16 Days Left: The Freeze-Ahead Treats To Start Making Now

Make holiday baking simple with these jolly freeze-ahead desserts (Dec. 9)

With dinner prep a focal part of the final days leading up to Christmas – you’ll want to get your baking done ahead of time to free up space in the kitchen. Check out Jyoti Nanra’s favourite freeze-ahead recipes and tips to simplify your holiday cooking experience.


Every recipe mentioned can be made and frozen 2-3 weeks ahead of time, except for chocolate chip cookies.

Put the cookies into a Ziploc bag, removing all excess air from the bag. Then, place the bag into an air tight tupperware. Finally, place your cookies in the freezer.

For Jyoti’s chocolate chip cookies – make the dough balls and place them in your freezer until they’re firm. Then, transport the dough balls into a Ziploc bag and pop them back into the freezer. When you’re ready to serve them, take them out of the bag and place them in the oven.

For Jyoti’s marvelous macaroons recipe, click here.

Other holly jolly holiday baking recipes:

Chocolate pepermint crinkles

Click here for Tracy’s Holiday Countdown launch video and your step-by-step guide to the season.