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 26, 2022: 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 4, 2022: Fa La La Family Fun Festival

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

December 10, 2022: Family Holiday Cookie Bake

Way Cook Cooking School, 16544 W 78th St, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Parent-child class for kids ages 7-15 with an adult. Participants will cut out, bake, decorate and sample two cookie flavors – sugar and gingerbread, while sipping cocoa and enjoying holiday music. 4-6pm. $160. ($80 for additional family members). Book Your Spot Here.

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Christmas Cookies

December 11, 2022: Teen Cookies, Crafts & Cocoa Program

Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102
Bake German cookies, make a gift-worthy Advent craft and enjoy cocoa. Instruction will be in German, but speakers of all levels are welcome and will receive hands-on help. Ages 12-16. 2-5pm, $50/pp. Register Here.

December 13, 2022: Holiday Cookie Decorating: Take Home Edition

Keewaydin Park, 3030 53rd St. E., Minneapolis, MN 55417
This one isn’t really a “leave the mess behind” activity, but at least you don’t have to do the baking. Participants will pickup a take-home kit with 4 sugar cookies, frosting and sprinkles. 2-3pm, $10. Register for event #129831.

December 15, 2022: Cookie Decorating

Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Parent/child cookie decorating. Participants will be given one dozen 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. Pre-Registration Required. $15-$16/child.

December 17, 2022: Holiday Cookie Decorating & Cocoa

Way Cook Cooking School, 16544 W 78th St, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Parent-child class for kids ages 3-6 with adult. Cut out and decorate both sugar cookies, while sipping cocoa and enjoying holiday music. 10am-11:30am. $110. ($55 for additional family members) Book Your Spot Here.

December 18, 2022: Kids Cook: Frosting the Snowman

Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Participants will learn how to make bake holiday treats from the classic to the crazy. Drop off event For ages 8-12. 10am-12:30pm, $75. Register here.

December 18, 2022: Family Holiday Cookie Bake

Way Cook Cooking School, 16544 W 78th St, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Parent-child class for kids ages 7-15 with an adult. Young bakers will cut out, cook, decorate and sample both sugar and gingerbread cookies, while sipping cocoa and enjoying holiday music. 4-6pm. $160. ($80 for additional family members). Book Your Spot Here.

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

December 19, 2022: Cookie Decorating

Loring Park, 1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
All materials provided for kids 12 and under to decorate holiday cookies. 2-3pm, FREE, but registration required for event #131625. Hurry nearly sold out.

December 19, 2022: Winter Break: Cookie Decorating

Painter Park, 620 West 34th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Kids ages 6-14 decorate cookies to take home on their first day of winter break. $7.50. Registration required for event #133729.

December 21, 2022: Winter Cookie Decorating

Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55106
Kids ages 7-13 will learn the basics of decorating cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy pieces.  FREE. Register for Event #40968.

December 22, 2022: School Release Day Winter Cookie Making

Kenwood Park, 2101 Franklin Ave W., Minneapolis, MN 55405
Kids ages 6-12 can participate in cookie making and decorating during their day off of school.  FREE, but registration required for event #130156.

December 26, 2022: School Release Day Winter Cookie Making

Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN, US 55406
Kids ages 6-12 can decorate cookies on the Second Day of Christmas.  $5/material fee. Registration required for event #130387.

Cookies With Santa

Dec 3, 2022: Cookies and Crafts with Santa to Go

Eagle Valley Golf Course, 2600 Double Eagle Ln, Woodbury, MN 55129
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.

Dec 24, 2022: Cookies Decorating Class with Santa

Spider Monkey’s Bake Shoppe, 6429 265th Street West Farmington, MN 5502
Learn how to decorate cookies with Santa Claus. 12:30-1:30pm. $65/pp. (You can also purchase a kit to take home for $35) Pre-registration required.

Where to Build & See Gingerbread Houses

Nov 22, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023: 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.

Buy Desserts from Some of our Favorite Bakeries:

Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale. Top Bakeries from around the Twin Cities are heading to Union Depot for a one-of-a-kind bake sale. This year's lineup will feature 30 local bakeries and food vendors. Dec 10, 2022.
Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale, December 10, 2022


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