BLOGMAS: Christmas Desserts to try this festive season…

It’s no secret I love Christmas baking… it truly gives me all the “feel good” and hygge vibes, scents my house beautifully and tastes delicious! This year I have more time on my hands now that I’m on holidays earlier than I usually would be, which means you can expect to find me in the kitchen baking lots of Christmas spice desserts and all things nice, during December! Today I thought I would share some of my favourite Pinterest desserts to inspire you to get creative in the kitchen this festive season, and try and recreate some of these, I definitely want to try some of these the moment the calendar flips to December – hehehe!  From the classic ginger-bread biscuit to Insta-worthy mini finger food sweets including strawberry santas and mini puddings, I’ve searched the internet to find the loveliest recipes to get your hygge on this festive season! I hope you enjoy it – happy baking! 🙂

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Hazelnut & Brandy Forest Cake

Isn’t this just the cutest and most Instagramable Christmas cake you’ve ever seen?! It’s absolutely stunning, and is definitely on my holiday baking to-do list… (yes, I have a list of festive desserts I’d love to make this Christmas!) 🙂 This hazelnut and brandy forest cake is by Donna Hay, one of my favourite Australian Chefs, so its guaranteed to be packed with flavour and taste delicious!

If you’re interested in recreating this recipe, you can access it through the Donna Hay website here.

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Almond & Cinnamon Christmas Stars

A classic but a goodie, gingerbread biscuits are a wonderful sweet treat to celebrate Christmas with friends and family! Not to mention, the scent of them baking in the oven is second to none… 🙂

You can read the full recipe on the Heavenlynn Healthy blog here.

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Spiced Sticky Date, Caramel & Star-Anise Cake

You had me at stick date and caramel pudding… this decadent dessert has been given a modern twist by masterchef Donna Hay and is decorated so beautifully that it looks almost too good to eat (keyword: almost…) 🙂

You can access the full recipe on the Donna Hay website here.

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Sweet Strawberry Santas

I’ve seen these cute mini santas on Pinterest many times before, and think they are absolutely gorgeous! I am hoping to try recreating these for an upcoming Christmas gathering, and I have a feeling they will be a crowd pleaser, don’t you? That’s if they’re not all eaten before I arrive… hehehe 🙂

You can access the full recipe online here.

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Adorable Mini Gingerbread Houses

It’s safe to say that these are undoubtedly the cutest Christmas dessert I have ever seen! I literally squealed when I first discovered these cuties on Pinterest. I think they’re the perfect addition to a warming hot chocolate or spiced festive drink. I am so excited to try making these over the Christmas holidays! If you’re curious to see how mine turned out, you can check them out on my Instagram feed. Enjoy! 🙂

You can access the full recipe online here.

You Need to Be Adding Mini Gingerbread Houses to Your Hot Chocolate   - CountryLiving.com

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Lemon & Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies

Omg, these Christmas spice gingerbread cookies are so sweet, they remind me of a Scandinavian Christmas. If you’re looking for a gingerbread cookie recipe that is something a little different to the classic mix, try adding cardamom into the dough, which is inspired by the Swedish cardamom buns made around this time of year.

You can access the full recipe on Top With Cinnamon’s blog here.

Lemon & Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies

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Gingerbread Topped Christmas Cake

A slight twist on the classic gingerbread men / cookies, this Christmas cake decorated with lovely intricately detailed gingerbread stars is so sweet and is bound to be a crowd pleaser during the festive season! 🙂

You can access the full recipe online here.

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Christmas Pudding Energy Balls

I’ve made these style of mini Christmas puddings for many years now, however, I only just discovered this recipe for an energy ball version of cute Christmas puddings by blogger Niomi Smart recently. I hope to try an recreate this delicious and healthy version of the traditional Christmas pudding again this year, they’re lovely and full of flavour and goodness! You can read the full recipe on her blog here.

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Snowy Chocolate Pinecones

Well aren’t these just gorgeous! You’ll never believe what these edible pinecones are made out of – nut butter and cereal! It’s part healthy, part sweet and lots of fun – a lovely edible Christmas craft activity to entertain children with, but also just as fun to make with your adult friends – and there’s no baking required! I think these chocolate pinecones also look very chic and elegant at a snow-themed event (we have to make believe where I live, but with a little imagination it isn’t too hard!). Mother Nature never tasted so sweet.

You can access the full recipe on Handmade by Charlotte’s blog here.

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Classic Christmas Shortbread

Honestly, I don’t think you can ever go wrong with classic shortbread biscuits, they’re just so delicious! Plus, they’re really simple to make, all you need is butter, flour and sugar. I love this classic Christmas star design below – simple but oh so pretty! 🙂

You can access the full recipe online here.

Delicious Shortbread  | Recipe | Western Star

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Ginger-Bread Men

Speaking of cute tiny festive desserts, aren’t these mini ginger-bread men so sweet – they’re almost too cute to eat (almost! 🙂 ). I made some mason jar ginger-bread layered jars for festive gifts for my girlfriends last year and they all loved making ginger-bread cookies with them! So I thought I’d link to the recipe for the ginger-bread mix I made here which you may be interested in recreating these cute ginger-bread men featured below with… 🙂

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Subtle Spice Gingerbread Cookies

If you’re not usually a fan of gingerbread cookies and find their flavour/spice to be overpowering, then this is the recipe for you! These lovely gingerbread cookies have a subtle ginger flavour, with the richness of the molasses taking the majority of the flavour, and then decorate them with this simple three ingredient homemade icing! I’m so excited to try and recreate these gingerbread cookies! Are you a fan of gingerbread cookies? 🙂

You can access the full recipe online here.

Gingerbread Cookies! Homemade classic gingerbread cookies decorated with white royal icing! Easy, festive and scrumptious! #gingerbreadcookies #gingerbread #christmas #christmascookies #christmasbaking

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Gingerbread Men Ice-cream Sandwiches

Oh my, how cute are these! If you live in the southern hemisphere like me, Christmas time is in Summer so more often than not it’s quite hot during festivities! If you’re looking for an exciting gingerbread recipe that will also cool you down, then these Donna Hay gingerbread men ice-cream sandwiches will work a treat! 🙂

You can access the full recipe on Donna Hay here.

Gingerbread Men Ice Cream Sandwiches | Donna Hay

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The Classic Pavlova

Living in Australia, you can’t go past a classic pavlova during the Christmas season…     The perfect dessert for a warm Summer get together with friends, this recipe is definitely on my list of cooking dreams when I’m on holidays! 🙂

You can read the full recipe online here

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I hope you guys enjoyed today’s festive blog post! For more festive inspiration you can follow along on my Instagram and subscribe to my blog here so you can get notifications of new blog posts sent straight to your inbox. 🙂

Also, if you have any suggestions or types of blogmas posts you’d like to see on Daisy Chain Daydreams blog, please don’t hesitate to share – feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below or DM me on Instagram @daisy_chain_daydreams

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season!

Daisy Chain Daydreams xxx 

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