Christmas

The Holidays are coming! Christmas is a time for celebration and of course lots of food. Here you'll find my most favourite festive recipes from a traditional chocolate Yule log to gingerbread reindeer, my Granny's mince pies and a puff pastry Christmas tree dessert hack!

And if you're in need of some gift ideas, then check out my Rice Krispie Christmas puddings, homemade mincemeat or pinwheel cookies.

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Lou's Favourite

Add a touch of festive magic to your holiday dessert table with these super cute and simple, melt in your mouth Christmas Tree Meringues. This no-fail recipe gives you cripsy on the outside and marshmallow in the middle.

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The Ultimate Mint Hot Chocolate

Cosy up this winter with the ultimate indulgence – Mint Hot Chocolate! Unlock the secret to a quick and easy chocolate delight, made with Terry’s Mint Chocolate. Topped with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and a festive peppermint candy cane, this mint hot chocolate is a sweet symphony perfect for those chilly winter evenings.

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Baileys Chocolate Mousse

Indulge in the magic of the season with this rich and decadent Baileys Chocolate Mousse that melts in your mouth! Light and airy and so delicious, it’s hard not to keep going back for more. And the best part? It’s a breeze to whip up, and in just minutes, you’ll be savouring a heavenly creation that’ll steal the show at any festive gathering. Let’s dive into the delicious details together!

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Men

Rich, buttery and absolutely adorable, these chocolate chip shortbread men are a must-have on your Christmas baking list! Made with a classic, three-ingredient recipe and packed full of chocolate chips, they’re great fun to make with little ones and are a delicious alternative to gingerbread men. Go on, give them a try!

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Mini Chocolate Yule Logs

These mini chocolate Yule logs are the cutest way to enjoy cake over Christmas. Learn how to make these super easy festive treats, that the kids will enjoy helping to make too! With the lightest of chocolate sponges and a whipped chocolate cream filling encased in a chocolate ganache coating, decorated with homemade fondant holly leaf decorations; they are great alternative to mince pies!

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Christmas Pudding Ice Cream

Move over brandy butter, this Christmas Pudding Ice Cream is everything you need to accompany your festive treats this holiday season. Chunks of rich Christmas pudding and fruit mincemeat are swirled through a spiced ice cream, and don’t forget the brandy. It’s the taste of Christmas with every lick!

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White Chocolate Gingerbread Biscotti

These dipped gingerbread white chocolate biscotti are so pretty decorated with festive sprinkles. The quick and easy to make cookie dough has a light gingerbread flavour and is studded with white chocolate chunks. With the perfect crunch, they make great Christmas cookie gifts or why not just keep them for yourself and dunk in your morning coffee

Christmas Cinnamon Buns

These easy Christmas cinnamon buns are the festive breakfast you’ve been looking for! Soft, fluffy and are ready in one hour, they’re filled with a festive fruit mincemeat, cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a classic cream cheese glaze. And as there’s no yeast and no proving, they’re the perfect Christmas morning bake as you unwrap gifts!

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Chocolate Peppermint Swiss Roll

This chocolate peppermint swiss roll is to-die-for! All the best festive flavours are wrapped up in one super easy dessert. With a fun candy cane inspired peppermint cream filling, wrapped up inside a rich and fluffy chocolate roll cake, and coated with a glossy chocolate ganache, it’s perfect for Christmas! #swissroll

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Gingerbread Chocolate Tart

This gingerbread chocolate tart is a beautiful dessert for your Christmas day table that will wow your guests and it’s easy to make too. A spiced chocolate ganache filling sits inside a beautiful crisp gingerbread pastry case, decorated on top with whipped cream, gingerbread men and festive sprinkles.

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Black Forest Brownie Cookie Sandwich

Bringing together the perfect combo of cherry, chocolate and cream, these Black Forest brownie cookie sandwiches are the perfect indulgent chocolate treat for any occasion. Easy to make and just as easy to eat; they are decadent, delicious and have to resist!

