kid friendly holiday cookbooks

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Our Favorite Kid Friendly Holiday Cookbooks

Our Favorite Kid Friendly Holiday Cookbooks List

We LOVE baking during the holidays at our house! It’s just so wonderful to have that smell of sweet goodness throughout the house. Now, as much as I would like to do some baking or cooking on my own, reality is that I am going to have one if not two little helpers:) With that in mind, kid-friendly recipes, which we have an abundance of, are a necessity!  My girls just love being able to thumb through their OWN kid friendly holiday cookbooks too! I’ve shared some of our favorites below so you can join in on the fun as well!

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Kid Chef

kid friendly holiday cookbooks - Kid ChefFinally, A Cookbook for Kids Who Seriously Love To Cook

Aspiring young chefs will love the fun, easy-to-follow instructions in this kids’ cookbook that’s part cooking school and part cookbook. First, kid chefs enroll in culinary school and learn the skills they’ll need to excel in the kitchen, from sharpening their knife skills to prepping ingredients. Then they’ll be ready to set up shop and cook a range of delicious―and nutritious―recipes that are sure to please parents, too.





Cooking Class

kid friendly holiday cookbooks - Cooking classThe kids are taking over the kitchen! Deanna F. Cook presents more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 12. This cookbook shares basic cooking techniques in kid-friendly language. The recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more. Full of fresh, healthy ingredients and featuring imaginative presentations like egg mice, fruit flowers, and mashed potato clouds, Cooking Class brings inspiration and confidence to the chefs of the future.





Better Homes and Gardens – Junior Cookbook

An all-new kid friendly holiday cookbooks - Better Homes Jr.edition of the perfect kids’ cookbook—now more fun than ever!

Designed to appeal to kids ages 5 to 12, this all-new edition of the Better Homes and Gardens New Junior CookBook features 65 brand-new recipes that are simple to make and a blast to eat. Each recipe includes a photo of the dish and unique and lively illustrations of characters.

All the recipes here are easy-to-follow and packed with helpful hints and fun ways for kids to put their own spin on them. I love that it has lots of easy-to-understand nutrition information, and is a great way to teach kids about healthy eating while getting them interested in cooking.




The Disney Princess Cookbook

kid friendly holiday cookbooks - PrincessFrom Rapunzel’s Frying Pan Eggs to Ariel’s Sea Turtle Cupcakes, this beautiful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes inspired by the Princesses’ many adventures. With simple step-by-step instructions, mouth-watering photos of each dish, and helpful tips from the Princesses themselves, this cookbook makes it easy to whip up some kitchen magic.






A Merry Christmas Cookbook

kid friendly holiday cookbooks - DisneyTreat your taste buds to a feast of traditional holiday delights!

This cookbook includes simple step-by-step instructions and helpful kid friendly cooking tips. Along with that it offers color photographs and charming character art making this book the perfect way to make holiday magic in the kitchen! A rating system lets kids know how difficult the recipes are, and cooking tips are sprinkled throughout. Kids will enjoy making Rolly’s Spotted Cranberry Pancakes, Sugar Rush Popcorn Gumdrop Garland and Anna’s Frozen Ice Candy!




AG – Cooking

kid friendly holiday cookbooks - AGThe second book from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, American Girl Cooking, is packed with great recipes fit for any occasion! Learn how to whip up tasty treats for movie nights, picnics, fiestas, family dinners, and more! Filled with delicious snacks, soups and salads, main dishes, and side dishes, you’ll be the best chef in town.

American Girl Cooking is the perfect kid friendly holiday cookbook for the emerging chef in your family. Packed with great, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion. This new title will inspire young cooks to get in the kitchen and create delicious, wholesome dishes and give a great sense of accomplishment.

Being able to cook good food is a skill you’ll enjoy and benefit from your entire life. With this book as your cooking coach, learn how to make tasty and nutritious snacks, soups, main dishes, and more.



AG – Baking

kid friendly holiday cookbooks - AG bakingBake Like You Mean it! Williams-Sonoma and American Girl have partnered to bring you American Girl Baking – the perfect kid friendly holiday cookbook for the girl in your family. It’s packed with 40+ delicious, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, or just because you wanted to bake something!

It’s easy to understand why baking is so much fun. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as measuring and mixing ingredients, putting dough or batter into a hot oven, watching  – and smelling! The transformation during baking, and finally removing delicious sweets from the oven. Let’s not forget the best part though, sharing the treats you made with love with your friends and family. American Girl Baking provides delicious, easy to follow recipes that everyone will love.




Hi, I’m Jessica, founder of Follow My Arrow. Besides being a blogger I am a wife, mother, baker, and obsessed crafter all while working on my organizational skills;). This blog will share with you our daily chaos, both good and bad, as well as many of my favorite crafts, sweet treats, organizational tip, and of course, happy thoughts!

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Welcome to my neck of the mitten (Michigan humor😜)! I’m Jessica, a wife, mother, baker, and obsessed crafter working on my organizational skills. Most days, you’ll find me homeschooling my two girls while working at home and, of course, here sharing how you can make everyday life easier.