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I love seeing all the photos of kids decorating cookies this time of year! It’s fun to see how creative and artistic they can be, but there’s not always enough time for getting it all ready. Which is why I”m taking an easy approach this year. We’re using Walkers Shortbread Cookies and decorating them ourselves.

Tips for easy cookie decorating with kids

Easy Cookie Decorating tips for kids

That’s right I’m using cookies in a package, and what I like about Walkers Shortbread is the ingredients (Wheat flour, butter, sugar, salt) and that they come in cute festive shapes.

For the past few years we’ve done a big cookie bake with family in Minnesota, but this year we’re not heading out there and when Grandma came to town time was limited. I took a pack of cookies bought some Wilton decorating pens and Walkers Shortbread from Target and we had our very own cookie decorating party.

What I really love is that we don’t have to decorate them all at once. We decorate what we want and then save the rest for another time. These will also be perfect for a cookie decorating party at home or in the classroom. Tip: If you decorate over a cookie sheet than you don’t have rouge sprinkles and your cleanup is so much easier!Cookie decorating tips for kids

Cookie decorating tips for kids

Not only are they tasty,but they’re sturdy! The amount of time it would take me for to make something so cute and good, isn’t worth it. It’s much easier to pick us a pack at Target or Walgreens!

Cookie decorating tips

We’ve been decorating them throughout the month and I love that the special treat turns into something fun and creative. The big question is what shapes will we leave for Santa on Christmas Eve?

Tell me do you go all out decorating cookies with the kids or are you like me and go the easy route?

Disclaimer: I was provided samples via the MomTrends Holiday event. As always all opinions are my own. 

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