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Christmas 2023: From cookies to chocolate yule log, 5 easy festive cooking recipes

As Christmas is around the corner, here are five easy and delicious recipes that can be made at home.  

Christmas 2023: From cookies to chocolate yule log, 5 easy festive cooking recipes RKK
First Published Dec 17, 2023, 4:00 PM IST

It is the season to spread joy and indulge in the delightful world of Christmas cooking. In the spirit of simplicity and warmth, all you need this season is a curated collection of easy-to-follow, yet elegantly satisfying recipes that promise to bring joy to your festive celebrations. Here are some recipes shared by BSH Home Appliances India. 

Healthy Christmas cookies

For a guilt-free indulgence, explore the world of healthy Christmas cookies.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut oil, and dark chocolate.
  • Shape the dough into festive figures and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before indulging in pure, wholesome indulgence.

Christmas 2023: From cookies to chocolate yule log, 5 easy festive cooking recipes RKK

Coffee and chocolate yule log

  • Blend eggs, sugar, flour, and coffee powder to make the chocolate sponge cake batter. 
  • Spread evenly into a parchment-lined Swiss roll pan before baking at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  • Once the cake is done, immediately invert it onto a kitchen towel.
  • Peel off the parchment and while still warm, roll up the cake around the towel.
  • Unroll the cake and cover inside with fluffy coffee buttercream then reroll up into a tight log.
  • Use more buttercream to coat the outside of the rolled cake before marking the edges with a fork and garnishing with melted chocolate and chocolate shards to mimic bark and give the festive appearance of an actual yule log.
  • Finish by dusting with powdered sugar and raspberries for a showstopping Christmas dessert.

Christmas 2023: From cookies to chocolate yule log, 5 easy festive cooking recipes RKK

Flaky Chettinad chicken pie

  • To make Chettinad chicken pie, sauté onions, tomato, and homemade Chettinad masala before adding shredded chicken and cooking until tender. Allow the filling to cool completely.
  • Next, line cute ramekins with circles of your favorite flaky and buttery shortcrust pastry.
  • Evenly divide the flavorful Chettinad chicken filling into the pastry-lined ramekins.
  • Cut out star or Christmas tree-shaped pastry pieces and decoratively top the pies.
  • Securely seal the edges, poke a tiny hole for ventilation, and glaze with egg wash before baking at 375°F for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden brown.

Baked Pesto Paneer

  • Elevate your main course with Baked Pesto Paneer.
  • Begin by marinating paneer in your preferred pesto sauce, allowing it to soak in the rich flavors.
  • Once well-coated, place the marinated paneer on a baking tray, ready to transform in the oven. Ensure a perfect blend of tenderness and crispiness as it cooks, achieving an even golden brown exterior.

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Loaded baked potatoes

  • Bake large rinsed potatoes directly on the oven rack at 425°F for 1 hour.
  • Halve and scoop out flesh, and mix with crispy bacon bits, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chives.
  • Spoon mixture back and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • May these recipes bring joy to your kitchen and warmth to your table.
  • From savory sides to sweet treats, each dish is a celebration of simple ingredients and heartfelt flavors. 

So, here's to a season filled with delicious moments, shared laughter, and the joy of creating memories through the art of home cooking.

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