By Woman and Home published
Find Christmas biscuits and Christmas cookies to make as gifts or to share round at the office or at home, including Christmas shortbread and gingerbread men
Christmas cookies including snowflake biscuits, iced and spiced biscuits and simple gingerbread men are the best treat during the festive period, and they make fab edible gifts too!
Proving you've taken extra time and thought to prepare Christmas cookies for everyone will always be appreciated, so why not try baking a round of Christmas biscuits as a gift, or to share when visiting friends over the festive period.
Christmas cookies really are so simple to make, sometimes only requiring 3 ingredients. But dressed up and decorated in the right way, they will give your gift extra special meaning. Whether you cook a simple Christmas shortbread biscuit and tie red ribbons to create Christmas tree decorations or go for a traditional German lebkuchen biscuit recipe with gorgeous seasonal ingredients like cloves and nutmeg, we guarantee your Christmas cookie gift will put a smile on your recipient's face.
Of course, giving Christmas biscuits is also cost-effective, leaving you with a budget to splash out on beautiful boxes, decorations and ribbons to wrap up your biscuits, ready to present to friends. Click through our recipes for Christmas cookies now for instant inspiration...
Snowflake biscuits (pictured) are so easy to make, but with a very pretty look, which makes them extra special for Christmas.
Looking more Christmas ideas? Take a look at all our Christmas recipes.
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Make a family of gingerbread men (and women) as the perfect Christmas cookies to share. These are a classic recipe that you'll make again and again. Use icing pens to decorate them, or you can leave them plain - whichever you prefer!
Iced And Spiced Biscuits
Iced and spiced Christmas biscuits are made with cinnamon and spices for the real taste of Christmas, plus they look so pretty with their delicate icing. They make a lovely gift, if wrapped in lovely cellophane with a pretty ribbon. See the iced and spiced biscuits recipe.
German Cinnamon Star Biscuits
Make pretty German cinnamon star biscuits to give as a gift - they're delicately spiced with cinnamon which means that as they bake they'll fill your home with the really delicious and inviting smell of baked festive biscuits. Yum!
Christmas Shortbread Biscuits
Why not make your own beautiful shortbread biscuit selection and place in a pretty tin as a foodie gift for friends? With just five ingredients, it's a simple gift that you can decorate beautifully and will always be well-received by friends.
These traditional soft German lebkuchen biscuits are deliciously spiced with ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. They also have candied peel or ginger inside too - although you can omit this if you prefer. You can also coat them in white glacé icing to give a festive snowy effect.
Orange Pecan and Cranberry Biscotti
These orange, pecan and cranberry biscotti have all the flavour of Christmas and would make a smart gift. This is a classic Italian hard biscuit that's surprisingly easy to make. The orange, pecan and cranberry give it a very festive feel.
Welcome guests into your home for tea with these fabulous mini gingerbread houses. You can make one large house or these three mini houses and cover with sweets or this stylish icing and gold leaf effect. This is a great recipe to help get ahead as you can make them 2-3 weeks in advance.
These snowflake cookies will look beautiful as a decoration for the Christmas tree - just make holes in the dough - and are lovely and light so you can definitely have more than one! They're really simple and you can decorate them if you like.
Double Chocolate Biscuits
We filled these chocolate shortbread biscuits with a rich ganache but you could also fill them with butter cream - try adding peppermint essence too if you like. Have a bunch of these ready before friends or family come round and they'll be very happy guests!
Ginger and Spice Biscuits
Orange and Ginger Cookies with Marzipan
What could be more seasonal than a combination of ginger and citrus flavours? These quick and easy ginger cookies with marzipan are a breeze to make, so you can take your time over the elaborate decoration!
Almond and Chocolate Biscotti
Almond and chocolate biscotti make lovely presents wrapped up in cellophane and ribbon, but will also finish off Christmas dinner in style with a strong coffee.
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