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Christmas baking recipes

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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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  • Jammy star cookies served on a cake stand

    Jammy star cookies

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 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

  • Two mince pies on a plate, one with a bite out

    Unbelievably easy mince pies

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.528 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

  • Mince pie brownies cut into slices

    Mince pie brownies

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.25 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

  • Christmas crinkle cookies on a baking tray

    Christmas crinkle cookies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.25 ratings

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

  • Salted caramel Christmas cake served on a cake stand

    Salted caramel Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 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

  • A selection of elf & santa cupcakes served on two plates

    Elf & Santa cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Feeding a Christmas cake with alcohol

    Make & mature Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.299 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

  • 7-cup Christmas pudding

    Easy Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.22 ratings

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

  • Christmas tree-shaped cake topped with meringues and biscuits

    White forest Christmas tree traybake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 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

  • Christmas-tree shaped biscuits nestled in icing sugar snow

    Matcha & coconut trees

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Next level yule log served on a platter

    Next level yule log

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Three espresso martini brownies on decorative plates

    Melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Easy gingerbread cut into star shapes

    Ultimate easy gingerbread

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.27 ratings

    Make some gingerbread stars to hang from your Christmas tree. This biscuit dough is extremely forgiving if overworked, so it's perfect for baking with children

  • Gingerbread man

    Gingerbread man

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.95 ratings

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

  • Banoffee chocolate cups served as a gift in a tin

    Banoffee chocolate cups

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 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

  • A selection of easy almond mince pie puffs

    Easy almond mince pie puffs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make a Christmas staple with some homemade mince pies made with puff pastry. Serve for breakfast, or enjoy hot with vanilla ice cream for dessert

  • One decorated snowy coconut loaf cake

    Snowy coconut loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Have the kids help you make this snowy coconut loaf cake. Decorate with coconut shavings, ‘snowballs’, and anything else you like

  • A selection of mince pie baklavas

    Mince pie baklava

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 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

  • Spiced walnut cake with a slice cut out

    Spiced walnut cake with pomegranate molasses frosting

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Manchego & chorizo melting biscuits on a wire rack

    Manchego & chorizo melting biscuits

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.15 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

  • Easy-peasy fruitcake decorated with glacé fruit

    Easy-peasy fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Gluten free Christmas cake served on a cake stand

    Gluten-free Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make this dairy-, gluten-, nut- and egg-free Christmas cake. This is a festive cake for everyone, and the best part is, no one will ever guess it’s free-from!

  • Four brookies on a plate

    Brookies

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Combine two popular bakes, a chewy chocolate chip cookie and rich brownie, in this inventive treat. Fill the cake tin with these for the festive season, or give as gifts

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