Cookies & Cocktails

Hi my loves! I hope everyone had a really enjoyable weekend and soaked up the surprising warmth the universe is granting us. Today I want to share with you guys two recipes from this past weekend when my roommates and I had a cookie decorating shindig. Helpful holiday party tip — always make/bring a dish that is somewhat healthier/that gets your fruits and veggies in for the day! I’m still getting into the groove of this blog thing and keep forgetting to take pictures as I go, so bear with me please. 🙂

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (recreated from immaeatthat.com)

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour — I used Bob’s Red Mill
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 (heaping!) cup chocolate chips — I used Ghirardelli
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease baking sheet with oil — I used coconut oil spray. Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.) Mix in the vanilla, eggs, butter, and chocolate chips. Since I was making these for a holiday party, I then flattened the dough out onto some more coconut flour and cut out shapes. You can roll the dough into small balls instead. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the outsides begin to turn golden brown. Quick, few ingredients, and SO DELICIOUS!

Original recipe here: http://immaeatthat.com/2015/07/22/perfect-coconut-flour-chocolate-chip-cookies/
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Cranberry Sangria (recreated from Will Cook For Smiles)

What you need:

  • 750 ml sweeter red wine (I used Barefoot’s Sweet Red Blend)
  • 150 ml cranberry vodka (I had plain Smirnoff at home so used that instead)
  • 14 oz cranberry juice
  • 8 oz cranberries
  • 10 oz club soda
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Mix the cranberries, sugar and lemon juice in a pot on the stove over low-medium heat. Stir well until cranberries become soft. Add in vodka and let cook for 5 minutes. Transfer this mixture to pitcher. Add the wine and juice, stirring well. Refrigerate for 2+ hours before serving, and mix in the club soda right before serving. YUM! The cranberries are so sweet and have a nice kick due to the alcohol. What’s great about this recipe is that it can be recreated for many different fruits and flavors.

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Original recipe here: http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2014/12/cranberry-sangria.html

Cheers! What are your favorite dishes to bring to holiday gatherings?

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3 thoughts on “Cookies & Cocktails

  1. YES!!!! Making both of these next week. Thinking of adding some sort of nut butter, any suggestions? OR should I just go with peanut butter chips?

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    1. Hey Mary! Awesome question, nuts would be a great addition to these cookies!!! I would say add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or almond butter — the chips would also work really well too. 🙂 🙂

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