Jammy star cookies on cake stand

Christmas baking recipes

90 Recipes

Crumbly mince pies, iced cakes and traditional festive breads like stollen and panettone – find all your favourite Christmas cakes and bakes here.

Jammy star cookies

4

(4 ratings)

Bake these lovely star-shaped biscuits to give as edible Christmas gifts for family and friends. They're easy to make, so kids can get involved too...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mince pie brownies

4.045455

(22 ratings)

Combine two favourites in this clever mash-up of brownies and mince pies. These sweet treats will prove a big hit throughout the festive season
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Salted caramel Christmas cake

4.5

(2 ratings)

Try a modern twist on a traditional Christmas cake with this salted caramel version. Laced with chunks of toffee and dates, plus a crunchy, nutty topping, it’s a real treat...
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Elf & Santa cupcakes

5

(1 rating)

Get the kids involved in making these cute elf and Santa cupcakes with our template for the chimney-style paper cases
  • 58 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Unbelievably easy mince pies

4.534485

(464 ratings)

No rolling required! Press the raw, crumbly pastry directly into your tin for a short, biscuity finish. Our easiest mince pie recipe and great fun to make with kids
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Make & mature Christmas cake

4.730335

(178 ratings)

Bake this festive fruit cake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Spiced cookie wheels

2

(1 rating)

Treat Christmas visitors to these gorgeous spiced cookie wheels with lemon and orange flavours. Make a batch to freeze before the busy festive season
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy Christmas pudding

4.7

(20 ratings)

A classic light, spiced Christmas pudding - so simple you don't even need any kitchen scales...
  • 3 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

White forest Christmas tree traybake

4.81818

(11 ratings)

Get ahead at Christmas with this showstopping cake boasting white chocolate, cherries and festive spice. You can bake the sponges, meringues and biscuits the day before assembling
  • 5 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Matcha & coconut trees

5

(1 rating)

Bake a batch of these Christmas tree-shaped biscuits over the holiday season. They're flavoured with green tea and coconut...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Next level yule log

5

(2 ratings)

Transform the yule log into a magical Christmas dessert using festive spices, a brandy butter filling and chocolate truffle icing for extra indulgence
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread man

3.72941

(85 ratings)

Even the smallest hands can help make these gingerbread men – perfect for Christmas. You can use raisins, sultanas or Smarties to decorate...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Winter wonderland cake

5

(1 rating)

A great Christmas bake for kids over the holidays. You can use a buttercream to ice the cake, but this frosting is much whiter if you want a snowy effect
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Banoffee chocolate cups

0

(0 ratings)

Make these to give as an edible Christmas gift. Made with chocolate, dulce de leche and banana chips, they're all the taste of banoffee pie in one small bite...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mince pie baklava

5

(3 ratings)

When a mince pie meets baklava, it’s a match made in Christmas heaven. Serve warm with ice cream for dessert, or cut into smaller bites to enjoy with coffee...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Manchego & chorizo melting biscuits

4.8

(5 ratings)

Bake a batch of these moreish manchego and chorizo biscuits to serve as part of a cheeseboard. They make a lovely edible gift at Christmas, too
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Coconut custard tart with roasted pineapple

1

(1 rating)

This custard tart has a tropical twist with sunny Caribbean flavours. Bake it for your next dinner party and we guarantee your guests will go back for a second helping!
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Easy-peasy fruitcake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pure gold Christmas drip cake

3.142855

(7 ratings)

Indulge family and friends this Christmas with our spiced sponge and gingerbread showstopper. It's the ultimate cake for the festive season...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Yummy chocolate log

4.605265

(38 ratings)

A Christmas treat the kids will enjoy helping to make, with an unusual minty filling
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Really easy cinnamon rolls

5

(3 ratings)

Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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