Last Minute Homemade Christmas Treats

Ran out of time? Been busy, and don’t know where the time has gone, but you want to gift something homemade for the holidays? Look no further than my list of simple recipes. Some are no-bake (with no oven required), some go in the oven but are super quick to prepare. Some are sweet, and some are savoury. All things you can make on Christmas eve if need be.

Speedy Mince Pie Swirls

Here’s a sweet version of my Speedy Cheese Swirls recipe. Speedy Mince Pie Swirls have the same minced fruit filling of your favourite mince pies, but can be made much easier and quicker.

Chocolate Coconut Scottish Shortbread

Using my Traditional Scottish Shortbread recipe, I developed this chocolate and coconut version, with just a hint of anise! Still with the same melt in the mouth texture, I have been told my shortbread is so much better than a certain popular brand you can buy! So if you love my shortbread recipe, the next experience is the Chocolate Coconut Scottish Shortbread.

Reviewing Mary Berry’s Brandy Snaps Recipe

Very much a common sweet treat consumed during Christmas time, I have been making these Brandy Snaps by Mary Berry, for several years. And with the popularity of the Great British Bake Off (Great British Baking Show), many American’s & Canadians are eager to try out recipes they see on the show. So here is my review of Mary Berry’s recipe, including anything I feel you need to know, to successfully make this taste sweet treat.

GINGERBREAD CRINKLE COOKIES RECIPE REVIEW

This is my review of Anna Olson’s recipe for Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies. I was on the hunt for a new gingerbread cookie, that would not only bake off soft, but stay that way, as well have a nice chewy texture. Read on to hear my thoughts on this recipe by Anna Olson.