It’s the most wonderful time of the year – cookie time!

‘Tis a bit early to start the holiday baking posts but I needed a wee break from the October new cookbook review. (I have no idea where the ’tis and wee came from, I blame it on Cookbooktober). As I was clearing my head in preparation for returning tonight to finish the epically long review, I glanced at the small stack of holiday magazines – photo below – that I have already accumulated.

The word love isn’t quite strong enough to describe how I feel about the holidays and baking. The first glimpse of a holiday baking magazine can make even the worst days seem brighter. Those magazines and baking displays fill me with the same excitement as witnessing the first snowflake of the season. In early September here in Colorado, we had our first snowfall so for me, there is no time like the present to start planning baking!

I am sharing a roundup of our cookie and baking posts that might inspire you. Some of you may be familiar with a few of these posts, but for new members, this compilation of articles may be helpful. I also follow the hashtags #holidaycookies and #Christmascookies for cookie porn.

A few of my and members’ favorite cookie books include:

Below are articles and posts that offer baking tips, links to massive cookie recipes, and more:

When do you start your cookie planning? When do you begin baking for the holidays? Are you a freezer or a fly by the seat of your pants baker?

Happy baking!

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  • laureljean  on  October 24, 2020

    Just what I needed to lift my spirits, Jenny! In addition to spreading some cheer, it’s very helpful.

  • rrwrites  on  October 24, 2020

    I usually stsrt baking in October and stock the freezer.

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