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.
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?
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