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Kids Bake Cookies For Good #CookiesFromKids
At America’s Test Kitchen Kids, we’re spending the month of December baking cookies for family, friends, and neighbors in need of joy. We have recipes and tips to help! #CookiesFromKids
12-03-2020
America's Test Kitchen Kids

We know that the holidays are different this year, and, for many, December will be hard. Many will be alone this holiday season—seniors, in particular. In addition, frontline workers, such as teachers and nurses, have helped many, many kids get through these trying months of the pandemic.

We also know that one of the best ways to feel connected to those far away is giving the gift of homemade food. Cookies are a great way to send a tiny bit of joy to those in need. And a wonderful way to say thank you.

That’s why America’s Test Kitchen Kids is asking YOU young chefs to start baking! Follow these four simple steps to participate in Kids Bake Cookies for Good!

1. PICK YOUR PERSON
Who will you bake for? Who in your life do you think needs a little bit of (delicious) joy? A grandparent or other family member? Is there someone you want to thank, like your teacher, coach, babysitter, neighbor, mail carrier or delivery person?

2. BAKE YOUR COOKIES
You can pick any cookie recipe you want, but check out our favorite kid-tested, kid-approved cookie recipes from America’s Test Kitchen Kids below. Make sure you prepare your ingredients and gather your cooking equipment before you start baking!

3. SEND SOME JOY
After your cookies are done, pack them up (check out this article for tips on shipping cookies so they won’t break) and drop them off or send them to your special cookie recipient. 

4. SHARE!
Have your grown-up share a picture of you and your finished cookie creations using the hashtag #CookiesFromKids and tagging @testkitchenkids for a chance to win your very own cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen Kids. Plus, America’s Test Kitchen will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry for every photo posted in the month of December (up to $5,000!).

Okay, okay, the most important part: COOKIES! We have kid-tested, kid-approved cookie recipes for every occasion. Pick your favorite and start baking for good!

From left: After-School Peanut Butter Cookies, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brown Sugar Cookies

SIMPLE!

After-School Peanut Butter Cookies (Bonus: Gluten free!)
[GET THE RECIPE]

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
[GET THE RECIPE]

Brown Sugar Cookies
[GET THE RECIPE]

From left: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie, Spiced Sesame Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Coconut Macaroons

FANCY!

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
[GET THE RECIPE]

Spiced Sesame Cookies
[GET THE RECIPE]

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
[GET THE RECIPE]

Coconut Macaroons (Bonus: Gluten free!)
[GET THE RECIPE]

From left: Glazed Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Soft and Chewy Gingerbread People

PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Glazed Sugar Cookies
[GET THE RECIPE]

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
[GET THE RECIPE]

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread People
[GET THE RECIPE]

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The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs

The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs is the ultimate baking book for kids. This collection of kid-tested and kid-approved recipes includes recipes for young chefs of all skill levels. Kids can make their own soft pretzels, wow their friends with homemade empanadas, create a showstopping pie, or make some chewy brownies after school. From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes (yes, even cupcakes!), kids can learn to bake it all here.