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No Bake Tiramisu Cheesecake

Delicious and decadent, this no bake tiramisu cheesecake gives a twist your favourite Italian dessert. With coffee soaked sponge fingers, covered in a rich creamy mascarpone filling, sat on top of a chocolate biscuit base; every bite is total yumminess! And the best thing, it’s super easy to make!

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Baileys Ice Cream – No Churn

Smooth and creamy, this no churn Baileys ice cream is absolutely delicious and super easy to make. A boozy, decadent treat packed full of Baileys chocolate wafer pieces its perfect for Irish cream lovers any time of year.

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Christmas Tray Bake Cake

If traditional Christmas cake doesn’t rock your boat, then check out this light and fluffy Christmas tray bake cake! Packed full of festive flavour it’s easy to make, easy to decorate and perfect for slicing into bite-size pieces for holiday entertaining.

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Rocky Road Christmas Pudding

Whether you’re a Christmas Pud lover or hater, you’re guaranteed to get a wow when you bring the this no-bake rocky road Christmas pudding to the table. This festive sweet treat is packed with crunchy biscuits, squishy marshmallows and plump, juicy fruit, it’s the perfect end to a holiday feast!

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Mince Pie Brownies

Ready to take your festive bakes to the next level? Then look no further than these seriously decadent mince pie brownies. Check out those layers of sweet pastry and fudgy brownie packed with sweet fruit mincemeat, all topped off with the creamiest brandy buttercream frosting. Whether you’re a mince pie lover or hater, these brownies are sure to be a hit!

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Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

Let me show you the most incredibly easy, show-stopping festive dessert you’ll ever make, a Puff Pastry Christmas Tree! With just 3 ingredients, 10 minutes and hardly any effort, you’ll be serving up the ultimate tear and share dessert to wow your family.

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Easy Shortcrust Mince Pies

Leave out Santa’s favourite Christmas Eve treat this year, with these simple and easy to make shortcrust mince pies. A family recipe that’s been a firm favourite for 40 years. Perfect for festive parties, with a cup of tea or delivering gifts on cold winter’s evenings!

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Gingerbread Rocky Road

This gingerbread rocky road is the easiest and quickest recipe ever! Just a few simple ingredients and five minutes is all you need to make the most delicious rocky road. Perfect for holiday treats, festive gifts or tea time nibbles. Go on get stuck in!

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Mini Chocolate Rolls

Once you’ve made these mini chocolate rolls, you’ll never go back to store-brought ones again. Light as a feather chocolate sponge with a sweet, vanilla cream filling and enrobed in a dark chocolate glaze, they really are the star of the show.

Rice Krispie Christmas Puddings

Rice Krispie Christmas Puddings

Let the festive baking begin with these festive Rice Krispie Christmas Puddings. Easy to make, they are a fun Christmas recipe to make with kids. Ready in no time, they make great last minute treats or a cute handmade Christmas gift to share with family and friends.

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Easy Malteser Fudge

Take just five minutes and three ingredients, and you can make this easy Malteser fudge. Perfectly smooth and utterly delicious, all you need is chocolate, condensed milk and everyone’s favourite chocolate malt balls! It’s completely fool proof, you’ll be making it over and over again!

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Christmas Tree Brownies

Perfect for festive baking fun, these adorable Christmas Tree brownies are fudgy, chocolately, so easy to make and ideal for little ones to decorate. Add a candy cane trunk, ribbons of icing and lots of sprinkles for a great Christmas party or movie night treat!

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No Bake Black Forest Cheesecake

Velvety, rich and deliciously easy, this no bake Black Forest cheesecake is an absolutely show-stopping dessert. Smooth chocolate cheesecake filling, packed with black cherries and a touch of Kirsch liqueur, is sat on a buttery dark chocolate biscuit base, and is topped with whipped cream and more cherries. Cheesecake doesn’t get any better than this!

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Chocolate Orange Cookies

Big, thick and perfectly fudgy New York style chocolate orange cookies, are the cookie that you didn’t know you needed, until now! Utterly indulgent, these no chill cookies are stuffed with chunks of chocolate orange and can be ready to eat in under 30 minutes!

