Are you looking for recipes for Christmas party food or Christmas food gifts? Perhaps you would just like some festive recipes for cooking with the kids? From Rudolph Buns to Fancy Christmas Canes, here are 15 Easy Christmas Recipes that everyone will love.
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One of the wonderful things about Christmas time is the food! From baking to sauces to mulled drinks, it really is a treat time of year. Here are some recipes that are easy to make and have been tried and tested.
15 Easy Christmas Recipes That Everyone Will Love
#1. Christmas Star Biscuits
These Christmas star biscuits, sent in by Mykidstime parent Deirdre C, are easy to make, and would make great presents from the kids for their teacher/grandparents.
Depending on your cookie cutters, these can be made into any festive shape, and the kids will love getting creative with the icing and decorating.
#2. Chocolate Tree Decorations
What could be better than making your own Christmas tree decorations?
This recipe for Chocolate Tree Decorations are perfect for baking with the kids – they will love helping with the icing – each child could decorate their own decoration.
Be warned though, they may not last very long on the tree!
#3. Rudolph Buns
We love these Rudolph Buns sent in by Mykidstime parent Finnuala W.
The kids will love decorating them and would be perfect if you are hosting a Christmas party.
Even if you’re not, we guarantee these will go down a treat with the family!
#4. Fantasy Christmas Canes
These Fantasy Christmas Canes were such a hit at a party hosted by one of our Mykidstime parents, Aileen R, that she begged her Canadian guest for the recipe!
Also unlike their candy cousins, these canes melt in the mouth.
They are a Canadian tradition, hence the measurement in cups. Yummy!
#5. Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies
For some festive cheer, why not try baking these Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies?
They are easy to make and could make a lovely gift, if you are visiting relative and friends over the holidays.
Or just treat yourself to a well deserved cuppa and one of these cookies, in the busy run-up to Christmas!
Lots more festive fun in our Christmas section
#6. Chocolate Christmas Cake
If you fancy a change from traditional fruit Christmas cake, then this Chocolate Christmas Cake recipe is easy to make, and easy to eat too! The chocolate hit comes from dark chocolate and chocolate chips.
Get as creative as you like with the icing and decorating. The kids will love helping with the decorating – this recipe uses roll-out icing, which makes it easy to make shapes/decorations.
#7. Gingerbread Men and Women
Gingerbread men and women are fun to make, decorate and eat – and they make the house smell deliciously Christmassy too, so there’s no excuse not to have a go!
Here is a very easy Gingerbread Recipe that you will enjoy making with your kids!
#8. Hot Mulled Cider
There is something deliciously festive about hot mulled drinks around the holidays, but so often they are only for adults.
This recipe for Hot Mulled Cider, adapted from Rachel’s Favourite Food for Friends by Rachel Allen, is a non-alcoholic drink that the whole family can enjoy at Christmas time.
#9. Cranberry & Orange Sauce
Fresh cranberries start appearing in grocery stores around mid-November, so snap up a few bags and stash them in the freezer to make sure you have a supply ready for holiday cooking and baking.
This Cranberry & Orange Sauce is very easy to make, and will make the house smell very festive when it’s cooking!
#10. Mince Pies & Mulled Wine
Is there anything more seasonal than mince pies and mulled wine? And they taste all the better when homemade. The mince meat is really easy to make and will keep in the fridge for weeks.
This mulled wine is for the adults, but hey, that’s okay – us grown-ups need some luxuries all for ourselves at this busy time!
#11. Mincemeat and Almond Shortbread
This recipe for Mincemeat & Almond Shortbread is adapted from Rachel’s Favourite Food for Friends by Rachel Allen, and is perfect at Christmas to enjoy with a cuppa, or to give as a gift.
#12. Food Gifts
Lots of the recipes featured here would make lovely presents at Christmas, and the kids will love to give what they have made and decorated.
From lemon bars, to flavoured oils, to peanut butter fudge, here are 10 Easy Homemade Food Gifts that Kids can Make at Christmas.
#13. Santa Strawberries
How cute are these Santa Strawberries, by Leanne Bakes? Almost too cute to eat! They are so easy to make too, so get the kids to help you with these.
You can use cream, mascarpone, or marshmallows for the filling, and the eyes are chocolate sprinkles. I defy you not to eat some of these yourself – they are yum!
#14. Reindeer Poop!
Okay this is not really a recipe as such, but if you are looking for some gifts to make with the kids this Christmas, then here’s a novel Christmas gift idea from a Mykidstime parent: Reindeer or Snowman poop!
Children will love making this gag-gift, and it’s guaranteed a laugh from the recipient!
#15. Christmas Cake
And finally Christmas cake! It wouldn’t be a proper Christmas recipes list without it really. This is a very special Christmas Cake recipe, brought to you by one Mykidstime Mum. So grab a glass and read on!
Over to you! Do you have a favourite and easy Christmas recipe? Share it with us in the comments below.