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13 Easy Christmas Desserts You Can Freeze (Free Christmas Printables)

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With today’s Easy Christmas Desserts post, you can download free printables for your budget binder to keep your holiday cooking and baking organized.

Christmas Ingredients List

This will help everyone who uses a budget binder or wants to start a list of ingredients and recipes they will make.

No one likes missing an ingredient or having to rush out to the grocery store at the last minute.

Christmas Desserts You Can Make Now And Freeze

Christmas Baking Gifts

Plan Ahead For The Holidays : Easy Christmas Desserts

Easy Christmas desserts are a must for our family, and the recipes are fairly traditional for us.

Ever since I moved to Canada, the holiday season and lots of food were big for my wife’s family.

Without fail, we would go home for Christmas with containers of easy Christmas desserts that we made and froze.

Baking at the CBB house starts on Dec 1 and continues until we have enough to pass on as edible gifts.

We would always make tonnes of extra Christmas desserts for anyone who showed up at the house.

We must give a small plate of our easy Christmas desserts for guests to take home for the holidays.

There was always that aura of happiness with the Christmas decorations inside and out and an amazingly decorated tree.

It was a big deal to my inlaws to have the entire family home for Christmas, and we made that trip without any thoughts.

Christmas was always at my inlaws, and we’d stay a week, sometimes two depending on our holiday schedule from work.

Most often, we’d leave after New Years’ and head home and be happy that we made more memories to hold in our hearts.

Our Little Christmas

How To Print The Christmas Tag

If you Right Click on the Christmas tag below and open it in Microsoft Photo Viewer, you can print as many as you’d like on one sheet.

Printable Christmas tag
how to print free Christmas lables CBB
Free Printable Christmas Labels

Our Little Christmas Celebration

This Christmas, we will be hosting a little Christmas with only 5 adults and 2 children.

Lots have changed for our Canadian family due to things beyond our control and are now only memories.

With Covid 19, death and illness have crushed our hearts, which hurts the most at Christmas.

December is also a busy month for Mrs. CBB and me as we prepare for Christmas and our Anniversary.

My Mrs. was a December bride as I asked her to marry me at Christmas in the middle of the year.

So, December is not only a time where family comes together, but we plan a little something special for ourselves.

However, now that we have a 6-year-old, unless we get a sitter, it’s the three of us enjoying a family anniversary.

Stress-Free Easy Christmas Desserts

Easy Christmas Desserts You Can make in advance
Easy Christmas Desserts You Can make in advance

Christmas is a stressful time for many reasons, but planning is the key to holiday happiness.

When you host a Christmas Dinner, Christmas Eve Dinner, you’ll need to plan and write everything you need in advance.

The last thing you want is to run back and forth to the grocery store to get missed ingredients.

Take deep breathes and start with the first chores you need to do and move to the next until you have to put your plan into motion.

Tips For Hosting A Christmas Dinner

Below are only a few things a host must do before having guests over for Christmas dinner and baking easy Christmas desserts.

  • Hosting Christmas by sending invites and shopping for all the decor, beverages, alcohol and groceries, etc.
  • Baking easy Christmas desserts and ensuring you make enough and have holiday plates and tins to give away
  • Buying Christmas Gifts and stocking stuffers for family
  • Wrapping Christmas Gifts and making sure you have enough wrapping paper, tape, Christmas tags, Christmas bags, and tissue paper.
  • Christmas outfits for the family if you like to wear the same outfits or host an ugly Christmas sweater event
  • Making sure the table is big enough for the number of people coming over for Christmas Dinner, Christmas Eve, New Years’.

I’m sure all of us reading can come up with other stressful events for planning Christmas, but in the end, it’s always worth it. 

This year we are hosting, and we want to make sure that we provide the same easy Christmas desserts plus one new one.

Traditional baking is great, especially if you have cultural recipes that are a must on your holiday baking list. 

Keto Easy Christmas Desserts

Delicious Keto cinnamon rolls
Keto Cinnamon Rolls with silky frosting

Besides the traditional Christmas baking extravaganza at our home, we also will be making Keto Christmas Desserts.

Although Mrs. CBB and one other family member are keto for life, we modify our easy Christmas desserts and voila.

It’s simple to make a chocolate peanut butter ball, one of our easy Christmas desserts, and make it keto.

