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Christmas market recipes

Recreate your favourite Christmas market recipes at home with our comforting sweet treats and warming drinks. Make festive biscuits, candied nuts and seasonal drinks.

6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Fill your kitchen with the delicious scent of red wine, brandy, orange and spices in gluhwein. It's the perfect grown-up drink to help you warm up on wintery days

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy these traditional Norwegian butter cookies at Christmas as a treat for family and friends. They’re quick to make, and taste delicious

27 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make a batch of roast chestnuts for a festive Christmas treat to share with guests. Try our easy method and make the most of these seasonal bites

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
37 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
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Get into the festive spirit with eggnog, a classic Christmas drink made with brandy, cream, eggs and vanilla. Serve with plenty of ice in tumbler glasses

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
47 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Nothing beats the crunch of a toffee apple on a crisp autumnal evening, and these taste so much better than shop bought

20 mins
A challenge
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give an edible present this Christmas like these moreish frosted nuts with chilli. Present them in gift bags, or serve them with drinks at a festive party

15 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in a homemade hot chocolate. Perfect as the cold nights draw in, you can add a pinch of chilli, cinnamon or a slug of rum if you like

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Treat your nearest and dearest to these homemade salted caramels. The perfect edible gift, wrap them up in a gift box for a deliciously decadent treat

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy these classic florentines at Christmas time. Jewelled with cherries and pistachios and coated in chocolate, these biscuits are the perfect festive gift

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try a twist on a hot dog with our two-cheese, honey-and-mustard topping. They're perfect for Bonfire Night or family nights in when you fancy something fast 

30 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in French fries topped with melted cheese, ham and pickles. Serve as a side dish or an easy snack for entertaining friends and family

27 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Nothing says Christmas like stollen with marzipan. It's a cinch to make, although it does take some time – think of it as a weekend project with the kids

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Put your feet up and enjoy these moreish gingerbread cookies with a cuppa, made with aromatic cloves, ginger, cinnamon and rich black treacle

32 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make perfectly spiced mulled wine at Christmas. Use a good quality red wine like an unoaked tempranillo and give it a twist with a dash of sloe gin

50 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
83 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Bake a gingerbread house with our simple biscuit recipe and design template. Get the kids involved, too, and weave some magical Christmas memories

1 hr and 12 mins
More effort
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bake these fabulous cinnamon twists for an on-the-go breakfast or sweet treat. They take a little effort but are well worth it

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

It's easy to make your own mulled cider. As well as fruit and spices, we've added extra apple brandy to our version of this delicious winter warmer

45 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Crisp and slightly salty shallow-fried halloumi fries make perfect party food. Great with a sprinkling of za'atar and a spicy yogurt for dipping

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This pretty twist on a classic German Christmas bake is lightly spiced, filled with mixed dried fruit and marzipan, then dusted with icing sugar

1 hr and 20 mins
A challenge
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star rating

Mulled mead or cider with a splash of brandy is a real festive treat, a warming alternative to mulled wine with cinnamon, ginger and citrus notes

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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