Cookies + Coffee = 44 Days of Holiday Cookies Day 33: Santa Wants Coffee & Mint Cookies

coffeesanta As you can see, Santa likes to drink a nice cup o’ joe, So when you bake the cookies you’re going to leave out for him, why not leave him an entire pot of fresh brewed goodness–instead of a glass of milk.cuposanta

You KNOW the coffee would do Santa a world o’ good, especially since he’s about to do the world a lot o’ good. I mean, who wouldn’t need a nice caffeine hit when flying all over the earth?

I  know for a fact Santa digs these cookies. My Grandma told me so. She used to make them for the big man in red. Now YOU can make commuter_coffee_santa_1them for the Jolly bearded dude.

Peppermint Holiday Cookies from Grandma (1957)

Oven to 375F/190C

  • ½ cup shortening                                         ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup confectioner’s (icing) sugar, sifted         1 Egg
  • 1 ½ tsp peppermint extract                            2 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 tsp salt                                                      1 ½ tsp. Green food colouring
  •  For sprinkle ½ cup sugar combined with ½ tsp red food colouring

In a large bowl, mix together shortening, sugar, and egg until blended. Add the extract, flour, and salt and mix well. Add the food coloring; mix until the green is evenly distributed within the dough.  Take a teaspoon of dough and roll into ball. Place on cookie sheet lined with baking paper. Flatten with bottom of glass. Sprinkle with the red sugar.

Bake 8 – 10 minutes.

Serve with an entire 12 cup pot of drip Jamaica Blue Mountain ‘cos Santa needs supercharged java

Nominonmess: Coffee cup&mug clipart

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