Cookies and Cocktails

Scenes and recipes from our little holiday gathering…

Our IKEA Christmas Tree – a real sparkler!


Bailey’s Irish Cream Cookies, Frosted Cut Outs and Glazed Spritz

 Almond Joy Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (with festive drizzle!)

My “Shortcut” Sangria – punch bowl from Crate & Barrel

Mint Chocolate Cookies 

Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)

Paula Deen’s Caramel Corn


Shortcut Sangria

3 Liters red wine (the cheaper, the better – I used a large jug of Carlo Rossi – $16!)

1 can apple juice concentrate

4 apples, cut into 1-inch cubes

4 oranges, 2 sliced and 2 juiced

6 limes, 3 sliced and 3 juiced

4 lemons, 2 sliced and 2 juiced

2 T. sugar

Mix apple juice with 2 cups cold water. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine wine, fruit, juices and sugar. Stir and chill until ready to serve, or overnight. You can also add flavored or plain vodka, a splash of triple sec or apricot brandy for a REALLY festive punch bowl.


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