The holidays this year will be different and, for many, hard, but kids can help make others smile. America’s Test Kitchen Kids launched the #CookiesFromKids campaign inspiring kids to spread joy and bake for good this holiday season. Supporting the brand’s mission to empower and inspire confidence, community and creativity in the kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen Kids is encouraging kids to spend the month of December baking cookies and sharing them with friends, family, neighbors and members of the community including frontline workers, teachers, nurses, mail carriers, delivery personnel, and others.
America’s Test Kitchen Kids will donate $1 (up to $5,000) to No Kid Hungry for every photo posted on Instagram using #CookiesFromKids showcasing kid bakers taking over the kitchen to give back to their community.
Kids can follow four simple steps to participate:
- Pick their person: Choose someone in your life who you think needs a little bit of (delicious) joy. It could be a grandparent, aunt, teacher, coach, babysitter, mail carrier, garbage man or neighbor—really, anyone!
- Bake their cookies: Pick any cookie from America’s Test Kitchen Kids’ wide library of kid-tested recipes, including holiday favorites Glazed Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and start baking.
- Send some joy: After your cookies are done, pack them up and drop them off or send them to your special cookie recipient.
- Share: Have a grown-up share a picture of you and your finished cookie creations using the hashtag #CookiesFromKids for a chance to win a cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen Kids and to trigger a donation of $1 to No Kid Hungry during the month of December.
“During this unprecedented time we know it’s been difficult for many families who aren’t able to gather around the dinner table. There are also countless people who deserve our immense gratitude this holiday season,” said Molly Birnbaum, Editor in Chief of America’s Test Kitchen Kids. “We believe one of the best ways to feel connected is to give the gift of homemade food. Baking and sending cookies is a simple way kids can spread joy and show their appreciation during the holiday season.”