It’s the most wonderful time of the year…which means you have approximately 2,896 batches of cookies to bake before New Year’s. Instead of shooing everyone out of the kitchen, try these 11 easy kid-friendly recipes the whole family will be thrilled to help you make.

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Santa’s Cookies

Enlist your kiddos to help sort candy by color and pop them onto the cookie dough.

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Chocolate-Kiss Powder Puff Cookies

Let your kids make a (contained) mess by dipping these cute little guys into a bowl of powdered sugar.

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The Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever

The best part? The decorating opportunities are endless.

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Frosted Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Grab a ziplock bag and put your kid on candy-cane-crushing duty. (It’s way more fun than playing Candy Crush on her phone.)

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Four-Ingredient Lemon Cookies

These cookies are so simple, they practically bake themselves.

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Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Tip: Best if you’re sipping actual eggnog while you’re making them. 

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Cake Batter Cookies

For kids (and adults) who love sprinkles.

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Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies

There’s nothing more satisfying than smooshing these sandwich cookies together.

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Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Oooh, we love a dessert with a surprise inside.

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White-Chocolate-Dipped Ginger Cookies

Just make sure your kids are dipping the cookies, not their fingers.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Our prediction: Your little cookie monsters will devour these.

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