Find recipes for holiday pairings of sweets and drinks that will cheer you to your toes.

Baking holiday cookies and making holiday drinks are two traditions that fill the season with tasty treats and good cheer. It’s a time when the fruits of agriculture’s labors can come together to make sugary and savory goodies to give and share. Find our compilation of the best recipes for holiday pairings of sweets and drinks for you and your family this holiday season.

Recipes for Tasty Holiday Pairings

Sugar Cookies and Eggnogsugarcookies-eggnog

Sugar cookies are one of the most popular holiday cookie, and this 5-ingredient recipe is easier than pie. Sugar cookies combine the fun of using cookie cutters with frosting and sprinkles. Grab your family for some cookie-making time to cook up a bunch of holiday memories. Find the recipe here.

Eggnog is a creamy and flavorful drink that gets its name from the eight egg yolks that go into it. It pairs well with sweets like the above sugar cookies. Made with cream, milk, sugar, and nutmeg for taste, this beverage is a true holiday treat. Forego the spirits in the recipe for a family-friendly drink. Find the recipe here.

Gingerbread Cookies and Spiced Cocoa

Few holiday cookies smell like the Season of Giving quite like gingerbread cookies. This recipe combines cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and a host of additional spices with sugar, molasses, flour and eggs to create a tasty cookie that’s sure to please everyone. Use the dough to make gingerbread cookies or houses! Find the recipe here.

Nothing warms you up like a mug of creamy hot cocoa, and the addition of the spices traditionally found in gingerbread—nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves—gives this cocoa recipe a little something extra. Try this simple recipe mixing whole milk, cocoa, sugar, and spices to make holiday memories in a snap. Find the recipe here.

cranberry-punch-shortbread-cookiesCranberry Shortbread Cookies and Cranberry Punch

Shortbread is another favorite cookie to make during the holidays. This recipe gets a kick from cranberries, another popular holiday baking ingredient. Find the recipe here.

For the perfect of all holiday pairings, combine the above sweet and tart cookies with cranberry punch.  Pairing cranberry juice with orange juice and soda creates a flavorful holiday drink. Make an ice ring garnish for holiday parties. Find the recipe here.

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