tis the season to wassial

having song a lot about wassial during christmases past, but never actually done any wassial drinking, i threw a wassial and cookie party this year.  friends were invited over for wassial, board games, and holiday cookies.  they of course were encouraged to bake goodies or bring board games.

the wassial was an interesting mix of wine, cider, baked apples, cinnamon and of course butter.  i baked up peanut-butter blossom cookies, chocolate-chip candy cane cookies, and created some chocolate dipped marshmallows, all i must admit were yum, yum and yum.

my cookie tray

my cookie tray

this was kind of the best idea EVER

this was kind of the best idea EVER

mr. raymond showed up with a platter full of baked goods, including a sugar cookie as large as ingrid’s face, pretty impressive for his second attempt at baking

ray showing off his giant sugar cookie

ray showing off his giant sugar cookie

ingrid quickly claiming her favorite cookie of the night

ingrid quickly claiming her favorite cookie of the night

jess arrived with a yummy plate of pumpkin snikerdoodle cookies, yes that is correct pumpkin snikerdoodles.  friends these cookies were savory yet sweet moist with just the right amount of crispness.  this girl knows how to bake.

the best way for a friend to arrive at your house with a plate of cookies

the best way for a friend to arrive at your house with a plate of cookies

the wassial started to pour and the conclusion was that rum was needed.  then the board games were busted out.  by the second passing of the rum bottle and lets just say the clue game became very series.

col. mustard in the study with the rope............

col. mustard in the study with the rope…………

RECIPE:  CHOCOLATE-CHIP CANDY CANE COOKIES

makes 2 dozen

1 bag sugar cookie mix

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup broken up candy canes

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

6-8 drops red food coloring

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

*mix cookie mix, butter, extract, food coloring, and egg in a bowl.  mix until soft dough forms.  stir in chocolate chips and candy cane pieces.  the easiest way to form cookies to make small balls of dough.  place balls of dough about 2 inches apart because the dough does expand while baking, bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

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