Ideas for Festive Christmas Bakes and Treats

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Looking for some inspiration for your festive Christmas bakes and treats? We've put together a collection of biscuits, cakes, bakes and traditional Christmas favourites to inspire you in the kitchen this Christmas. Here are our top ideas for festive Christmas bakes and treats.

Christmas Macarons

A sophisticated treat, these Christmas Macarons are a perfect after dinner party treat or edible gift for friends. With endless iced designs, you can add some extra sparkle with edible lustre spray.

Mince Pies

A traditional English staple over the festive period, mince pies are beautifully spiced and can be whipped up quickly for family, friends and leaving out for Santa!

Snowflake Biscuits

Add some winter magic to your kitchen with snowflake cutters. Perfect for creating garlands, homemade biscuit gifts and edible tree decorations. 

Iced Cookies

Iced Christmas cookies are great to have on standby for extra guests over the Christmas period as well as leaving out for Santa! Made using the Wilton 18 piece Christmas Cookie Cutter Set.

Gingerbread Men

The mini Gingerbread man mould from Wilton is ideal for creating mini cakes, brownies, chocolates and more. Finish the mini treats off with minimal decoration. 

Chocolate Buns

A chocolately treat which are great fun to make with the kids. These chocolate and peppermint muffins can be easily decorated by little hands using crushed candy canes or sugared Christmas sprinkles.

Cut out pastry

Christmas biscuits can be cut and decorated in a wide range of shapes, a perfect speedy bake these can be created and baked in less than 40 minutes! Made using the Wilton 101 Piece Cookie Cutter Set.

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are the perfect edible gift! They can be flavoured with peppermint, rum, Baileys, the options are endless! Get the recipe here!

Christmas Petit Fours

These Christmas Petit Fours require slightly more time and effort but you can produce beautifully decorated treats. Finish with an iced design or Christmas sugar sprinkles.

Gooey Chocolate Fondant Pudding

A gooey chocolate fondant pudding is an indulgent treat for Christmas dinner parties. Add an extra Christmas touch with sugarpaste holly leaves and rum truffles.

Reindeer Cake

A sure hit with children and adults, this cute reindeer cake is perfect for those who don't like a traditional fruit cake. Made using the Wilton Reindeer Cake Pan Set.


A traditional German Christmas cake like bread, Stollen is lightly spiced and flled with marzipan, nuts, and dried or candied fruit.