December 29th -- Hot cocoa + cookies !
Tis' the season for a lot of things but especially hot cocoa and cookies!!! I've posted more in depth on a past day about all the different kinds of cookies I baked as a kid with my mom and grandmother and the cookies my boyfriend and I enjoy baking together now. I have yet to discuss my passion for hot cocoa though, so buckle up!
I love all things chocolate (except white chocolate because it's not real chocolate) so it's no surprise that I freaking love hot chocolate! I love all kinds whether it's from Dunkin Donuts, Ghirardelli, Swiss Miss, you name it I most likely love it. I personally prefer my hot cocoa to be made with hot water (I can't have dairy, but it also just doesn't taste the same with dairy-free milks) -- I also love to throw a little dash of cinnamon in too as a little extra holiday pazaz. Of course, around the holidays you can't only have hot cocoa without some kind of tasty treat -- my go to is always cookies. Baking and decorating cookies is fun, but let's be honest here -- eating them is the best part.
All in all when it's cold as heck outside all you really want to do is nest inside, and what better way to do it than with a big mug of hot cocoa and a couple of delicious cookies.