Here's a healthier version of a traditional favourite. You can buy fancy-shaped cutters and let the kids cut out gingerbread figures, stars or Christmas trees. Chopped dried fruit or nuts make good decorations.
A beautifully festive chocolate cake, the Yule log is not too hard to make. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Yule Log Video.
Building a gingerbread house is a great way to bring the family together at Christmas to create an edible wonder.
Though I like to make gingerbread men I usually find I have biscuits left over; then I started to add freckles, now they are all gone every time.
This is a nice basic construction but you can make your house more elaborate as you get more familiar with the process. Use your imagination and lollies and icing to make doors, windows, pathways and a garden. The gingerbread needs to sit overnight after cooking and after assembly - the fun is in the decorating!