Kelly Ripa's kids help bake Christmas cookies on Live with Regis & Kelly

12/26/2007 at 08:45 AM ET

Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin had some little elves in the form of Kelly’s children were back to help bake cookies on the annual Live with Regis and Kelly Christmas show. Michael, 10 ½, Lola, 6 ½, and Joaquin Consuelos, 4 ½, in matching flannel snowman pajamas, helped Regis and Kelly, 37, make Mexican Wedding Cakes (a buttery nutty cookie, one of my favorites).   

(For a clearer but smaller video, click here.)

Here’s the recipe.

Kelly Ripa’s Mexican Wedding Cakes


3/4 butter at room temp.
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1  1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Powdered sugar for dusting


Preheat 325 F
Lightly grease booking sheet
In large bowl using a mixer or spoon
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add vanilla, salt, flour and nuts and
Mix well.  Roll dough in  3/4 inch balls between palms.
Place on sheet. Space 1  1/2 inch apart
Bake 15-18 mins.
Cool slightly
Dust with powder sugar

Red_christmas_pajamaThe kids wore Bellepointe flannel snowman pajamas ($48).

Click Continue Reading for the 2005 cookie baking segment.

Thanks to CBB Reader Sinead.

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alex on

Lola is so like when she says not to say her name anymore.

Laura on

Aww I loved watching this, it was so adorable. I LOVE Joaquins laugh hehe. Lola was adorable, and Micheal helping Regis was so cute. I love how Joaquin compied what Regis said after getting the cookies out of the oven. Awww love that family!.

gabriella on

Lola came out looking pissed and than told her mother not to say her name. She always seems mad in pictures I’ve seen, or when she is on the show. Michael is cute, looks exactly like mark, lola and joaquin look just like kelly.

Natasha on

Lola reminds me of my cousin when she acts like that LOL.

Joaquin’s laugh is adorable and I didn’t realize Michael was so old!!

mary on

I saw this on TV and it was soooo funny. Kelly has said in the past that Lola does not like attention brought unto herself. I have one of those myself. Nice to know that I am not alone.

Susan Johnston on

I think Kelly’s kids are too cute!

Susan Johnston on

I think Kelly’s kids are too cute!

Susan Johnston on

I think Kelly’s kids are too cute!

Susan Johnston on

I think Kelly’s kids are too cute!

Mary on

those videos were entertaining. joaquin definitely changed the most. but he was such a ham in both videos. i had no idea lola was the more introverted type. i thought she was actually quite the opposite. so i guess now her behavior in both videos makes sense. she definitely didn’t take after momma in that respect. but the kids are all so cute. michael looks just like mark and lola and joaquin look like kelly.

Marie on

Hahahaha.. Funny video!

Lola on

Adorable! Michael and Jaoquin have that nice humor and personality 🙂

Dinda Sheeva on

I like your Wedding Cakes Recipe and thanks for the video