Other than buying a lot of stuff and making out a list of what I want to bake, I don't do a lot of preparing. I am able to make freeze my grandma's sugar & molasses cookie doughs, which is nice. I can also make and freeze pie dough if needed. I have found that if I want to make a lot of cookies for the holidays, which I normally do!, then I need to have a plan for the order in which they get baked. Sugar cookies, molasses cookies, pecan puffs, etc. all last a long time in lined canisters. Items like that I'll make at the beginning of December and items that don't last as long are made later in the month closer to when they will be eaten or given as gifts. I usually end up baking almost every other week night (3 nights a week) during December to make enough of everything we need.
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