Christmas cookies and biscuits

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  • Christmas biscuits and Christmas cookies are quick and easy to make, from glitzy festive cookies to skiing teddy bear biscuits.

    Delicious little Christmas cookies and biscuits bring out the magic of Christmas for everyone. We’ve got loads of lovely ideas to get you started, from gingerbread houses to twinkle stars, teddy bears to tree decorations. Let’s get cracking!

    (Another great thing about Christmas biscuits is – if you’re feeling generous- they can be made in bulk and wrapped as lovely gifts – and of course, they’re also ideal for Christmas bake sales.)

    Click through to see all our Christmas biscuit and cookie recipes…

    These glitzy Christmas cookies (above) would make the perfect homemade food gift for friends or family. Infused with cinnamon and vanilla extract, these biscuits taste as good as they look.

    Get the recipe: Glitzy Christmas cookies

    What is the difference between cookies and biscuits?

    The main difference between a cookie and a biscuit is all down to the ingredients. Cookies are a more decadent dessert packed with ingredients like chocolate and fruit, whereas a biscuit has much simpler recipes, often comprising of flour, sugar and butter. A biscuit is much easier to decorate using royal icing to help make wonderful christmas creations, perfect for gifting!

    How long will decorated sugar cookies last?

    Once decorated your cookies will keep for one week when stored in an air tight container so you want to make sure you bake them fresh if they’re being made for gifting purposes! Make sure the icing decorations have had plenty of time to dry and set before attempting to stack your biscuits, you wouldn’t want them to smudge!

    Christmas cookies and biscuits