Valentines to Bake and Freeze Ahead of Time

With Valentine’s Day approaching, now is a great time to bake up a few cookies, stir up some fudge and stash it in the freezer for later this month. You can do the bulk of the work now and package it real purty later.

You’ll be a rock star when your kids wake up to individual bags or boxes filled with goodies.

Use the same techniques for baking and freezing Christmas cookies to maximize your time. Certainly, one or two varieties is sufficient for Valentines. Neither of us is Martha, are we?

Some treats to bake and freeze for later:

What sweet treat do you like to bake and freeze?

Curious about freezer cooking? Consider purchasing my cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore. It’s chock full with over 200 freezer-friendly recipes, planning pages, shopping lists, cooking plans, and basic and advanced how-to’s to making freezer cooking work for any home, family, and lifestyle.

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  1. Sugar cookies are big with my kids. We bake them and decorate them at Christmastime and in February for Valentine’s Day. My favorite recipe is the one found in Martha Stewart’s Christmas book.

    Even though we focus on real food, we have found using white sugar is the only way to have the cookies come out right.

  2. I make super batches of cookies & always have chocolate chip, peanut butter & peanut butter – oatmeal with white chocolate chips scooped & frozen for when we need to bake a few. This works out so well!

  3. I make my Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies and Kentucky Sugar Cookies to keep in the freezer at all times. When we want cookies, I just pop a dozen cookie balls out of the freezer, put in the oven and in 10 minutes we have fresh, homemade cookies. This way I also get to control how many cookies each child has!

  4. Sugar cookies, for sure! This weekend, I made a bunch of Superbowl cookies (footballs and helmets). My recipe make a whole lotta cookies so I also cut out and baked up a stash of hearts that are now residing in the freezer, waiting to be thawed and frosted on Sunday!

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