Every year during the holidays, I dedicate one entire Saturday afternoon to holiday cookie baking. I send my husband and oldest son off for the afternoon, and my youngest and I bake up batches of spiced gingerbread cut into assorted shapes for the teachers, coaches, instructors and neighbours.
To get myself organized, I’ve created a holiday baking essentials checklist. This list has close to everything you’ll need for your baking extravaganzas this season. Feel free to bookmark this page for a quick reminder of what you’ll need before you go shopping.
Before I start baking, I like to pull out my recipes and go through this list checking off everything I need. Then I crosscheck it with what I already have on hand and make a shopping list for anything I may need.
I hope you find this helpful as you’re getting ready for the holidays this year!
The Holiday Baking Essentials Checklist
Flours (all-purpose, whole wheat, spelt, gluten-free)
Butter (lots of it!)
Chocolate (dark, milk and white chocolate bars and chips)
Spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger)
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Sugars (brown sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar)
Milks/Cream (2% milk, whipping cream, light cream)
Nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, pecans)
Extras (peppermint extract, crushed candy canes, dates, food colouring)