I * know*.....shhh.........Santa!!!
It's true! I've known him for many years.. he is just your everyday average joe ;) Except that he is awesome~ he's Santa!!!
Now this may come as a surprise to most, but Santa has a thing for cranberries. Given the fact that in 'in' with the big guy... he had asked me to create a special cookie for him when he is visiting his weekend home on Cape Cod.
SO I created just for Santa
'Cape Cod Cranberry Wine Cookies'
I know.. leave it to me to make a cookie with wine in it..... insane, right?
Well, happen to know that Santa likes a little bit of wine now (never when he is driving his sleigh) & then so I thought how perfect to incorporate it into his special cookie.
I'm thoughtful like that *grin*
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup water
2 tsp red wine
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3 cups oats
2 cups dried cranberries
ok.... the baking powder just snuck into the picture.. we won't be using that today.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugars & shortening together; add egg, wine & water. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, whisk all dry ingredients (except for cranberries).
Slowly ad the dry mix to the sugar mixture. Mix until well blended, but don't over-mix.
Stir in cranberries.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven & let cool to a wire rack.
I know that Santa has been waiting patiently (for the most part) for these cookies. He's going to have to wait just a little bit longer to try them.... hang tight, Santa.....
These are an excellent choice to leave out with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve...
Santa, I have been very, very good this year
If you haven't yet registered your pup to win a dozen of my home made biscuits... you still have time ! just comment on yesterday's post!