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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 9 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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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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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Our prediction: Your little cookie monsters will devour these.

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