Originally Posted by Minta
If trying a new recipe, its best to make it now and do a trial run to ensure it is something you want to add to your holiday baking list. Nothing like trying a recipe only to find out you dont like it.
Plus then you get to TRY the recipe and have cookies or whatever baked goods on hand that you just HAVE to eat because you can't use an untested recipe on anyone. hah hah. I love it.
I actually did this at work one year. I wanted to bake a bunch of cookies for my loved ones so I made like 6 different kinds and took them to work, asking people to rate their favorites. They got into it pretty well, turns out.