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Coconut Jam Thumbprints

Coconut Jam Thumbprints

Happy Monday! After a busy Nutcracker-filled weekend, I am back at the Christmas baking! We recently made one of our annual favorites that I thought I’d share with you. It’s Ina Gartens Jam Thumbprint recipe.I had a helper in the kitchen with me, my daughter Allison was able to roll the dough into balls and help me coat them in coconut. It’s a kid-friendly recipe :)
It’s a delicious buttery shortbread cookie, rolled in coconut with a thumbprint of jam in the middle. We like to use apricot and raspberry, but please pick your own favorite!
Here is the link:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/jam-thumbprint-cookies-recipe/index.html

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Tom and Jerry Christmas Cocktails

Tom and Jerry Christmas Cocktails

It’s December and I’m really looking forward to an annual tradition of the “Tom and Jerry” cocktail! It’s a delicious warm, creamy drink sprinkled with nutmeg. The adult version is usually served with rum, but it can easily be made for children (mine adore this treat) without any alcohol. To concoct, a batter is made and kept in the refrigerator and simply mixed with hot water. The batter can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. When I was growing up in Peoria, IL, this batter was a staple sold in many of the local grocery stores during the holidays. I remember my mom making and serving them. My kids and I love warm drinks and this one is sure to delight you! Cheers!
The following is a link to the recipe I have been following:

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beverage/tomjerry.htm

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