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Baking for Christmas for children and adults – funny dessert ideas

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Of course, the children enjoy everything baked during the Christmas season. Nevertheless, you can also make the baked goods interesting and bake funny things for Christmas. We have some great ideas and the recipes that go with them Baking for Christmas that you can bake and shape together with the children. Create a pleasant Christmas atmosphere yourself with the desserts and put a smile on the children’s faces.

Bake creatively for Christmas – snowman on a cookie

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To make such snow globes with cookies and marshmallows, you should first prepare the cookies according to any recipe. The cookies are also the only thing you bake for this Christmas idea. While these are cooling down, assemble the snowman. To make a snowman, you need three marshmallows, which you pin together with the help of toothpicks. With couverture you design the face and the buttons in the form of dots. You design the hat from chocolate chips that you glue onto the top marshmallow with glaze. A small praline in the shape of a cylinder comes on top. The scarf, in turn, is woven from edible cords of any color.

Mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of powdered milk in a mason jar. Then put the finished snowman inside after you have glued it to a cookie with couverture. Cover the biscuit with the powder so that it can no longer be seen. Finally, put a label on the glass stating that the powder will be combined with 300 ml of warm milk. The snowman can then be consumed with the prepared cocoa. A really original idea for baking for Christmas, isn’t it?

Bake cake pops for Christmas in the shape of a fir tree

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– 100 g soft butter

– 100 g caster sugar

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 2 medium sized eggs

– 100 g of flour

– 1/2 packet of baking powder

– 3 tbsp cocoa powder

– 3 tbsp milk

– 300 g of powdered sugar

– food coloring

– sprinkles

– stems for the pops

To bake these original cake pops for Christmas, mix the butter, vanilla extract and sugar in a bowl until the sugar dissolves. Gradually add the eggs. Mix the flour, baking powder and cocoa in an extra bowl and then add this to the first bowl together with the milk, stirring constantly. Spread the finished dough on a baking sheet and bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes. When the cake is ready, let it cool down and then cut it into triangular shapes of any size. Then insert the stems into these pieces. You can also use candy canes. Now you can decorate fir trees with colored icing made from powdered sugar and water and sprinkles. It is best to use a piping bag. Once the frosting is set, the desserts are ready to serve.

Cake pyramid from stars

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The cake that you get from the dough mentioned above can also be used for other purposes. How about, for example, such a pyramid made of stars? All you have to do is bake the cake for Christmas and when it has cooled, cut out stars of different sizes. It is best to decorate these with glaze, as shown here, so that the pyramid looks even more beautiful later. When the glaze has set, you can stack the individual stars on top of each other. It is advisable to hold the individual stars together with toothpicks or kebab skewers. You can also decorate the top with another figure. In this case, a shooting star was chosen.

Baking for kids for Christmas – Melting snowman on a cookie

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– 200 g of powdered sugar

– 6 marshmallows

– 6 cookies

– 24 mini smarties

– 6 pretzel sticks

– Couverture

You can either bake the cookies yourself for Christmas or use ready-made cookies. Put the powdered sugar in a bowl and gradually add a tablespoon of cold water. Mix everything well after each spoon. This will avoid adding to water and making the frosting too runny. Use damp scissors to cut the marshmallows in half. Put a little frosting on a cookie and stick a half of marshmallow on top. The other half is then added with the help of more frosting. This should be attached at a slight angle. Then pour some more frosting on the cookie and mimic melting snow. Break a pretzel stick into smaller pieces and shape the arms. With the Smarties you design the buttons, while the couverture is used to paint the face. Then repeat the process with the rest of the cookies.

