Christmas biscuits

Christmas biscuits
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Top 10: Christmas biscuits & festive treats

There is no better way to get in the festive spirit than by whipping up a tray of festive biscuits or gingerbread.

You don't have to jump on a plane and visit a Christmas market in order to bring festive cheer into your own home. While there's no denying that it's fun to sip a Gluhwein or hot punch whilst wandering around from hut to hut, you can get into a jolly mood easily enough at home with your own home-made punch and biscuits.

Let aromas of cinnamon and vanilla waft through the house as the Christmas season gets underway in earnest. Whether you lean towards classic Swiss biscuits or moreish Christmas shortbread, it's not necessary to be an expert baker to enjoy this tradition. In fact one of our favourite recipes, Persian biscuits, takes just 20 minutes from start to finish!

So don that apron, switch on some carols and get out that mixer. Here are ten of our favourite recipes from classic Austrian Vanillekipfer to the more prosaically titled – but no less delicious – chocolate 'sausage'.

Top 10 sweets & treats for Christmas

The Falstaff team wishes you and your loved ones a happy holiday season.

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This crispy biscuit from Scotland is a refreshing change for the Christmas table.
Christmas Shortbread
The aromas of this Scottish classic have been adapted for the Christmas season.
By Marion Topitschnig