There’s nothing quite like spending the day baking little goodies for your loved ones during the Christmas season. Whether you have developed a tradition over the years of delivering those delicious treats to special friends and family, you’re ready to start one or you just want some new recipes to create your family spread, you need some recipes to get you started. The following are some family favourite Christmas recipes that you will enjoy making and sharing with everyone this holiday season.
This recipe lets you combine two holiday staples into one scrumptious desert. The delicate gingerbread biscuits feature gorgeous snowflake motifs in white icing to create the perfect combination of spices and sweetness. Once finished, you’ll arrange them into a stunning wreath that doubles as a sweet decoration that anyone will love receiving.
Now you can show off both your creativity and your baking skills by making this adorable, edible centerpiece. All you need is a small plant pot, a foam cone and a few sticks and you’ll be able to let all your creative juices flow. Once you’ve baked the cakes, simply stick, frost and decorate and you’ll have a great option for gift giving or for sharing at the office party or family gathering.
It just isn’t Christmas without this timeless favourite, and now you can make mince meat pies in a much easier way – no rolling required! This fast recipe is a great option for families who want to get the kiddos involved and create fun memories and share the wealth with yummy treats everyone will love.
There’s no denying that peppermint bark is an irresistible treat, but you can make it even better with these delicious cookies. Packed with the chocolate and peppermint you love in the bark but in a convenient cookie form, anyone who is lucky enough to receive these treats will be incredibly thankful for your thoughtfulness.
Fudge is a Christmas favourite for so many, and this divine recipe lets you combine these two classics into one melt-in-your-mouth confection. Layers of peanut butter fudge and chocolate fudge combine to create a new take on an old favourite – just make sure you make enough because everyone will want to come back for seconds!
When it’s time to decorate for Christmas, take the time to make the time spent with family even more special. The combination of white chocolate and peppermint are the perfect additions to hot chocolate, and this recipe is sure to become a family favourite after the first time you make it. Frothy and warm, there’s just nothing better than taking a break from the decorating or festivities with this luscious beverage.
Cookie recipes always become family favourites, and with this thoughtful gift, you can pass your own traditions on to your friends and family. With that delicate sugar cookie flavour, this recipe creates a lovely gift that the recipients will love receiving and baking when they want a piping hot treat that is sure to remind them of what mom used to make.
For some families, it just isn’t Christmas without that mouth-watering ham taking center stage on the table. This delicious recipe combines the sweetness of brown sugar and honey with tangy pineapple, savory cloves and the perfect hint of spice with Dijon mustard. Together, these ingredients create a remarkable flavor combination that you will love sharing with your family during the holidays.
Whether you already have a tried and true recipe for your favourite Christmas pudding or you just want to see what all the fuss is about, this recipe is a great place to start. Designed to be lighter and moister than other options, and filled with amazing flavor, you and the entire family might just decide this is a new must-have for the dessert table. If you’re unsure about switching from rum or brandy, trust us, give this one a shot for sure!
Many families love getting together and enjoying the spicy goodness of mulled cider, and this recipe makes it easy to share with a crowd. All that’s required is five ingredients and your entire home will smell warm and inviting. Make this recipe a little early so you can welcome your guests and loved ones with a nice warm mug when they come in from the cold!
We all know the holidays are a great time to try new adult-only beverages, and this one is sure to become a favourite. Packed with all the warm goodness of pumpkin pie, but bolstered with a bit of vanilla vodka, this martini just might start making an appearance throughout the year instead of only during the holidays!
There is just something about a rib roast that creates a stunning addition to your Christmas table. This recipe combines plenty of spices, root vegetables, chicken stock and red wine to create a truly succulent centerpiece for your meal. Treat your family to a new treat this year and add this decadent main dish to your table!
Few things create a festive, party mood like cheese fondue. This recipe is very easy to make and only requires around 25 minutes to complete. Whether you make a larger recipe to serve a crowd, or a smaller one to serve the family at brunch, you’ll all have fun discovering the different tastes of fruits paired with creamy cheeses.
If you’ve only ever tasted the store-bought variety, you really need to enjoy the sheer pleasure of making your own rum balls this season. The entire recipe only requires six ingredients, and with a yield of more than three dozen balls, you’ll have plenty to share with all your friends and family.
This collection of favourite Christmas recipes are sure to give you plenty to bake and make for your gatherings this season. Start your own brand new traditions or try new versions of old favourites to create even more great memories.