Festive cookies are one of the best parts of the Christmas season! Whether they’re for office parties, festive family and friend get-togethers, shared as edible gifts, or left out on Christmas Eve for the big guy in red, these festive biscuits are a joy to bake and eat!
Ideas for Christmas biscuits
These Christmas cookie recipe ideas feature spiced biscuits, Christmas sugar cookies, classic gingerbread and more, meaning you have some major biscuit baking to do this festive season!
These jam wreath cookies will get everyone in a fun festive spirit – keep the wreaths in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
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These jam wreath cookies get into the fun festive spirit of Christmas. Keep wreaths in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Christmas pudding cookies
These little Christmas pudding cookies are delicious and completely adorable.
Festive walnut shortbread
These sweet walnut shortbread cookies make the ultimate edible Christmas gifts for friends and family. Our recipe is easy to follow and super tasty.
Sugar-free biscotti with dried fruit
Perfect with a cuppa. Packed with dried fruit and no added sugar, you can have your treat and eat it too!
Gluten-free Scottish shortbread
Butttery, sweet and crumbly, shortbread is the ideal gluten-free biscuit!
Gingerbread christmas trees
Bake and stack spiced star cookies to create these adorable gingerbread Christmas trees.
This elegant biscuit is a perfect partner to a cup of tea or as part of a platter of fruit, cheese and chocolate.
Florentines are sweet pastry made of nuts and candied cherries mixed with sugar melted together with butter and honey, baked and dipped in chocolate.
Mish mash choc tops
These mish mash choc tops are super-easy and fun to make with the kids for a tasty treat. Mix and match your favourite toppings to suit your tastes
Decorated christmas cookies
These simple decorated Christmas cookies are the perfect way to get little ones involved with Christmas dinner, and also make an ideal edible Christmas gift.
Easy Christmas cookies
For all the Christmas spirit without the effort, these easy cookies are a treat – just decorate and go!
Reindeer and gingerbread men Christmas cookies
These adorable reindeer and gingerbread men cookies are perfect to give as gifts at Christmas time, or to serve alongside dessert after your lunchtime spread for a cheeky sweet treat.
Christmas tree shortbreads
Get the kids involved in making these Christmas tree shortbreads. Those who can’t yet manage the cutting out will still have lots of (possibly very messy) fun decorating them.
These little slice-and bake-biscuits are incredibly easy to make & with just one bite, you’ll be hooked. They’re buttery, sweet and melt-in-the-mouth
Spiced star biscuits
These beautiful star-shaped biscuits are perfect for Christmas gifts or children’s parties. Golden, crumbly and spiced to perfection, they are beautiful topped with a smooth icing and enjoyed with a pot of tea.
Cranberry coconut Christmas trees
These adorable Christmas tree-shaped macaroon biscuits are sure to be a massive hit with the whole family. They taste so good, you’ll want to use this recipe all year round.
Pistachio & cranberry biscotti
Red cranberries and green pistachios make these biscotti into a very pretty biscuit. You could use other nuts instead of pistachios, if you prefer.
Giant Santa Claus Christmas cookies
Our Santa Claus Christmas cookies recipe is an adorable homemade Christmas food gift or delightful treat for your Christmas Day dessert spread.
Giant macadamia, white chocolate and cranberry cookies
Bursting with macadamias and cranberries, these giant white chocolate cookies go down a treat. Because some days a normal size cookie isn’t enough.
Pfeffernüsse are little spice cookies, popular as a holiday treat in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Jam shortbread snowflakes
We used black cherry, raspberry and apricot jam to make these shortbread snowflakes, but you can use any flavour you like. You can make stars too.
Hazelnut shortbread trees
Sandwiched with brandy butter cream, these stacked hazelnut and orange spice cookies make a stunning Christmas treat.
Latte shortbread stars
These sweet coffee-infused shortbread biscuits make the ideal homemade gift his Christmas. Give the gift of something sweet.
Rum and raisin shortbread
Full of the traditional flavours of Christmas – rum and raisins – these shortbread will give Santa the strength to deliver presents all night long.
These homespun gingerbread folk are adorable and delicious. Perfect for a themed bash, such as a baby shower or with eggnog for a Christmas bash.
Eggnog shortbread biscuits
Add a little Christmas spirit with these spiced shortbread treats with a boozey buttercream topping. These biscuits are not for the kids!
Rudolph the reindeer cookies
Get in the festive spirit with these adorable Rudolph cookies made with delicately spiced wheatgerm biscuits, pretzels and chocolate balls.
Gluten-free mini gingerbread houses
How to make tiny gluten-free gingerbread houses, the easy way.
Christmas snowball cookies recipe
Our Christmas snowball cookies make an adorable homemade Christmas food gift, or a cute addition to your sweets spread come Christmas Day. Just don’t throw them.
Christmas pinwheel sugar cookies
These adorable red and green swirled biscuits make the ultimate edible Christmas treat. Just watch your loved ones’ faces light up as you hand them a parcel of these little pinwheels – pure joy.
Traditional shortbread wheels
Buttery and crumbly and oh-so sweet, traditional shortbread wheels are a Christmas staple. Why not wrap some in cellophane for a simply tasty gift?
Sweet, crumbly and utterly indulgent, enjoy a piece of this beautiful chocolate shortbread with a cuppa for morning or afternoon tea. Or, make it for your loved ones – it’s the perfect gift for Christmas or birthdays.
Jigsaw puzzle christmas tree
Package jumbled pieces of these delectable Christmas biscuits in a bag or box with a note to tell the recipient they need to solve the puzzle before they can eat it!
Christmas angel biscuits
You could use any Christmas cookie cutter to make these biscuits, but angels and snowflakes work the best.
Spiced Christmas biscuits
Ginger, cloves and mixed spice meet sticky jam and icing.
Gluten free basic biscuits
Delight the gluten-free eaters in your life with this simple biscuit dough that you can add all of your favourite flavours to.
Classic honey jumbles
These delicious sweet baked fingers iced with a sweet glaze are a classic dessert that children from every generation loved and make gorgeous festive gifts when packaged up nicely.
Slice and bake biscuits
Slice and bake cookies are super simple. Make a large batch of one type, or smaller batches using the variations at the end of the recipe.
Double chocolate freckles
Try Christmas coloured sprinkles for extra festive fun.
Perfectly buttery, crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth vanilla shortbread cookies. Easy to make and even easier to eat. These are perfect for afternoon tea