As a busy working mother, I’m short on time, especially during the holidays, but baking Christmas cookies is a family tradition that I am willing to resign. Over the years, I’ve come up with many ways to do the cooking process of a large variety of cookies go much smoother and less time in my busy life. You may want to start by visiting my 6-day program for hassle-free Christmas cookie baking (Besides the 6-step method, I found an effective way to prepare a variety of cookie dough with minimum fuss by the creation of an assembly line “cookie”. The best part of this process is that you can make 12 different batches of cookies and only have to wash the dishes once! This process assumes you have already chosen your recipes and shopping has gone. You want to use the longest available extension of the counter for it.

My assembly line turns two corners that winds around my small kitchen, but that’s fine. You may have to do some adjustment for individual recipes, but for most recipes, you can set up your assembly line like so: Flour Line: “Big Bowl Measuring cups and spoons, fork stir-Flour and baking powder baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, Spices-Any other dry ingredients are added to flour in recipes butter line “Another large bowl (or bowl of your stand mixer)-A second set of cups measuring spoons and electric-mixer-Wooden spoon rubber spatula, butter, lard, margarine and / or cream cheese, Sugar (white and brown), Eggs and vanilla extracts, pieces such as raisins, nuts, Chocolate-chip Oatmeal-Any other ingredients that are added to the butter and eggs in plastic wrap recipes-felt-tip marker to avoid transferring flavors from one recipe to another, you will start with basic recipes no spices, chocolate, or other strongly flavored ingredients..