3 Exciting Christmas Baking Activities To Get You Into The Festive Mood

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3 exciting Christmas baking activities to get you into the festive mood!

It is finally, everyone’s favourite time of year. Time to make the Christmas baking. The markets are starting to open, everyone’s pilling on the hat, scarf and big winter coats. Ear muffs and hats are coming out from the back of the closet and slowly, the mornings get darker and frostier. The discussion of “putting the tree up” starts to take place and people start searching the shops for everyone’s presents.

Christmas tunes start to play on the radio and our favourite Christmas movies like elf and home alone appear on the TV more and more each year. The kids, your friends, or even your family, all want to plan a Christmas, fun, activity. And what is better than some Christmas baking? Nothing. Exactly. It gets everyone into the festive feeling, it is fun to do, everyone enjoys it, and then you have some delicious snacks at the end of it.

Today I will tell you some of my favourite Christmas cooking to get you feeling Christmassy, and have fun with your friends and family.

Christmas baking – melted snowman

The first Christmas baking activity is a melted snowman cookie. One of my favourite things to make in the festive season, I have made it many years now, it is such a good idea, super fun and creative, and extremely tasty! Trust me, the kids will love this, and It would also be such a great snack to pass around at your Christmas celebrations!

All you need is;

Digestive biscuit- plain biscuit

Icing sugar and water to make glaze icing- or white chocolate

Marshmallows

An icing pen

for the method;

All you want to do is get your digestive biscuit and get your icing. If you are using powdered icing/ icing sugar, weigh out around 50g into a bowl and add in about 5ml water, until it is thick, but gloopy icing. If you need more water just add a dribble, but make sure you do not make the icing watery, to the point it will run off your cookie.

If you are using white chocolate, boil a pot of water (only fill the pot to around a quarter of the way up, to make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water) and place a glass bowl on top and break up your chocolate into it. Stir the chocolate in the bowl until it is fully melted, then take the bowl off the heat and set it at the side to cool down.

Then, once your icing is cooled and ready, get your biscuit and spread it on messily, to make it look like a puddle. Then, before the icing or chocolate dries, stick your marshmallow in the middle, making a head for the snowman. Then, with your gel or icing pens, draw on eyes, an orange, a carrot nose, a mouth and in the icing once it has dried, arms!

And that is you! Allow the cookies to set and then they are ready to enjoy!

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Christmas baking

Christmas baking – tree cupcakes

The next recipe is Christmas tree cupcakes! These are a bit trickery than the cupcakes, however, they are worth it in the end! What you will need for the cupcakes-

50g margarine

50g flour

50g caster sugar

vanilla essence

Green butter icing

a mini ice cream cone

Start by baking your cupcakes, if you would like to see how to make these, click this link here!

Once you have made your cupcakes, it is time to get to the decorating and the fun part!

Start by applying a thin layer of buttercream to the base of your cupcake, and then stick one of your mini cones into the middle of the cake. Then, apply your green buttercream into a piping bag, or you can stick it into a fridge bag/ zip lock bag and cut a small piece out of the corner. Then, pipe small dots all around the bottom of the cone, making sure to cover it all.

Then, go all the way up the cone, getting smaller and smaller as you go up until it looks like a tree! You can sprinkle some powdered sugar over the top of your tree if you could like to make it look snowy. Then you’re done! Your cupcakes are ready to eat and enjoy!

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Christmas Baking

Christmas baking – Christmas pudding cookies

The third and final baking is chocolate pudding cookies! Again these are super fun to make, To make the cookies all you will need;

chocolate cookie mix, if you would like to purchase one, try it here. Or if you would like to follow a recipe, search for one online!

White chocolate or again, powdered icing and water

green icing pen/ green gel icing

Red smarties or skittles!

Start by making your cookies, and allow them to cool once you have made them! And then, again, melt your white chocolate the same way as before-

boil a pot of water (only fill the pot to around a quarter of the way up, to make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water) and place a glass bowl on top and break up your chocolate into it. Stir the chocolate in the bowl until it is fully melted, then take the bowl off the heat and set it at the side to cool down.

and if you want to use icing-

If you are using powdered icing/ icing sugar, weigh out around 50g into a bowl and add in about 5ml water, until it is thick, but gloopy icing. If you need more water just add a dribble, but make sure you do not make the icing watery, to the point it will run off your cookie.

Once you have made your chosen icing, you want to take one cookie, and dip about a quarter/ half of it into the icing. Make it messy, almost like a cloud, and then place your red smarties or skittles in the middle, in a triangle shape.

Allow your icing to set, and then draw leaves on either side of the berries triangle, and your done!

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Christmas baking!

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