36 Make-Ahead Christmas Cookies to Bake Now and Enjoy Later
Start holiday baking early with dozens of make-ahead Christmas cookies.
Looking to start your holiday baking early? Get a jump with these make-ahead Christmas cookies. Each of these recipes can be frozen—either as cookie dough or baked cookies before. Some, like biscotti, have long shelf lives so you can enjoy them without taking up precious freezer space.
A friend of mine, who is known for her excellent cookies, shared this recipe with me. The mix of cranberries and cherry preserves is so refreshing. Another bonus: Biscotti keep well for weeks without freezing. —Lisa Kilcup, Gig Harbor, Washington
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with our four children. —Karen Skowronek, Minot, North Dakota