15 cool Christmas recipes

Weihnachtsmänner mit Salzstangen

I am still so honored I am the host of the Food Advent Calendar “Spice It Up!”. If you would like to get an overview, feel free to check out details here. As a host, I decided to recapture the recipes published so far as we are in half of the calendar today on December 12. So if you are still toying with ideas, figuring out the meal plan for Christmas, you need to have a look at all these wonderful recipes for inspiration. Be sure to check back, there will be another roundup at the end for last minute changes!

Main dishes

Spiced pork roast with cranberries

This looks so easy and delicious, yet classic!

Uruguayan deep-dish pizza 

torta de fiambreWhy not try something completely different? Ham instead of poultry and a crazy twist on a deep-dish pizza!

One-pot vegetable lasagna

Done in about half an hour, healthy, delicious, what else do you need for a carefree Christmas?


Braised red cabbage

Perfect for sausages and potatos, but can also be paired with poultry


How to host a cookie baking partyHow to host a macaron baking partyIn case you are doing a cookie exchange or cookie baking, these tips come in handy

Eggnog cookies

If you have leftover eggnog or are looking for something slightly different, these are perfect!

Traditional Linzer Cookies

Linzer PlätzchenYou can also fill traditional Linzer Cookies with your own homemade cherry jam with stern anise from below

GingersnapsNothing beats the classic recipe, right?


Paleo and diary free pumpkin spiced cheesecake

Something super healthy for all your family members with allergies!

Steamed Yoghurt Pudding

Want to wow your family with a completely new and exotic recipe? Try this one from India!

Saffron with rasgullas

I mean, saffron as an expensive and exotic spice for Christmas, do I need to say more?

Marbled peppermint fudge

Christmas without fudge is not going to happen, right?


Cardamom spiced almond milk

I am sure you can make this delicious treat also with regular milk. Sounds so good and cardamom gives it the little extra!

Eggnog with a meringue toppingHomemade eggnog with meringue topping sounds like a really cool idea!

Pumpkin spice lattePumpkin Spice LatteIf you have a bunch of people who are getting tired, try to serve this energizing drink!

Feel free to pin all these ideas!

So what are you thinking of making for Christmas? All planned out? More of a spur of the moment thing?

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