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Top 5 of the best Christmas baking books (to give away and to bake yourself)


The 5 best baking books to give away for varied baking in the Christmas bakery Created: 12/19/2022, 5:55 p.m By: Janine Napirca Are you still looking for a suitable gift for Christmas or would you like to buy the perfect Christmas baking book for yourself? Note to our readers:  If you make a purchase via the links included, we receive a commission from partners. This changes nothing for you.

The 5 best baking books to give away for varied baking in the Christmas bakery

Created: 12/19/2022, 5:55 p.m

By: Janine Napirca

Are you still looking for a suitable gift for Christmas or would you like to buy the perfect Christmas baking book for yourself?

Note to our readers: 

If you make a purchase via the links included, we receive a commission from partners.

This changes nothing for you.

"In the Christmas bakery, there are some messes..." One or the other stain is simply part of baking, especially with children.

However, this does not detract from the festive atmosphere.

Baking together is fun, as is snacking on cookies afterwards - just not the raw cookie dough!

Are Bethmänchen, Spitzbuben and Zimtsternen among your favorites or do you always enjoy trying out new recipes?

Then let yourself be inspired by the five best baking books for Christmas.

Browse through the book list of the five best baking books for Christmas - to give away or to bake yourself.

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Some recipes like Linzer Kipferl, butter clouds and snowballs have to be easy for Christmas.

But the nice thing about baking cookies is that you can try out a lot of different recipes on a perfect baking day: around the world, classic or trendy and even healthy and without sugar.

In the following top 5 of the best Christmas baking books, you can find out which baking books you should give away for Christmas this year or try out for yourself.

1. Baking book tip for Christmas: "The Cookie Bible" - for environmentally conscious baking beginners

The Cookie Bible © Palate King

Do you feel stressed during the Christmas season?

We'll tell you how to get through the Christmas season stress-free!


With our cookie baking book you can surprise your loved ones with Christmas cookies.

• You will learn how the cookie got its name • You will learn the basics of Christmas baking • You will learn which accessories you absolutely need • You will learn how to replace missing ingredients • You will get the best tips & tricks to avoid all possible mistakes to avoid • You learn which tasks your children can take on when baking

king of the palate

In the "Cookie Bible" you will find not only classic recipes but also cookies that can be prepared quickly and easily and even with children.

The baking book also has delicious marzipan, nut and nougat cookies.

Anyone looking for vegan or sugar-free cookie recipes will find what they are looking for, as will fans of alcoholic chocolates.

A special feature of the "Cookie Bible" by Palate King is the minimalist design: the black and white print and the hand-drawn graphics enable cheap and sustainable production.

A sensible Christmas present, especially for environmentally conscious baking beginners.

"The Cookie Bible"

2022, King of Palates ISBN-13 979-8361940882

Price: Paperback €12.95, 120 pages – Buy now (promotional link)

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2. Baking book tip for Christmas: "Bake yourself around the world" - "The great baking" confectioner Christian Hümbs

Bake yourself around the world by Christian Hümbs © Dorling Kindersley Verlag

The recipes are sorted geographically and in the usual skilful manner, but are easy and understandable to bake at the same time.

Christian Hümbs' tips and tricks ensure successful baking results.

Notes pages at the end of the book offer space for thoughts and comments on your very personal baking journey.

• International pastries reinterpreted: The confectioner Hümbs has been inspired by country-specific classics to come up with new ideas and gives every pastry his own personal touch.

• Creative tips and tricks: Which components taste good together and where does the inspiration behind the baking ideas come from?

Interesting background knowledge makes baking a creative pleasure.

• On the trail of baking trends: embark on a journey around the world in 90 recipes,

Dorling Kindersley Verlag

On the other hand, you can give more experienced bakers a little treat with "Bake yourself around the world - 90 sweet recipes against wanderlust" by confectioner Christian Hümbs, known from the TV show "The Big Backing".

In addition to the quality of the recipes, the design is also impressive thanks to the high-quality presentation and the beautiful pictures of the sweet treats from all over the world.

