Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails Day 5

12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails
Day 5

These cookies are enjoyed warm (as most cookies are) and go prefectly with a cup of tea!

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 box (7.4 oz) Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink Mix (use all 10 packets)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 bag Kraft caramels (14 oz)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. Cream together butter, sugar, salt and 10 packets of apple cider drink mix until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix well.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture and combined. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  6. Scoop out a cookie dough ball about the size of a walnut. Flatten the dough in the palm of your hands. Press your unwrapped caramel into the center of the dough and seal the dough around it. Cover the caramel completely. Place on parchment 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until very lightly brown around the edges.
  8. When the cookies are taken out of the over, slide the parchment off the cookie sheet and leave to cool off partially on the counter. After a few minutes, flip the cookies over and let cool upside down.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies!


  • 1 oz midori melon liquor
  • 1/2 oz green creme de menthe
  • 1/2 oz white creme de cacao
  • 2 oz of half and half
  • mint leaves and raspberry's for garnish
  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with mint leaves and raspberry's.


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