3 make-ahead Christmas cookies

Here’s an early Christmas gift for you: three biscuit recipes that can be prepped ahead and frozen, so all you’ll need to do is bake and  decorate.

1. Chocolate and candy cane crush cookies 

Follow the recipe for these cookies until the end of step 2. Place the dough balls in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake the dough balls from frozen for 15-17 mins or until firm. 

2. Almond and cherry cookies

Follow the recipe for these cookies to the end of step 2, without chilling. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Slice and bake from frozen for 23-25 mins or until golden and firm. 

3. Shortbread Christmas trees

Follow the recipe for these tasty shortbreads to the end of step 3. Layer the trees between sheets of baking paper in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for 18-20 mins or until light golden.