Discover our favourite Christmas cookie and biscuit recipes. Because they're easy enough for kids to help make, they're an ideal project to get the family feeling festive.
Nothing says Christmas like the aroma of sugar and spice, excited children and a bunch of well-used cookie cutters. All of these recipes have become firm family favourites and they also make great gifts for family and friends.
We created these super-cute cookies to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Snowman and no-one, young or old, will be able to resist. If your child's favourite part of baking is the decorating, then you can bake and freeze the biscuits ahead of time and bring them out for a winter's day activity.
Honey & spice cookies
Make the most of your Christmas cutters and take gingerbread to the next level with a special festive spice, the secret ingredient of these cookies. The spice can also be used in other recipes, including our Christmass latte, spiced buttercream and even chicken wings.
Kids will love cutting out the shapes and getting stuck into plenty of dipping fun. The dough makes around 35 cookies so everyone will get the chance for a bit of decorating.
Nothing says the magic of Christmas like a glitzy snowflake. Let the kids go all out with fondant icing, silver balls and white sprinkles for these biscuits. Experiment with different designs and don't worry if the children's creations aren't perfect – granny is still sure to be impressed. Package them up in a pretty box tied with ribbon and offer them as a homemade gift.
Melting snowman biscuits
Cosy up in the kitchen on a wintry afternoon for lots of festive fun making our charming melted snowmen cookies. Little ones will fall in love with them – the only issue being that they're almost too cute to eat. Lay out the decorating ingredients on the table and let the kids get to work. You may be surprised at how realistic the results are.
Edible name place biscuits
If you're entertaining on Christmas Day, here's a brilliant project to keep overexcited kids busy on Christmas Eve – edible place holders. They will love creating the finishing touches for the table. And if you can't bear to start baking from scratch, they can decorate shop-bought cookies instead.
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