Want some Christmas baking inspiration? We’ve got plenty of fun, festive cookie ideas to keep everyone occupied over the Christmas holidays. Make our easy spiced biscuits for a beautiful decoration to hang from the tree – if you don’t eat them first, that is! Also, check out more favourites, from gingerbread cookies and florentines, to chocolate crinkle cookies and shortbread. These homemade biscuits also make perfect Christmas gifts for over the season.
Easy Christmas cookie recipes
Use festive ingredients to make these impressive cookies, held together with a decadent pistachio buttercream. Edd Kimber is obsessed with creating the perfect chocolate cookies (check out his Instagram), so try this expert recipe, or more of his baking recipes here.
Our festive biscuits make perfect edible Christmas decorations to hang from your tree or mantle. You can leave them out for Santa, or wrap them up as a gift – the possibilities are endless!
These crunchy biscuits would make a great afternoon treat. Hang them from ribbons as an edible Christmas tree decoration, or stack them on a plate and enjoy with a comforting cup of tea.
Make your own gingerbread Advent biscuits with iced number designs for Christmas using this easy recipe. Eat them once a day, or all at once!
These crumbly triple-ginger shortbread cookies are perfect for Christmas, to share with family and friends, or just to eat yourself!
Want a light yet satisfying snack to keep you going through the Christmas holidays? This recipe from Edd Kimber makes some seriously good chocolate crinkle biscuits. With a rich, fudgy centre and sugar-dusted exterior, these dainty cookies make the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee.
Try these festive chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with homemade mincemeat ice cream. This gluten-free recipe is super-fun to make with children, and a great way to jazz up any homemade cookies.
This giant cookie pizza is super-easy to make, and great fun for kids. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this giant cookie makes a good homemade Christmas gift for family and friends. Try our unique homemade food gifts for Christmas to treat your loved ones.
Tahini gives a lovely sweet-and-salty kick to these crisp, grown-up cookies, while pretzels add extra crunch. An alternative festive treat with some unique flavours.
Ready in just 20 minutes, our florentine biscuits are the perfect alternative to your mince pie. White chocolate can be very sweet, so caramelising it gives it a toffee-like dimension – think posh Caramac bars, but festive.
These dark-and-white-chocolate meringue cookies are an easy afternoon treat, crisp on the outside and soft and gooey in the middle – a sweet treat to enjoy with a mulled wine or hot chocolate.
Made with cocoa and pistachio, these nutty treats are quick and easy to bake. They also look really pretty, so make a grown-up stocking filler for your friends.