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Holiday Baking Plan – FREE Download for Freezer Cooking
Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 7, 2012 @ 10:33 am In Christmas,Freezer Cooking,Holidays,New Year's,Thanksgiving,Winter | 19 Comments
Download a FREE holiday baking plan , complete with grocery lists and step-by-step instructions.
This past month I reaped the benefits of having done that big cooking session in November . Not only did we have meals for November, but my freezer stash is also stretching us almost entirely through December as well.
I love it when a plan comes together.
Since I didn’t need to fill my freezer with meals , I decided to do a big holiday baking session instead. I chose some of our favorite recipes to enjoy during the holiday season and compiled them into one mega baking day.
We love to have baked goods for breakfast and brunch so I included cinnamon rolls, cranberry bread, and scones. I’m a big fan of having a selection of cookies on hand, so I mixed up nine different varieties. Since Pretzel Berry  is such a favorite around here, I baked up its more elegant counterpart, Pretzel Berry Cheesecake, found in my cookbook .
Today I’m sharing the plan  with you so you can recreate it yourself!
This is a full day of baking that should yield nine types of cookies, three loaves of bread, 18 cinnamon rolls, at least a dozen scones, a cheesecake, two muffin mixes, and a partridge in a pear tree. If you find that you don’t have as much time as you thought to tackle the entire plan, simply eliminate some of the cookie recipes. You’ll have plenty of baking ingredients on hand to revisit those recipes at a later date.
I took a shortcut and only baked three varieties of cookies. The rest of the dough I packaged for freezing. At a later date in the month, the kids and I will do the forming and baking, the part they like the best anyway.
Well, besides the eating.
Here are the recipes I included in this baking plan. All but two recipes are in my cookbook . Several are linked to one of my sites. One is only available here on Life as MOM. The other is a bonus recipe, pictured here, that’s included in the baking plan.
Included in the FREE download  are printable labels for the following recipes:
This plan, while a fair amount of work in the midst of it, is going to save my bacon this month in providing a wealth of tasty treats without a lot of hassle when I’m busy fa-la-la-la-ing.
Tell us what you’ve cooked and report your successes. Share your “fails” too and we’ll help you troubleshoot.
Also of note: Next week on the 12th, we’ll be chatting about Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook . If you’ve reviewed the book or have a great story to tell, I’d love to hear it! Remember you can buy the Kindle edition  for only $4.99, so get it while it’s hot.
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 that big cooking session in November: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/11/busy-holiday-cooking-plan-free-download-for-freezer-cooking.html
 fill my freezer with meals: http://goodcheapeats.com/2012/10/the-case-for-freezer-cooking/
 Pretzel Berry: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/12/holiday-foods-you-love-ultimate-recipe-swap.html
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 Mix-and-Match Muffin Mixes: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/11/mix-and-match-muffins/
 Whole-Grain Cinnamon Rolls: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/whole-grain-cinnamon-rolls/
 White Chocolate-Walnut Jumbles: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/recipes-that-use-flour-an-ultimate-recipe-swap.html
 Chocolate-Almond Biscotti: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/12/chocolate-almond-biscotti/
 Chocolate-Toffee Cookies: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/09/double-chocolate-toffee-cookies/
 Chocolate Minty Melts: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/12/chocolate-minty-melts.html
 Double Chocolate Magic Bars: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/12/double-chocolate-magic-bars.html
 pictured here: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/12/diy-on-a-dime-make-a-cookie-kit.html
 Gingerbread Crinkles: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/11/gingerbread-crinkles-ultimate-recipe-swap-cookies.html
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