As we move quickly into the Holiday Season, it means we have plenty of excuses to indulge in some festive snacks and treats. Whether you are spending Christmas with extended friends and family, or just those who live in your home, these delicious recipes are sure to go down a treat.
To begin with, you need to ensure that your kitchen is stock with the essential baking supplies and ingredients. Though what you’ll need for each recipe varies, you’ll find time and time again that many of them rely on the same tools or base ingredients.
Essential Kitchen Tools
- Measuring cups
- Mixing bowl
- Cookie cutters
- Wooden spoon
- Rolling pin
- Collection of knives
- Baking tray
- Cake tin
- Muffin tin
- Baking paper
Essential Kitchen Ingredients
- Self-raising flour
- Plain flour
- Vanilla essence
- Cupcake cases
Once you’ve got your cupboards fully stocked, its time to get baking. Here are some of the best holiday recipes that you can try out this year.
Who said that indulges have to be unhealthy? In fact, there are hundreds of recipes, such as this Pumpkin and gingersnap cheesecake, that manage to remain relatively healthy whilst still satisfying your sweet tooth! This cheesecake is the perfect after-dinner treat and will look great in the centre of the table.
Each and every chef will have their own cookie-dough recipe that they’ll turn to time again and again – and for a good reason. They are delicious and don’t take too much time to make. They are also an excellent snack to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve!
When you think of the holidays, it is certain that specific flavours and tastes will instantly come to mind. Often, one of those flavours is peppermint! Luckily, peppermint pairs excellently with chocolate to make this mouthwatering dessert that is perfect for any festive celebration.
Christmas is about more than just food, it is also the perfect time to indulge in some mouthwatering drinks that help you get into the festive spirit. Eggnog is made from eggs, sugar, milk, cream, nutmeg and finally rum, though it is also delicious without the alcohol if you wanted to make a kid-friendly version!
Peppermint shakes are a brilliant festive drink and even better, they don’t cost a lot of money to make. In fact, these delicious shakes can be made using just three ingredients, many of which you already have in your cupboard. The shakes are made using ice cream, milk and candy canes!
Baking can be a fun activity for the whole family and is a great way to make memories that will last. Therefore, these Santa-themed marshmallow sugar cookies are the perfect choice – and children of all ages will enjoy making AND eating these sweet treats. When baking together, try not to focus on the mess you make. Messy, fun memories are often the ones that last a lifetime.