As Christmas Day draws closer, many of us tend to wish for a few more hours in the day so we can get everything done on time. 50 Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Christmas Recipes will help to eliminate some of that last minute holiday stress. Whip up a few of these confections now and freeze them until company comes; there’s no need for last minute baking this Christmas season!
Time seems to pass by much more quickly at Christmastime, so I put together this list of 50 Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Christmas Recipes to help you out. These recipes will help to make preparing your holiday treats a little easier! Save time in the kitchen when the big day is upon you with some of the best-tasting festive recipes to share with your family and friends this season! And, there are just so many to choose from!
Just like there are people who don’t care much for Christmas, there are also people who don’t care much for baking. They want to get into the kitchen and out of it as soon as possible. In fact, they would like not to be in there at all! So, the recipes here will ensure that you don’t have to turn on the oven and bake cookies at the last minute. These recipes are meant to be prepared ahead of time and frozen until you need them. Consider this my gift to you, Dear Reader! Are you ready? Let’s get into it!
I’ve taken the liberty of breaking down the 50 Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Christmas Recipes into categories. Some of them might overlap with other categories, but I’ve tried to keep them tied to just one. No room for duplicates here! On the backend, I’ve done all the work for you. As soon as you see a picture of a food item that you like, just click on the green highlighted box that says “CHECK OUT THE RECIPE.” A new window will open in your browser so that you don’t lose your place on this page. No searching, no downloading, each and every recipe is just a click away.
Looking For More Christmas Confections?
Lord Byron’s Kitchen has more than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth! Click on the links below to see a countdown series of holiday recipes from that category!
BARS & SQUARES
SHORTBREAD AND ROLLED COOKIES
Lord Byron’s Annual Christmas Cookie Series
Did you know that Lord Byron’s Kitchen has been sharing a 24 Cookies of Christmas Series for the past several years? Click on the links below to see all of the recipes from each series on one page!
BALLS & TRUFFLES
STORING, PACKAGING, & FREEZING
When it comes to most cookies, they taste best at room temperature, but they don’t hold up well to being left out on your countertop for long periods of time. Cookies will stay fresh in a cookie jar or food-safe container with a lid for 3-5 days if left to sit on your kitchen countertop. You can store them in a food-safe container in your fridge. When you want one, two, or half a dozen, take them out of the container and place them in a single layer on a plate. Let them sit at room temperature for 5 minutes and they’re ready!
To properly freeze cookies, do this: once completely cooled, pile them into a clean, food-safe container. The container must be freezer friendly! You’ll want to ensure a very tight-fitting lid too. I use these quite often when freezing baked goods. I like to place a sheet of plastic wrap over the top of the container before pushing the lid on. This helps to create a better seal. The goal is to keep all of that freshness locked in!
You can freeze every confection on this list for up to three months. If you plan to give previously frozen cookies as a gift, I would lay them out on a wire cooling rack to thaw completely. If packaging, wait until the condensation has evaporated. Once thawed, pile into cellophane bags and tie with a ribbon, or stack in a cookie tin/box.
50 MAKE AHEAD FREEZER FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS RECIPES
There you go, Dear Reader! 50 Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Christmas Recipes all on one page for you to peruse and drool over! I trust you will be able to find a recipe or ten in this list that fits into your holiday baking time and schedule.
I’m going to share a few more collection-type posts over the weekend, but I’ll be back on Monday with a brand new series for you! This time, I’m posting 12 back-to-back recipes in Lord Byron’s 12 Christmas Snacks and Treats series! Be sure to come back and join me!
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