Our best Christmas biscuit recipes

If you love Christmas biscuits, bake our most colourful cookies and get some decorating inspiration. You could also get the kids involved in the kitchen.

Gingerbread people on cooling rack

From spiced gingerbread people to crunchy fruity biscotti, you've got to have sweet treats at Christmas. Festive cookies are the perfect homemade gift or to have ready in a tin for impromptu visits, plus it's an opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. Bring out the fondant, icing pens and your favourite sweets, and fill yourself with festive cheer (and biscuits). 

Chocolate florentine biscuits

Florentines in tin
We've given the classic florentine a biscuity base to make them sturdier and better for dunking into a hot drink. Packaged up and topped with a ribbon, these gorgeous biscuits make a great homemade edible Christmas gift. 

Stained glass biscuits

Stained glass biscuits hanging on tree
Made with orange and ginger, these biscuits taste as good as they look and you can hang your creations on the tree. Use boiled sweets to fill your windows with a warm, tinted glow. Try to resist plucking them before Christmas Day! 

Gingerbread jumpers

Gingerbread jumpers
Everyone loves a Christmas jumper! Warm up in the chilly weather with these beautiful knit-inspired biscuits. Use icing, sprinkles and our easy to follow step-by-step guide to create the patterns.

Rudolph shortbread biscuits

Rudolph
Turn easy shortbread triangles into everyone's favourite reindeer, complete with shiny red nose. Use Smarties and other sweets for the face and pipe cleaners for antlers. Then watch them disappear faster than Father Christmas's sleigh. 

Melting snowman biscuits

Snowman biscuits
You'll need marshamallows and icing to create this melting effect. If you're feeling extra festive, you can make the chocolate chip cookies yourself, or just assemble the snowmen on top of store-bought biccies for a quick craft project with the kids. 

Snowy owl tree biscuits

Snowy owl hanging decoration
Here's another biscuit that doubles as a cute Christmas tree decoration with almond 'feathers' and white and dark chocolate eyes. An easy bake, all you need is pretty string, or ribbons, and a light touch to turn the cookies into festive art. 
 

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