Child Friendly Gingerbread Cookie Recipe to Make for the Holidays

Try this fun cookie recipe for your Gingerbread Cookie Hunt with little ones. Create a holiday tradition with your family. Kids will love the taste and enjoy the Gingerbread Man Game at Creative Counseling

 Rationale: Many children today do not like the heavy and old fashioned taste of traditional gingerbread cookies. The recipe below takes a modern twist on the old gingerbread recipe and children often prefer the taste of these “Child Friendly Gingerbread Cookies”. Try this tasty gingerbread cookie mix for your little ones today!

Child Friendly Gingerbread Cookie Ingredients:

2 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. baking powder

1 egg

1 ½ cup white sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. ground allspice

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions for Child Friendly Gingerbread Cookies:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a bowl mix all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl mix all wet ingredients together until smooth.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient bowl. Blend together well.

4. Roll out the dough and dust a tiny bit of flour on the top. Cut out the gingerbread cookie shape, or use a sunflower cookie cut out shape to make it look like a warm fuzzy.

5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes. Let stand until cool. Frost as desired.   

6. Eat and Enjoy or use for the "Gingerbread Man Hunt". See the link below for more information.

The Gingerbread Man Hunt and Activity Game
The Gingerbread Warm Fuzzy Lesson Plan
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