How Far Ahead can I Bake Cookies for Christmas?

Planning aheady by baking your Christmas cookies early is a good idea and the timing and preparation is important. You can start out right after Thanksgiving which allows you time to enjoy the cookies throughout the entire holiday season. It is extremely important that you have airtight containers to keep the cookies in so that they stay fresh after baking. Keeping the cookies in smaller airtight containers while people are eating them is the best option as the more often you open the container to take a cookie out the most air and moisture let into the container which will affect the freshness.