guava Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Little thumbs are perfect for making thumbprint cookies! I made these cookies with guava jam, but any jam will work. I rolled them in coconut, but omit if you don’t have any, the shortbread cookie base is already delicious without the extra embellishments.

Guava jam thumbprint cookies on a wooden coaster

#5. Ritz Crackers Ice Cream Sandwiches

Do you need easy? It doesn’t get any easier than this. Grab those buttery Ritz crackers or any sweet crackers you have laying around and make them into ice cream sandwiches. Add melted chocolate and sprinkles for extra fun.

Ritz crackers ice cream sandwiches in a sundae glass next to a half eaten ice cream sandwich

#6. Blueberry Popsicles

If you tell the kids they can have popsicles for breakfast, how would they feel?? Tell them they can because these blueberry popsicles are made with fresh blueberries and yogurt! They can even help you make breakfast or have them as a treat because they’re super simple to whip up.

Blueberry Popsicles laying on top of ice cubes on a tray

#7. Strawberry Dump Cake

You can make this easy cake with fresh strawberries, frozen strawberries, or any berries for that matter. It tastes like a cross between a cake and a cobbler. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream!

Strawberry dump cake on a plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

#8. Cookie Butter Pie Pops

Cut pie pops for cute little bakers. This recipe is certainly a fun one to make with your little bakers. If you don’t have cookie butter, use peanut butter, or Nutella. If you don’t have popsicle sticks, omit them and just form them into mini hand pies.

Cookie Butter Pie Pops | wildwildwhisk.com

#9. Pie Crust Cookies

If you ever want to eat the pie crust without the filling, now is your chance! Have the kids cut them into fun shapes with all the cookie cutters you have, sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar, drizzle melted chocolate over them, or make them into ice cream sandwiches.

A stack of pie crust cookies

#10. Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Both adults and kids love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter that these peanut butter blossom cookies can deliver! I made these with heart shaped chocolates for Valentine’s Day but you can certainly make them with regular chocolate kisses. Little hands are perfect for setting those little chocolate candies on these cookies.

Peanut butter blossom cookies lined up on a table top

Bonus: Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

Now if you have any fur kids at home like me, let them join in the fun with these peanut butter banana dog treats. Just 5 simple ingredients to make, and you can have your human kids help you with them!

Peanut butter banana dog treats propped up on a green table top

If you make any of these kid friendly baking recipes, please let me know! Leave a comment, send me a photo, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!

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