Cooking with Kids + Holiday Cookie Recipe + Giveaway!

When I think back to my childhood, I have so many fond memories of cooking with my mom. It was where I learned so much in a hands on fashion. Naturally, this has transferred into a love for cooking with my own kids. 

All mamas know that cooking with kids takes a lot of patience. My number one tip to cooking with kids is to embrace the mess. Just enter into the time knowing that things will get messy. Honestly, as much as I love the kids in the kitchen with me, there are times when I cringe at the thought of the mess and extra time it takes. But every time I say yes, it is always worth it. 

Cooking with kids is the perfect way to carve out intentional moments as a family. It is one on our list for this Christmas season!  

We love baking cookies together, because it usually involves some taste testing and is a favorite treat.  One of our favorite go-to cookie recipes is a tasty M&M Holiday Cookie

M&M Holiday Cookie


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 12 ounces Holiday M&Ms
  • 4 ounces Milk or Dark Chocolate grated


Preheat oven to 375. Using softened butter, blend in the sugars, eggs, and vanilla until mixed well. Add in salt, baking soda, baking powder, mix well. Stir in the flour and oats. Using a cheese grater, grate the milk or dark chocolate into a bowl and then pour into the mixture. Gently, mix in the M&Ms. Spoon onto baking sheet and bake 6-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Today, I have a treat for you all because I am sharing in a Cookie Blog Hop with 7 other bloggers! Each girl is sharing an amazing cookie recipe that you are going to be so excited to bake this holiday season. I am already trying to decide which one to bake with the kids first! 

Keri Lynn Snyder: Holiday Cookie Recipe
Polka-Dotty Place: Brookies

Wife Mommy Me: Chocolate Chip Cookie + Giving Plate DIY
Sweet Little Ones: Chocolate Almond No Bake Cookies
Waltzing In Beauty: Biscotti Cookies
Chasin’ Mason: Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie
The Adventure Starts Here: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Our Pretty Little Girls: Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Along with all the tasty recipes, I am sharing in a Christmas Cash Giveaway with some friends. Who doesn’t love some extra cash during this time of the year?! Enter below! 

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