You can’t even tell the difference, but anyone watching their carb and sugar intake they are a nice treat without the guilt.

For those of us who don’t mind a bit of guilt and splurging, we’ve got you covered.

Below are all excellent choices for easy Christmas desserts, but they are all Keto, Low-Carb, and Sugar-free.

I’ll write a post specifically for Keto Easy Christmas Desserts and get more into detail.

Simple Keto Christmas Desserts

Almost all of the ingredients we buy for baking are from Amazon or Costco, as they have the best prices.

You can freeze any of the recipes I’ve chosen today for up to 6 months or even longer, so no worries if you start baking before the holidays.

Top 13 Easy Christmas Treats You Can Freeze In Advance

I often find that making squares and balls are some of the easiest and inexpensive Christmas desserts to make.

They freeze well, transport, and besides the rolling of the balls, they are pretty darn simple to make.

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Find the recipe here.

Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

2. Holiday Snowballs

Find The Recipe Here

Holiday Walnut Pecan Snowballs
Holiday Walnut Pecan Snowballs

3. Festive Coconut Balls

Find The Recipe Here

Mr.CBB's Festive Coconut Balls
Mr.CBB’s Festive Coconut Balls

4. Classic Thick Date Squares

Find The Recipe Here

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Thick Classic Date Squares

5. Festive Butterscotch Ginger Snaps

Find The Recipe Here

butterscotch Ginger snaps cookies
Butterscotch Gingersnap Cookies

6. Cherry Almond Bundt Cake

Find The Recipe Here

EASY CHERRY ALMOND CAKE in a tube pan. Delicious and festive. Perfect holiday dessert.
Cherry Almond Cake

7.  Fondant Fancies

Find The Recipe Here

Christmas FONDANT FANCIES
Holiday Fondant Fancies

8. Dundurn Castle Shortbread

Find The Recipe Here

Dundurn Castle Hamilton, Ontario  Replica British Shortbread Cookies
Dundurn Castle Hamilton, Ontario Replica British Shortbread Cookies

9. Spiced Rum Oatmeal Cookies

Find The Recipe Here

piced Rum Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Spiced Rum Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

10. Italian Pannetone Bread and Butter Pudding

Find The Recipe Here

Italian Panettone 
Italian Panettone Bread Pudding
Italian Panettone Bread Pudding

11. Italian Zeppole Potato Donuts sprinkled with granulated sugar

Find The Recipe Here

potato donuts Italian Zeppole deep-fried and sprinkled with sugar or without
Italian Potato Donuts called Zeppole

12. Festive No-Bake Coconut Balls

Find The Recipe Here

No Bake Festive Coconut Balls
Mr.CBB’s Festive Coconut Balls

13. Anginetti Christmas Cookies

Find The Recipe Here

Italian lemon cookies called Anginetti Cookies
Italian Lemon Anginetti Cookies with Icing and coloured candies

Easy Christmas Desserts We Want To Try

  1. Sugar Cookie Bars From Just So Tasty
Sugar Cookies

2. Easy Italian Fig Cookies

Some сulіnаrу experts ѕау thаt the mоdеrn Italian Fіg Cооkіеѕ, Cuсіdаtі, Sicilian Fіg Cооkіеѕ, or Chrіѕtmаѕ Fіg Cооkіеѕ, whаtеvеr уоu wаnt to call them асtuаllу come from wау bасk to thе time оf the Rоmаn Emріrе, аnd thаt thе rесіре іѕ аn offshoot frоm thе Rоmаn раѕtrу called Pаnіfісаtuѕ.

Anоthеr ѕtоrу іѕ thаt one of this pastry’s mаnу nаmеѕ, раrtісulаrlу buссеllаtі, соmе from thе Latin buссеllаtum, which ѕоmе ѕау mеаnѕ “bіtеѕ.” – Flossiekitchen.com

Christmas Italian Fig Cookies
Italian Fig Cookies For Christmas

What Are Your Favourite Christmas Cookies?

That’s all for now, even though I could go on and on looking for new recipes.

We chose these two from Pinterest that we’d like to try for this holiday season.

Wish us luck, and I hope you get a chance to pick a few recipes that were posted to serve your guests over the holidays.

Discussion: What other easy Christmas desserts do you make that you can freeze in advance?

I was hoping you could leave your comments below as I enjoy reading your feedback on my blog topics.

