Pastel de Navidad – Christmas Cookies from Around the World

We’ve teamed up with our friends at to bring you Christmas cookies from around the world! I’ll share the recipes and you can learn more about how these cookies came to be holiday favorites at!

Pastel de Navidad are cookies from Spain that are technically more like tiny pies with a raisin and walnut filling. Learn more about them at

Pastel de Navidad – Christmas Cookies from Around the World
Serves: 12
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust, thawed
  • 5 large eggs
  • cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup chopped walnuts
  • cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Roll pastry out until it’s ¼-inch thick. Use a 4-inch cookie cutter to cut the dough into 12 rounds. Place one round in each cup of prepared muffin tin.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, sugar, butter, salt and vanilla in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Divide the walnuts and raisins evenly among the 12 muffin cups then pour in the egg mixture. (Each cup should be about ¾ full.)
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes, until center is firm and crust is golden brown.


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