Christmas is a time for spreading good tidings and holiday cheer.
It’s also the time for gingerbread, candy canes and star-shaped sugar cookies.
Don’t believe me? Just ask Santa.
The best way to make your nearest and dearest happy over the festive season is to ply them with delicious festive treats.
You can even get the young’uns involved with the icing and decorating – that’s if they don’t gobble the ingredients in the making.
From snowman cupcakes to Rice Krispie christmas trees, here are 25 truly scrumptious cookies and cakes to make over the festive season.
1. Snowman cupcakes
Young or old, these fun cupcakes will put a smile on everyone’s face.
2. Gluten free stained glass cookies
For those who don’t eat gluten, these stained glass window star cookies are super easy to make.
3. Sticky mincemeat bun wreath
Do something a little different with mincemeat this year and make a tear-and-share wreath.
4. Eggnog cheesecake cookie cups
Put out a plate of these chewy eggnog cookie cups and they’ll be gone in seconds.
By Liv for Cake
5. Chocolate orange layer cake
The chocolate orange is a Christmas staple but this layer cake is on another level.
By Taming Twins
6. Rice Krispie cone Christmas trees
These Christmas trees are a snazzy alternative to the classic Rice Krispie cake.
7. Clementine mincemeat drizzle cake
The perfect easy-bake cake if you’ve got loads of festive leftovers.
8. Chocolate drizzled Christmas cookie sticks
Treat your mates to some cookies right out of Santa’s toy workshop.
9. Gingerbread cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting
You’re sure to impress your guests with a celebratory gingerbread layer cake.
10. Pinwheel sugar cookies
The best kind of treats are those that are easy to make but look super fancy; like these pinwheel cookies.
11. Chocolate peppermint cake
Go all out with a rich chocolate peppermint cake and crushed candy canes.
12. Snowy pinecone snacks
If you’re short on time and culinary skills, you can’t go wrong with some chocolate pinecones.
13. Buche de Noel
Put a French twist on your traditional Christmas yule log with whipped cream and mocha frosting.
14. Dark chocolate candy cane cookies
Who doesn’t love the classic combo of chocolate and peppermint?
By Liv For Cake
15. Frangipane Mince Pies
Okay, so it’s not technically a cake or a cookie, but you can’t have Christmas without a mince pie, or ten.
16. Gingerbread bundt cake
Make Betty Crocker proud with a spiced Bundt cake slathered in maple icing.
17. Mincemeat Christmas brownies
The only thing that could make these brownies taste better is a scoop of ice-cream on the top.
By AO Life
18. Christmas tree meringue cookies
These adorable meringue cookies will go down a treat at your Christmas gathering.
19. Chocolate dipped Lebkuchen
Indulge in a German delight with some sweet and spicy Lebkuchen.
20. Chocolate cranberry Christmas mini cakes
Add a sprig of holly to your bitesize cakes to make them super Christmassy.
21. Cinnamon cut-out sugar cookies
Delicious buttery cookies for all the family.
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22. Hot cocoa marshmallow cookie cups
These mini cookies are best enjoyed with a steaming hot mug of cocoa.
23. Tin can mini Christmas cakes
No cake tin? No problem. Just use a baked bean can.
By Eats Amazing
24. Chocolate gingerbread men with candy canes
‘Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man.’
25. Tropical Christmas pudding cake
Alternatively, keep things classic with GBBO 2013 winner Frances Quinn’s Christmas pudding cake.
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