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Indulge yourself this holiday season with some terrific goodies
Our consumption of cookies and cocktails goes up this time of year. The holiday season just inspires us to munch and sip.
So this week, we’ve collected some past recipes – for cookies and cocktails, of course – that we think you’ll find seasonally appropriate.
We’re ready for a holiday break, too, so this will be our last post of the year. But these recipes should warm the hearth until we see you again in 2017.
Holiday Cookie Recipes
- Cherry Winks. These cornflake-fueled goodies are a blast from the 50s.
- Pfeffernüsse Cookies. A German cookie, their name can be translated as “pepper nuts.” This is a family recipe that dates back to the 19th century. Pfeffernüsse are good when freshly made, but even better after they age a couple of weeks.
- Coconut Kisses (Macaroons). Easier to make than traditional macaroons. Kids (of all ages) love these.
- Anise Drop Cookies. When I was growing up, my mother always baked at least a dozen varieties of cookies at Christmastime, and this was a regular.
- Crunch Drop Cookies. These are made with Rice Krispies® and quick-cooking oats. So they’re appropriate for breakfast, yes?
- Thumbprint Cookies. AKA Thimble Cookies. Fill these with your favorite jellies and jams. Best way we know to enjoy peanut butter and jelly.
- Peanut Butter Cookies. A classic that everyone seems to love.
- Double Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies. Chocolate and orange pair perfectly. And oranges are in season right now – just in time for making this cookie.
- Best Chocolate Drop Cookie Ever. A recipe from my great-grandmother. And it really is the best.
- Chocolate Pepper Cookies. Black pepper in cookies? Yup. Kids like these; grownups love them.
- Almond Sugar Cookies. Because you can’t celebrate the December holidays without baking sugar cookies.
- Lemon-Almond Glazed Cookies. Delicious. And fun to decorate with sprinkles or decorating/sanding sugar.
- Chocolate Almond Sesame Bars. Another one for almond lovers. Sesame seeds kick the flavor up a notch.
- Wedding Cookies. AKA Russian Tea Cakes. Addictive no matter what you call them.
- Rum-Frosted Pecan Shortbread Cookies. The name says it all. Santa will love these.
- Christmas Stollen. OK, not a cookie. But homemade stollen is perfect for breakfast on Christmas morning.
Holiday Cocktail Recipes
- Frostbite Cocktail. A great tequila-based drink. Hints of chocolate add holiday cheer.
- Brandy Alexander Cocktail. Another chocolate lover’s delight.
- Milk Punch Cocktail. What Santa really wants you to leave out for him.
- Eggnog. A winter classic. Make this now and let it age a bit for Christmas. Or New Year’s Eve.
- Grasshopper Cocktail. Great green color, and tastes like an after-dinner chocolate mint.
- Stinger Cocktail. Crème de menthe puts the tingle in this 1920s society favorite.
- Classic Champagne Cocktail. Because bubbly. Need we say more?
- Kir Royale Cocktail. Because more bubbly. A colorful, festive-looking drink.
- French 75 Cocktail. Still more bubbly! Plus, the gin and lemon pack some firepower.
- White Russian Cocktail. Like liquid ice cream.
- Smith and Curran Cocktail. Tastes like a boozy chocolate egg cream.
- Cranberry Shrub Cocktail with Bourbon. Gorgeous and tasty. Plus, you can make a kid-friendly version of this holiday drink.
|Milk Punch Cocktail|
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We wish each of you a wonderful holiday season. See you next year.