Thursday, December 8, 2011

12 Days of Cookies and Cocktails
Day 3


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 bag of rolo candies, unwrapped
  • sugar to roll the cookie dough balls in
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl stir the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Add in vanilla.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, blend well. Take a spoon full of cookie dough and wrap it around one rolo candy. Make sure the rolo

  5. is completely covered with cookie dough. Roll the dough ball into sugar and place on the cookie sheet. Continue this until you run out of dough.
  6. Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow time to cool off.


  • 12 oz sky vodka
  • 750 mL of dry red wine
  • 1.5 tbsp mulling spices
  • 1 tsp of fresh orange zest
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  1. Wrap the mulling spices in cheesecloth.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix the vodka, wine and mulling spices, orange zest and sugar.
  3. Simmer over medium heat for approximately 30 min.
  4. Discard the mulling spices.
  5. Drop a few raisins and almonds into a mug and top with the hot liquid.


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