Chef Shayna: Italian Christmas Cookie & White Russian

Tis the season for baking. Here's a simple cookie recipe and cocktail to pair with it.

Italian Cookies

- 16 oz sugar cookie dough

- 4 oz Cream Cheese, softened

- 1/2 cup flour

- 1/2 tsp vanilla

- 1 cup powdered sugar

- 2 TB milk

- Christmas sprinkles

In a medium bowl, knead together cookie dough with cream cheese, flour and vanilla until a larger dough is formed. Use the palm of your hands to make small ball and place them 1 inch apart. You should make about 20 cookies.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Let cool.

Make the icing by combining powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl.
Spoon the icing on top of each cookie and sprinkle on decor before the icing has time to dry.

White Russian

- 2 oz Vodka

- 1 1/2 oz Coffee liquor

- 2 oz milk

- 1 oz heavy cream

Fill a short class with ice, pour in vodka and coffee liquor.

Combine milk and cream and slowly pour on top.
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