Christmas is a celebration time for young and old; apart from having loads of fun and frolic, there is no better way than relishing mouthwatering delicacies on this particular day. What does Christmas remind you of? Creamy cakes, cookies, popcorns, pancakes, fuzzy drinks and many more traditional homemade dishes. If that makes you hungry, reach for your apron and start cooking! Involving kids with you is a great way to enjoy food and meal preparation. You and your child will love to make and relish these Christmas treats. Kids can help you in mixing the fruits and nuts, tumbling the batter into cookie sheets. Tiny hands will surely enjoy making a gingerbread house, which can also add to your Christmas decoration. Some kids can surpass up a possibility to bake a batch of brownies, and the fudge brownies recipe is in particular alluring. You can even have some dishes readied on hand, for your Christmas guests and present them as personal gifts.
Christmas Recipes For Children
Best Fudge Brownies
Christmas is a time to celebrate the festivity and relish some lip smacking dishes. Here are some recipes, which can be enjoyed by little kids and are easy to make.
Kids Christmas Recipes
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 8 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Slice the butter into 1/2-inch pieces and place them in the top of a double boiler while the water is barely simmering. You can use a pan instead of a boiler. Fill the pan up to 1-2 inches of water. Do not immerse the butter into water.
- As the butter melts, sprinkle the chocolate evenly on it. Heat it for five minutes and stir it till it becomes smooth.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take a 9- by 9 -inch square cake pan and dust it with flour.
- Combine the sugar in a mixing bowl
- Beat the eggs and add it into sugar mixing it for 3o seconds with a blender.
- Add vanilla essence, and mix the cooled chocolate in a blender on medium speed.
- Sift the flour and salt in a bowl and mix the chocolate mixture half at a time until it becomes smooth.
- Now add the nuts and topple the batter into the prepared pan. Smoothen it with a spoon.
- Bake the brownies for 30-35 minutes. Do not over bake it.
- When done the brownies will rise slightly and will have thin brittle crust.
- For better results insert a toothpick from the sides and toothpick should come out clean.
- Transfer the pan and cool the brownies thoroughly. Cool the brownies before cutting them.
- Serve at room temperature, will serve 12 -15 people.
The Fruit Cake Cookies
- 1 cup (250 mL) raisins
- 1 cup (250 mL) glazed cherries, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup (250 mL) glazed pineapple, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup (250 mL) Brazil nuts, coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) sugar
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla
- 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) baking soda pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and grease the paper lightly.
- In a bowl, toss together raisins, cherries, pineapple, and Brazil nuts.
- Beat sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla until creamy in a large mixing bowl for about 3-5 minutes
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt; beat the batter until it is smooth.
- Add in the fruits and nuts until it is evenly distributed.
- The dough will be thick and lumpy.
- Lay the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches allowing them to spread.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes till it becomes light brown but still soft.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before removing to a rack.
- Cool it completely before serving it.
- Serves about 3 dozen cookies.
- 4 cups white mini marshmallows
- !/2 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 9 cups of popped popcorn
- 1 1/3 cups of unpopped popcorn
- For toppings you can use cinnamon candies, jelly beans, gumdrops, fruits and pretzel sticks.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
- Add marshmallows, stirring it continuously for about 5 minutes.
- Place popcorn in a large shallow greased pan.
- Add the mixture of marshmallow over the popcorn coating it evenly.
- While the mixture is still warm, make six balls of 5 inches each making the base flat for the snowman to stand.
- Make another 6 balls of 3 inches in diameter for the middle section
- Now make 6 more balls of 2 inches in diameter for the top section.
- Mix the powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
- Use icing to stack three popcorn balls in decreasing sizes to make it look like a snowman.
- Decorate it with different toppings.
- Serves 6 snowmen