When my children were young, cooking was always our form of craft.

I’d rather give them a big hunk of cookie dough to roll and cut and shape and mould than play doh (at least if they ate it they’d be fine) and instead of glitter and glue and a thousand bits of cardboard all over the bench, my children would sit for ages decorating a few cupcakes each.

At the time, the best thing was that we then have snacks to share with friends when we met at the park.  And they would so proudly save one for when Dad came home … he would very patiently crunch through bright green icing with a thousand silver cachous and a rainbow of sprinkles.

And now that they are older, at least two of them are still keen on cooking.  Which I love because I can delegate dinner every now and then or if we’re going to be out, I know they’ll be able to fend for themselves.

Needless to say, I was always on the hunt for recipes for cookies kids can cook.  Not too hard and relatively quick from beginning to end so they didn’t lose interest.

If you’re keen for your kids to get involved in the kitchen, this Collection of Cool Cookies Kids Can Cook will get you going!

We’ve selected some of our favourite cookies that have been created by MoM Members and the MoM CookClub team … and we think they are all a great place for kids to get started in the kitchen.

Which one of these do you think you’d start your kids on?

Stain Glass Cookies with a cut out on the top layer and brightly coloured jelly filling

Stained Glass CookiesHeaps of fun with coloured gels for the fillings.  And great practice for the cookie cutters.

Dark chocolate chickpea and peanut butter cookies decorated with hundreds and thousands

Chocolate Chickpea and Peanut Butter Cookies a great way to add a little protein without too much sugar!

Cute little Busy Bee Biscuits made from Oreo Cookies, white chocolate melts and yellow icing

Super Easy Busy Bee Biscuitsno baking and a perfect way to introduce icing. Bound to keep your little bees busy for hours!

Recipe for Choc Biscuits with a crackled top

Choc Crackle Top Biscuits … fun to roll and fun to watch the tops crack too! A mini chemistry lesson!

Butter cookies cut into small rectangles decorated with brightly coloured icing and matching colour mini m&ms to create a lego brick

Lego Cookies! We think these will be a huge hit every single time – no matter how many times you make them.

Big cookies made from Cornflakes - Cornflake Cookies Recipe

Cornflake Cookies … now there’s a very welcome blast from the past.

Rainbow coloured biscuits arranged on a wire baking cooling rack - How to make Rainbow Biscuits

Want to know how to make a batch of Rainbow Cookies? Steer clear if your kids don’t do well with food colouring ;)

Stacks of freshly baked Custard Biscuits

Custard Biscuits! So crisp, buttery and full of our favourite custard flavour.

Small Jelly Bean Nest Cookies topped with shredded coconut and colourful jelly beans on a bed of pink jelly beans

Jelly Bean Nest Cookies … perfect for kids’ birthday parties or even an Easter celebration.

Chewy biscuits containing cranberries and white chocolate chunks baked until lightly brown

Cranberry and White Choc Chunk Cookies – get the kids to make these and then steal them for your afternoon cuppa!

Small biscuits cut to the shape of planes, trains and automobiles covered in various coloured fondant

These Fondant Malt Cookies are a brilliant way to work on fine motor skills with younger children.

Flower shaped biscuits baked with a chocolate freckle in the centre covered in hundreds and thousands - Flower Biscuits Recipe

These Flower Biscuits are so simple … but so effective!

Small round biscuits with a well in the centre filled with melted gummy bears

Gummy Bear Gum Drop Cookies … this is what happens when the kids make some crunchy vanilla cookies and melt their Gummy Bears!

Oval shaped biscuits topped with white icing and then a yellow centre to look like a sunny side up egg

Do your kids like their eggs sunny side up?  Better still they’d probably prefer them on a biscuit! Egg Biscuits … yes please!

Biscuits made to look like Teddy Bear faces with small round ears, a choc button for a nose and mini M&Ms for eyes

Heading off on a picnic?  A Teddy Bear’s Picnic? Your kids will be over the moon to pack a little lunchbox full of these Teddy Bear Biscuits and head outside.

Orange biscuits made with polenta and sprinkled with icing sugar served on a blue plate

So not all kids want a sugar fest when they’re baking.  These Orange Polenta Biscuits are just the ticket!

Heart shaped cookies with a jam jelly centre

Naw! How cute are these Sweetheart Biscuits? Everyone has a variety of heart shaped cookie cutters … but these could work well as stars too!

Small round biscuits served on a white platter with a caramel centre and drizzled with dark melted chocolate

If you’re a fan of a TWIX bar … you’re going to love these Twix Inspired Biscuits!

Round vanilla biscuits topped with peanut m&ms in a variety of colours

Peanut M&Ms are amazing on their own … but they’re even better if the kids use them to decorate their Peanut M&M Cookies!

Malt biscuits shaped into a spoon shape and served with a coffee

Kids driving you stir crazy telling you they’re bored? Get them to work in the kitchen to whip up these Malt Spoon Biscuits – they’ll be perfect with your afternoon coffee (or a tub of ice cream)!

So there you have it … our favourite right now biscuits and cookies that we think are perfect for kids to learn to love baking.

Which of these biscuits or cookie recipes are you going to try? Or if you have already, share how they turned out in the comments below.

Much love,

The MoM Cook Club Team x


  • Ours don’t look as good as those do. We need more practise. My children are too young to be using the oven. I put baking in and get them out

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  • How cute are the Malt Spoon Biscuits. We regular make the Flower biscuits. I think we might give the Choc Crackle Top Biscuits a go.

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  • Nikki these biscuits are perfect for our cake stall for our upcoming school fundraiser thanks for the ideas

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  • Wow! So many amazing cookies! I love the rainbow ones and the orange polenta biscuits.

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  • Yum Yum Yum Yum. There are some of these I would not even consider trying… look like too much sugar but… I love the idea and look of the sweetheart biscuits, choc crackle bikkies, and twix bix.

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  • so many cute and colourful ideas here – thank you so much for sharing these

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  • How wonderful – just the ticket for the last few days of school holidays.

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  • A great variety there. Love the twist on jam drops using a gummy bear instead.

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  • I am having a coffee right now and wish I had a biscuit to go with it lol. These look amazing!

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  • Wow so many fun ideas!

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  • These look great. I might try some with my daughter on school holidays later this week.

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  • We like making gingerbread men and decorating them.

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  • This is an awesome collection of baking ideas.

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  • wow such an extensive list. Love it.

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  • Love this list. I definitely want my kids cooking we loved it so much as kids and I’d love to share that love with my kids.

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