RECENT BLOG POSTS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

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Below is a recap of the blog posts I’ve published over the past two weeks.

If you haven’t subscribed to the blog, make sure to add your email to my list so you get my weekly blog posts and access to my Free Budget Resources Library.

I also publish a bi-weekly newsletter that comes straight to your email, but only for subscribers.

You’ll find exclusive updates about the blog and CBB home life, including photos and exclusive contests.

If you have a blog topicc you’d like to submit email me at canadianbudgetbinder@yahoo.ca.

I’m also looking for anyone who might want help with their budget as I am willing to look over your work and make suggestions.

Seasonal Frugal Recipe Box

Christmas Vegetable Bake

Starting now, I’ll be posting Christmas recipes up until after New Years’ 2021, and I’m very excited to find new recipes.

Today I will focus on something savoury since the topic of this blog post is Easy Christmas Desserts.

How about this Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Bake from Jules Eats and Treats.

It would make a delicious Christmas side-dish to go with your turkey, stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes.

Thoughts Corner By Mr.CBB

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Blogging is nothing short of basic math, and if I can encourage any of you to start using a budget, I’m thrilled.

Start by reading my 10 Step Budget Mini-Series, and if you have any questions, please message me.

As the new year approaches, now is the time to educate yourself about finance and budgeting.

If you have any questions, please feel free to message me.

Mr.CBB

HOME AND BLOG UPDATE

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HOME UPDATE AND BLOG UPDATE

Bring on the snow! I’m just kidding but I’m almost ready.

Home Update:

Like most people, we are preparing for Christmas by writing out a master baking list to have all the ingredients.

Since we are hosting this year, we don’t want to mess it up, ha!

I’ve got the Christmas wreath up over the garage, and the lights on the house are beautiful at night.

I plan to go to Canadian Tire tonight to get my new tires and a couple of packs of white lights to string around the trees out front.

Mrs. CBB has the job of putting out the Christmas decorations in a big bin under our stairs.

Other than that, I’ve been working from home most days, and we made a trip to the city, which I cringe at because it’s so busy.

Plus, I had to pay $20 for parking which makes my blood boil, like really $20 is massive but not for Toronto.

We had to bring our son to Sick Kids to see his doctor, but that will be the last visit for the year.

As I mentioned on Facebook, we’ve been experimenting with Food Kits for the last 2 weeks.

I purchased 3 meals from two different Ontario food kit companies, and I will blog about it.

Is it worth it? How much would it cost us to make the same meal at home?

I already know I’m going to be SHOCKED. More to come on that topic soon.

Blog Update

Not a whole heck of a lot has happened on the blog apart from me updating posts, fixing broken links, and ensuring they all comply with Search Engine Optimization.

If you ever find a broken link please alert me so I can fix it. 🙂

In the new year, I’d like to have a budget binder completed. That’s all I will say.

The new 2021 Canadian Budget Binder Excel Spreadsheet will be ready in time for January 2021.

Please message me if you have any ideas for the blog that you’d like to see or topics that you feel I should discuss.

I love hearing from the fans and knowing what they want to know about.

Don’t be shy, and I’m just a guy on a mission to bring financial knowledge to as many people as I can.

That’s all for now, CBB friends.

Please share CBB to help us grow.

Have a great two weeks and if you haven’t subscribed to the blog, do so now as my bi-weekly newsletter comes to your inbox for free.

It’s filled with photos and what we’ve been up to in the CBB family.

Keep on reading, stopping by, chatting, and thanks for being a fan of CBB.

Without you, there would be no Canadian Budget Binder. It is a safe space for Canadians to talk about their finance and find free resources to get them on the path to debt freedom.

Talk soon,

Mr.CBB x.

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These are keywords that readers typed into their search engine and landed on this blog.

I get thousands of these every single day and pick some of the best to feature right here.

  • How to write a bad customer review letter- Good point I’ll do a blog post about this one.
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  • Can I sell my clothes to Value Village? – Nope but they will give you a coupon for donating so you can save some money when you shop.
  • Dating a frugal man – There are pros and cons to this however first both of you must be on the same end of frugal.
  • Blue Vein Cheese and Avocado Toast – You mean, Blue Cheese. haha!

Thanks for your continued support of CBB and for listening to me ramble about our financial journey.

I’ll see you back here in two weeks for the next edition of The Saturday Weekend Review.

Be well,

Mr.CBB

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