Baking Day ~ Prep Work

When my good friend, and fellow blogger, Amy asked me if I was participating in Baking Day, my answer, I’m in!

Baking Day ~ Twitter ~ and Blogging about it! You bet I’m in!

I’ll have to admit though, I didn’t have much of a plan. Last time I had a Baking Day, I was a little more organized. FishMama blogged about her plan, but me, well, I just kind flew by the seat of my pants this time. There really is a method to my madness though :)

I have found that if I mix the dough, especially if I’m baking several kinds of cookies, muffins etc, it’s much easier to mix on one day and bake on the next. And clean up is much easier too. Lucky for me, my Twitter friends are baking on Wednesday too.

I will update you with photos after I bake, but for now, here is what I mixed up.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ New recipe from Blessed with Grace

Choc Chip Cookie Dough.fixed

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Cookie Dough.fixed 

Peanut Butter Cookies ~ I will share the recipe and 3 different cookies on Friday, so be sure to stop back

PB Cookie Dough.fixed

Sugar Cookies ~ will be sharing this recipe soon too

Sugar Cookie Dough.fixed

And I did do a little baking.

Cranberry Bread ~ baked 4 mini loaves and added some raisins to the batter and baked a few muffins

Baking Day Cran Bread.fixed

No Bake Peanut Butter Mounds ~ just had to have a treat for Doug and the boys

Baking Day PB Mounds.fixed

Homemade White Bread ~ well, from the Bread Machine that is

Baking Day Bread.fixed

And besides baking the cookies I mixed today, here is my plan for today (Wed).

~Mix the dry ingredients for pancakes

~Cook some sausage and biscuits for a quick breakfast

~Make my Fall Dessert for the Holiday Food Fest

~Work on Cupcakes for next week’s Cupcake Tuesday (would love to get a little ahead)

~And I sure hope I have time to give these Cinnamon Rolls from Amy at The Finer Things in Life a try, I have been wanting to give them a try for a couple weeks.

So, see, even though I didn’t have a plan for Tuesday’s baking, hopefully Wednesday’s plan will add even more success to my Baking Day Adventure :)

Update: Well, unfortunately, I ended up taking my son to the Dr. for a check-up (he’s fine) and it took almost 2 1/2 hours, and on top of that, the youngest had to be picked up from basketball practice, and the middle son had basketball practice and therapy for his shoulder. So, I didn’t get much baking done, but tomorrow is another day, right?

Update #2: I was able to take some time this morning to bake up 3 batches of cookies, I will be sharing the Peanut Butter Cookie tomorrow, so be sure to stop back and see them 3 different ways.

Cookie collage

To see all the fun of Baking Day, please visit Life As Mom and Money Saving Mom

This week on Works For Me Wednesday, the theme is Holiday or Entertaining Tip. Baking Day and prepping for baking day is a must for the holidays.

~Works For Me Wednesday hosted by We Are THAT Family

Baking Day is a Finer Thing, visit The Finer Things in Life for more posts.



  1. Wow! Awesome JOB!!! I wish I had the time this week to play. Maybe next year:-)
    .-= Susie’s Homemade´s last blog ..Tackling the Gift Closet =-.

  2. Barb says:

    You did all of this in ONE DAY??? That is more baking than I have done in my entire life! Wow. Want to be my new BFF? :P
    .-= Barb´s last blog ..New Mythbusters Science Kits =-.

  3. Pepper says:

    Wow, what an amazing feet. I didn’t get to here about baking day till too late. :-( Sounds like fun. You did a great job! I’m sure your freezer is full!
    .-= Pepper´s last blog ..WFMW: Muffins Strategy =-.

  4. Rona says:

    Congratulations! I read that several bloggers were participating in Baking Day.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow!! You rocked today. I am so impressed. And, your bread looks fabulous. I wish we were closer – we would have a blast cooking together.

    Noticed that you mentioned Holiday Food Fest! I’m so excited!!

  6. Hi Liz!

    Wow, you have gotten a lot accomplished! Great job. Now you are guilting me into getting some of my baking prepped and put in the freezer. I have so been slacking off lately!
    .-= Diann @ The Thrifty Groove´s last blog ..Being Prepared =-.

  7. WOW!!! all this in one day. Everything looks and sounds AWESOME!!!
    .-= Geri@heartnsoulcooking´s last blog .."CRANBERRY PECAN PUMPKIN UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE" =-.

  8. Micha says:

    I’m impressed! You managed to get more done in one day than I did in four.
    I’m making Amy’s Cinnamon Rolls tonight.
    .-= Micha´s last blog ..My Freezer Cooking Bounty =-.

  9. Awesome job! I could never bake that many cookies at once. Too tempting. :) I do like to make the dough, ball it, and freeze it to keep handy, though.
    .-= Amy @ Finer Things´s last blog ..Finer Things Friday: A Full Bucket =-.

  10. Allison says:

    Wow! You did an awesome job! I have wanted to do a baking day for a LONG time, but just the thought of it overwhelms me. So, I’ve yet to do one!! Cookies are a great place to start. For some reason, they seem less overwhelming to me. I may try that! Thanks for the recipe links!
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Hi-Ho the Derry-O =-.


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