Cookies to make with children

Cookies to make with children
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Children especially like cookies. And, you know, the little ones love to help adults in the kitchen. You can involve them in the kitchen in the preparation of recipes that involve the creation of fragrant and delicious biscuits. 

The little ones will be happy to be able to collaborate in home life, putting their creativity into action, feeling useful and improving their knowledge of food. 

With this objective we propose some recipes for the preparation of cookies. When? At Carnival, at Easter, at Christmas ... and always.

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Carnival cookies to make with children

Cookies with colorful confetti

It's Carnival: we prepare cocoa biscuits with colored chocolate confetti with our children. Just prepare the dough and then cut out the cookies, then go with the multicolor decoration: the little ones will have a lot of fun!

Ingredients (for 20-25 biscuits)

  • 200 g flour
  • 50 g of rice flour
  • 90 g of butter
  • 40 g of bitter cocoa
  • 120 g of sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs and 1 yolk
  • a pinch of vanilla
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • a handful of colored chocolate dragees


  1. Prepare the dough by diluting the two flours with cocoa, sugar and a pinch of baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Add a pinch of vanilla (powder or half a teaspoon of seeds from a stick), then the butter at room temperature: work with your fingers.
  3. Add the eggs and continue to knead until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Make a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap, put in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Take the dough and roll it out to about 3-4 mm, cut out the preferred shape and transfer the biscuits on baking paper. Decorate with colored sugared almonds, pressing lightly where you place them.
  5. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes.
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Father's Day cookies to make with the kids

Chocolate ties

Father's Day is approaching! You can make cookies with your children. Involve the little ones in the cutout of the cookies and then in the decoration with the icing, even freehand, without a pastry syringe. And the older ones will be able to write their wishes to their father by composing them on different cookies: a sort of chocolaty message to eat in small bites.

Ingredients (for about twenty ties)

  • 200 g flour
  • 100 g of corn starch
  • 50 g of bitter cocoa
  • 1 egg and 1 yolk
  • 100 g of butter
  • 80 g of sugar
  • 100 g of unsalted pistachios
  • lime zest

For decoration:

  • 100 g of icing sugar
  • lemon juice
  • water
  • colored tails or pralines


  1. Beat the eggs with the sugar, add the butter at room temperature.
  2. Mix flour, starch and cocoa and add them to the mixture, together with the lime zest and coarsely chopped pistachios. Knead the dough until you get a uniform ball.
  3. Wrap the pastry with plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for a good half hour.
  4. Take the dough and roll it out on baking paper to a height of about one centimeter.
  5. Cut out some ties with a knife, or with a mold if available. Also cut out some hearts.
  6. Bake the biscuits in the oven at 175 ° for about ten minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool, meanwhile prepare the glaze. Mix the sugar with two or three drops of lemon and about a teaspoon of water. You must obtain a compact consistency, not excessively liquid.
  8. Put the icing in a syringe and decorate the cookies. You can use the hearts to write a dedication for dad.
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Cookies for Mother's Day to make with the children

Chocolate muffins without butter and milk

These light treats are perfect for mom. We can make her find delicious muffins for breakfast. The recipe is on the "Wannabemum" website and is easy, fast and can be prepared with children, who will have fun mixing and licking the bowl.


  • 240 g of flour 00 + to taste for flour the baking cups
  • 170 g of granulated sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100 ml of seed oil + to taste for greasing the baking cups
  • 200 ml of oat milk or other vegetable milk
  • 50 g of bitter cocoa
  • 70 g of dark chocolate
  • a sachet of vanilla sugar (or cinnamon, orange or lemon zest or other flavorings to taste)
  • half a sachet of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Preparation time: 20 minutes + 20 cooking. To prepare these soft muffins, start with the chocolate that will be chopped and set aside (it is absolutely recommended to taste a small piece).
  2. Whip eggs and sugar with a whisk and then gradually add the oil first and then the vegetable milk. With a sieve, sift the flour and cocoa directly into the dough and continue mixing. A pinch of salt, the yeast (also sifted), a last stir and the dough is ready.
  3. Grease and flour the muffin molds and fill them 2/3 with the dough, bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes and the muffins are ready to taste.
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Easter cookies to make with children

Leprotti biscuits (placeholder)

Leprotti biscuits are simple to make, fun to knead and decorate and above all ... they are delicious to eat. Here's how to create them.


