Holiday Cheer

A Dash of Eggnog

My family eggnog recipe includes Myers Dark, a Spicy Bourbon, and a brandy floater. Eggnog is the best if you make it yourself.

Here is our recipe:

1 750ml bottle of Bourbon (We prefer bourbons with a nice strong nose of alcohol)
1 375ml of a dark spiced rum (Myers is the only way to really go here)
grate up some nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice (think Pumpkin Pie seasonings)
Mix it up and stick it in a sealed container in the fridge for at least 24 hours.

Make sure you chill the glasses ahead of time and serve it with a nice thick layer of brandy on top.

Holiday Cheer

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

I already had day one of two of my Christmas Cookie baking spree! I have already baked up:
  • Apricot-Ginger Shortbread
  • Regular Shortbread
  • Danish Nut Horns
  • Baily’s Brownies
  • Blondies
  • Tahitian Vanilla Sugar Cookies
  • Mandarin Orange Fudge
  • Gingersnaps
  • Toffee-Chip Slices
  • Oatmeal (because, oatmeal!)
I am still deciding if I’m making soft molasses cookies this year. I have made them for the last ten years, but they were still sitting there on Jan. 1st when all of the others had been gobbled up. If I make the molasses sugar cookies, whether I am adding some butterscotch chips to them since I love them like that, but I am currently dieting and that would be so hard not to cheat. I love the holidays!