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xmas cooking

It’s undeniable that one of the most fun things about Christmas is tucking in to loads and loads and loads and loads of food. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your little ones over the holidays, why not get them involved in some of the cooking with these fun and easy festive recipes for kids?

White Chocolate Snowflakes

Pretty and delicate, these chocolate snowflakes are great for decorating a Christmas pudding or just serving up as a festive dessert by themselves. Firstly, print or draw out any snowflake design that you like; it needs to be about the size of the palm of your hand if it’s not going to be too fiddly. Then, melt white chocolate (the best way to do this is in a bowl over some simmering water). When it’s melted, pour the chocolate into a piping bag and place some baking paper over the stencil you created earlier. Pipe out the chocolate into the design and finish off with silver sprinkles, an edible silver ball in the middle, or any other sparkly designs you like. Wait for it to set, et voila! Beautiful, yummy chocolate snowflakes.

Gingerbread Biscuits

There’s no more Christmassy biscuit than gingerbread. If you’ve got little ones who are too small to bake themselves, why not create a whole load of shaped biscuits for them to decorate instead? Bake some simple gingerbread biscuits in the shape of woolly jumpers, Christmas trees, or presents and watch as your little ones have fun trying to decide how to decorate them.

Christmas Cornflake Wreaths

Everyone loves chocolate cornflake cakes so these adorable little wreaths are bound to go down a treat. All you need are cornflakes, some white chocolate, green food colouring, and some red skittles. Melt the white chocolate and add a little food colouring before stirring in the cornflakes. Once everything’s mixed in, you can start shaping your mixture into miniature wreaths on baking paper. Add a few red skittles at the top of each wreath to mimic festive berries and wait for your adorable treats to set.

Santa Strawberries

Possibly the cutest (and easiest) recipe ever, turning strawberries into mini santas is the most fun you’ll have this Christmas. First, collect some fairly large strawberries, all of similar sizes. Chop the greenery off so that you leave a flat edge. Flip the strawberry upside down so that it’s pointy end is in the air. Then, whip some icing sugar and cream together to get a firm, stiff mixture. Lop the tip of your strawberry off and pipe some icing mix onto the top of the strawberry, making sure to trail a little down the front to create a beard. Pop the tip of the strawberry back on top (for Santa’s hat) and pipe a tiny bit of icing mix at the very top (for the pom pom). Finish with chocolate chips or raisins for the eyes and you’ll have a whole army of adorable strawberry Santas in no time.

 

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