Where to Make Christmas Cookies in the Twin Cities

Reindeer cookie ornament hanging from tree "Where to Make Christmas Cookies in the Twin Cities"

Christmas cookies are one of the most delicious parts of the holiday season. Whether you enjoy making them or simply eating them, Christmas is not the same without a treat here and there. Christmas cookie baking can be a monumental task when we are left to our own devices or when we are working with little fingers who want to do it all. We’ve found a way for you to make this endeavor fun for your whole family and bonus, you won’t be messing up your own kitchen!

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Christmas Cookie Classes, Workshops and Events

christmascookie dough rolled out with letters H & O cut out

Find classes and spaces where you and your kids can use someone else’s kitchen to create holiday treats. Or, if you’d like to bake in the comfort of home, try this easy sugar cookie recipe or holiday ginger cookies. Santa will appreciate your efforts!

November 25, 2023: Cookie Decorating at 2nd Street Depot

2nd Street Depot, 320 2nd St E, Hastings, MN 55033
Part of Hastings Holiday Hoopla, stop by 2nd Street Depot to decorate cookies from 11am-2pm.

December 3, 2023: Fa La La Family Fun Festival

Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 County Rd 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
This evening of family fun includes decorating cookies. 3pm-5pm, FREE. No registration required. Stick around for soup, fresh bread and Christmas cookies  at the 4:30pm community meal.

December 8 & 13, 2023: Christmas Cookie Decorating Class by The Cookie Store

Minnetonka Orchard, 6530 County Road 26, Minnetrista, Minnesota 55364
This class is designed for adults and teens and is probably best for a splurge date with older kids who show an interest in baking. Wine will be served to the adults. 6-8pm. Pre-Registration Required. $90/participant.

December 9, 2023: Backen und Basteln–kids & adults

Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102
Bake German cookies, make a gift-worthy straw ornaments in this adult-child class. Ages 6+ with an adult (3:1 ratio). 1-3pm, $105-115/pp. Register Here.

December 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2023: Family Holiday Cookie Bake

Way Cook Cooking School, 16544 W 78th St, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Parent-child class for kids ages 3-6 or 7-15 with an adult. Participants will participate in age-appropriate tasks. $110-160. ($80 for additional family members). Sold Out.

December 14, 2023: Cookie Decorating

Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Parent/child cookie decorating. Participants will be provided with cookies and all the decorative toppings. Bring a container to take home your cookies, but leave the mess behind. Ages 10 and under with adult: Session 1: 5pm-5:45pm; Session 2: 6pm-6:45pm; All Ages: 7pm-7-45pm. Pre-Registration Required. $15-$16/child.

December 21, 2023: Family Cookie Decorating

Creekview Park, 5001 Humboldt Ave North, Minneapolis MN 55430
Join a family fun night of cookie decorating. Two cookies per participant. Refreshments served. 5-7pm, $3/00. Register for event #716.

Make cookies a little colder: Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

Two platters of Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches made by Alice Seuffert of Dining with Alice
Cookies on trays. Image credit: Alice Seuffert

Cookies With Santa

Dec 3, 2023: Cookies and Crafts with Santa

Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125
Talk with Santa and take a photo, make a fun holiday craft, help decorate cookies. Bring your own camera and a smile for Santa. Ages 2+ with an adult. $15/child. Pre-registration required.

Where to Build & See Gingerbread Houses

Nov 24, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024: Gingerbread Wonderland

Norway House, 913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Norway House’s annual signature holiday tradition Gingerbread Wonderland returns to the Gallery at Norway House for its 5th anniversary. The public is encouraged to create their own gingerbread houses and enter them in the exhibit. More details here. $0/Kids ages 0-12; $10/General Admission.

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