Mom & Me Baking

Teach your child the joys of baking with these kid-friendly cookies, cupcakes, and more! Not only is baking with your little one a special way to spend quality time and create lasting memories, it's also a great opportunity to teach skills like working with fractions and following written instructions.

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Oatmeal-Milk Chocolate Chippers

These colorful drop cookies are loaded with healthy whole grains and dried fruit such as raisins, apricots, and cherries.

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Blaine Moats

Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Start your baking adventure with this basic sugar cookie dough. Then, customize your creations by cutting out shapes with whatever cookie cutters you have on hand. If you don't have any cookie cutters around, simply use the top of a drinking glass to cut out circle shapes.

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Frances Janisch

Lemon Slices

These tart cookies are made with (surprise!) pink lemonade mix. Pucker up!

Nutrition per cookie 108 calories; 1g protein; 3g fat (2g sat. fat); 19g carbs; 0 fiber; 5mg calcium; 0 iron; 32mg sodium

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Little Fish Cookies

Bake your very own school of fish with this easy recipe. Add bold colors with bright royal icing.

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Tina Rupp

Frozen Apple-Oatmeal Sandwiches

Perfect for a picnic, these short-cut sandwich cookies are so simple to make. Just fill ready-made oatmeal cookies with apple-flavor cream cheese, dip in milk chocolate, and freeze!

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Miki Duisterhof

Peanut Butter & Jam Cups

These thumbprint cups are made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Your little baker will love helping make the indention for the strawberry filling.

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Berry-Capped Strawberry Cupcakes

Who needs sprinkles when you can top these fruity cupcakes with pretty glazed strawberries?

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Jason Donnelly

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Pizza

Let your pint-size pastry chef take the lead on this super simple cookie cake. Then get creative with sweet topping ideas -- this version is covered with coconut, candy-coated chocolate, and peanuts.

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Ann Stratton

Classic Yellow Cake

For a real treat, introduce your little one to the art of cake baking. This classic yellow cake makes a great starter recipe.

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Rita Maas

Smiley Face Cookies

These happy treats are simply sugar cookies flooded with bright yellow icing. Kids can use a piping bag to help paint on the smiley faces.

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Mark Ferri

Candy Bar Ice Cream Sandwiches

Like two desserts in one, these ice cream-stuffed cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to two weeks. Try them as a tasty make-ahead party snack.

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Alison Miksch

Pear-Bear Muffins

You can serve these good-for-you muffins at breakfast, snack time, or even dessert! Use almond slivers and chocolate chips to create the bear faces.

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Jim Franco

Be-Mine Brownies

Spread the love year-round with no-fuss, heart-adorned brownies. Kids will have a blast with the powdered sugar stenciling.

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David Prince

Individual Blueberry Cakes

You won't believe how easy these cornbread cakes are to prepare. Serve them topped with powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped topping.

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David Prince

Whoopie Pies

These old-school favorites are a hit with kids. Use chocolate cake mix for the cookies to cut down on prep time.

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Kana Okada

PB&J Bars

Covered in strawberry jam and crushed peanuts, there's a lot to love about these crunchy bar cookies.

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Miki Duisterhof

Rainbow Rounds

Multicolor crystal sugars give these rolled cookies a cool rainbow effect.

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Miki Duisterhof

Chocolate Malt Crinkles

These tender cookies are so easy to bake. Plus, they make sweet homemade gifts.

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