Here I have gathered the best Christmas baking recipes from my blog which I hope will inspire you over the festive season.
I love baking any time of the year but at Christmas it is even more fun to make something for friends and family to enjoy.
From traditional Christmas flavours of gingerbread, peppermint candy canes, cinnamon to traditional mincemeat and Baileys or other liqueurs, there are so many recipes which just shout Christmas.
I prefer to make my Christmas cake in the slow cooker, the dried fruit flavours seem to be intensified even more by the way the cake almost steams in there. Feed it with your preferred booze in the run-up to Christmas.
Mince pie recipes
Rather than just the usual mince pies with shortcrust pastry, it is nice sometimes to make something a bit different. Puff pastry, Viennese whirl and cheesecake mince pies are all fun takes on the classic mince pie with a bit of a twist.
Chocolate shortbread with festive decorations is fun for kids to enjoy. They might also have fun helping you to make and decorate it!
Chocolate cranberry scones are delicious and oh so festive with the jewels of fresh cranberries you can see peeking out.
Easy puff pastry palmiers with cranberry and pistachio are made in minutes and perfect as a last minute starter or nibble.
Festive little madeleines with orange and cranberry just look so pretty.
These fun chocolate truffles also make a fun baking activity with kids.
You don’t just need to use your jar of mincemeat in mince pies. Where you make your own or buy a jar from the shops, these recipes put mincemeat at the forefront!
Mincemeat swirls with a brandy glaze are brilliant for breakfast over the Christmas holidays!
If you don’t like heavy traditional Christmas puddings, why not try a lighter sponge pudding with mincemeat, steamed in your slow cooker.
A rich and indulgent bread and butter pudding made with brioche instead of bread is an amazing winter dessert.
This milk chocolate fudge can be adapted however you like for your own twist.
Slow cooker candy cane chocolate fudge is perfect for homemade edible gifts this Christmas.
Or perhaps you might prefer white chocolate, pistachio and raspberry fudge with all the colours of Christmas.
With a twist of salted caramel liqueur, this fudge is hard to stop eating!
Amaretto gives this fudge a gorgeous colour and flavour.
A Christmas fruit pavlova is great as the centrepiece of your Christmas Day table.
For something more than the everyday, hone your patisserie skills with these chocolate eclairs.
I tend to always make steamed sponge puddings in the slow cooker as you can just forget about them without worrying about pans boiling over. They are great either as a simple dessert on a cold day or made into something more Christmassy.
Using up Christmas leftovers
If you have an extra panettone, use it in a panettone bread and butter pudding.
Baileys can be used in this delicious chocolate Baileys cake with Baileys buttercream.
Marzipan goes wonderfully in Christmas stollen.
I hope you like these easy Christmas baking recipes, do leave me a comment on the recipe or tag me on Instagram if you try any of them. I love to hear from you!
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For all my Christmas recipes, including savoury ones, take a look at my Christmas recipe category.
Why not try
- Gingerbread men from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen
- Slow cooker Scottish cloutie dumpling from Farmersgirl Kitchen
- Candy cane cupcakes from Jane’s Patisserie