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post #16 of 28
You're not the only one Nermal03 that likes to think of things like this ahead of time. This might sound pathetic, but I start thinking of my Christmas baking in January! I love making and giving goodies to friends and family around Christmas time and always love trying out new recipes.

Here are a few suggestions on how to go about packaging and giving out the goodies. One year after Christmas, I bought some plastic holiday containers from Walmart that were on clearance and I stocked up on them. Then the following Christmas, I bagged up the individual goodies and put them in the container. After doing that, I put the lid on the bottom of the container and then wrapped the container in cellophane and tied it with ribbon and curled the ribbon. It looked really neat and people seemed to really like it.

We've bought some more supplies for this year's goodies for Christmas. We bought some krinkle paper and some shrink wrap from . We also bought some clear plastic containers, they were a set of 3 containers in descending size and what I think I would do with them is fill up each container and stack them in a pryamid shape and tie them together (kind of like what you see in some of the fancy stores).

I hope these ideas will help you out.
post #17 of 28
You just gave me the coolest idea! Tape the candy I give out at Halloween to my postcards for advertising! thank you, thank you, thank you!

I have been trying to figure out how to get them out and about short of putting them on people's doors and I really want to stay local so what better way than advertising to the parents of kids within walking distance?
I love your carport-cookie idea - I'm sure you will be the most popular house on the block thumbs_up.gif
post #18 of 28
heres a list of stuff i make at Christmas, not way ahead. i am a last minute person just because i think of a few new things at the lst minute.
hamemade caramels, popcorn balls, russian tea balls(mexican wedding cakes), cream cheese cookies, pecan logs, peanut butter cups, peanut clusters, white and chocolate, peanut butter balls, coconut bon bons, ornage bon bon, homemade mints, turtles, peanut butter fudge, regualr fudge, hay stacks, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolae covered ritz crackers with peanut butter between them, small pound cakes, and usually somehting else when i see it on the recipes i pick up at the stores or off theinternet.
post #19 of 28
I don't know about anyone else, but I love trying new recipes. After I'm done with my Christmas baking, I'll start the search for waht to make for the following year. I look in cookbooks, magazines, and the Internet for new recipes that sound good and easy to make. I also make sure to make a variety of different things and make sure not everything has the same type of flavor. For example, I'll make sure that not everything has chocolate in it or not everything has peanut butter in it.

I do have a question though. For those of you who give out Christmas goodies to people, what do you think would be better: to offer a larger variety of goodies but fewer servings per person (1-2 pieces per person) or to offer a smaller variety of goodies but more servings per person (at least 3-4 pieces per person)? This has been something that has plagued me for awhile. I always like doing a lot of different things but I want to make sure people have enough of each thing.
post #20 of 28
I think handing out a variety, albeit a smaller amount, is better. With all the likes and dislikes: chocolate, nuts, PB, fruits & allergies, why not give more to choose from... and I am a show-off icon_redface.gif I like friends/family to see the variety of things I can bake.... What can I say? It's the one thing I do well! I also love to see the faces when they try something new and really enjoy it... I remember one year I tried a butterscotch/chocolate chip/rice krispie treat candy-like "log" that actually caused my uncles to fight over the last piece.... : ) Not that I want to cause holiday fighting icon_smile.gif but, they loved it!
post #21 of 28
Just wanted to bump this thread!! YUMYUM! icon_biggrin.gif
post #22 of 28
i usually make too many xmas treats. LOL.. here is my list.
Cake (of course) for our annual xmas eve party
choco.cashew nut crunch
choc. raspberry creams
choc. truffles
triple layer choc. mints
choc covered oreos & pretzels.
sugar cookies.

I am sure I am missing something. LOL


post #23 of 28
I've been thinking ahead too! I have so much to plan for that I have to stay ahead or I'm lost!! icon_lol.gif

I usually do:

Peanut butter fudge
chocolate fudge
holiday divinity
potato candy
egg nog snickerdoodles
Marble bark
decorated sugar cookies
apple spice cookies

I love this thread...I'm getting some great new ideas!! icon_biggrin.gif
Yep, That's Matthew McConaughey!!
Yep, That's Matthew McConaughey!!
post #24 of 28
I am so EXCITED Christmas is my favorite holiday. I just made about 6 batches of cookie dough and put them in the freezer. I can't wait til the week of christmas to bake it.
here's what I am making this year;
Decorated sugar cookies
Raspberry and Apricot gem cookies
white chocolate macadamia cookies
pumpkin chocolate chip glazed cookies
Almond powdered sugar cookies

I am only making cookies this year because I am supposed to be taking it easy(Doctors orders) this is about a third of what I would normally be baking for the holidays
post #25 of 28
Neni -
I am comming to your house for Christmas. LOL!!! I am the only one in my family that LOVES white chocolate macadamia nut and snickerdoodle cookies. So I never make them......I would just eat them all. LOL!!!

Fall is my favorite time of year - that is when all the Great Holidays are!
Tracy Perkins

Happy Baking!!!
Tracy Perkins

Happy Baking!!!
post #26 of 28
If I was baking cookies on a Thursday, and wanted to make up the dough on Tuesday, should I freeze the dough or could I just put the dough in the fridge?

Thank you
post #27 of 28

Hey there, 


I don´t know if my post is any relevant to you but there is a lovely app called "German Christmas Baking" with 99 traditional German recipes. :)



post #28 of 28
Wow, I've never seen this and I see that most of the post were in 06. So I'm still going to tell what I'm going to make for Christmas. My husband loves potato candy. Everyone loves my peanut patties that I have to make bunches even for his work. I can get 5 batches cooked up before the first one is ready to spoon out. I also color some teal blue and add slivered almonds and unsweetened coconut chips. It makes the last few batches tighten up quick, to turn out into patties. They are really good and different. I also love decorated sugar cookies, I have collected many cutters through the years. I also love to make my Grandmothers pumpkin cake. Of course chocolate fudge with pecans or almonds. I think I have gained weight thinking about it. Merry Christmas!
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