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Christmas Baking Day Recipes: The Ultimate List

If you love to bake with the kiddos around the holidays, this is the post for you! In this post I’m going to give you dozens of ideas for Christmas cookies, bars, cakes, and candies that are easy to bake and fun for grownups and kids, alike!

Baking with the Family During the Holidays: the Perfect Gift

The older I get (ahem) the more I value the little things, like a fun day around the kitchen island with the kids and grandkids.

Some of my favorite memories of childhood took place around my grandmother’s small dinette table (formica, of course). We made candies together every year.

My mom was a Christmas baker. In fact, I’m going to share a couple of her recipes below.

The whole point of this post is to compile a list of treats so simple that the kids could whip them up. And, with your help, you’ll have the time of your lives in the kitchen together.

So, invite grandma over. Get the kids, grandkids, and cousins together. Then grab those Christmas aprons and start baking!

Ready, Set. . .Bake!

I’ll arrange these sweet treats in groups: cookies, candies, bars, etc. So, look for them in groups. And now, without further ado–here are dozens of wonderful Christmas recipes, perfect for baking with the children!

Christmas Family Baking Day Recipes for 2023

Gather your loved ones this Christmas. Pull out those matching aprons! And whip up some sweet treats perfect for your Christmas celebration!


Christmas is the perfect season for cookies. . .and lots of 'em! Here at Out of the Box Baking we've got more cookie recipes than almost anything else. We're crazy about them, and not just during the holidays. We hope you are too, because we're about to tempt you with lots of them!


Enjoy these recipes for delicious candies, perfect for Christmas!


Here at Out of the Box we have a host of Christmas cakes. You'll love baking these up with your family!


There are so many fun ideas out there for Christmas cupcakes. Keep reading to discover several you can make with your family this Christmas!


There's no better time of year to celebrate pie than Christmas. Let's take a look at some fun pie recipes you can bake together.


The following recipes include brownies, brookies, and lots of other sweet treats that don't fit into a certain category.

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you’re able to enjoy some of these delicious and simple Christmas dessert recipes this holiday season. There truly is no better place to make memories than in the kitchen!

Check out this fun Gingerbread House recipe from Yummly! Talk about a festive treat! And take a peek at my Peanut Butter Blossoms, another fun recipe, perfect for Christmas. Just drizzle them with red and white royal icing for a festive Christmas treat.

About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

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