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Old 10-29-2008, 07:26 AM
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When do you start baking?

Just curious when does everyone start their Christmas baking? I usually start baking the first weekend in November and then freeze the cookies.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:30 AM
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i am starting making dough and freezing it this weekend - nov 2. i will bake the cookies the sunday before christmas and then hand them out to neighbors, friends, and loved ones.
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I would have to say 2-3 weeks before Christmas. My sister and I usually get together on a weekend. And bake one thing after the other.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:13 PM
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I would have to say 2-3 weeks before Christmas.

Same here. I help my mom bake though. She's cutting back this year. She used to make about 20 different kinds! Now I believe it's only going to be 6 different ones this year.
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Because I live in a tiny apartment with a tiny apartment sized fridge and freezer, baking ahead and freezing it really isn't an option. So, I usually wait until the second weekend in Dec. or so and just bake like a crazy woman for two days.
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I'm going to start baking in about a week or so. I will most likely make a couple of pies for Thanksgiving and freeze them.
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I start baking two weeks before Christmas

But I don't have a lot to make...
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We are having "candy day" at my Mom & Dads on December 14th! My mom, sister in law, sisters, & nieces all get together & we each make a different kind of candy (or a couple different kinds) & then we divide it all up, so we bring home a selection of candies to give to friends & neighbors! You should smell my parents house on that day...mmmmmm We always use to have candy day on the 1st Tuesday in December & the UPS man would always walk into my parents breezeway & stand at their door & lick his lips! (there is a window in the door ~ we are a small town, so we all know our UPS man!) It was too funny!!! Goof ball!!
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I usually start baking for Christmas right after Thanksgiving or earlier, it just depends on when I get the grandchildren here to help. I started a tradition with all of them to bake Christmas cookies and we have a grand messy time but I want them to always remember making cookies with me. This year I have another one to help, she will be two in January so I feel she's old enough to help, this should be interesting.

Holiday, great idea about the candy exchange. Thanks for sharing.
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I start near my sons Birthday (Dec),I'll bake some treats for his party and some for us and friends,Family.
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