5 Recipes That Are Perfect for Christmas

christmas recipes

Chrismas is nearly upon us! Only two more nights of sleep until Christmas Eve (which we don’t celebrate in the Netherlands, but whatevs) and three more until Christmas Day. Usually, I post a few (or at least one) Christmas recipe during December, but this year I simply haven’t had the time. I was too busy making sure I would complete my one goal for the year: finishing my novel. I did do that, but more on that in a later post!

To not let the Christmas baking spirit go by completely unnoticed, I figured I’d just make a little list of some of my favourite Christmas recipes, all by yours truly, of course. If you’re still looking for something to bake for Christmas, look no further!

Clicking on the name of the baked good will take you to the recipe!

Gingerbread cupcakes


Gingerbread cookies are a classic for a reason (they’re delicious), but if you want something that’s just a little bit different, these gingerbread cupcakes might be for you. They’ve got the gingerbread flavour, but they also have frosting, so that’s double the fun, right? You can serve them with a cup of coffee or tea, or hand them out as a cute little dessert after dinner.

Apple crumble

P1040640Looking for a dessert that’s easy but delicious? A good apple crumble never fails to make anyone happy, in my experience. It’s the easiest thing in the world to make, so it’s perfect if you’re already overwhelmed by all of the other Christmas preparations. Serve it with some vanilla ice cream and you’re good to go! If you want a crumble that’s a little more original than apple, click here

Chocolate cookies with mint icing

P1050534Of course, with the right cookie cutter you can make any cookie fit in with the Christmas theme, but there’s something about mint that does genuinely feel a little Christmassy to me. And chocolate is always a winner, obviously, so these cookies won’t have a problem winning everyone over. I also added a few sparkly sprinkles for the finishing touch, but they can go without as well.

Cranberry orange almond bundt cake

P1050465I baked with fresh cranberries for the first time when I made this recipe. Of course, I was curious, so I tasted a fresh cranberry only to find out it was quite disgusting. Luckily, when you bake it into something, these weird little berries are delicious! This bundt cake is great if you want something a little more fresh and tangy in between all of the Christmas sweetness.

Speculaas tiramisu

P1020895Like a crumble, tiramisu is a perfect dessert for Christmas since it’s very easy to make. You can go with the standard version, but if you want to add a wintery touch, my speculaas version is a great alternative. I know you can’t get speculaas biscuits everywhere in the world, but it can be easily replaced with ginger nuts or gingerbread cookies. It’ll taste slightly different, but still amazing!

I had a lot more recipes on my longlist for this post, so go nuts with the Search bar, I’d say. There’s a good chance I posted a recipe of something you’re looking for at some point through the years.

Now, there’s only one important thing left to say, and that is, of course, Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful time!

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Hi! I'm Anne and I love reading, baking and writing about both of those things. Welcome!

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