Christmas for children

Try our festive family cooking projects – perfect for making over the Christmas holidays with the kids. Bake biscuits and cakes, or make chocolate bark.

Reindeer chocolate bark, snowy winter sponges and the easiest cinnamon rolls you'll ever make – get in the festive mood making these Christmassy treats. Get the kids involved, too. Whether you want a stunning centrepiece or simple afternoon treats, you'll find something to get everyone excited about rolling up their jumper sleeves. Discover even more sparkly Christmas projects for kids to fill the house with festive cheer and tempting aromas.

Reindeer & snowman bark

Broken shards of chocolate bark with pretzel and sweetie decorations
Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Reindeer come together in perfect chocolatey harmony. These shards of Christmas delight are perfect for last-minute gift-giving or as a creative project for the kids to be let loose on. Swirling the different types of chocolate together offers great fun and you can try your own Christmas designs.

Winter wonderland cake

Winter Christmas cake with white icing and candy cane and sweetie topping with slice cut
For a stunning winter wonderland cake, only the whitest frosting will do. Go beyond buttercream and try our angel cake covering with a smattering of sweets and artfully crushed candy canes. We know what we're having for dessert this Christmas. 

Really easy cinnamon rolls

Circle of cinnamon rolls with childs' hands
Fill your house with the addictive smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. Use ready-made pastry (we won't tell if you won't) to get them on the table in just half-an-hour. Try them warm from the oven for a decadent festive brunch, as an afternoon pick-me-up with coffee or, for the kids, with hot chocolate. For a lighter drizzle, try topping with traditional white icing.

Favourite biscuit cupcakes

Selection of Christmas cupcakes with biscuits toppings with cake stand and plate
It's a fact of life that everything in miniature is cuter. Enter our mini-biscuit cupcakes. These simple sponges are soft and delicate beneath fluffy festive buttercream that has a subtle note of Christmas spices. Mini Oreos, Jammie Dodgers and gingerbread men are the finishing touch, but if you can't find the mini versions, just quarter the standard-sized ones. 

Snowflake biscuits

Snowflake biscuits in gift box with red ribbon
Another great gift option, these snowflake biscuits look impressive but are super simple to make. Bake a batch for your family and friends – and don't forget to keep a few aside for yourself because they tend to get wolfed down in a matter of minutes! Try different designs with a range of cutters and top with silver balls and sprinkles for extra sparkle. 

Cheese & garlic pull-apart loaf

Cheese and garlic bread loaf on greaseproof paper with butter
Make good use of any leftover Christmas cheese and bake this beauty for a starter or snack when entertaining. It's cheesy, garlicky and ideal for a tear-'n'-share feast (if you can bring yourself to give any of it away). Or, treat your leftover turkey with the respect it deserves and make the ultimate Boxing Day sandwich. Cold ham works well with the flavours, too.

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