A mug of comforting hot chocolate is always a treat, but this special Christmas hot chocolate is perfect for Christmas Eve, when children can always do with something to calm them down and help them sleep! Of course you can vary the ingredients to suit your kids...
These Christmas recipes are designed to be made by kids and enjoyed by all the family! We purposefully haven't featured any fussy cookies or any "perfect" Christmas cupcakes because the reality isn't like that when you are cooking with children, and it's all about having fun with a tasty treat at the end! So put on your Christmas aprons and get cooking...
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These Christmas Pudding Biscuits are slightly chocolate-y, delicious and fun to make and decorate!
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The smell of these baking will definitely bring Christmas to mind! There is no yeast involved in these cinnamon "bread" stars, which are similar to scones.
This is a great idea for when you are looking for real entertainment value as well as something nice to eat at the end! Making these fondant penguins is fun - but please be warned that the fondant needs to be made in advance as it needs an overnight stay in the fridge ...
Gingerbread men are fun to make, decorate and eat - and they make the house smell deliciously Christmassy too, to there's no excuse not to have a go!
Here's a Gingerbread Recipe you can use to make gingerbread men and gingerbread houses (see below) - brilliant for cooking with kids at Christmas.
While adults are drinking their mulled wine and hot toddies, kids can enjoy this delicious, hot fruity Christmas punch! The smell of the fruits and spices and the lovely red colour all invoke Christmas, and it takes wonderful...
It is definitely a labour of love to make a gingerbread house, but it can become a family Christmas tradition and when the weather isn't great outside, who wouldn't enjoy the smell of baking gingerbread, the sticky fun of the icing and the anticipation of eating your wonderful concoction!
Mince pies are a very old English Christmas tradition. If you go back far enough (perhaps to the 11th Century), the pies were made with a minced meat mixture, sweetened with spices and fruit to represent the gifts of the Wise Men, and in the shape of a manger.
I used to love making peppermint creams as a child - they are easy, quick, delicious (if a little sweet for most adults' tastes) and can be cut out into all sorts of shapes and sizes.
The little robin has become a symbol of Christmas with his redbreast makes him a popular site in the garden. How about making an indoor version which you can eat an enjoy, with these very cute robin biscuits!