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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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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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3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 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
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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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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
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5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

More than just gingerbread, these Christmas cookies have our special festive spice mix and are dipped in dark chocolate. Get the kids involved in baking them

42 mins
Easy
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6 ratings 2.2 out of 5 star rating

Top rich chocolate biscuits with candied orange peel to make these moreish bites. They make a great edible gift for Christmas 

30 mins
Easy
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3 ratings 2.4 out of 5 star rating

Use a tabletop mixer to make these festive panettone muffins. Put the dough in the fridge overnight to rise, then bake it fresh for breakfast or brunch

1 hr and 5 mins
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14 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get little ones to help decorate these festive snowman biscuits. You can bake and freeze the biscuits ahead, then bring them out for a winter’s day activity

1 hr and 14 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat your Christmas party guests to a salted caramel yule log, or bûche de Noël, decorated with redcurrants. It makes a great centrepiece dessert

50 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bake these adorable snowmen as a Christmas treat for family visiting over the festive season. Chocolate biscuits are stacked, then decorated with icing

37 mins
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Fill up the biscuit tin for the Christmas holidays with these gorgeous lemon star biscuits with a lemon curd filling. They make a lovely mid-morning treat

35 mins
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry

1 hr and 30 mins
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Think brownies aren’t fancy enough for a Christmas party? How about a mulled wine version served under a chocolate dome for a fun and festive dessert

1 hr and 20 mins
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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Get in the seasonal spirit with this stunning snowman cake. It will be a hit with the whole family and kids will love getting involved with the decorating

1 hr and 30 mins
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Unexpected guests and no Christmas cake to serve? This last-minute loaf tastes as if it had been made in November. Decorate with a snow shower of icing sugar

1 hr and 40 mins
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9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Bake our vegan Christmas wreath with spinach, pine nuts and tofu as a centrepiece for a meat-free Christmas Day. Adorn with festive cranberries and dill

1 hr and 10 mins
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5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try sponge instead of fruit cake this Christmas. Our white chocolate cake is a crowd-pleaser and you can buy the meringue decorations, or bake them yourself

3 hrs and 5 mins
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Chocolate truffles, amaretti biscuits and a few edible Christmas flourishes make these festive brownies an extra-special dessert no one could resist

1 hr
Easy
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53 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A German biscuit similar to gingerbread, lebkuchen is easy to make and a great Christmas treat

30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These are filled with tangy orange and cranberry, spices and a spiral of grated marzipan. Serve with a cup of coffee as part of a holiday brunch

1 hr and 22 mins
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Everyone loves a white Christmas and this snowman cake conjures up that festive feeling. Kids can help decorate with buttons, icing and chocolate sticks

2 hrs and 25 mins
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18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A mix of trend and tradition, this is one of the easiest Christmas cakes we've ever created, with a virtually all-in-one method that'll save you some stress

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A twist on the classic Christmas pudding, our cherry version is served with silky dark chocolate, a rich brandy sauce and a dollop of double cream

3 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
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