There is no doubt that Christmas is best to enjoy in the company of children. They give a special joy to the House and nothing makes more illusion than see their faces of amazement and happiness when they are opening the gifts. But having children at home when it is Christmas also involves to learn how to prepare Christmas recipes for kids.
Ginger and cinnamon Christmas cookies
This typical Christmas sweet can not miss on your table, and less if there are children. It is the Christmas sweet par excellence, both for its flavour and by its appearance, which is very funny. To do the mythical Ginger men you will need as ingredients 3 ounces of butter and refined sugar, 4 ounces of honey, one egg yolk, 9 ounces of flour, half teaspoon of salt, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking and nutmeg, and lastly a teaspoon of powdered ginger.
The first thing to prepare these Christmas recipes for kids is to beat the butter with the sugar until it is soft. Join the honey and the egg yolk and in another bowl mix the flour with the salt, the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. And once it is all well mixed add it to the mixture of honey and butter. Beat until the mass gets smooth.
Put the dough in a covered container and leave it to cool in the fridge for one hour. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 ° C, and when it is ready extend the dough with a rolling pin until you will obtain a thin layer. The next thing to do is to cut the dough with the snowman-shaped cookie mould or whatever mould you prefer. And when the figures are ready, place them on trays without grease, and separated from each other about 3 inches.
This is very important because if you do not let the free space, at the end you will have Ginger men that will not look like men at all… Put the figures in the oven and leave them bake for 10 minutes until they are golden. Then place on a wire rack so that they cool completely, and when they are cold decorate them as you like with sugar glass or pastry cream.
Marinated chicken skewers
On your Christmas menu for children, even though they like sweets, you can not let them eat only candies. But as it is difficult to pay attention to other main dishes when there are also candies, the solution is to present the food in a striking way. And in that sense, the skewers are the perfect solution. Because any food that you will present with this form will be attractive, so you can make that your kids will eat everything. Even veggies!
For this occasion, being Christmas recipes for kids, the skewers that we propose you are based on chicken. The ingredients that you will need to make this dish are 10 ounces of sliced chicken breast in small squares, a green pepper, 12 Cherry tomatoes, 12 mushrooms cut in half, a piece of grated ginger, olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, 2 leaves of laurel, and salt and pepper.
How to make chicken skewers marinated step by step
The first thing to prepare the skewers is marinate the chicken with ginger, oil, lemon, soy, laurel, salt and pepper for about 4 hours. Thus chicken will end up picking up the flavour of the ingredients, and is really delicious.
Once the chicken is ready, you will have to click all the ingredients (which may have been previously cut into small squares) on the stick of the skewer. But before doing so, do not forget to dip the sticks with water so they will not burn while the skewer is cooking. And to place the ingredients it is best if you follow this order: first put a piece of chicken, then half mushrooms, another piece of chicken, a Cherry tomato, another piece of chicken, and finally a piece of pepper.
When you have lists all the skewers, cook them on a griddle and do not forget to pour before the liquid of the maceration. And to serve, some cooked rice is the perfect accompaniment for these funny Christmas recipes for kids.
This is the last dish that can not miss on your table for Christmas if you have children as guests. And although it is a typical recipe, you know that kids love it. The ingredients that you will need to prepare the recipe 3 ounces of brown sugar, 100 ml of orange juice and 9 ounces of cranberries.
Put the sugar and juice of Orange in a saucepan. Heat it over moderate heat and when it comes to a boil add the blueberries. Stir well and then lower the fire to a minimum to continue cooking for 5 more minutes until they are tender but retain their shape. Once they are ready let them cool and they are ready to be served.
The best thing with these Christmas recipes for kids is that, if there are any leftover after Christmas (which does not use to happen), you can keep in the fridge for seven more days.
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