There is no better time to get baking than at Christmas! Explore our recipes for biscuits, cookies, gingerbread, puddings, cakes, shortbread, mince pies and more.
This is the only recipe I have ever used for gingerbread. It has never let me down and gets dragged out every year again for Christmas.
Ideally, make this cake in November to let the flavours mellow before Christmas. It is very good with a marzipan icing.
Great biscuits for Christmas. They can be iced any way to make fun treats for your family and friends.
These all-butter shortbread biscuits are simple yet luxurious. Use a biscuit cutter to make festive shapes for Christmas or any occasion!
I have been making these melt-in-your mouth shortbread cookies for over 40 years. The are so easy and simple to make. Instead of the cherries, you can use sprinkles, half an almond or half a cashew on top of cookies before baking. A thumbprint in the cookie, filled with your choice of jam is also very tasty!
I found this recipe recently on the web, but I believe originally the recipe came from Good Housekeeping magazine. Although I have changed a couple of things from the original.
This is an old German recipe for aniseed flavoured biscuits which belonged to my mother-in-law. I've been baking these for the years at Christmas! Nice if you can find a springerle rolling pin in antique or specialty shops, otherwise just use a normal rolling pin and cut to your own shapes.
These are about the only thing I go all out for at Christmas. The little pies are full of memories-the recipe is adapted from a family one. I mix it up with the dried fruit a bit - my current mince has dried cranberries in it - but use whatever dried fruits you want. I also cut star shapes out of the pastry for the top of each tart. Make the mince about a month beforehand.
This is a simple recipe that you can build on and make heaps of different cookies from - like lemon, orange or chocolate chip - see my tips below. You can also keep the dough in the fridge or freezer for extra quick cookies!
These cookies are by far better than store brought. My husband takes these to work for break time, and says they are too good to share!!