Quick and Easy Baking Tips for Christmas

Here are some quick tips on how to give your home the Christmas cheer of baking:

  1. Use refrigerated dough and put them on a baking sheet. Voila!  You have Christmas cookies.  Sprinkle them with red and green sprinkles and you are all set. christmas cookies


  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave and dip in mini pretzels. Put them on waxed paper and, yes, sprinkle them with red and green sprinkles.  These are a tasty treat.


  1. Buy baked gingerbread men at the bakery and decorate them using pre-made icing that you get at the grocery store. You can even personalize them.  No one will ever know the difference.

ginger bread

  1. Use refrigerated cookie dough and flatten each piece. Insert a maraschino cherry in the center and fold up the sides.  Bake them in the oven as directed.  Then, of course, sprinkle them with red and green sprinkles.


  1. Get graham crackers, some candy and a can of white frosting. Make “gingerbread houses” with the kids.  They will enjoy doing this and the “gingerbread” will not fall apart.  It is an easy way to make these houses.

ginder bread house

The point is that you do not have to knock yourself out to bake cookies for Christmas.  You can just make one or two things and your family will enjoy them.  If you make a special cookie each year, then make that and, if possible, participate in a cookie exchange with the neighbors.  This is where everyone brings over a few dozen of their favorite cookies and everyone takes a few of each home – making it possible for everyone to have an array of different Christmas cookies.

Quick and Easy Baking Tips for Christmas

If all else fails, go to the grocery store and get a tray of Christmas cookies.


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