How to make sugar cookie martinis for holidays

Christmas cookies are great, but after a marathon of baking, you might be ready for a cocktail instead. Thankfully, sugar cookie martinis are here to help you get an extra dose of a classic holiday treat (plus the added bonus of alcohol), no baking required.

This recipe for sugar cookie martinis from Crazy For Crust details how you can mix up a festive cocktail with just three ingredients, which almost sounds too easy. All you’ll need for this grown-up, liquid version of a sugar cookie is some vanilla vodka, amaretto and sugar cookie or vanilla-flavored coffee creamer.

Much like decorating cookies, half the fun is in the toppings. You can go with a classic sugar rim, as the blogger behind Crazy For Crust chose to:

Crazy For Crust

Or you could have some fun with sprinkles, tiny sugar cookies and more.

Betty Crocker has a version of this festive martini that involves dipping the rim of a glass in water before dipping it into a bed of sprinkles for an extra bit of fun:

Betty Crocker

Meanwhile, Delish has a version that calls for baking miniature sugar cookies for the rim of your martini glasses. This step isn’t required, but if you happen to be baking a few cookies for yourself to enjoy this season, you might as well make some mini versions to top off your cocktail and make your happy hour a little happier.

Perhaps sugar cookies aren’t the ones you’re craving the most this Christmas. If that’s the case, this spiked gingerbread eggnog recipe could be the one to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The recipe from Food Fanatic perfectly combines everything you love about the cookie — molasses, ginger and cinnamon — with classic eggnog for a twist on tradition that’s absolutely delicious:

Food Fanatic

And if you’ve somehow had your fill of cookies for the holidays (is that even possible?), you can also shake up some festive martinis that weren’t necessarily inspired by cookies.

For instance, the snowflake martini from Cooking With Curls calls for vanilla-flavored vodka, peppermint schnapps, white chocolate liqueur and cream to create a drink that’s not overly sweet or overly pepperminty but still has what it takes to help you ring in the holiday season:

Cooking With Curls

These drinks are sure to get you in the holiday spirit this season, without scrimping on any of your favorite flavors.


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