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The holidays are quickly approaching… and Christmas Cookies are on everyone’s list! Save yourself time with Make Ahead Christmas Cookies that are easy, freezable, and festive!
If you find yourself waiting until the last minute, making Christmas cookies can be stressful. Enjoy the season thoroughly by planning ahead and baking in stages. Fill your freezer with the best of the season now so that when the holiday lights are twinkling, and maybe the snow is falling… you have plenty of Christmas sweets to serve and share!
Make Ahead Christmas Cookies are easy to freeze if you follow a few simple guidelines.
Freezing Make Ahead Christmas Cookies
If your cookie bakes up sturdy and will stand up to being frozen, place the baked, unfrosted cookies in a freezer bag.
Sliced Cookies: For perfect slice-and-bake cookies anytime, wrap dough logs in plastic wrap and then foil.
Shaped Cookie Dough: Freezing perfectly portioned cookie dough is easy. Simply freeze dough balls on a cookie sheet. For storage, place frozen balls in a freezer bag.
Unshaped Cookie Dough: Many batches of cookie dough last for a few months in a tightly sealed container.
Best Make Ahead Christmas Cookies to Freeze
Drop Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal
Make Ahead Christmas Cookies
It wouldn't be the holidays without Christmas cookies. Which can be, let's be honest... time-consuming. So... we're planning ahead for the most wonderful time of the year with these easy and delicious make ahead Christmas Cookies!
“The cookies are just a simple blend of butter, sugar and vanilla. Pretty much just like any other sugar cookie, but these have the vanilla flavor bumped up to the max. These are cookies for people who want to have fun making cookies, people who have kids or people who just want a good frickin’ cookie.”
"The richly spiced flavors of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and molasses are a comforting and familiar blend that evokes memories of warmth and love and laughter. favorite with us — no matter what the season.”
"These are great cookies for people who don’t like too-sweet cookies. There’s only a half-cup of powdered sugar in the whole batch, and even with the addition of chocolate chips and toffee chips, plus that corner-dunk in chocolate, they aren’t over the top. They are crumbly and buttery, just like good shortbread should be.”
“These sliced icebox cookies embody the seasonal spicy flavor we love, and are easy to make and store. In fact, make a double batch and freeze the dough. And when the mood strikes or unexpected company shows up at your door, they’re easy to pop in the oven.”
“These adorable checkered cookies will add a pop of color to your cookie plate — and your freezer! Whether they’re fresh out of the oven or have been tucked away in the cold for three months, these cookies will disappear in a hurry.”
“Scrumptious for Christmas, but equally delightful any season of the year, these Pecan Cookies are easy to make, perfect for freezing and a wonderful accompaniment to tea or as an afternoon pick-me-up!”
“Know what happens when you make an entire batch of truffle cookies one afternoon by yourself? You eat an entire batch of truffle cookies one afternoon by yourself. I have no idea how I know such things.”
“Imbuing the essence of the season and coming holidays is simple in this easy yet delicious cookie. Perfect for brown-bag lunches, midnight snacks, or a treat by a roaring fire. It’s the flavors of fall and winter in cookie form.”
"The jingle of a sleigh ride in the snow, chestnuts roasting over an open fire, a snowman, and one true love. Then add Russian Teacakes on that sleigh ride, with my husband, as we drive by roasting chestnuts. That’s how “Christmasy” these snowball cookies are to me."