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#1 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

I like to make special treats around Christmas. So far this year we've made gingerbread men and Rudolph tartlets. The Rudolph tartlets were a hit!
I'm looking for some fun new recipes to ad to my Christmas baking repertoire. Anyone have recipes they'd like to share? What are your kids favourites? And yours?

#2 9ferals

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

Santa hat brownies!

#3 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

Those are gorgeous! Thanks

#4 citylife

Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Ruldolph tartlets?????? How do you make those?

A fav we make every year is Choc Royal mini puddings and chocolate balls.

I have also made gingerbread men and a similar thing to the above posted recipe however use the strawberry for the base as well as the hat

#5 Jjbeanz

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

I know it's simple but we make rocky road. Cadbury chocolate melted and mix in lolly raspberries, marshmallow, nuts and any other lolly that we think would be nice ( clinkers, honeycomb, mint leaves, Turkish delight, cherry ripe etc ) kids love it and adults too lol

#6 Eirinn

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

I am less into novelty and more into traditional treats - we may make any of the following: panforte, rum balls, white christmas, shortbread, sugar cookies, German ginger cookies (forget what they are called)...


Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

I'd love some non-chocolate recipes. Going to the ILs for Christmas and would like to take some goodies, but my poor FIL is allergic to chocolate. I'd love to do rum balls for him, but of course they are all cocoa based..I am going to do White Christmas, I did gingerbread men last year but not sure I can be bothered with them this year.

#8 All-New

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Rum balls, rocky road, white christmas.  I haven't made them but those stain glass window biscuits cut into xmas shapes

#9 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

City life- the Rudolph tartlet recipe is http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/27423/butt...colate+tartlets
Not sure how to do a link on my phone. Sorry.
Eta- it appears the link is automatic

Edited by Broxie, 26 November 2012 - 06:28 PM.

#10 flipped out

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

Runaway Princess - my sister makes a version of 'rum balls' with white choc bits and craisins without cocoa which she calls snowballs that are really yummy. I'm sure you could leave out the white choc and just use craisins original.gif

#11 Eirinn

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE (SMOKER @ 26/11/2012, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I haven't made them but those stain glass window biscuits cut into xmas shapes

I tried them last year but to be honest they were not worth the effort.

#12 rogue-shadow

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

We make Star Christmas Trees, Biscotti and shortbread usually. Though was thinking of making chocolate coated peppermint sticks this year if I can find any and snowman cake pops.
Those reindeer tartlets are seriously adorable, they may have to go on my baking list too.

#13 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

Rogue-shadow: do you have a recipe for star Christmas tree?

#14 TheGreenSheep

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

This Salted Caramel Fudge I got from EB last year. It is delicious! Great gift idea too. I think I may have almost eaten the whole lot. I also made truffles, but I don't know where I got them off. Maybe here?

#15 AnotherFeral

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

I have vague plans to make a few batches of macarons.

#16 Katie_bella

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE (TheGreenSheep @ 26/11/2012, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This Salted Caramel Fudge I got from EB last year. It is delicious! Great gift idea too. I think I may have almost eaten the whole lot. I also made truffles, but I don't know where I got them off. Maybe here?


#17 rogue-shadow

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

No recipe, they're pretty much any flavour biscuits (I make Green Tea or Gingerbread) cut into gradually decreasing star shapes and stacked on top on one another. Decorated with icing and assorted small candy pieces.

They come out looking like this - http://www.chatelaine.com/wp-content/uploa...erbread-1-l.png

Now I'm off on a hunt for more ideas, just found one for clay ornaments to add to the make list - http://woodsidekitchen.blogspot.com.au/201...ecorations.html

#18 jenjams

Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

I make up mini Christmas Puddings as gifts for teachers etc.


I have altered the recipe here and there but they are tasty and look good.

#19 Missmarymack

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

I do more traditional fare too
Fruit mince
Rum balls
Mini puddings
Christmas cake(s)
Chocolate cherry rounds (sort of like a rum ball or truffle - seriously yummy!)

And this year I'm going to add almond fingers to the list

I LOVE Christmas baking (my ass however does not like it so much wink.gif )

Edited by Missmarymack, 27 November 2012 - 07:16 AM.

#20 idignantlyright

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

My 13 & 8 yr olds practiced their cookie and shape cutting skills last night on some almond icing. The 8yr old is way better than the 13yr old.
This weekend they will make gingerbread cookies and cupcakes with little fondant shapes on them.

#21 Missmarymack

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Gingerbread! How could I have forgotten gingerbread? I can't wait until my girls are older and we can make a gingerbread house together <3

#22 citylife

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

Thanks Broxie those Rulolph tarts look gorgeous!

#23 Charlies Angel

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

QUOTE (Broxie @ 26/11/2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rogue-shadow: do you have a recipe for star Christmas tree?

Spotlight sell a 'christmas tree' kit with about 4 star cookie cutters as well as a wooden base and pole that you use up the middle to keep it all together.

I'm sure that you don't need it, but I bought one as it looked like fun. About $15-20? (I got mine on sale for half that price).

#24 Eirinn

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

oh yes, fruit mince tarts for DH if I can be assed, and a non-traditional Christmas pudding icecream for me!

#25 #YKG

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

I have made for a Christmas party snowflake cupcakes, candy Kane cupcakes & Christmas tree cupcakes. Ive made the rudolf tart things and the pretzels for antlers were a PIA

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