October 17th is admittedly early to think about Christmas Baking never mind starting to bake. With a 2 week break coming very quickly, I thought is would be best to get a start on some of those recipes that can be frozen raw and cooked with out any effects.

Recipe number 1 is: Shortbread

This shortbread recipe is an old family one that my mom has used for many years. I know it is from a old cookbook from the 40's or 50'. Over the years at least one thing has changed with the recipe in that the dough is not rolled out and cut into shapes - rather the dough is rolled into logs and cut into coins and topped with a Dragee.
Shortbread Cookie Recipe - Mixed

This year 8 batches are being made requiring:
8 Cups of Unsalted Butter
4 Cups of Icing Sugar
20 Cups of Flour

The batches are made and off to the freezer. Baking in November as the need some time to age.

See the completed Shortbread Cookies here.