This season, we’re focused on food—yes, we know that’s not unusual when it comes to the most festive time of the year, but we’re doing it the Honest way! As you may have read here, we’re honored to partner with FoodCorps to cook up lasting change in schools and grow a generation of healthier children by supporting nutritional education, school gardens, and menus based on fresh, natural food. We’re investing $125,000 for a range of programs to ensure that children nationwide have a safer, healthier, and sustainable foundation for their future growth and development.

The support of Honest families like yours allows us to make a difference with our social goodness programs all year round, so we’ve got one more gift to give—and it’s for you!

We’re surprising our bundle customers in their next delivery with a delightful treat to show our gratitude and allow you to join in the social goodness, right in your own kitchen: We’ve partnered with Foodstirs, creators of cooking and craft kits for kids, to create an organic cookie mix that comes with a special snowflake cookie cutter, all wrapped up in a beautiful cloth bag for you to keep. At Honest, we know that when you start a tradition of cooking with your family, you make more than food—you make memories! (And, yes, we do like to have a treat every now and then.)

Holiday Cookie Mix Package

We thought the best way to show how fun and fulfilling cooking together can be was to bake a batch of cookies with the help of some Honest kids. Having kids in the kitchen teaches all kinds of skills that they can bring to the classroom and beyond: math and measurement; science and physics; time management; and cooperation and group learning, to name a few. Then again, it can also be just as simple as wanting to get their hands dirty!

See recipe below, then enjoy some of our favorite moments from our organic holiday cookie party:

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One of the most important steps in cooking usually isn’t listed in any recipe: Wash your hands! (For tips on handwashing like a pro, check out our post on Global Handwashing Day.)

 

Handwashing

 

Once that’s done, we whisk an egg to add to the mix…

 

Whisk

 

and then we get our hands dirty…

 

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(Finally!)

 

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and roll the dough into a ball.

 

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We keep things rolling along…

 

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spreading the dough out and sprinkling flour so it doesn’t stick to your surface or materials…

 

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until our cuties could use their cookie cutters!

 

Cutter

 

They’re oven-ready!

 

Cut Cookies

 

For those who want a classic sparkling finish to their holiday cookies, whisk another egg…

 

Sugar Setup

 

and brush it on the cookie surface before you sprinkle the sugar on top.

 

Sugar

 

We put the squeeze on some kid-friendly organic frosting to put an artistic spin on our sugar cookies. Just like a snowflake, no two were alike!

 

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Honest Tip: Avoid toxic artificial dyes and add healthier holiday colors to your treats using spinach (green) or beets (red). Just cook the vegetables in a very small amount of water, grind, and drain the juices to paint your cookies!

 

Just fifteen minutes later we feasted on our fresh cookies!

 

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So, whether you choose a classic sparkle:

 

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Or a frosted fantasy:

 

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Or get creative with cute-as-a-cookie ornaments:

 

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We know you’ll love cooking together with Honest!

 

We’d like to thank the Honest kids (and parents) who helped us create a special moment of surprise and delight for us to share with you:

Honest Phoenix

 

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Honest Taj

 

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Honest Lyric

 

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Honest Luna

 

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Don’t forget: Check back here for more inspiration and recipes for cooking together and share on social media with #honestgoodness to help us provide nutritional education to 1,000 more kids through FoodCorps!

Do you have a traditional cookie recipe that you create with your kids? How about a healthy spin on a holiday classic? Let us know in the comments below!

The gifts just keep coming: Our friends at Foodstirs are also offering a special bonus exclusively for our Honest families! Visit Foodstirs online for cooking and craft kits delivered directly to your door and use the code HONESTHOLIDAY for $5 off your order. (Offer expires January 1st, 2015. Limit one per user.)

 

 

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  • marisa garcia

    Cutest idea ever can’t wait to make these wit my honest kids!

  • That is the most pleasant part of any holiday, making cookies with our kids

  • Rafael Centenera

    \(O) // lol <3 #MahaloLove

  • Miss Sue

    I am making a family tradition – Chicken & Waffle cookies w/Hot Sauce glaze.
    Mmmm, mmm!!

  • Poppy

    I got mine today! What a great surprise. This is why I love you guys!

  • This looks like an awesome idea for my niece and nephews to help in the kitchen with my mom! Very cool.

  • Delano

    I accidentally threw away the recipe for the holiday cookies. Can anyone jot down a few ingredients and steps to make them?

    Best.

    Delano

    • Hi Delano! We just emailed you a PDF version of the cookie pamphlet which includes the full recipe. Let us know if you have any other questions. Enjoy!

      • Michelle

        Can I also get the recipe? mat_92504@yahoo.com

        • For your convenience, we just posted the recipe as a graphic above. Happy baking!

      • Minne-snow-ta

        Can I as well? I did the same…

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  • Adele Wyse

    We didn’t receive the gift in our bundle either.

    • Regina

      Me either :^(

    • Adele Wyse

      Call the Honest Company when you don’t receive something. I didn’t receive a cookie pack, posted this and called. They sent it right out! They stand behind there name. Call, Regina!

  • Tori Stewart

    Ours are resting now! Almost ready to roll and bake. We’re so excited about these! Thank you for such a generous gift. And I’m glad you posted the directions above. 🙂 We came here looking for the instructions, since ours also got misplaced. Happy New Year to the Honest team!

  • Regina

    We never got a cookie cutter :^(

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  • chels

    Mine were in the oven, checked them at 11 mins. & they were burnt 🙁

  • Alizakh

    the cookies turned out perfect and are so delicious! Thank you Honest Company! it was a sweet and delightful surprise 🙂

  • Caroline

    Any chance you might share the ingredients list for the sugar cookies? My little one can’t consume gluten. Thanks for the awesome gift! 🙂

  • Mandy

    I guess better late than never……. i wanted to be sure to thank you for thinking of us during the holidays and generously giving such a fun and tasty gift. 🙂 I literally opened my bundle and went, “well now that’s sweet of them!” It was a great surprise that made me smile. 😉 thanks again

  • Susan Lewis Harrison

    I had some of the sugar cookies today and they were wonderful, can I get a list of the ingredients please, I did have a reaction and was curious what might be in them that would affect me

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  • Tammy

    Loved these cookies was hoping they would do it again this year but i guess not was really looking forward to it.

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