12 Days of Cinnamon

Christmas baking season is finally here and we all know that the lead up to Christmas is all about indulging in our favourite festive foods. Here at Queen Christmas baking is extra exciting this year with the launch of our Cinnamon Baking Paste.

Made with pure and concentrated cinnamon plus a hint of bun spice flavour, it’s the ultimate secret weapon in your Christmas baking arsenal. Simply swap teaspoon for teaspoon in place of ground cinnamon for a truly superior flavour! Read more here.

To help get you into the Christmas Spirit, read on for 12 recipes made all the more perfect with Queen Cinnamon Baking Paste.

Day 1 – Gingerbread Fudge

Christmas is the perfect time for your inner fudge fanatic to run wild and free. We’ve combined two greats in this Gingerbread Fudge, which you can decorate to your hearts content. One bite will conjure up memories of Christmas past with fragrant notes of Vanilla and Cinnamon.

Day 2 – Chocolate Salami

While it looks a lot like the real deal, this “salami” is packed with chocolate, cookies, nuts and a dash of cinnamon for an indulgent Christmas nibble. Just add a little twine to make a lovely edible gift!

Day 3 – Gingerbread Biscuits

Perfect for the little, and not so little ones, nothing says Christmas quite like sitting around the kitchen bench with your family, unleashing your creativity on these absolutely gorgeous Gingerbread biscuits, made even more mouthwatering with Cinnamon Baking paste. Our recipe for classic Gingerbread Biscuits, is super simple and makes more than enough to go around.

Day 4 – Soft Chocolate Gingerbread cookies

For true gingerbread lovers, this recipe is a nod to the traditional German style of gingerbread, Lebkuchen. Soft, fragrant and dipped in Dr. Oetker Easy Choc, they are full of spice, cinnamon and a hint of orange.

Day 5 – Cinnamon Doughnut Babycakes

Spend a lot less time making and a lot more time eating this Christmas with these delightful Cinnamon Doughnut Baby Cakes. Just like cinnamon doughnuts, but with a lot less fuss, these tender little cakes make the best pop in your mouth snack that’s sure to please. The scent of Christmas will drift down the hallways of your home when these babies are in the oven, sending everyone running to the kitchen.

Day 6 – Gingerbread Marshmallow Slice

A soft gingerbread base, fluffy cinnamon marshmallow and of course, chocolate! Once bite of this slice will send you off to Christmas heaven! A touch of Cinnamon Baking paste in our Gingerbread Marshmallow Slice takes the flavour depth up a notch, adding  decadence to this pillowy sweet treat.

Day 7 – Cinnamon Roll Cookies

With summer in full swing, it might not be quite the weather for gloriously sticky and warm cinnamon buns, but Sally’s Baking Addiction is here with the next best thing! These Cinnamon Roll Cookies fit the bill for those cinnamon roll cravings, not to mention a lot easier than the real deal! These cute little cookies make the perfect base for our Cinnamon Baking Paste, simply add the paste to the butter filling and sprinkle over the remaining sugar for a cinnamon hit that can’t be beat.

Day 8 – Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds

These addictive Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds from The Chunky Chef are the perfect little snack this Christmas. Simply replace ground cinnamon with our baking paste and you’ll take these nuts to a whole new level. There’s plenty of reasons to give these candied nuts a try. They’re delicious, utterly addicting and you won’t believe how easy they are. Be careful leaving little jars of these around the house or they’ll be gone before you know it!

Day 9 – Eggnog Cheesecake

While everyone is busy guzzling eggnog this holiday season, why not pop half a cup aside, grab some Cinnamon Baking Paste and create this amazing Eggnog Cheesecake from Hip Foodie Mom. Creamy and luscious with a hint of festive flair, compliments will roll in when this cheesecake is brought to the table. Our favourite part is that it can be made a few days ahead for a no stress Christmas day dessert.

Day 10 – Cinnamon Banoffee Pavlova

Brown sugar cinnamon meringue, gooey caramel, clouds of whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enough said!

Day 11 – Pear and Cinnamon Frangipane Tartlets

Flaky crust, slices of juicy pear, almond frangipane and a dash Cinnamon Baking Paste come together to create this stellar Christmas dessert. Both fruity and rich, these Pear and Cinnamon Frangipane Tartlets from What Katie Ate are a fitting end to your Christmas feast. Top with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and these tartlets tick all the boxes.

Day 12 – Banana Bread with Vanilla Maple Glaze

It’s no secret that cinnamon and banana are made for each other. Our Banana Bread with Vanilla Maple Glaze is perfect for Christmas morning when you need something quick and festive to whip up before present opening time, perfect with a morning cuppa!

And just like that, we’re through twelve utterly festive recipes sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

For more Christmas Baking Inspiration, why not register with the Queen Baking Club to download our free Christmas recipe ebook or share your bakes with us #queenbaking #queenvanilla #bakingpastes

From all of us here at Queen, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

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