Handmade Christmas Cookie Gifts

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With 3 weeks to go until Christmas, its the perfect time to create some homemade gifts, to give to your friends and family?

Every year I make a batch of these chocolate chip cookies and decorate them to look like Christmas puddings. Using royal icing, I then pipe the name of the person I’m given them to, on the front of each of them. Over the years I have found these make a great stocking filler gift and are perfect for a little snack whilst they open the rest of their presents. I also make a few extra for me to enjoy whilst I’m piping all the names.

Christmas cookies

I absolutely love the flavour of these cookies, they are a really moreish chocolate chip cookie, which has just the right amount of crunch. If you would like to make your own, there is a video tutorial available below or on my Youtube Channel where I give all the details for the exact recipe and all the instructions on how to make them. I then show you exactly how I decorate them with royal icing drips and holly made from the PME cutters.

Christmas cookies

I then finish them off by placing each cookie into a clear cellophane bag and tying them with a ribbon, making them a lovely homemade gift for Christmas.

Also don’t for get to check out some of my other Christmas related video tutorials.

Christmas pudding cookies

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Cookies

Author: Cakes by Lynz
Create a yummy Christmas treat with these Christmas pudding themed chocolate cookies. They make the perfect gift!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Decorating Time45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 Cookies
Recipe Type Cookies
Keyword Chocolate Cookies, Christmas Pudding


  • 225 g Butter (8oz)
  • 140 g Caster Sugar (5oz)
  • 250 g Plain Flour (9oz)
  • 25 g Cocoa Powder (1oz)
  • 350 g Chocolate Chips (12oz)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 200 g Royal Icing Sugar to decorate
  • Red and green fondant to decorate


  • First add your room temperature butter into you mixing bowl, along with your caster sugar. Cream these together with a wooden spoon or electric hand whisk.
  • To this add your egg yolk and mix this through, before adding your vanilla extract and mixing that all together.
  • You can then sift in your flour and add your cocoa powder. Mix this up until it's completely combined and resembles cookie dough. You can then add in your chocolate chips. I find it easier to mix these into the dough using my hands (just make sure they are clean).
  • To get all my cookies the same size and a perfect circle for my Christmas puddings I use a 3 inch cookie cutter. Place some parchment paper onto a baking tray and measure out 80g of mixture and push it into your cookie cutter.
  • Place your cookies into a preheated oven at 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit / gas mark 5) for around 12 – 15 minutes.
  • Place your cookies onto a cooking rack to cool before we decorate them.
  • To decorate your cookies mix up some Royal Icing using Royal Icing sugar. Place this into a piping bag with a number 4 piping nozzle. You can then pipe around the top of the cookie, making drip marks across the top half of the cookie.
  • Whilst this is starting to set, take some green fondant and cut out some holly, using a cutter and make some red balls for the berries. Attach these to the top of your cookie, before leaving them to set completely.

Thank you for reading!

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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