Christian Hümbs "Bake around the world"

2021, Dorling Kindersley Verlag ISBN-13 978-3831043484

Price: hardcover €24.95, 224 pages – Buy now (promotional link)

3. Baking book tip for Christmas: "The Sweet Taste of Christmas" by Manuela and Joëlle Herzfeld

The Sweet Taste of Christmas by Manuela and Joëlle Herzfeld © Lempertz

Over 60 Christmas recipes will get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays.

In addition to classic Christmas biscuits, which no baking book should be without, there are also sophisticated creations and hot drinks to be discovered.

Festive cakes and tarts as well as heavenly desserts ensure a special wow effect.

And if you want to make your loved ones special, you will also find sweet gift ideas from the kitchen here.

As always, the recipes have been developed in such a way that they can be easily baked in the Thermomix® or any other food processor.

In addition, atmospheric food photos, short lists of ingredients, clear step-by-step instructions and many tips ensure baking fun from the very first second.

With "The Sweet Taste of Christmas" Manu and Joëlle transform the most beautiful time of the year into the most enjoyable time.


You can of course prepare the Christmas baking recipes from "The Sweet Taste of Christmas: Sweet treats for the Christmas season from the Thermomix®" with or without the Thermomix.

The golden glittering sides put you in the Christmas spirit even before baking.

Manuela and Joelle Herzfeld "The Sweet Taste of Christmas"

2022, Lempertz ISBN-13 978-3960584582

Price: hardcover €29.99, 176 pages – Buy now (promotional link)

4. Baking book tip for Christmas: “Winterglück & Weihnachtszeit” from Wohnen & Garten

Winter happiness & Christmas time from Wohnen & Garten © Callwey

The cold season is approaching and the first snowflakes are powdering the landscape - and with that the magical atmosphere of the Christmas season is finding its way into our hearts and homes.

We've been waiting for this all year: finally time to get cozy at home, let the garden shine with lights and try out delicious winter recipes!

Let the most festive time of year begin and enjoy the winter days leading up to Christmas Eve and beyond with this book as a wonderful companion.


The book "Winterglück & Weihnachtszeit: Recipes and ideas for the most beautiful season" by Wohnen & Garten contains not only delicious Christmas recipes but also wonderful decoration inspiration for the Advent season.

Especially those who tend to avoid Christmas markets or Christmas parties and spend the cold days at home if possible can put themselves in a festive mood with the help of the wonderful illustrations.

Living & Garden "Winter happiness & Christmas time"

2022, Callwey ISBN-13 978-3766725905

Price: hardcover €35, 160 pages – Buy now (promotional link)

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5. Baking book tip for Christmas: "Sugar-free baking for babies - Christmas edition", Franka Lederbogen

Sugar-free baking for babies – Christmas edition by Franka Lederbogen © veggie +

In this Christmas baking book, 55 sugar-free recipes are waiting for you to help you prepare healthy snacks for your baby or toddler.

The Christmas treats are divided into the following categories: • Sugar-free cookies and cookies • Sugar-free pastries • Sugar-free muffins and brownies • Sugar-free pancakes and waffles • Sugar-free cake • Sugar-free bread • Sugar-free jams • Sugar-free no-bake recipes • Christmas spices and sugar-free toppings

veggie +

Want to bake Christmas cookies for the whole family, including babies and toddlers?

Then you should definitely try the baking book “Sugar-free Baking for Babies – Christmas Edition” by Franka Lederbogen, also known as @Baby_Ida_isst.

The healthy and sugar-free recipes are suitable for all ages.

Franka Lederbogen "Sugar-free baking for babies - Christmas edition"

2022, veggie + ISBN-13 978-3985970735

Price: paperback €14.99, e-book €9.99 158 pages – Buy now (promotional link)

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If all the baking at Christmas is too much for you, you can simply try out recipes without baking, such as chocolate almond slivers, oatmeal cookies or speculoos truffles, and enjoy beautiful Christmas novels such as “The Miracle of R.” by Francesca Cavallo or “Die Sisters in Christmas Time” by Sarah Morgan.

Source: merkur

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