  • 200 g 00 flour
  • 100 g foil flour (fine corn)
  • 80 ml of corn oil
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped pistachios
  • papaver seeds
  • colorful labels
  • colored ribbon
  • mold for hare and flower
  • colored markers, scissors


  1. Mix the egg yolk with the oil, add the two sifted flours together with the salt, parmesan and turmeric.
  2. Knead by hand until it forms a soft but compact ball. Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Take the dough and roll it out to a thickness of about half a centimeter or so.
  4. Cut out the dough with the leprotto mold, then cut out the inside with the flower mold. With the leftover dough create small tails, pass them in the poppy seeds and attach them delicately to the end. Decorate the hare with chopped pistachios on the neck, make a small photo at the top with a toothpick (you will need it to insert the ribbon and the label) and bake in the oven at 175 ° for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Let the cookies cool. In the meantime, cut out some labels from the colored paper and write the names of your friends. Make a hole in the label and insert the colored ribbon, pass it through the hole in the biscuit and close it. Your hares are ready!
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Halloween cookies to make with kids

Pumpkin muffin

Together with the little ones we can prepare cute Halloween pumpkin-based muffins. Your kids will love them.


  • 250gr of clean pumpkin
  • 250g of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 150gr of butter
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • a glass of milk


  1. Let the butter soften out of the fridge and cut in the meantime chop the pumpkin and cook it in the steam or in the oven; once well cooked reduce it into a cream, either with a fork or with a food processor.
  2. Then take the pumpkin and mix it with the eggs, softened butter and milk. In another bowl, mix well the flour, yeast and sugar; as a last step, add everything together and make a creamy paste, which must be nice smooth and homogeneous.
  3. At this point, put the dough in the molds for muffin and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes.
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Christmas cookies to make with children

Pepparkakor, Santa's cookies

There are some Northern European cookies that smell of ginger and cinnamon. The recipe from the "Eat Travel Live Positive" blog takes children on a trip to Santa Claus' country: it is the gluten-free version of the recipe from the countries of the Scandinavian peninsula. In addition, Pepparkakor biscuits contain almond flour: they are therefore an excellent snack to prepare and enjoy together with intolerant children.


  • 70 g of almond flour
  • 60 g of brown rice flour
  • 35 g of potato starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 45 g of Mascobado brown sugar
  • 60 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 large teaspoon of powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 spoons of water
  • 1 small egg


  1. Preparation time: 30 minutes + 2 hours of rest. Mix the almond flour with the rice flour, the starch, the sugar and the yeast and in the meantime heat the oil with the maple syrup in a saucepan. When the liquids are well blended together, add the spices and mix until incorporated.
  2. Pour the mix of spices, oil and maple syrup into the bowl with the flours, add the water and start kneading. When the dough begins to blend, add the egg and continue to work the mixture until it has the consistency of a soft pastry.
  3. Let the pastry rest for a couple of hours in the fridge before rolling it out very thinly: help yourself with two sheets of baking paper to prevent the dough from sticking to a rolling pin and work surface.
  4. Cut out the cookies with the Christmas molds and bake in a preheated oven for 5-7 minutes at 175 degrees. Let them cool before tasting them, hot they would be too soft.
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Chocolate chip cookies to make with children

Soft chocolate cookies

These chocolate chip cookies have a slightly crunchy shell, but are super soft on the inside. Flavored with barley coffee and orange peel, they promise to be aromatic and fragrant, perfect for waking up mum and dad. The recipe comes from the "Moretto's Chefs" blog and is fast.


  • 1 egg
  • 150 g of buckwheat flour (or other flour of your choice)
  • 50 g of brown sugar
  • 15 g of bitter cocoa
  • 50 g coarsely chopped 70% dark chocolate
  • 80 ml of cow's milk or vegetable milk
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • the grated rind of an untreated orange
  • 1 tablespoon of soluble barley coffee


  1. Preparation time: 20 minutes. First, you need to melt the chocolate. You can do it in a bain-marie (that is, by placing the chopped chocolate in a glass bowl, placed on a pot that laps the boil) or simply in the microwave. Once the chocolate is melted, let it cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all the powders in a bowl, then: flour, sugar, cocoa, yeast and barley coffee. Add the egg, lightly beaten, and gradually the chocolate and milk, mixing with a spatula until a homogeneous and sticky mixture is obtained.
  3. Moisten two teaspoons and take a small portion of the dough. Helping each other, form small quenelles (which are nothing more than slightly oval meatballs), to be placed on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake the soft chocolate cookies for about 10-12 minutes at 180 degrees.
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