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Christmas baking recipes

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

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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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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465 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
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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
194 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A classic light, spiced Christmas pudding - so simple you don't even need any kitchen scales

3 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs
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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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Transform the yule log into a magical Christmas dessert using festive spices, a brandy butter filling and chocolate truffle icing for extra indulgence

1 hr and 20 mins
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4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Treat grown-up guests to these fabulous brownies inspired by a classic cocktail. They're a decadent ending to any dinner party

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Love crinkle cookies? Try our extra-festive version for Christmas, with orange zest, mixed spice and cinnamon – and not forgetting the classic fudgy centre

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Great British Bake Off's Kimberley Wilson has created this stunning celebration bread with individually filled buns and a melting cheese middle – made for sharing

1 hr and 50 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Pair chocolate and marmalade for a dessert made in heaven. The cream – which works with lots of other desserts, too – takes it up another notch

2 hrs and 40 mins
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92 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
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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
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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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

Bake our festive cake filled with walnuts for an alternative Christmas dessert. It's topped with a stunning pomegranate molasses frosting and candied walnuts

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 10 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge family and friends this Christmas with our spiced sponge and gingerbread showstopper. It's the ultimate cake for the festive season 

1 hr and 30 mins
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Make these easy biscotti to serve with coffee, or dip into chocolate and present in a tin to give to family and friends at Christmas

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A Christmas treat the kids will enjoy helping to make, with an unusual minty filling

40 mins
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Vegetarian
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