Baking with my kids has always been a favorite way for us to bond. While my firstborn child bakes and cooks much better than I do, one thing I know how to make is a delicious pancake. Today I’m featuring a festive set of Christmas pancakes for you to make this holiday season. 

Mindful Parenting

While I do work a lot and that keeps things running smoothly, it’s always great to be more mindful as a parent and make time to do something fun together. During the holiday season, it’s pretty cold in NH so we tend to stick indoors. That’s why I love having some new holiday recipes to enjoy. These Chrsitmas Cookie Cutter pancakes will be a delightful change from your regularly scheduled pancake servings. 

Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes

Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes

Whip up a festive set of pancakes using this Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes recipe today. Whether you want to start a new family tradition with these pancakes, or simply get ready to celebrate the holiday season, these pancakes are D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, melted but cooled slightly

Instructions

In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Then, slowly add the butter.

Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into the well and stir the batter until combined. There may be small lumps. Allow the batter to rest at least 5 minutes.

Transfer batter to squeeze bottles.

Heat a griddle to 300 degrees. Spritz with non-stick cooking spray for a coat with additional butter prior to adding batter.

Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes

Spray cookie cutters with non-stick cooking spray. (Do not use plastic cookie cutters.) Place cookie cutters on the griddle. Using squeeze bottle, fill the cookie cutter with an even layer of batter about ¼ inch deep.

Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes

When the bubbles break the surface of the pancake, use a fork to remove the cookie cutter. (Caution: The cookie-cutter will be hot.) Once the cookie cutter is removed, flip the pancake and cook until done.

Repeat with remaining pancake batter. Serve warm.

Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes

What are some family traditions for Christmas?

Now that you have a festive holiday pancake recipe to whip up with the kids, what are some other family traditions you can opt to do this holiday season? Below you’ll find a brief list of some family traditions for Christmas to start enjoying with your family this year. 

  • Host a cookie exchange.
  • Volunteer at a local animal or homeless shelter.
  • Go Christmas caroling.
  • Elf on a Shelf.
  • Donate food to a local food bank.
  • Read Christmas stories. 
  • Watch Christmas movies.
  • Open one present on Christmas Eve.

Mind you, I am not a winter person. I quite honestly hate the snow in NH and the cold weather, but I do love Christmas. The holiday lights and other beautiful holiday displays found around our local area make me smile. If you take away the cold weather, Christmas is by far my favorite holiday of them all. It’s a joyous time where most families pause to be more mindful of others as well as their own family unit. This makes my heart happy.

May you enjoy this holiday season with old and new family traditions for Christmas this year!

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