Last Minute Christmas Recipes – Wk 51 & 52 CookBlogShare

It’s so close to Christmas but of course, there is still time to make some delicious food. In this CookBlogShare recipe round up I have pulled together the best last minute Christmas recipes you can try.

Whether it is last minute baking, mains or a cheeky cocktail recipe this round up has a great range of recipes to try.

Appertisers for Christmas

I love sharing platters especially when there are fresh baguettes and lots of dips and nibbles. These two recipes are perfect for a brilliant pimped up snack time for all the family.

This Gluten Free Brown Baguette looks absolutely incredible. Pass me a large slice and some butter and I will be a happy girl! Soft, fluffy and totally bready, it’s easy to make and utterly delicious. Rice Free, Nut Free, Soy Free. Optional Dairy Free.

Check out Gluten Free Alchemists’s Gluten free brown baguette recipe

Creamy, smoky, sweet, sour and deliciously savoury, this vegan smoky ham dip is a real crowd pleaser. Perfect for the party season. It’s the star of the show in this easy party platter and because it’s vegan everyone can enjoy it.

Check out the vegan smoked ham dip by Tin and Thyme

Last minute christmas recipes – Late night treats

With long dark evenings, it’s worth preparing a few treats to enjoy when wrapped up in a blanket watching the best Christmas movies. I have chosen these two treats – a rich chocolate cookie perfect for the whole family and a warming orange cocktail.

Fudgy, soft and oh so delicious, these Double Chocolate Cookies are a must bake. They’re quick and easy to make and don’t need chilling so you can have freshly baked cookies ready in minutes!

Check out Curly’s Cooking double chocolate cookies recipe

I wish I could reach out and grab this cocktail! The classic Margarita gets a festive makeover with Amaretto and fresh orange juice. Perfect for a winter night in, these Amaretto Orange Margaritas are a real treat.

Check out Carrie’s Kitchen’s Amaretto orange margaritas

Recipes for Christmas morning

Christmas morning is such a special moment over Christmas and when you love food there are some great options to eat when you start your day. There is still time to make these last minute Christmas recipes.

I adore Panettone and following this recipe I discovered how much easier it is to make than you would think. An incredible recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Panettone, with a light, open and authentic crumb. Tall and majestic, this chocolate version of the most famous of yeasted Italian Christmas Cakes is moist and buttery and dotted with little bites of chocolate. Exactly as it should be… No one will EVER know that it’s gluten free.

Check out Gluten Free Alchemist’s Gluten Free chocolate chip panettone recipe

Delight your kids during Holiday Season with this homemade Christmas Cereal. It’s perfect for children plus any elves who happen to be visiting! Containing white chocolate pretzels, fruit loops, marshmallows, dried cranberries and a sprinkling of candy, this is the ultimate Elf on the Shelf Breakfast.

Check out Family Food Kitchen’s Elf on the Shelf Breakfast recipe

Other last minute Christmas recipes

Honey Mustard Cocktail Sausages
Mince Pie Cake
Cranberry Cheesecake
Cookie Jars
Christmas pudding ice cream
Christmas chocolate traybake

What is CookBlogShare?

CookBlogShare is a community for food bloggers to share recipes and foodie posts and generally support the food blogging community. The community is centred around the #CookBlogShare linky.

It is a wonderful way for a wide range of food writers, recipe creators and bloggers to come together and share each other’s recipes.

The linky is now hosted regularly by Me (Sisley) from Sew White & Chloe from Feast Glorious Feast. New members are always welcome to join so make sure you invite your other food blogger friends!

The last linky was hosted by Melissa at who put together a collection of the best cozy recipes for December nights.

How to take part in this week’s #CookBlogShare


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