I’ve written about my gingerbread house tradition and my holiday movie tradition. My one other Christmas constant is the annual Christmas cookie box for friends and neighbors. I LOVE baking for people, but I realize that people don’t always want the temptation around, so I try to limit the amount of sweet giving I do. But come Christmas time, all bets are off. I’m going to bake for you, because I like you, and I want you to have something delicious.
Some people make boxes/trays for a truly astounding number of people, so they start baking and freezing weeks in advance. I am not nearly so ambitious (or social), so my Christmas cookie box baking is confined to one glorious, exhausting, sugar-filled day a year. And instead of a recipe today, I’m going to share a few of my favorite tips for making that day of marathon baking a little less stressful and a little more magical.
Just a heads up, I composed this list while doing my own baking this weekend, and it got a little weird towards the end.
A Few Weeks in Advance
Decide early on what you are going to bake. That way, there’s no last minute scrambling through Pinterest/books/your favorite blogs for recipes. This also gives you time to…
The Day Before
2015 Christmas Cookie Boxes