Santa’s Spiced Coffee

What can be better than a hot cup of coffee?

How about a hot cup of spiced coffee with some cookies, sitting by the fire?  Everyone (OK, not everyone, but a lot of people) likes a nice cup of coffee, even Santa!

So why not leave him some cookies with a flask of whisky hot spiced coffee?  It will not only keep him warm on his long journey through the night, but it will also keep him awake!

You can also make up this mixture and give it as gifts to your coffee-loving friends or do as I am and sell it at a craft fair should you be into that kind of thing.  It’s easily doubled or tripled as needed.  After you mixed it all together, you can put it into jars or bags or small Christmas tins and decorate.

I’ve called it Santa’s Spiced Coffee, but you can give it another name such as Christmas Day Coffee, Holiday Spiced Coffee, etc.  Use your imagination.

**Santa’s Spiced Coffee**

2 C ground coffee, medium roast

2 Tbsp icing sugar (powdered, 10X)

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp cardamom seeds

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.  Put into desired containers and add a tag with the following instructions:

“Place one tablespoon per person into coffee machine’s filter.  Add water and allow to brew.  Pour hot coffee into mug and add cream or milk and sugar to taste.  Use a candy cane as a novelty stirrer!”

If giving as a gift, give a coffee mug or two with it along with a candy cane.  Remember, use your imagination.  If you want to do this for next year, start saving coffee jars through the year so you have a supply by next Christmas.  Here’s how mine came out…

For the bag on the left, I put the coffee into a plastic bag and twist-tied it.  Then I put it into the decorative Christmas draw-string bag which is made of material, along with a candy cane and the tag with the instructions on the back.

The jar has the label on the front with another on the back with the instructions.  A big red bow of ribbon with a gift tag made of thin foam for gift giving.

Make sure you keep some for yourself!

♥♥ Terri ♥♥

(recipe compliments of Karen Burns Booth at Lavender & Lovage)

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