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PSST……I have a secret

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!!!

Here is my niece, Alexis sitting on his lap. No doubt asking for the American girl doll that  she asked for that year..(which , of course, he delivered ,, because 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*

Ingredients:

1 cup  packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
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…

p.s…….
Santa, I have been very, very good this year

oxox
~michelle

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!

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Comments

  1. save one of these for me at the cookie swap !!!

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  2. how do they come out without the wine?

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  3. So, what do you do with the rest of the bottle of wine if you only use 2 tsp? :)These look really good – and I happen to have dried cranberries in the cabinet! These would be festive and different for my cookie exchange.

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  4. cheryl~ saved :)Celia~ substitute vanilla…..and I love you Jill.. if you invite me over,,, we can polish off the wine while eating the cookies 🙂

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  5. True story. Moving day. Shel & Jo decide to put our bed together & make it. Shel comes into the bedroom with 2 glasses of wine. As she was handing 1 to Jo the mattress falls on top of her. Laughing hysterically, Shel emerges from under the mattress, not 1, I mean not 1 drop of wine was spilled. Moral of the story; Don't mess with Shel & her wine. LOL Love ya, honey

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