Christmas Checklist: Plan Holiday Baking

Get organized for Christmas with this Christmas planning checklist based on the Christmas Countdown organizing plan by Cynthia Townley Ewer:

  • List holiday baked goods to make and give. Estimate number of baked items needed for the season.
  • Review recipes and research new ones.
  • Use a baking planner form to list each recipe or item, ingredients needed and number of batches.
  • Check food storage or pantry for ingredients. Start a shopping list for needed items.
  • Purchase baking staples during the pre-Thanksgiving supermarket sales.
  • Schedule baking sessions on the holiday calendar.
  • Bake, bake, bake! Store completed items in the freezer where appropriate.
  • Wrap baked goods for giving, or assemble cookie trays.
  • After the season, note successes, failures and observations on the baking planner, to guide you next year.