3 Simple Christmas Recipes To Get You In The Merry Spirit

3 Simple Christmas Recipes To Get You In The Merry Spirit

From delightful desserts to warming drinks, set the mood for Christmas with these wholesome recipes that bring the merry cheer.
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Christmas is always a whirlwind of activity – between finding the perfect gift to gearing up for the end of the year, the holiday season is full of parties, get-togethers and celebrations. If you’re the one who’s hosting the holiday party this season, we’ve got the perfect Christmas menu for you. Or if you’re someone who just loves to eat good food, these simple recipes can be easily made at home. They’re the comfort food you love, perfect to enjoy in this cold weather.

3 Christmas Recipes To Make At Home

1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Image by Mohena Alhuwalia

Time: 15 minutes                                                        Yield: 4 cups 

Ingredients Measurement 
Heavy Cream 1 ½ cup 
Milk 1 ½ cup 
Sugar ¼ cup 
Salt A pinch 
Dark chocolate (chopped) ¾ cup 
Peppermint oil 3 drops 
For Garnish 
Whipped cream  ½ cup 
Chocolate shavings ¼ cup 


  1. In a saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and salt and heat over medium-low heat.  
  1. When the cream mixture begins to steam, add the chopped chocolate and stir until melted.  
  1. Stir in the peppermint oil.  
  1. Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. 

2. Eggless Christmas Plum Cake

Image by Mohena Alhuwalia

Time: 1 hour 45 minutes                                            Yield: 1 9-inch cake 

Ingredients Measurements 
Oil ½ cup 
Orange juice 1 ½ cup 
Dark Brown Sugar 1 cup 
Dates (chopped) 15  
Dry Figs (chopped) 6 – 8 figs 
Raisins 1/3 cup 
Tutti Frutti/ Candied Fruits ½ cup 
Cinnamon powder ¼ tsp 
Cardamom powder 1/8 tsp 
Clove powder 1/8 tsp 
Yoghurt 1/3 cup 
Orange zest 1 tsp 
Maida 2 ½ cup 
Salt ½ tsp 
Baking powder 1 tsp 
Baking soda ¼ tsp 
Mixed nuts 1/3 cup 


  1. In a bowl, combine orange juice, brown sugar, dates, figs, raisins, and tutti frutti and set aside for 1 hour or overnight. 
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a 9-inch tin. 
  1. In a large bowl sift all dry ingredients and side aside. 
  1. In another bowl, combine yoghurt, oil, soaked mixture and mixed nuts. 
  1. Fold in the dry ingredients and form a batter. 
  1. Pour in the prepared tin and garnish with nuts. 
  1. Bake at 180 C for 45 – 50 minutes or until done. 
  1. Remove and cool completely 

3. Eggless Gingerbread Cookies

Image by Mohena Alhuwalia

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes                                                  Yield: 25 cookies 

Ingredients Measurements 
Maida ¾ cup 
Brown sugar 1/8th cup 
Honey/ Molasses 1/8th cup 
Unsalted butter  
Baking powder ¼ tsp 
Baking soda ¼ tsp 
Salt 1/8th tsp 
Dry Ginger powder 1/4th tsp 
Cinnamon powder ½ tsp 
Clove powder A pinch 
Nutmeg powder A pinch 
Black pepper powder A pinch 
Cardamom powder 1/4th tsp 


  1. Sieve flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and all spices. Set aside. 
  1. In a bowl, whisk brown sugar and butter until sugar melts and it’s fluffy. 
  1. Add honey and whisk for 2 minutes. 
  1. Add the dry ingredients and mix well to form a dough. 
  1. Cling wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour. 
  1. Remove and roll out to 1/4th inch thickness. 
  1. Cut using a cookie cutter and place on a greased tray. 
  1. Bake at 180 C for 10 – 12 minutes in preheated oven. 
  1. Cool down on a wire rack and then store. 

We hope these Christmas recipes bring the warmth and joy of the season to your dinner table. Happy Holidays!

About the author:

Mohena Ahluwalia is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. She has been baking for more than 8 years now.

Mohena conducts baking workshops at her studio in Pune and also takes orders. She is also a healthy food content creator and loves sharing recipes online.
You can connect with her on Instagram or email her at onceuponacake3@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onceuponacakeindia/
Website: www.onceuponacake.co.in

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