The Happy Foodie's Favourite Christmas Cookbooks

If you're in need of some culinary inspiration this Christmas be sure to check out:

Delia's Happy Christmas - Delia Smith

The queen of Christmas, Delia has long been the person we turn to for stress-free festive celebrations.This cookbook will help you to plan your Christmas to the very last culinary detail, acting as an invaluable Christmas organiser from reminding you to make your Christmas pudding and chutneys in November to giving you a crucial countdown for the Last 36 Hours. £5 on

Delia Smith's Happy Christmas cookbook


Primrose Bakery Christmas - Martha Swift

Great for big kids and small, Primrose Bakery Christmas is perfect for getting creative in the kitchen over the festive period.The Primrose Bakery has been bringing an extra bit of twinkle to their Christmas baking for over a decade and in this book reveal their unique twists and exciting reinventions of traditional Christmas treats, as well as all-new recipes to breathe fresh life into your festive baking repertoire. £16 on

Primrose Christmas cookbook


Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities - Nigella Lawson

Nigella Christmas includes everything from scrumptious Christmas cakes and puddings, to quick and easy homemade presents, edible tree-decorations and recipes for feeding friends and family over the holiday season with minimum stress and maximum enjoyment (cook and freeze ahead or slow-cook in the oven), as well as Christmas party food and drinks. A great all-rounder with the magical Nigella stamp. Check out the Prodigious Pavlova and Nigella's Traditional Christmas Cake. £15 on


The Great British Bake Off: Christmas - Lizzie Kamenetzky

The ultimate Bake Off Christmas collection with all of Paul Hollywood’s and Mary Berry’s Christmas masterclass recipes, The Great British Bake Off: Christmas is packed with everything from edible decorations and delicious gifts to party dishes and showstopping centrepieces. Highlights include Mary's White Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake and Paul's Kransekake. £7.99 on


Good Food: Christmas Dishes: Triple-tested Recipes - Angela Nilsen

Packed with inspirational ideas, impressive menus and fantastic recipes, with this neatly packaged Christmas cookbook, festive foodies will find everything they need to make Christmas magical. Add sparkle to party food, rev up the Turkey roast, delight your guests with truly decadent desserts. £4.99 on


Christmas on a Plate -  Emma Marsden

A great little book for getting the kids in the kitchen, Christmas on a Plate helps you impress your loved ones at Christmas with simple ideas for delicious festive treats. Our favourite recipes include Red Robin Lollypops, Snowball Truffles and Meringue Baubles. £9.98 on


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