What preparations you do before the arrival of Santa every year? Of course, you will clean up your home, adorn the Christmas tree and do some Christmas baking. When it comes to baking during the holiday season, there are plenty of ideas out there – from making Christmas cakes and cookies to puddings and more. Ditch the idea of getting your desserts from the bakery this Christmas and make your goodies at home. Here are some baking ideas and some food items you can make for the festivity:
Christmas Baking Ideas To Follow
No matter whether your kids would like to have Christmas cookies, cheesecakes, fruit pastries, or puddings, the guide given below has something to please everyone.
No holiday celebration is truly complete without eating cookies. A cookie tray will delight not just your kids but guests as well. You can also prepare additional cookies and gift them as a Christmas present to your loved ones. Well, that’s one of the biggest advantages of cookies! Ask your kids what flavor they will like to have and prepare them. It’s good to prepare cookies in 2-3 flavors like chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread cookies, and peanut butter cookies. For the gift-giving purpose, you can bake something like coconut macaroons, sweet ginger cookies, or butter cookies.
Cakes are a must for holidays like Christmas. So, make sure your Christmas baking list includes cakes. This time, prepare something unique like a cranberry cheesecake. If your kids like fruit cakes, choose flavors like black currant, blueberry, or strawberry. A chocolate cake is still in fashion during the festive season. If you are throwing a Christmas party, try red velvet cake and a few cupcakes at home. For cupcakes, go for flavors like:
- Peanut butter cupcakes
- Mango delight cupcakes
- Strawberry cupcakes
- Belgium chocolate cupcakes
- German chocolate cupcakes
- Salted caramel & chocolate cupcakes
If you are making pies this holiday season, make caramel apple pie or coconut cream pie. You can also prepare sweet potato pie as it is a healthy option. If you love nuts and raisins, make a nut-cranberry pie for your Christmas guests. Other ideas include almond-apple-cranberry pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate cream pie, and chocolate hazelnut pie, and chocolate cherry pie.
Candies are all-time favorite goodies of children. So, if your kids crave for candies this holiday season, prepare some candies for them. Make something popular like candy canes, peppermint bark, and pretzel rods or truffles. Some other candy ideas you can rely on are:
- Peanut butter snowballs or fudge
- Oreo truffles
- Walnut and date balls
- Bourbon balls
- Salty toffees
- Chocolate bars sprinkled with pomegranate and coconut
- White chocolate truffles
- Dark chocolate and almond bars
- Gingerbread fudge
Those soft and moist cake rolls are always great to have and what can better excuse for eating them at Christmas? Swiss rolls are very easy to prepare and can last up to 3 days. Choose your flavors from blackcurrant, coffee, red velvet, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, and mango.
Although slushies are ideal for summers, they make for a great drink during winters as well. If you love to have cold beverages during the winter season, slushies will help. Make strawberry lime slushie, a coffee slushie, pineapple coconut slush, or cherry slushie.
Do not make that boring Christmas pudding recipe prepared in the traditional way this Christmas. Instead, make something like toffee pudding or blackcurrant pudding. If your family loves dates and pecan, make the pudding with these ingredients. You can also go for orange and pineapple pudding, cherry & chocolate pudding, or fruit & nut pudding loaf. Pudding ice-cream made with chocolate and fresh fruits is also a great option.