10 Christmas Cookie and Cocktail Pairings
The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in a little dessert and a festive drink or two. After all, celebrating the season at any chance you get is one of the best parts of these jolly weeks. These 10 decadent cookies pair perfectly with boozy cocktails, like snickerdoodles and apple cider to biscotti and eggnog. Whip up a batch of Christmas cookies and mix together a pitcher of drinks for your next cookie swap, holiday party, or seasonal get-together.
Gingerbread Cookies + Wassail
Filled with heady spices like cloves, nutmeg, and (of course) ginger, these gingerbread men are perfect for dunking into a warm mug of wassail. This particular wassail is created with apple cider, citrus and pineapple juices, plus sugar and spices. You can make this traditional Christmastime drink into a cocktail by adding a splash of rum to each glass.
Biscotti + Eggnog
A contrast of textures, perfectly crisp biscotti is served up with extra creamy homemade eggnog (skip that store-bought stuff). Stick with the basic almond biscotti for a neutral flavor, or dress it up with pistachios and cranberries for a festive holiday look.
Cranberry Walnut Cookies + Whiskey Sidecar
Cranberries and orange are two fruits simply meant for each other, making this cookie and cocktail pairing a dynamic duo. These crunchy cookies are studded with walnuts and cranberries, and have a dash of orange juice for zing, while the whiskey sidecar features orange liqueur to warm you up.
Linzer Cookies + Rosé Cocktail
While rosé is often relegated to summertime sipping, it's too good of a companion to fruity linzer cookies to skip this holiday season. Buttery cookies are layered with tart raspberry jam, all complemented with a glass of pink sangria.
Snickerdoodles + Apple Cider
When you want to warm up, nothing can beat a warm snickerdoodle and steaming mug of hot apple cider. Dressed up with rum and a little hint of butter, you won't be able to resist dunking cookies in this decadent winter drink.
Chocolate Chip Cookies + White Russian
Milk and cookies are the ultimate nostalgia pairing, so why not add a boozy spin to it? Ridiculously rich and chewy chocolate chip cookies are served up alongside a white Russian made of cream, vodka, and coffee liqueur.
Shortbread Cookies + Spiked Hot Chocolate
Get a double dose of almond with these two recipes. The tender and buttery shortbread cookies feature almond extract, while the spiked hot chocolate has a shot of amaretto to warm you up. Don't forget the whipped creamy and cherry on top.
M&M Cookies + Candy Cane Cocktail
M&M are an easy way to make Christmas-y cookies without a ton of extra work. Simply grab a bag of the green and red holiday-themed candies, and mix together this recipe. When served up with a chocolatey, minty glass of Christmas Cane Cocktail, you'll know it was the right combination.
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies + Hot Buttered Rum
If "buttery" and "sweet" are your two go-to requirements for a treat, then this is the ultimate pairing for you. The cookies are studded with creamy white chocolate chips and buttery macadamia nuts, great for dunking into a mug of hot buttered rum. Make this drink batter recipe to keep on hand all winter long, adding a dash of rum for each serving.
Chocolate Cookies + Mulled Wine
Does it get any better than chocolate and red wine? Using melted semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder, these cookies get a double dose of chocolatey goodness. Enjoy one while you sip on mulled wine which has been steeped with fresh orange, honey, brandy, and heady spices.