Visualize this picture in your head: the scene from The Polar Express (I think the book is soo far superior to the movie, just saying…) where Santa Claus holds up the bell that the (hero) boy has chosen for his gift and declares it the “first gift of Christmas”. Now, picture me standing in front of you holding up one of these cookies and declaring them the “first treat of Christmas”!
I feel like Christmas is coming up way too fast for me (a little deja vu from Thanksgiving) and I want to slow it down to snail speed!
I listened to my inner Scrooge this year, and waited until after Thanksgiving to get into full Christmas spirit (of which oddly enough, I’m still not in full spirit) but am now regretting it. Not so much for the music or even the treats but for the decorations. Thinking back on it, what would it have hurt, what with Thanksgiving being so late this year and all, to at least start decorating? I am very bummed over the whole thing – now we are just 21 (21!!!) days away and the house is still not fully decorated. Heck, the outside lights just got lit for the first time last night…
This is just one of those odd years where I’m not getting into the holidays for some odd reason and I can’t stand it – after all, it’s Christmas, my absolute favorite time of year!!
Well, now that I have thoroughly depressed you, I know you will be ready for these cookies! :)
Hot Cocoa Cookies are so fun, delicious, and would probably please a lot of people. And while they may not be Christmas specific, they are very winter specific and make for an awesome Christmastime snack.
In fact, to start a little advertising for my new home baking business, I made some to send with my sister to work and apparently, people really liked them. BIG score!!
While these cookies are THE BEST warm (oozing chocolate, gooey marshmallows…) they are still good at room temperature and could probably be warmed back up if so desired.
I think if you left some of these on Santa’s cookie plate, you might get an extra special gift… ;^)
Oh, and by the way… as a little side note and plead for help from any other fellow home bakers out there, I am really looking for ways to advertise (think little bags with pieces of peppermint bark or small cookies and a business card attached) and am wondering if anyone has any ideas of good ways or types of places (like school or church etc.) to leave my little advertisements with? Anyone? I would so greatly appreciate any help/advice you can offer me! Just leave a comment or contact me at sempredolceblog(at)gmail(dot)com.
Until the next Christmas treat, cottura felice!