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Sugar Cookie Recipes for Kids

Easy-peasy Sugar Cookie Recipes for Kids

Yummy cookies, have been around since 1700, and have undergone many changes. What hasn't changed is how yummy they are to eat, loved by kids all over and fun to bake.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Of all the various cookies, a sugar cookie is a sweet biscuit made from flour, eggs, butter, baking powder, and yes of course sugar (that is why they are called sugar cookies!). Using a cookie cutter, they can be cut out into many shapes, and decorated with a variety of sprinkles and frosting. Just check out some of the easy sugar cookie recipes listed below that will help you in making tasty cookies.

Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
  • Flour, 2½ cups
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Milk, ½ cup
  • Canola oil, ½ cup
  • Egg, 1
  • Almond flavoring, 1 tsp
  • Salt, ½ tsp
  • Nutmeg powder, ¼ tsp
  • Baking soda, 1 tsp
  • Flavored toppings, 1 packet
In a large bowl, whisk the egg, sugar, butter, and Canola oil and stir in the almond flavoring. In a smaller bowl, dissolve baking soda in milk and add to the sugar-butter mixture. Shift flour, salt, and nutmeg powder together, stir into creamed mixture. Drop a tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet, flatten with wet fork or wet fingers and sprinkle with toppings. Bake it in a preheated oven at 350 ºF until done. Cool on a wire rack and serve with warm milk.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Ingredients for Icing
  • Confectioners' sugar, 4 cups
  • Meringue powder, 3 tablespoons
  • Warm water, ½ cup
  • Almond extract, ½ teaspoon
Icing: Beat on low speed meringue powder with confectioners' sugar, until the mix is smooth. Add warm water and beat, until very glossy and stiff and then stir in the almond extract. Use the icing immediately, else it will become hard.

Ingredients for Cookies
  • All-purpose flour, 2¾ cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, ¾ cup
  • Softened unsalted butter, 1 cup
  • Granulated white sugar, 1¾ cup
  • Eggs, 2
  • Pure vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Baking powder, 1 teaspoon
Cookies: In a large bowl sift flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder together. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beating continuously. Continue beating, add vanilla extract and flour mix, until you have a smooth dough. This can be done either using an electric beater, or a spatula. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for about one hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough and cut out desired shapes using a cookie cutter. Place the cookies in a preheated oven to 350 ºF, until done. Once they are done, cool them on a wire rack. Frost with icing on the cookies, make sure it dries completely before serving or storing. Store in an air tight container to maintain the taste of these yummy cookies.

Italian Sprinkles Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
  • Flour, 6 cups
  • Sugar, 1½ cup
  • Eggs, 6
  • Butter, 1 cup
  • Baking powder, 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla, 2 teaspoons
  • Almond extract, 2 teaspoons
  • Colored sprinkles, 1 packet
In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs, flour, baking powder, and vanilla. Drop a tablespoon on the cookie mix onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet, 2-3 inches apart. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 ºF, until done. Remove from the oven, cool on a wire rack, and cover with the colored sprinkles.
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