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25 festive cakes and cookies to bake over Christmas

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25 festive cakes and cookies to bake over Christmas
There are so many creative things you can do with Christmas baking (Picture: Getty)

Christmas is a time for spreading good tidings and holiday cheer.

It’s also the time for gingerbread, candy canes and star-shaped sugar cookies.

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The best way to make your nearest and dearest happy over the festive season is to ply them with delicious festive treats.

You can even get the young’uns involved with the icing and decorating – that’s if they don’t gobble the ingredients in the making.

From snowman cupcakes to Rice Krispie christmas trees, here are 25 truly scrumptious cookies and cakes to make over the festive season.

1. Snowman cupcakes

Young or old, these fun cupcakes will put a smile on everyone’s face.

By Little Sunny Kitchen

2. Gluten free stained glass cookies

For those who don’t eat gluten, these stained glass window star cookies are super easy to make.

By Noshtastic

3. Sticky mincemeat bun wreath

Do something a little different with mincemeat this year and make a tear-and-share wreath.

By Sainsbury’s magazine

4. Eggnog cheesecake cookie cups

Put out a plate of these chewy eggnog cookie cups and they’ll be gone in seconds.

By Liv for Cake

5. Chocolate orange layer cake

The chocolate orange is a Christmas staple but this layer cake is on another level.

By Taming Twins

6. Rice Krispie cone Christmas trees

These Christmas trees are a snazzy alternative to the classic Rice Krispie cake.

By Lauren Caris Cooks

7. Clementine mincemeat drizzle cake

The perfect easy-bake cake if you’ve got loads of festive leftovers.

By Patisserie Makes Perfect

8. Chocolate drizzled Christmas cookie sticks

Treat your mates to some cookies right out of Santa’s toy workshop.

By Creations by Kara

9. Gingerbread cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

You’re sure to impress your guests with a celebratory gingerbread layer cake.

By Supergolden Bakes

10. Pinwheel sugar cookies

The best kind of treats are those that are easy to make but look super fancy; like these pinwheel cookies.

By Baked by Rachel

11. Chocolate peppermint cake

Go all out with a rich chocolate peppermint cake and crushed candy canes.

By Preppy Kitchen

12. Snowy pinecone snacks

If you’re short on time and culinary skills, you can’t go wrong with some chocolate pinecones.

By Handmade Charlotte

13. Buche de Noel

Put a French twist on your traditional Christmas yule log with whipped cream and mocha frosting.

By Mon Petit Four

14. Dark chocolate candy cane cookies

Who doesn’t love the classic combo of chocolate and peppermint?

By Liv For Cake

15. Frangipane Mince Pies

Okay, so it’s not technically a cake or a cookie, but you can’t have Christmas without a mince pie, or ten.

By Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

16. Gingerbread bundt cake

Make Betty Crocker proud with a spiced Bundt cake slathered in maple icing.

By Celery and Cupcakes

17. Mincemeat Christmas brownies

The only thing that could make these brownies taste better is a scoop of ice-cream on the top.

By AO Life

18. Christmas tree meringue cookies

These adorable meringue cookies will go down a treat at your Christmas gathering.

By This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

19. Chocolate dipped Lebkuchen

Indulge in a German delight with some sweet and spicy Lebkuchen.

By Domestic Gothess

20. Chocolate cranberry Christmas mini cakes

Add a sprig of holly to your bitesize cakes to make them super Christmassy.

By Nirvana Cakery

21. Cinnamon cut-out sugar cookies

Delicious buttery cookies for all the family.

By Bake at 350

22. Hot cocoa marshmallow cookie cups

These mini cookies are best enjoyed with a steaming hot mug of cocoa.

By Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

23. Tin can mini Christmas cakes

No cake tin? No problem. Just use a baked bean can.

By Eats Amazing

24. Chocolate gingerbread men with candy canes

‘Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man.’

By Evermine Occasions

25. Tropical Christmas pudding cake

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Alternatively, keep things classic with GBBO 2013 winner Frances Quinn’s Christmas pudding cake.

By Sainsbury’s magazine

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