Winter holidays and sweet-treats go hand in hand. In Sweden, Gingerbread Cookies top the list, but, I grew up with a tradition that included many different types of holiday cookies. My Great-Grandmother’s Christmas Eve cookie plate was more like a platter than plate; and it brimmed with every family member’s cookie favourite along with our kid-decorated cut-outs, often looking more like Picasso-deer than Rudolph; but, wasn’t that half of the fun?
Kids get so excited over snowmen, reindeer, and the unexpected. I think kitchen creativity is such a joy and is also worth going extra lengths to make happen.
For a healthy alternative, I love the idea of “Santa hats” which are frozen strawberries topped with a dollop of greek yogurt and nothing bests the simple beauty of a heaping bowl of Christmas Clementines; but, I feel that if there’s a time of the year to break the rules, it’s the Winter Holidays.
Here are 5 FESTIVE CHRISTMAS SHAPED TREATS TO MAKE WITH KIDS*
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes | HERE
Stained – glass Sugar Cookies | HERE
GINGERBREAD – HOUSE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES | HERE
A super, last-minute, Christmas Treat! It’s more of an assembly than a recipe; but, a true conversation piece that’s guaranteed to put smiles on faces!
White Chocolate Dipped Meringue Christmas Trees | HERE
MERINGUE SNOW MEN | HERE
These snowmen are permanent winter guests in our house! So much fun to enjoy!
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If you’re a willowday friend or subscriber you are right: it’s the second time you’re hearing from me today. Did you see, today’s guest in the Christmas Count down Calendar, DAY 4 | Hanna Wendelbo. earlier today? I wanted to drop in and to say hello too! I hope you’re having a ball following along with this year’s Christmas Countdown Calendar.
- If you’re new to willowday and the Christmas Countdown Calendar: start here.
- Looking for a holiday craft (in addition to our daily calendar) | HERE | is a really simple winter craft that’s also a good place to start exploring willowday.
- Find over 100 Projects + Recipes that have been shared over the past 5 Christmas Countdown Calendars HERE