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Hello friends! My question for you is:
Have any of you ever started baking cookies this far ahead and freezing them?
My neighbor says she actually starts in August and the cookies freeze well for the most part.
Anybody else do this and have any tips?
I love, love, love to make all our favorite recipes, but I find that as I get a wee bit older each year, I am running out of gas a little and not able to get the cookies done without a lot of stress.
Maybe I could start now and freeze, but I don't want to risk the quality of the cookie and what my family is used to having in terms of taste and texture.
I have started this early and put the cookies in my freezer. When my daughter picked the date Dec. 21st for her wedding day, I made all the cookies so I had to start early.
So every week I made a batch and froze them. They taste and look just fine after freezing. Make sure you wrap them well and put them in containers.
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This is great news! I had no idea the cookies would freeze that well and still have great fresh taste by Christmas.
I use to pick one day in December and bake from morning til night non stop until I got it all done. I have not been able to do that in the past few years so I might try this! Thanks for the tip Joyful and Santa's Helper!
Here is my sage baking advice. Make up the cookie doughs ahead of time and then bake them off as you need them. I make up my cookie doughs in July and then bake them off as needed come December. Clean out your freezer and start making cookie dough!
Last edited by bigbearfla58; 09-29-2009 at 09:38 AM.
I've always baked my holiday cookies ahead of time, and they freeze very well. I also baked pumpkin bread and froze that too. I have a big tupperware container, the kind that is used for cupcakes, and I freeze my cookies in that.