Biscuit shapes half dipped in chocolate on a wire rack

Christmas biscuit recipes

38 Recipes

From cookies and gingerbread, to biscotti and shortbread, bake up a storm this festive season.

Honey & spice cookies

5

(3 ratings)

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
  • Vegetarian

Snowflake biscuits

0

(0 ratings)

Bake our snowflake biscuits for a tasty Christmas gift. They're great to make with kids, too. Decorate with fondant icing, silver balls and white sprinkles...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Christmas gingerbread penguins

0

(0 ratings)

Make a batch of cute Christmas gingerbread penguins and you'll be everyone’s favourite person. Give them as gifts, or serve them at a festive afternoon tea...
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Gingerbread people

3.25

(7 ratings)

Make decorating these adorable gingerbread people even easier (and less messy!) with tubes of shop-bought icing and sweets. Get the kids involved too
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Double chocolate & orange biscotti

3.25

(4 ratings)

Bake our crunchy biscotti as a gift or enjoy them with a cup of coffee. Chocolate and orange is a match made in heaven and they're fab dipped in hot cocoa...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Melting snowman biscuits

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Get little ones in the kitchen to assemble these cute festive biscuits - sticky fun for a wintry afternoon.
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Rudolph shortbread

5

(2 ratings)

These simple shortbread triangles are a great edible gift for kids to make over Christmas - decorate with Smarties or other sweets and wrap up with pipe cleaner 'reindeer' antlers
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Gingerbread bunting

4.6875

(12 ratings)

These tasty spiced gingerbread men make a fantastically festive, edible Christmas decoration - string up and eat within two weeks
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Snowy owl Christmas tree biscuits

4.107145

(7 ratings)

Great British Bake Off 2013 winner Frances Quinn created these edible decorations topped with white and dark chocolate and almond 'feathers'
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Zimtsterne (Cinnamon stars)

3.772725

(11 ratings)

Edd Kimber creates a version of these German spiced cookies- they're chewy, crisp and similar to an almond macaroon
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Edible name place biscuits

5

(1 rating)

Finish off a beautifully laid table with these simple, mint-iced cookies - they're fun to make with the kids!...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate gingerbread Advent calendar

5

(2 ratings)

Get the kids in the kitchen to help bake the biscuits for an edible Advent calendar. We've shaped ours to make bunting, snowflake and baubles...
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Orange & cardamom tree biscuits

5

(2 ratings)

Mary's Cadogan's crisp citrus cookies make perfect decorations - just stamp them with the celebration motif of your choice
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Vegan gingerbread people

4.583335

(3 ratings)

Switch the butter for coconut oil, eggs for chia and use chickpea water in royal icing to make these easy, totally vegan Christmas gingerbread biscuits
  • 42 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fruity biscotti

4.874015

(127 ratings)

The perfect make-ahead gift, these will keep for up to a month after baking and look really impressive
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Sugar-dusted vanilla thins

4.761905

(21 ratings)

Great for keeping the biscuit tin topped up over Christmas, these sweet thins make a perfect treat
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gingerbread men

3.63983

(59 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

Fennel & poppy seed cracker wreath

5

(3 ratings)

Arrange savoury biscuits in a pretty circle around your chosen cheese for a decorative centrepiece and alternative cheeseboard
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Festive jammie dodgers

4.125

(16 ratings)

Another great gift idea from Tana Ramsay. These jammie dodgers get the nostalgia flowing and are great for the kids to help out with too
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Cinnamon shortbread

4

(2 ratings)

Shards of this simple, Christmas-spiced shortbread add a professional finish to creamy desserts
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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