Posted on: 23 December, 2021

5 Easy Christmas Baking Ideas to Get You Feeling Festive

Are you feeling festive yet? Here, we're sharing some easy Christmas baking ideas for you to try this festive season, from gingerbread biscuits to mince pies.

Are you keen to discover some easy Christmas baking ideas?


Here, we’re sharing our thoughtful homemade gift ideas for you to give your loved ones, or pop on your festive table for guests to indulge in after a hearty Christmas dinner.


These delicious baking recipes will have you in the festive spirit in no time:

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Gingerbread Biscuits

When all your Christmas preparations are finally done, there’s little better than sitting down for a rest with a cup of tea and a freshly baked gingerbread biscuit! 


You can make this simple gingerbread recipe in batches so you have plenty to share with your loved ones. Why not use different shaped festive cutters for a variety of seasonal biscuits, such as snowflakes, stars and Christmas trees?


You could enlist the help of your younger guests as a fun-filled activity to get you all in the festive mood.


Bake Some Indulgent Mince Pies

It’s not Christmas without a mince pie or two! The smell of freshly baked treats is certain to get you in the festive spirit. 


If you’re looking for easy Christmas baking ideas, this mince pie recipe is simple yet delicious. Why not cut some holly shapes out of leftover pastry to put on top of each pie, and sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar for a truly festive feel?

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Festive Shortbread

Homemade shortbread is an easy and thoughtful gift to make for your neighbours, colleagues or grandparents.


This indulgent recipe using dark chocolate, espresso and hazelnuts is sure to be a hit; why not make a few extra for yourself, to enjoy with a mulled wine on Christmas Eve?


Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Mulled Wine Brownies

Gooey chocolate brownies usually go down very well at gatherings as they’re so delightfully moreish. You can choose from an array of flavours to give your brownies a seasonal twist, such as hazelnut, orange or Baileys.


Our personal favourite recipe, however, is these mulled wine brownies. By adding a splash of red wine and a mix of seasonal spices such as cinnamon and ginger, you’ll have the ultimate festive treat to share with your loved ones.

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Mincemeat Banana Bread

Banana bread is a popular choice for an afternoon treat or a hearty dessert, particularly when served warm with a dollop of cream and sprinkled with nuts. 


This year, why not give the classic banana bread a festive twist by adding mincemeat and spices to your batter?


This festive banana bread is perfect for parcelling up in eco-friendly beeswax wrap to give to a loved one for Christmas.


If you’ve been inspired by our easy Christmas baking ideas, why not read our previous blog on how to improve creativity to help keep you busy this winter?


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