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Christmas Baking Essentials: A Pantry Checklist

A comprehensive list of Christmas Baking Essentials to get you ready to get baking this holiday season!  Includes a handy printable checklist.

The holiday season is upon us and that means baking!!  Before I dive into my Christmas baking, I like to make sure my pantry is stocked and ready to go.  I don’t want to have to head out to the grocery store for little things…it’s just so much easier to have everything you need on hand.  And every year I use the same ingredients over and over, so I thought I’d share them with you too!  All simple, easy to find ingredients that will allow you to get baking!

One List For Everything!

This is my list for the basic ingredients I like to keep on hand for all of my Christmas baking.  Ingredients for recipes like cookies, cakes, squares, desserts, loaves, and breads.  So it includes both perishable items (butter, eggs, milks etc…) and non-perishable items (like flours, sugars, candies, spices, etc.). With these ingredients at your fingertips you should be able to bake to your hearts content!

A Santa mug on a kitchen counter with twinkly lights in the background

My Christmas Baking Essentials: A List

Pantry Items:

  1. Flours:  All Purpose
  2. White Sugar
  3. Brown Sugar
  4. Icing Sugar (Confectioner’s Sugar)
  5. Oats:  Quick Oats and Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  6. Baking Soda
  7. Baking Powder
  8. Cream of Tartar
  9. Corn Starch
  10. Salt
  11. Spices: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Cloves
  12. Honey
  13. Molasses
  14. Maple Syrup
  15. Corn Syrup
  16. Vanilla and Vanilla Beans
  17. Dried Fruits: Raisins, Currants, Cranberries, Apricots, Dates
  18. Glace Cherries
  19. Cocoa Powder
  20. Chocolate Chips:  Milk Chocolate, White, Semi Sweet
  21. Baking Chocolate Squares (Semi-Sweet)
  22. Nuts:  Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts
  23. Maraschino Cherries
  24. Coconut
  25. Vegetable Oil
  26. Lard/Shortening
  27. Evaporated Milk
  28. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  29. Extracts:  Almond, Mint
  30. Canned Cherry Pie Filling
  31. Mincemeat
  32. Candy Canes
  33. Peppermint Kisses
  34. Gum Drops
  35. Marshmallows
  36. Parchment Paper

Refrigerator Items:

  1. Milk and Cream
  2. Eggnog
  3. Butter
  4. Eggs
  5. Cream Cheese Blocks
  6. Oranges
  7. Jam (for thumbprint cookies: raspberry, apricot)

Download your Christmas Baking Essentials Checklist here!

How to Use this List:

  • Download it here.
  • Then print it off to use as a grocery shopping list!  You can choose the non-colour printing option too if you like!
  • Keep it on the fridge where you can see it and check off the ingredients you need to buy!

Now that you’ve got your pantry stocked and ready for holiday baking, here are some delicious recipes to try!

If you loved this checklist, make sure to download my Christmas Dinner Menu Checklist here!

Have a Very Merry day!

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