Fun Christmas Baking Ideas for the Holiday Season

Words: Emma Nkunzana

Baking is a labour of love not to be undertaken in a hurry, which is why the holidays are the perfect time to release your inner domestic god or goddess! We’ve rounded up 12 fun Christmas baking ideas for you and the family to try this holiday season.

Fun Christmas Baking Ideas

Baby Gingerbread House

Because who wouldn’t want to live in a gingerbread house! Go wild decorating with your favourite sweets. Download this Gingerbread House template.
P.S don’t be afraid to show-off your hard work!

Recipe for Gingerbread House

Minty Candy Cane Meringues

Decorate your desserts in the official Christmas colours of red and white.

Recipe for Candy Cane Meringues

fun Christmas baking ideas Baby Gingerbread house
fun Christmas baking ideas Candy Cane meringue

Very Berry Christmas Mince Pies

Mince pies are sure to make an appearance on the holiday menu, if you’re looking to spice it up try our berry filled pies.

Recipe for Berry Mince Pies

The Ultimate Christmas Mince Tart

If bite size isn’t your thing then this full-sized tart ought to do the trick.

Recipe for Christmas Mince Tart

fun Christmas baking ideas Berry Christmas Mince Pies
fun Christmas baking ideas Ultimate Christmas Mince Tart

Christmas Raspberry Jolly Jammers

Get those creative muscles going with this recipe for jolly jammers – the Christmas edition. Get the kids to join in for a little holiday fun.

Recipe for Raspberry Jolly Jammers

Traditional Dutch Speculaas

There are so many wonderfully yummy Christmas traditions out there. We love this recipe for from the Dutch for spicy speculaas! You won’t be able to stop at just one.

Recipe for Dutch Speculaas

fun Christmas baking ideas Christmas Raspberry Jolly Jammers
fun Christmas baking ideas Dutch Speculaas

Almond Tea Cookies

Don’t forget to leave some cookies out for Santa this year, you’re sure to score some brownie points with these!

Recipe for Almond Tea Cookies

Trifle Doughnuts

These amazing custard and berry compote-filled doughnuts are topped with white chocolate and are the perfect festive guilty pleasure.

Recipe for Trifle Doughnuts

fun Christmas baking ideas Almond Tea Cookies
fun Christmas baking ideas Trifle Doughnuts

Millionaires Gingerbread

This Millionaire gingerbread has the perfect balance of spicy ginger flavour, sweet caramel and bitter chocolate. Great as an edible gift for a friend with a sweet tooth.

Recipe for Millionaires Gingerbread

Fruit Mince Macaron

This festive twist on a macaron is filled with cream cheese and fruit mince – it may just give the old mince pie a run for its money!

Recipe for Fruit Mince Macaron

fun Christmas baking ideas Millionaire Gingerbread
fun Christmas baking ideas Fruit Mince Macarons

Gingerbread Bundt Vanilla Ginger Cream Cheese Icing

This festive cake is filled and topped with decadent cream cheese and makes an indulgent and rich treat.

Recipe for Gingerbread Bundt

Festive Biscuit Custard Layer Cake

Seven layers of biscuit with a creamy custard filling that has been infused with festive flavours.

Recipe for festive Biscuit Custard Layer Cake

fun Christmas baking ideas Gingerbread Bundt Vanilla Ginger Cream Cheese Icing
fun Christmas baking ideas Festive Biscuit Custard Layer Cake

Strawberry & Blueberry Tart

Summery berry heaven, perfect for Christmas baking.

Recipe for Strawberry & Blueberry Tart

Traditional Christmas Pudding With Drunk Cherries

A little time consuming but worth every bite.

Recipe for Christmas Pudding

fun Christmas baking ideas Strawberry Blueberry Tart
fun Christmas baking ideas

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