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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

hey curious cook—

Have you heard about our Young Chefs’ Club? Members get a themed (and kid-tested) box delivered each month!

We know that the holidays are different this year. You might be spending them with just the people you live with instead of with lots of friends and extended family. Even though it might be hard not to see cousins, family friends, and grandparents, 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 to people like teachers and nurses that help you and keep you safe.

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!

Simple!

Fancy!

Perfect for the Holidays!