A couple of months ago, I teamed up with two of my cousins and we had ourselves a bake-a-thon. The thought was to finish all of our holiday baking in one fell swoop! We each came armed with recipes and ingredients for 4-5 things, and we made double batches of everything, which we divided into freezer bags, took home and piled in the freezer to be brought out as needed for holiday parties and such.
Well, as you can imagine, most of it didn’t make it to Christmas. But it sure was nice to have on hand for company, last minute things to take to a potluck, and family dinners. And of course, some just called to us in the evenings and had to be eaten. I was very happy to discover that EVERY SINGLE THING froze beautifully and tasted fresh when thawed out.
Although I have a few things left up in freezer town, I am going to do a little more baking this weekend for Christmas. So I thought I would put together a few of the recipes I will be pulling from for the holidays, in hopes of helping those of you in need of ideas. Merry Christmas to each and every one of you out there!
Simply click on each recipe to go to the post. Any of these will make a wonderful gift or a welcome addition to any holiday party. Happy baking!
Rich and indulgent, I love these!
Incredibly easy and only a few ingredients!
My go-to foolproof brownies. I make these all year long.
Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies
Always a holiday favorite.
Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies
Decadent, chewy, and gluten and dairy free (and you won’t miss either one)!
Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
I know it sounds weird, but these were delicious! They also come down on the healthier side of holiday treats at a fraction of the calories of regular brownies.
My bumped-up version of banana bread. So good!
Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a Twist
My favorite cookies, soft, rich, with a twist of orange and cinnamon.
A delicious twist on an old favorite!