Christmas Baking with your children is a really lovely family Christmas Tradition to do through the festive season. Enjoy all those heady warm Christmas baking smells while dodging those little fingers and faces covered in chocolate! If you’re after some Christmas baking ideas and Christmas recipes, here are our favourite delicious festive Christmas food ideas. All these recipes and have been tried and tested by very hungry Christmas Elves from the North pole here at International Elf Service!
What will you make first out of our Christmas Elf favourites? Christmas Elf Star Cookies, Christmas Tree Pizza, Christmas Peppermint Bark, Christmas Elves Gingerbread Cookies or Christmas Elf Fruity Snowflakes? Or maybe you’d like to try one of our Christmas Activities?
Christmas Baking and Family Christmas Traditions
So what is it that makes you and your family want to start the countdown to Christmas? Is it the Advent Calendar? Putting up the Christmas decorations? Looking forward to your family Christmas traditions? Not to mention all the excitement of starting our Advent Calendar style Elfie’s Christmas Letters, or other International Elf Service Christmas Elf letters from the North Pole around your home?
There’s something else that brings all of these together, that can propel us straight into Christmas at any time of year – a special Christmas ingredient – and that’s all the wonderful smells of the Christmas season! Have you wondered why the smell of orange or cinnamon takes you straight into your childhood Christmas? Whether it’s breathing in the fresh fragrance of pine from the Christmas tree, lighting the fire all ready to toast marshmallows on, and the Christmas candles … or stepping out into the freezing cold snow. Our noses are tickled by a multitude of sensations during this magical time of year! And that’s not all – there’s also the smells of roasting chestnuts, rosemary, sage and garlic … all engrained in our experience and memories of Christmas. There’s actually a neurological link between our sense of smell and the part of our brain that controls memory. The two are inextricably linked.
Christmas Baking Recipes and Christmas Baking Traditions
But the overwhelming scent from Christmas food and traditional Christmas recipes has to be from all the delicious sweet stuff. The hot chocolate, mulled wine and Irish coffee by the fire, and the aromas of orange, chocolate and peppermint coming from the hidden secrets in the Christmas stockings. And then there’s the Christmas Baking … all those warm mince pies, the Christmas cookies, the sticky gingerbread and the traditional fruity Christmas cake with its magical combination of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and vanilla. Why not start your Christmas countdown by baking a batch of Christmas star biscuits, Christmas Peppermint Bark and a side order of Christmas Nibbly Nuts!!
** Don’t forget to write down all your Christmas food ideas, traditional Christmas Recipes, Christmas Baking Ideas and Christmas Baking Recipes every year so they can become a Christmas family tradition in themselves.
You could also include your traditional family Christmas recipes as part of your recorded memories in our International Elf Service Family Christmas Memory Box – the perfect way to collect 20 years worth of cherished Christmas Day memories to make a wonderfully magical Christmas keepsake for the whole family. A really lovely way to keep traditions alive and passed down through the generations – including all those scrumptious Christmas recipes.