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Easy Homemade Mincemeat

This easy homemade mincemeat recipe is super quick to make and perfect for festive baking, especially mince pies. Full of juicy currants, raisins, sultanas, cranberries, with a touch of warming Christmas spices and rich brandy, you’ll be making it every Christmas.

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Baileys Chocolate Tart

This Baileys Chocolate Tart is rich and decadent and full of Irish Cream. Easy and quick to make, this ultimate dessert has a silky, smooth Baileys chocolate ganache encased in a perfectly crisp chocolate pastry case, finished with a drizzle of white chocolate. It makes a show-stopping for all occasions, including Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day.

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Reindeer Cookies

Super simple and fun to make, these Reindeer Cookies are made with a quick and easy spicy gingerbread cookie dough and a gingerbread man cookie cutter. They are perfect for Christmas gifts and taste amazing too! Don’t forget to add Rudolph’s red nose!

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Christmas Pinwheel Cookies

Enjoy a big batch of these easy and festive Christmas pinwheel cookies. These bright and colourful peppermint sugar cookies are guaranteed to make the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes, and are great for cookie exchanges or Christmas Eve treats. Switch the colours for different occasions and enjoy!

Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Dark, rich and deliciously easy to make, this chocolate orange Bundt cake is perfectly moist and fluffy, and filled with a layer of orange cheesecake filling. Drizzled with a quick and easy chocolate glaze, it’s ideal for sharing with friends and family.

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Christmas Tree Meringues

Add a touch of festive magic to your holiday dessert table with these super cute and simple, melt in your mouth Christmas Tree Meringues. This no-fail recipe gives you cripsy on the outside and marshmallow in the middle. Perfect for festive treats and homemade gifts.

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No Bake Baileys Cheesecake

This no bake Baileys cheesecake is packed full of chocolate and Irish Cream; making it an impressive dessert for all occasions, including Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day! The silky, smooth and creamy Baileys cheesecake filling is encased in an Oreo crust, and topped with a decadent Baileys chocolate ganache and whipped cream. And the best bit, it’s super easy to make!

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Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Soft and rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy, mint buttercream frosting! If you love mint choc chip ice cream, you’re going to love these classic mint chocolate cupcakes. They’re perfect for all occasions including birthday, Christmas or St. Patricks Day.

No Bake Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

This no-bake Chocolate Orange cheesecake is the BEST cheesecake you’ll ever make! With a chocolate cream cookie crust and a rich chocolate orange filling, it’s absolutely irresistible! You’ll be making it again and again. Quick to make and using just a few ingredients it is the perfect easy dessert.

No Bake Biscoff Cheesecake

Calling all Lotus Biscoff Lovers! This no bake Biscoff cheesecake is easy to make and doesn’t need an oven. Light and creamy vanilla, caramel and Biscoff cheesecake filling on a crushed Biscoff biscuit crust. Decadent and delicious!

Mint Oreo Cake

Mint Oreo Cake

The ultimate Mint Oreo cake has arrived! Dark, deep chocolate cake layers, fresh mint buttercream and the best crushed Oreo frosting, topped with Mint Oreos.

Mince Pie Ice Cream

Easy Mince Pie Ice Cream

Why not turn your leftover Christmas treats, into this easy mince pie ice cream is packed full of chunks of pastry, mincemeat and a little festive spice. Made without an ice cream machine, this amazingly smooth ice cream is so addictive, you’ll want to eat it all year round.

Mince Pie Cake

Mince Pie Cake

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with this festive layer cake packed with fruity spiced mincemeat and frosted with a velvety brandy buttercream. It’s a fabulous twist on a traditional Christmas cake, with the flavours of mince pies.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Fall in love with this beauty! A light chocolate Red Velvet bundt cake drizzled with amazing cream cheese glaze, that you’ll want to eat with a spoon. This cake is super easy to make, perfectly moist and fluffy, and an awesome Holiday bake or Valentine’s Day surprise!

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream

Mint choc chip ice cream – No churn

The days of longing for an ice cream machine are over with this silky smooth and utterly simple no-churn mint choc chip ice cream. The best flavour ever!