Baking Round-up: Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Merry Christmas as Father Christmas would say and welcome to a very Christmassy Baking Round-up. I know, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself but it is definitely feeling like the festive season is upon us. It’s my most favourite time of the year. There’s such an amazing variety of delectable treats to be had from mince pies, yule logs, stollen, Christmas cakes, Christmas pudding and gingerbread, the list goes on and on.

If you’re looking for some Christmas baking inspiration, then look no further because the blogging community has created some wonderful recipes for you to choose from in this bumper round-up.

Festive mini cakes

These delightful Mini Christmas Cakes from Only Crumbs Remain would make thoughtful edible Christmas gifts. Cooking with my Kids has baked a batch of these super cute Snowman Cupcakes. The Baking Explorer has been busy creating these totally adorable Gingerbread Cupcakes, I think Father Christmas would definitely approve.

Gingerbread cupcakes

Christmas inspired big cakes

Bobsy’s Mum has a lovely recipe for a Ginger Christmas Cake, whilst Proper Foodie has a more traditional Christmas Cake recipe. Cook Sister’s wonderfully flavoured Spiced Persimmon Cake would be a great alternative. Or why not bake Super Golden Bake’s colourful multi layer Showstopping Christmas Cake.

Gingerbread and cookies

These traditional Gingerbread Man Cookies from Bark Time look fantastic. Whilst The Free From Fairy has a Healthier Gingerbread recipe that’s low in sugar, dairy and egg free too. Fab Food 4 All has a lovely seasonal recipe for Clementine Cookies. Christmas is not Christmas without cranberries, these Nut and Cranberry Biscuits from Searching From Spice sound yummy. Every year I make Christmas tree cookies with my children, like these Chocolate and Peppermint Christmas Tree Cookies.

Christmas tree cookies

Pies, slices and puds

There’s always so much in the way of leftovers during the festive season, I definitely plan to make Easy Peasy Foodies’s Moroccan Turkey Filo Pie. April J Harris has a Traditional Christmas Pudding recipe, just in time for Stir up Sunday on 26th November. These Cranberry Crumble Bars from the Intolerant Gourmand would be lovely with a good cuppa whilst writing your Christmas shopping list. Although, I think these Frangipane Mince Pie Slices from Curly’s Cooking would also be equally as good. For me, nothing beats a good mince pie, Glutarama has baked these scrumptious gluten free Mince Pies with orange pastry.

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday and don’t forget link up your baking recipes next month. The theme is healthier bakes, I’m looking for baking recipes that contain less or natural sugars like honey and maple syrup.

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About Julie McPherson

Julie is a busy stay at home mum of three, wife and food blogger at Julie loves to cook family friendly food and is a passionate baker, her Coconut and Raspberry Jam Loaf Cake is her signature bake. Not surprisingly, Julie is slightly obsessed with the Great British Bake Off and appeared on the Extra Slice a couple of years ago. When not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Julie enjoys reading cookbooks from her food heroes Mary Berry, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver. You can find Julie on Twitter (Juliemcpher), Instagram (juliesfamilykitchen), Pinterest (jfamilykitchen) and Facebook (juliesfamilykitchen)