Christmas Cocktails and Cookies “For Santa”

Santa’s Favorite Hot Chocolate

Because Sometimes Santa Needs More Than a Glass of Milk

The best way to warm up in the wintertime is undoubtedly a warm cup of hot chocolate. Thanks to The Drink Kings’ recipe, this wintertime classic just got a lot more enjoyable. You can kick this childhood favorite up a notch by adding Peppermint Schnapps for the perfect holiday treat. We bet Santa will love it, too!

Recipe

  • 6 ounces hot chocolate
  • 1 ½ ounces Peppermint Schnapps
  • ½ ounce dark creme de cacao
  • Marshmallows, chocolate syrup to garnish

In five minutes or less, you’ll be enjoying this sweet holiday treat! If you want to enjoy a glass with your kids, simply leave out the Peppermint Schnapps.

Perfect Dunking & Munching Cookies

Because Nothin’s Sweeter than Sugar

How about a holiday cookie or two to enjoy with your hot chocolate?

This All Recipes sugar cookie recipe can be enjoyed both frosted and unfrosted. Make sure you have a copy of the recipe on hand for guests visiting for the holidays; it’s likely they’ll want to snag a copy!

Ingredients

Makes about 60 cookies

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Preparation

  • Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. Cover the dough in the bowl and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  • When the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out the dough on a floured surface ¼ to ½ inch thick. Use Christmas-themed cookie cutters to cut dough into shapes.
  • Set them 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 6-8 minutes. Make sure you let them cool completely before frosting them!

Pro tip: Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier!

Whether you leave these treats out for Santa or keep them for yourself, we don’t judge. Celebrate the holiday season the best way you know how: by making treats that will bring everyone together. Happy holidays!

Cookie photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash, Featured image by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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