Christmas baking recipes

'Tis the season...to be full of delicious home-cooked Christmas cake, Christmas biscuits and Christmas desserts!
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Kourabiedes
These buttery Greek cookies are traditionally made with almonds and dredged in icing sugar. Perfect with a cup of coffee.
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Mary Berry's Bûche de Noël
Mary's gone for the fancy French Christmas chocolate log and it's the perfect festive treat. This extra special bûche de Noël has a whisky cream filling. It's not authentically French, but it is awfully delicious.
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Mary Berry's stollen
Studded with dried fruit and filled with marzipan, stollen is a German Christmas bread packed with festive flavour. Mary's chosen not to add currants as they tend to burn too easily.
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chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar in a bowl on a cutting board
Chocolate almond cookies (ghriba)
If you love that almondy marzipan flavour, these easy chocolate cookies are for you. Ghriba are Moroccan cookies that come in various flavours, but they always have a pretty crackled top and moreish chewy centre, and are deliciously rich and fragrant.
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Easy spiced Christmas biscuits
Baking a batch of these easy Christmas biscuits is a fun way to get into the festive spirit. They can be made into tree decorations, be given as gifts or popped into the treat tin at home.
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Frangipane mince pies
Frangipane mince pies are so much easier to assemble than traditional ones as the frangipane topping is easier than a fiddly pastry top. They also taste wonderful, especially with a dollop of rum butter.
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Christmas peppermint cupcakes
These cute peppermint chocolate cupcakes are the perfect Christmas bake for a festive party or to take into school. Kids and adults will love the festive flavours and they can be styled as Christmas trees or peppermint swirls.
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Ginger and pecan yule log
Instead of chocolate, this twist on a classic yule log is flavoured with a festive blend of ginger and cinnamon and comes with a pecan praline and spiced meringue buttercream.
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Christmas cookie selection box
Use Edd Kimber's master cookie dough recipe as the basis for three Christmas twists for an instant variety gift box of chewy Christmas cookies. Cherry and coconut, dark chocolate and ginger, and orange, pistachio and white chocolate.
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Mint chocolate Christmas cupcakes
These cute peppermint chocolate cupcakes are the perfect Christmas bake for a festive party or to take into school. Kids and adults will love the festive flavours and they can be styled as Christmas trees or peppermint swirls.
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Christmas pudding tiffin
Chocolate, ginger biscuits, whisky-soaked dried fruit and Christmas cheer. This Christmas pudding flavoured tiffin (like rocky road or fridge cake) has got it all and it makes the perfect gift for chocolate lovers.
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Chocolate crinkle cookies
These Christmas crinkle cookies are spiced with Christmassy cinnamon and ginger and coated in icing sugar for a festive snowy touch. They're so easy to make and perfect as a gift.
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Chocolate Christmas traybake
Need an easy bake for the festive season? This Christmas chocolate traybake is perfect for a get together or school bake sale. Seek out little ready-made gingerbread men and festive sprinkles to festive up your chocolate cake.
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Classic mince pies
Benjamina's mince pie pastry is just short and crumbly enough for the perfect pie but still very easy to work. Use the extra pastry scraps to decorate to your heart's content.
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How to make mince pies
GBBO's Benjamina makes a mince pie pastry that is just short and crumbly enough for the perfect pie but still very easy to work. Use the extra pastry scraps to decorate to your heart's content.
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