I went grocery shopping on Tuesday and bought quite a few extra items. Can you guess what for?
Yes, you are right: baking! Baking what? Christmas biscuits or cookies as the American would call them.
Isn’t November a bit early to start baking? Well, yesterday somebody asked me if I’m mad 🙂 However, my grandma and her two sisters always baked their biscuits weeks before Christmas. My mom used to say that these goodies taste much better before than after the holidays. So maybe it’s in the family? I find that with only 7 1/2 more weeks to go, it’s about time to start. 😉
I started with a batch of 40 Spitzbuben (the ones with the jam) on Tuesday.
These are quite common Weihnachtsplätzchen (Christmas biscuits) in Germany. My grandaunts would have made these every year. So delicious! Baking this kind of biscuits brought back lovely childhood memories.
When do you usually start baking for Christmas? Do you have favourites? Do you enjoy baking for friends and family?