Want to get a jump on your low carb holiday cookies? I’ve got 21 wonderful make-ahead, freezable recipes that won’t blow your healthy grain-free, sugar-free diet. Plus a giveaway for low carb, sugar-free chocolate!
How much of a planner are you when it comes to holiday baking? Are you a pre-Thanksgiving, get all your ducks in a row early kind of baker? Or are you a mid-December, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants cookie maker? Do you rifle through your recipe collections, seeking out the contenders and giving them a test drive well in advance? Or do you bake as you go, when you just happen upon a recipe that appeals to you? It’s funny, because in much of my life, I am not really the planner type. But when it comes to Christmas cookies, I start the process very early. Very early indeed! I am an Early November, maybe even Late October holiday baking planner. I just love holiday treats, I love baking them, love sharing them, love everything about them. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.
But let’s face it, if you start baking too early, you’re going to run into some issues. Like stale and moldy cookies, which aren’t going to help you spread the holiday cheer. But if you start baking too late, you might run into a time crunch trying to get it all done. What to do, what to do? Well, part of the planning process is deciding what recipes can be made in advance and frozen. Not all cookie recipes fit this bill and they change too much upon freezing and thawing. But others have just the right consistency to be frozen without incident. I’ve gathered 21 of the BEST low carb freezable cookie recipes – all of them will be good for about a month when wrapped up air-tight. So you can get ahead now and have time in December to relax and enjoy the festivities.
And to really celebrate the start of the holiday baking season, I am giving away some Lily’s chocolate prizes. I have recently discovered the holiday flavours at my local Whole Foods. I can’t get enough of either the milk chocolate Gingerbread or the dark chocolate Candy Cane. And to help with your holiday baking, I am throwing in 2 bags of Lily’s Chocolate Chips! (This giveaway is sponsored by yours truly, because it’s the season of giving).
Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies from A Sweet Life (you can freeze the dough OR the cookies!)
Classic Gingerbread Men (best frozen before decorating)
Peanut Blossoms (best frozen before adding chocolate center)
Two winners will receive Lily’s chocolate chips and Lily’s Holiday Chocolate Bars. Open to US & Canadian residents only.