Christmas Countdown : 8 Days

No holiday party is complete without cookies and cocktails. In fact, I'd venture to say no day is complete without cookies and cocktails, but we'll stick to the holidays for now. Every family has their go to holiday recipes, whether they are banana bread for the neighbors or chili cheese dip for Christmas Eve. Below are some of my favorite cookie/cocktail recipes, and a few new ones to try out!

To achieve the red/white painted effect on the peppermint macarons, drip red food coloring down the side of the pastry bag before filling
The orange coconut cookie and gingerbread recipes were taken from cookbooks. All other recipes are linked to their source through the image.