Christmas Baking

    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.

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    Global Cuisine

     
    14 reviews
     
    30min

    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.

    Recipe by: Launa

     
    111 reviews
     
    4hours

    Ideally, make this cake in November to let the flavours mellow before Christmas. It is very good with a marzipan icing.

    Recipe by: Carol

     
    132 reviews
     
    2hours25min

    Great biscuits for Christmas. They can be iced any way to make fun treats for your family and friends.

    Recipe by: Heather

     
    873 reviews
     
    27min

    These all-butter shortbread biscuits are simple yet luxurious. Use a biscuit cutter to make festive shapes for Christmas or any occasion!

    Recipe by: Sally

     
    7 reviews
     
    27min

    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!

    Recipe by: Unclebill

     
    10 reviews
     
    1hour

    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.

    Recipe by: Amanda76

     
    34 reviews
     
    9hours

    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.

    Recipe by: Rosemarie Magee

     
    7 reviews
     
    10hours15min

    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.

    Recipe by: cassandra

     
    66 reviews
     
    50min

    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!

    Recipe by: sal_here

     
    9 reviews
     
    25min

    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!!

    Recipe by: princess_pastries

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