Crafty Holiday Cookies for Kids 3D Present Cookies

 

Santa is going to be jumping for joy when he comes down the chimney to find these!

 

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 If you have been following Family Fresh Meals, you know that I have the honor of being a Betty Blogger for Betty Crocker.  For the  holiday season, Betty Crocker puts together a Red Hot Holiday Trends list each year. I was overjoyed to be paired with the  Crafty Cookies for Kids trend.  

 

Crafty Holiday Cookies for Kids 3D Present Cookies

{Grandma & high school me getting ready to whip up some cookies!}

One of my favorite  childhood memories during the holidays would be baking cookies with my Grandmother and Mother.  I am excited to carry on this memory-making tradition with my girls.  

 

When I asked Big D & Little D what their favorite part of Christmas was, they were both in agreement…Presents and COOKIES. I thought it would be fun to blend the two and make present cookies :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These 3D present cookies  are not only adorable, but are a blast for kiddos to make.  There are endless ways to have fun while getting creative with cookie decorations and present fillers. 

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Crafty Holiday Cookies for Kids 3D Present Cookies

Ingredients:

1 ( 17.5 oz) Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix

1 egg

1/3 cup butter, room temperature

1 Tablespoon flour (plus more for rolling out dough)

1 (12oz) tub of Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting

Food coloring of your choice

A variety of Fruit Roll-ups, candy and food sprinkles for decorations

 

 

1. Prepare cookie dough according to package. If you are coloring your dough like we did, I found it easiest to mix food coloring in with the egg before adding it to the mix. This make the color blend in much smoother than adding it in at the end. 

Crafty Holiday Cookies for Kids - Steps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Roll the dough out to 1/4″ thickness.

 

Crafty Cookies for Kids - Step 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Cut out squares using a cookie cutter and place  on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Use a small square cookie cutter or a knife to cut the centers out of one third of your cookies. You are going to need 2 full squares and 2 hollow squares for each present. 

 

Crafty Cookies for Kids - Step 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. In the meantime, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until just the edges begin to brown.  To trim up any uneven edges, I used my square cookie cutter to make even edges while cookies are still warm. 

 

Betty Holiday Cookies Step 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Allow cookies to cool completely before assembling your cookie presents. 

Next, color your frosting with food coloring  to match the color of your presents.  Fill a pastry bag or plastic bag with frosting. Pipe a thin line of frosting on squares to act as the “glue” for your presents. 

 

Each present should be a full square, then 2 hollow squares, {fill with candy here } and topped with a solid square .

Crafty Cookies for Kids - Step 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Have fun filling the presents with candy, sprinkles or even a special holiday message!  After you are done filling, use frosting to attach the top cookie. 

 

Crafty Cookies for Kids - Step 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. To complete our presents, we used some Fruit Roll-ups and frosting for ribbons. 

 

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XO
Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crafty Holiday Cookies for Kids 3D Present Cookies
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 ( 17.5 oz) Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon flour (plus more for rolling out dough)
  • 1 (12oz) tub of Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • A variety of Fruit Roll-ups, candy and food sprinkles for decorations
Instructions
  1. Prepare cookie dough according to package. If you are coloring your dough like we did, I found it easiest to mix food coloring in with the egg before adding it to the mix. This make the color blend in much smoother than adding it in at the end.
  2. Roll the dough out to ¼" thickness.
  3. Cut out squares using a cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a small square cookie cutter or a knife to cut the centers out of one third of your cookies. You are going to need 2 full squares and 2 hollow squares for each present.
  4. In the meantime, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until just the edges begin to brown. To trim up any uneven edges, I used my square cookie cutter to make even edges while cookies are still warm.
  6. Allow cookies to cool completely before assembling your cookie presents.
  7. Next, color your frosting with food coloring to match the color of your presents. Fill a pastry bag or plastic bag with frosting. Pipe a thin line of frosting on squares to act as the "glue" for your presents.
  8. Each present should be 1 full square, 2 hollow squares, {fill with candy here } and topped with a solid square
  9. Have fun filling the presents with candy, sprinkles or even a special holiday message! After you are done filling, use frosting to attach the top cookie.
  10. To complete our presents, we used some Fruit Roll-ups and frosting for ribbons.

 

  Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own. 

 

 Here is what I used to make these 3D Present Cookies

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Comments

  1. Corey- if cookies can be called adorable, these surely are! I can’t wait to try to make them with my grandchildren. You are so creative! What a legacy your grandma, your mom, and now you, are passing on. Thank you for pure joy you give to others!

  2. These are so sweet! What a fun and tasty family activity!

  3. ohmygosh i just about died when i saw these! they’re so friggen adorable!!

  4. How cute are these?! I’m totally asking my mom if we can make these for our annual Christmas cookie baking extravaganza. :)

  5. Amazing! So creative! Would love to try this with my baby when he is older :) Merry Christmas!

  6. Yvette @ Muy Bueno says:

    So clever and adorable! I’m hoping I can make these with my kiddos over Christmas break. I have a feeling they will love them!

  7. CUTE! Simple to be done and very very beautiful result! Simona

  8. These are incredible and can’t wait to try. What is best way to ensure the 1/4″ thickness? What is best way to store without drying out? Thanks!

    • I have always just eyeballed the thickness Tiffany. If you are a little off, it won’t matter all that much. Are taking about storing after or before baking?

  9. Can I freeze them after I bake them and after I Decorate them

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