Delicious baking ideas for children – reindeer cake pops

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– 150 g chocolate cake

– 25 g soft butter

– 50 g of powdered sugar

– 25 g dark chocolate

– 100 g milk chocolate

– Pretzel pretzels

– red smarties

– Couverture or food coloring for icing

– 8 stems

You should first bake the cake for Christmas or have a finished chocolate cake ready. Crumble the required amount in a bowl, then mix the butter and powdered sugar together in another bowl. Melt the dark chocolate in a water bath and add it to the butter mixture. Mix well with the cake crumbs. Then mix the whole thing with your hands and divide the finished dough into eight equal amounts, which you then shape into balls. Put the stalks in the balls, spread them on baking paper and let them rest for at least 2 hours. Then melt the milk chocolate in the water bath and dip each ball in it. Make sure you let excess chocolate drain off so that it doesn’t drip too much afterwards. With the help of the stem, insert each finished ball into a piece of styrofoam, where the chocolate should set after it has been designed. Since this happens very quickly, you should make one ball at a time, not all of them at once. Then poke two holes in each ball for the antlers you are making from the pretzels. Also glue a red Smartie to the chocolate, which is still soft. Hold it for a while until it is firmly in place. Then let the chocolate harden for about 20 minutes and shape the eyes and mouth with melted couverture, colored icing or special glaze for writing. You can also make the antlers out of pipe cleaner by attaching the stem to the top and wrapping the cleaner around it.

Cookie recipes for Christmas – Christmas cookies made from shortcrust pastry

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– 150 g soft butter

– 125 g of sugar

– 2 eggs

– 300 g of flour

– 1/2 packet of vanilla sugar

– 1/2 packet of baking powder

– 1/2 pinch of grated lemon peel

– 1 pinch of salt

You can bake delicious cookies for Christmas with the delicious shortcrust pastry. If you want to bake simple cookies, choose this recipe for 20 cookies. To do this, first stir the butter without any other ingredients. Add the vanilla sugar, salt and lemon zest. Then stir in the eggs, sieve the flour and baking powder, stir in the mixture and knead into a smooth dough. Then cover the dough in a cool place and let it rest for half an hour. In the meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then roll out the dough 0.5 cm thick and cut out round cookies with cookie cutters or a glass, which you spread on the baking sheet. Bake at 180 degrees for 8 minutes. Once the cookies have cooled down a bit, you can decorate them for Christmas. Create such reindeer or paint fir trees, snowflakes and other things on the Christmas cookies with glaze.

Bake and design cookies for Christmas

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With the same Christmas cookies you can also bake such funny Christmas cookies for Christmas. The cookies are then only coated with colored glaze or icing. Glue a marshmallow onto each of the still wet glaze and then glue the bent part of a candy cane to the side of the marshmallow to make the handle of a cup. You can then imitate coffee with sprinkles.

Bake creatively for Christmas – cupcakes with lightbulbs

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The first thing you have to do is bake any muffins for Christmas. You can then design these with any topping that you can choose from our recipes. Finally, you still need colored light bulbs from an old string of lights, which you can clean thoroughly. The lightbulbs then serve as an original decoration for the cupcakes. But remind your guests that they are not edible!

Cupcakes with fir trees

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You can also decorate the cupcakes with such fir trees. First you have to bake the cupcakes again for Christmas. They are made quick and easy with glaze. Spread small pieces of pretzel sticks on a baking sheet, then shape the treetop. Then quickly distribute some colorful sprinkles and stick the hardened trees in the cupcakes. You can also decorate the topping of the cupcakes with a few desiccated coconut. This is a wonderful way to imitate a blanket of snow under the Christmas trees.

Strawberry trees

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Obtain any cookies. You can also bake some yourself for Christmas. Make a green color icing by combining yellow and blue food coloring. Pierce toothpicks into whole strawberries and dip them in the glaze so that they are completely covered. While the glaze is still damp, sprinkle some sprinkles over it. Once the icing has dried, add some white icing or topping to the biscuits, which will allow you to set the strawberry fir trees onto the biscuits. Once this glaze has set too, you can pull the toothpicks out of the strawberries and hide the holes with edible stars or other decorations.

Grinch popcorn without baking

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The bad guy from American mythology has also been very popular in Germany for several years. You can serve green popcorn as a Christmas snack to match Christmas and this figure. You get the popcorn for Christmas without baking. For 10 cups of popcorn you need 3 cups of mini marshmallows, which you melt in butter (3 tablespoons) melted in a water bath. Take the mixture off the hob and stir in yellow food coloring until it turns a strong yellow. Repeat the same with blue paint until the mixture has turned acid green. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the salted popcorn and stir gently until all of the popcorn is colored. The served popcorn is particularly interesting when you add a Grinch plush toy to it.